What is Hemp? Hemp Seed, CBD, Cannabis & Cannabinoids, Terpenes & THC
We all have many questions that arise as we research what food and supplements will suit our individual requirements. Many of us wonder about the difference between hemp and cannabis. Here is a short and sharp explanation in layman's terms.
Cannabis; Hemp Plants & Marijuana
Technically Hemp is a Cannabis plant. It is a variety known as Cannabis Sativa. A cousin of what is colloquially known as Marijuana, there are major differences between them.
Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC.
The seed of the Hemp plant is what The Brothers Green uses for our products. The seeds are tested before use to ensure they contain less than 0.3% THC and CBD. There is no danger of failing tests for these compounds at all. The Hemp seed is nature’s most nutrient dense seed. Full of protein, essential fatty acids including Omega 3, low in carbohydrates and packed with minerals, nutrients and vitamins. Iron, magnesium and more.
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Thousands of different types are present in Cannabis plants and are named so for how they attach to and interact with the Human body’s natural endocannabinoid receptors. How each of these compounds interact with our receptors leads to differing effects on us, be it calming, soothing, energising or anti-inflammatory.
THC is a cannabinoid found in Cannabis that produces the ‘high’ sensations and feelings. It is a psychoactive compound that produces mind altering effects. Usually smoked, vaped or consumed through tinctures, edibles and oils.
CBD, the cannabinoid compound growing in popularity throughout the world. CBD is incredibly anti-inflammatory and has been used for pain relief, joint issues, sleep trouble and various mental health symptoms including anxiety. Currently available through a prescription with your doctor in New Zealand but found globally in tea, food, gummies, capsules and topical skin creams.
Terpenes are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in flowers, seeds, plants and more. Terpenes are what causes the aromas, flavours and sometimes colours that we see, taste and smell. The thousands of different types have differing therapeutic benefits from energising to calming. Found in all plants, they are present in hemp and research is underway to utilise them.
To Sum Up...
Do your own research, speak to people you trust such as your doctor. Explore different diets and food types. But know this, our products are natural and use the Hemp Seed In our oils and protein powders. The body has a natural endocannabinoid system which we will write about in the future to facilitate all of us learning more about our bodies and brains and how we can Experience More out of life.
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