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The body’s endocannabinoid system is composed of two types of receptors, referred to as CB1 and CB2. The interaction of these receptors with their agonists and antagonists supports the body’s natural response to stress, anxiety, normal pain signaling, bone metabolism and more.  Ultimately, the optimal functioning of the endocannabinoid system leads to the maintenance of overall health and wellbeing. One such naturally occurring cannabinoid, known as cannabidiol, can be found in the hemp plant. SJR (?) provides a unique water soluble, cannabidiol-rich hemp extract powder, in a patented water soluble delivery system for optimal absorption.  While the full biological roles of cannabidiol are still being clarified, research has demonstrated a strong impact on the endocannabinoid system through an indirect interaction with the CB2 receptor. Cannabidiol appears to have little to no interaction with CB1 receptors.

Top 4 Myths About Hemp Demystified

Myths and Truths of Hemp Oil

There’s no denying the myths and hype surrounding hemp oil extract.  Maybe you heard about it in the media or through a social acquaintance.  If trying hemp oil extract for the first time is being considered, it’s important to separate the facts from fiction. What may start out as a false fact can easily snowball into an urban legend.  Although life is much more fun with stories like, “The Vanishing Hitchhiker” around the campfire, when taking a powerful whole-plant cannabinoid dietary supplement like Charlotte’s Web™, the truth is the only version you should know.

Hemp Oil Is Only Used for Epilepsy: MYTH

The story of little Charlotte Figi and Charlotte’s Web has been told over and over again because of the massive impact it made.  However, there’s a much bigger health and wellness story. Premium hemp extract oil has shown to provide incredible support to the endocannabinoid system, which is vital for the overall balance of the immune system, sleep, digestive tract, cognitive function, and the nervous system.

Hemp Was Used to Clean the Soil at Chernobyl: TRUTH

This sounds like a fabricated or fake news story, but it couldn’t be truer. Hemp plants combined with new phytoremediation technology were used to clean contaminated soil in the area of Chernobyl, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.  The results have been so remarkable that Japanese scientists have considered using this method for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Unfortunately, the difficulty in obtaining hemp licenses prohibits them from using this miraculous plant.

*CONSUMER TIP: BPF thinks it’s important to mention that for the same reasons hemp is so amazing at cleaning the soil and pulling out heavy metals, that consumers make sure they’re buying quality hemp extract products that are responsibly grown with great agricultural care.

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Hemp Oil and Marijuana Are the Same Plant: MYTH

This is probably the biggest of the hemp oil myths.  First, understand that hemp and marijuana come from the same plant species; Cannabis sativa; hence, the confusion. Over the centuries, growers recognized the many beneficial characteristics of cannabis and bred the plant to separate out those traits. Hemp became an industrial mainstay while marijuana was propagated for its psychoactive properties.

Hemp Oil Gets People High: MYTH

Think of a relative that couldn’t be more different than you. This is the relation between hemp and marijuana.  Even though genes and certain chemical compound properties are shared, the big distinction is that hemp is superior in the phyto cannabinoid cannabidiol, while marijuana is greater in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The cannabidiol in hemp is most recognized for its wellness properties.  It’s the THC in marijuana that can get people high or in a euphoric state of mind.