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The Science

Hemp, cannabinoids, Terpenes, and the human body

The Science

Let's start with the basics

Cannabis 101

Cannabis (or Cannabis Sativa in scientific terms) is arguably the most popular plant in the world.  It is categorized into two parts, hemp and marijuana.  Hemp is considered anything with less than .3% THC, where marijuana is considered any form of cannabis containing more than .3% THC.  While marijuana strains may be naturally high in THC and low in CBD, hemp strains are naturally high in CBD and other essential cannabinoids.

cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant.  There are over 480 different compounds present in the plant, and 83 of them have been discovered as cannabinoids.  

When we think about cannabis, most of us will think of the chemical THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol.  That’s because it is well known as the chemical compound in cannabis that holds the psychoactive effects, making you feel high.  While THC may be the most popular, it is far from the only cannabinoids found in this plant. 

CBD, or cannabidiol, is making waves as the dominant chemical in cannabis which is currently being studied for its therapeutic benefits.

Interestingly enough, our bodies naturally produce its own cannabinoids called endocannabinoids that it uses to bind to endocannabinoid receptors understood to help balance various body processes such as appetite, mood, sleep, and immunity. 

“All cannabinoids are equally important when talking about cannabis therapy.”

Phytocannabinoids by popularity

THC
CBD
CBN
CBC
CBG

Terpenes & Cannabinoids

the entourage effect

The Entourage Effect has been a term coined by the medicinal cannabis industry that explains how the effectiveness of the cannabis plant as a whole, including all it’s cannabinoids and terpenes, is much more effective than a single isolate alone, such as THC or CBD. 

While CBD may have potential to unlock serveral wellness benefits, it is most effective when combined with other compounds found in the cannabis plant.  All of these compounds together team up to produce a synergistical experience for maximum benefits. 

When researching CBD products, you will come across broad spectrum, full spectrum, and isolates.  

Most common terpenes

Terpenes are compounds found in the cannabis plant that are being researched for their powerful benefits, as well as, their ability to enhance the effectiveness of cannabinoids.  Terpenes complete the Entourage Effect providing cannabinoids the extra boosts they need to efficiently enter the human body.

Caryophyllene

The unique molecular structure of caryophyllene allows it to bind to CB2 receptors. It provides many benefits associated with activating the endocanninoid system, such as reducing inflammation.

Limonene

Found in the peels of citrus fruits and other plants, limonene is believed to be used to promote health, prevent cancer, and provide anxiety relief. Additionally, it may contain antibacterial properties.

Linalool

Linalool is a widely studied and abundant terpene believed to provide powerful relaxation benefits. This aromatic terpene found in lavender has long been used. intraditional medicine for its sedative and anti-epileptic properties.

Myrcene

Found abundantly in the fruits of a mango tree. Myrcene has been used all over the world to enhance the effectiveness of other medicines by decreasing the resistance between the blood and brain barrier.

Pinene

Pinene is the most common terpene in the natural world. Studies show that it may be used for pain, inflammation, and anxiety. Richly found in pine needles, pinene is being investigated as an anti-anxiety alternative.

Terpinolene

This rare terpene is believed to have uplifting effects. Found in lilacs, nutmeg, and cumin, terpinolene is shown to possess anibacterial as well as antioxidant qualities. It even makes a good insect repellant.

How it all works

the endocannabinoid system

Discovered in 1992, the endocannabinoid system is the most significant breakthrough in understanding how cannabinoids, such as CBD and THC, interact with our bodies.  This discovery launch scientific experiments all over the world to understand the relationship between cannabinoids and the human interaction. 

Recent research suggests this systems primary goal is homeostasis – regulating internal systems to balance various body processes such as mood, sleep, memory, pain, and appetite.  

Our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids called anandamide that bind to the ECS to provide balance in the body, however, when adding phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids from plants) this system is enhanced to produce powerful results.

Some would describe the endocannabinoid system as "a bridge between body and mind."

American Grown Hemp

Our Exclusive hemp cbd farms

Our unique proprietary blends are formulated with specially bred hemp strains containing high CBD concentration while remaining below the .3% THC threshold to remain compliant with federal regulations. 

True industrial hemp is characterized by its tall stalks and grown mainly for fibers and seeds.  Hemp seeds contain essential fatty acids bot no phytocannabinoids.  This type of hemp contains no phytocannabinoids and very little synergistic compounds previously touched on.  Hempora’s phytocannabinoid-rich hemp, as seen behind, grows like a bush and provides the true therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis without the psychoactive effects of THC.

All products we manufacture, market, or distribute conform to the 2014 US Farm Bill section 7606 which Federally legalized the cultivation of registered United States Industrial Hemp under certain conditions which Hempora fully complies. 

Backed by science

proven with lab Results

All industrial hemp products we market or advertise are tested internally as well as independently by 3rd parties to confirm and maintain full accuracy and consistency of all quality control measures. All phytocannabinoid (PCR) rich products our partners produce are derived from 100% Federally legal industrial hemp that is registered with the Nevada, California, Colorado, Oregon, or North Carolina State Departments of Agriculture and conform fully to the 2014 US Farm Bill section 7606 and 2018 US Farm Bill, which federally legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp under certain federal mandated conditions which we fully conform to. 

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