The Benefits of Hemp Are Being Rediscovered

The lowly hemp plant is enjoying new found respect. I am ot speaking of marijuana. We are considering its cousin hemp. Marijuana is psychoactive, hemp is not. Hemp is a plant that has been used for thousands of years. It has provided fibers, seeds and oil for the use of man for all of
those years. It has been less than 100 years since hemp was made illegal. Now there is renewed interest in hemp products. Our topic of discussion is CO2 extracted hemp oil. Hemp oil and extracts are made from the stems and leaves of the non-psychoactive plants.

Article by Steve Lankford

One of the important compounds in hemp is CBD, cannabidiol. We have discussed this in previous interviews. What you will learn in this interview with Dr. Cass Ingram is that there are at least 60 different cannabinoid compounds in hemp and the most prevalent is beta caryophyllene.

The CO2 extract captures all the key ingredients, including the full spectrum of canabinoids and the all-important, super-potent terpene, beta caryophyllene. It is beta caryophyllene which is nature’s most potent activator of key cellular receptors, known as CB2 receptors. The CB2 receptors are essential for activating a wide range of body functions. Their actions are critical for overall wellness and optimal health. The receptors are located strategically in key organ systems, including the brain, spinal cord, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, ovaries, testes, heart, spleen, intestines, and lymphatic cells. Upon activation, the receptors aid the body in a vast number of ways, modulating inflammation, boosting immune function, enhancing circulation, stimulating digestion, and improving neurological function.

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Posted in WholeFoods Magazine online 11/2/2016

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