Hemp Science

History

Records show hemp as a primary crop in ancient Asia more than 5,000 years ago. Did you know that from 1850 to 1937, cannabis was used as the prime medicine for more than 100 separate illness and diseases in the US pharmacopoeia?

The history of extracted CBD began in 1940 when American organic chemist Roger Adams isolated the first CBD compound. By 1950, hemp was banned in all 50 states. In the 1960's Dr. Raphael Mechoulan both isolated and described the chemical structure of CBD through stereochemistry. By the 1970s, the British Pharmacopoeia was referring CBD tinctures for medical use. The spring of 2018 Farm Bill once again legalized the production of industrial hemp in all 50 states.

Check out some of the amazing uses for hemp...

Building Materials

The hurd is woody in texture and is primarily used in non-woven items such as hemp polymers, plastics, soil remediation, animal bedding, as well as automotive and home insulation purposes. 

A Canadian company is using hemp to create a new kind of concrete known as hempcrete. This hemp-based mixture is a sustainable alternative to concrete, drywall, and insulation. It is 7x lighter making it easier to work with, and provides more efficient insulation, thermal regulation, and fire resistance to traditional concrete. Hempcrete is just one of the many ways hemp alternatives can reduce the negative impacts of industrialization. 

Batteries

Scientists at the university of Alberta have found that the waste fibers from hemp crops can be turned into high performance energy storage devices. Dr. David Martin and his team took waste fibers and recycled them into super-capacitors. 

Biodiesel

For more than a century, burning fossil fuels has generated most of the energy required to propel our car, power our business, and keep the lights on in our homes. Unfortunately, the cost of burning fossil fuels has had an enormous toll on our health and environment. As countries struggle to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, experts predict that with the Earths natural resources quickly diminishing, we may soon not have a choice. Now more than ever, we need to find an alternative to fossil fuels. Hemp might be the answer. Not only can this amazing plant be used to produce an eco friendly biodiesel, hemp is a durable crop that can be quickly cultivated to sustain our society's demand!

Bioplastics

In 3 to 4 months, hemp can grow to produce over 50,000 commercial products including anything wood, paper, rope, cotton or plastic can be used for. No need for pesticides because hemp is naturally pest resistant. The products made from bioplastics are fully biodegradable.

Seed nutrition

Hemp seed simulates the brain enzyme known as calcineurin. Calcineurin plays an essential role in brain synapse activities and helps improve learning and memory. Hemp's stearidonic acid and gamma lionlenic acid help your body convert the benefits of Omega 3 and Omega 6 efficiently.

Our Body

Did you know the US government owns patent 6630507 that grants exclusive rights on the use of cannabinoids for treating neurological diseases, such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and stroke and caused by oxidative stress, such as heart attack, Crohns diseases, diabetes and arthritis. The patent is not new; in fact, it was applied for in 1999 and granted in 2003 to the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Our body's endocannabinoid system or (ECS) is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which is a network of receptors throughout our body controlling vital functions like our immune system, memory, sleep patterns, hormones, pain sensation, mood, and even appetite. These bind to cannabinoid receptors and proteins that are expressed throughout the central nervous system ( including the brain) and peripheral nervous system. When your ECS doesn't produce enough endocannabinoids needed to maintain homeostasis, it can affect everything from sleep, appetite, pain, inflammation, memory, mood, and even reproduction. CBD acts like a traffic guard working with our ECS directing and binding cannabinoids to the proper receptors (CB1 and CB2).

The Entourage Effect

You may be familiar with the two primary compounds CBD and THC, but there are, in fact, hundreds of other cannabis compounds that offer a wide range of natural benefits. When used in conjunction, they deliver a synergistic phenomenon known as the Entourage Effect.

Terpenes

Terpenes in simplest terms, are fragrant oils found in most fruits, herbs and plants. In cannabis, terpenes are found in the plant's sticky resin glands. There are over 27 different cannabis terpenes, each with their own aroma and health benefits. If extracted with CBD, these terpenes can enhance the range of benefits you receive from CBD.  See chart below for info on various terpenes found not only in hemp, but also in other plants.

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency of a system, especially the physiological system of higher animals, to maintain internal stability, owing to the coordinated response of its parts to any situation or stimulus that would tend to disturb its normal condition or function.

Cannabinoid Receptors 

Cannabinoid receptors can be found all over our brain body.  Referred to as the CB1 and CB2 receptors, they are a class of cell membrane receptors that are found in the body's endocannabinoid system that respond to cannabinoids, such as CBD. CB1 receptors are found in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 receptors are found in the immune system.

Oxygen

1 acre of hemp produces more oxygen then 25 acres of forest. Hemp may help us cleaner air and healthier world with more durable products and less destruction to our planet.

Hemp Seed and Brain Health

Hemp stimulates the brain enzyme known as calcineurin. Calcineurin plays an essential role in brain synapse activities and help to improve learning and memory. Hemps Stearidonic Acid and Gamma Linolenic Acid help your body convert the benefits of the Omega 3 and Omega 6 efficiently. Essential fatty acids make up a large portion of the brain. Hemp contains a perfect balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6. This is particularly beneficial for memory functions.

In brain disorders the membrane loss of essential fatty acids has been found in such disorders as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. A proper balance of EFAs may reduce the neurological effects of these diseases.

 

Pets and Animals 

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