There are a lot of terms that get thrown around when you’re learning the in’s and out’s when it comes to hemp containing products. Not to worry, here are some of the basics that can help you navigate this new ground.

HEMP SEEDS AND HEMP SEED OIL

When you go to Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods there are a ton of products that contain hemp seeds and oils. You can buy hemp seeds that you can throw on a salad or hemp-oil containing soaps lotions, as well as good ole’ hemp oil to cook with. The garden variety hemp oil you see in most products comes from the industrial hemp plant. The oil from this type of hemp is cold-pressed from the seeds to extract the oil. Hemp seed oil contains ZERO cannabinoids, so NO CBD and NO THC. Even though it doesn’t contain the healthy benefits of CBD, hemp seeds are high in protein and the seed oil is high in unsaturated fats. In addition, both are high in antioxidants and contain the perfect ratio of Omegas 3, 6 and 9. So from a healthy living standpoint, it’s a great addition to any shopping list!

CBD – PHYTOCANNABINOID RICH HEMP OIL

This is where you can get the motherload of CBD. CBD oil is extracted from a phytocannabinoid-rich flowering strain of the industrial hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa) known as PCR Hemp oil. NEWYOU only uses PCR Hemp. It’s extremely high in Cannabidiol, but contains NO negligible amounts of THC (less than 0.3%),. These strains of plants have a very high content of CBD. Cannabis Sativa (PCR Hemp) does NOT “bud” like it’s high THC counterpart Cannabis Indica. Cultivars do not grow PCR Hemp to produce buds, as a result it lacks the primary component that forms the marijuana high. They do grow it in compliance with the Farm Bill Act so it has higher concentrations of Cannabidiol Oil. CBD oil can then be mixed with hemp seed oil, MCT, avocado or other types of carrier oils to activate bioavailability and digestion. CBD oil-containing products come in many different forms: tinctures, capsules, salves and serums, and food and beverages. Here are few terms you’ll want to be familiar with when you are talking about CBD oil.

Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

Full Spectrum CBD Oil retains all the original concentrations of cannabinoids, essential oils and terpenes as the are found in Nature. Full Spectrum CBD Oil has some filtration and distillation to remove undesirable components. It is as close to raw as you can get.

CBD Isolate

The most pure form of CBD is a CBD Isolate. The purification process removes all the ancillary terpenes and other phytocannabinoids and isolates CBD into solid crystals that are colorless, tasteless and odorless. NEWYOU goes beyond standard CBD Isolate by using a  Nano-Amplified™ technology to reduce the CBD isolate particle size into nano-size water molecules making our CannaBD™ not only water soluble, but more bioavailable and potent than competing products on the market.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE: FULL SPECTRUM vs CBD ISOLATE

Cannabidiol CBD is just one of the many exogenous Cannabinoids found in Cannabis Sativa or Industrial Hemp. There are hundreds of cannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids found in Hemp and when you select a Full-Spectrum you are getting all these beneficial compounds in the same ratios as Nature intended. Experts believe a Full-Spectrum provides what’s called an “Entourage Effect”. Simply, this effect occurs when all the components of the hemp plant work synergistically together to multiply, enhance and activate each other, thus increasing and intensifying the health benefits to the functioning of your Endocannabinoid System. Full-Spectrum oils tend to cost more than their CBD isolate counterparts as they contain all the plant compounds. NEWYOU offers a Full-Spectrum Canna-Active called CB2.

CBD Isolate is just that—it’s the isolated CBD compound. While CBD from Cannabis Sativa  or Industrial Hemp may have some negligible amounts of THC (less than 0.3%), when CBD is isolated any and all trace amounts are removed, as well as other ancillary plant materials, so you are getting the “purest” form of CBD available. By isolating CBD, you can get access to higher concentrations of CBD in smaller amounts. Many CBD enthusiasts and health professionals believe CBD isolates amplify the healing properties of the Cannabinoid. NEWYOU uses CBD isolates in many of its products.

CANNABIS OIL

When you hear the words “Medical Marijuana” this is where cannabis oil comes into play. Cannabis oil is extracted from the Marijuana plant called Cannabis Indicas. It contains high levels of THC or Tetrahydrocannabinols, the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological or “psychoactive” effects. This type of oil has very low levels of CBD. Cannabis oil is ILLEGAL in most states unless it has been issued by a medical doctor for medicinal purposes and or by state laws that allow for it as a recreational drug.

THE BOTTOMLINE
Just remember Hemp is not “Marijuana” and Hemp and CBD oil come in many shapes and forms. So be an educated consumer and enjoy the wellness benefits of everything hemp and CBD has to offer. Your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) will thank you.

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