The Hemp plant is full of benefits. From getting tons of fiber and protein by eating hemp hearts to juicing the leaves for a boost of chlorophyll and vitamins A, C and E….oh, and of course there is CBD!
CBD, or “Cannabidiol”, is one of the most prominent phyto-cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, and recently we have gotten more research around the benefits of the specific cannabinoid,CBD and other non-intoxicating phyto-cannabinoids produced in Hemp. The research around CBD in particular, has shown that this specific cannabinoid offers significant relief from the symptoms of a variety of ailments including inflammation, pain, stress, depression, anxiety, nicotine addiction, acne, psoriasis, Schizophrenia and much more.
This research has also taught us that there is not a “Lethal dose” of this cannabinoid or a supplement that includes it. It IS important to note that some CBD products CAN be bad for you or make you sick due to aspects of cultivation. If the hemp farms use pesticides or that don’t handle their product with care, can transfer chemicals into CBD products because hemp is a Bio-accumulator. This means that hemp pulls all of the nutrients from the soil around it, but it can also pull in metals and pollutants. If a CBD processor isn’t testing for those toxins that CBD product could ultimately make someone sick. That is why New Highs takes every measure to bring you a clean and effective product by third party testing on all of our product and source our hemp from Oregon which has strict soil testing for heavy metals and allows New Highs to provide a clean product.
“Phyto-cannabinoids” are plant produced Cannabinoids that are mostly found in Cannabis and Hemp plants. Hemp produces other non-intoxicating cannabinoids like CBD,as well as CBN, THC-V, CBG, CBD-A, CBD-V and more. All of these cannabinoids have individualized benefits. For example, CBD can work as an inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic and more. But when you pair that CBD with CBN, which works as a sleep aid, pain reliever and antibiotic, you are multiplying the benefits.
CBG or “Cannabigerol” is another phyto-cannabinoid that is non-intoxicating and has a long list of possible uses and benefits. Recent studies on CBG have shown that this cannabinoid can help slow or stop bacteria growth, works as an antifungal, and a neuroprotectant, which makes it very useful when treating gastrointestinal disorders when used orally or skin conditions when used topically. Some researchers in Europe have even found that CBG can help greatly in the treatment of MRSA virus and gut bacteria because of these anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
CBG also interacts with both the CB1 and CB2 receptors (of the ECS), acting as a possible inhibitor to the intoxicating effects of THC. CBG is also thought to boost anandamide, an endocannabinoid that naturally increases dopamine levels and responsible for regulating various health functions such as mood, sleep, and appetite. GABA uptake in the brain may be obstructed by CBG, making this cannabinoid a possible anti-anxiety agent and muscle relaxant. CBG may also block serotonin receptors, showing potential antidepressant traits.
…and these are just a few of the over 110 phyto-cannabinoids and their benefits that we know of.
The Endocannabinoid System also commonly referred to as the ECS is an endogenous system found within the body of every mammal. This system is a complex network of physiologic compounds and receptors labeled CB1 and CB2. The ECS is responsible for creating and maintaining a state of homeostasis throughout the body. This system is highly accountable for the regulation of things such as appetite, sleep, stress, pain perception, gastric motility and more. As we age, or get sick the Endocannabinoid System is much like any other Endogenous system and may need the help of supplements, in this instance those supplements consist of cannabinoids.
The body naturally produces cannabinoids known as endocannabinoids that activate cannabinoid receptors in the ECS. Phytocannabinoids such as THC and CBD that occur naturally in hemp also activate these receptors that are otherwise deficient.
The intake of phytocannabinoids is helping many individuals find relief from a wide range of different diseases, conditions, and ailments by supplementing and strengthening their ECS.
Researchers believe the reason why hemp is able to help so many with various issues is due to phytocannabinoid saturation of these receptors. Without the intake of cannabinoids, your body can systematically enter a state of endocannabinoid deficiency. This deficiency is believed to cause things such as IBS, migraines, fibromyalgia and more.