Hemp extracts have been used for many purposes dating back to the ancient Chinese Pharmacopoeia, estimated at year 5,000 BC. Cannabis and hemp products were considered medicines and readily listed in the US Pharmacopoeia from 1850 through the early 1940′s. Cultivating hemp was banned in the United States in 1937.
When derived from hemp stalk, the hemp oil constituent CBD is considered a food nutrient or dietary supplement, delivering the benefits of cannabinoids without the psychoactive/euphoric effects of THC. There are over 400 cannabinoids found in marijuana/hemp. Our present dietary supplement products contain industrial hemp whole plant extract from stalk and from isolated strains or “cultivars” of hemp that provide significant quantities and concentrations of CBD.
Recent scientific research has shown that humans (and all mammals) have an affinity for these cannabinoids. Mammalian cells contain two known receptor sites on cell membranes for various cannabinoid compounds. Humans can supplement any potential deficiencies in their endo-cannabinoid systems with plant-derived phyto-cannabinoids, such as our CBD products. Phyto-cannabinoids have also been found in flax, cloves, hops and black pepper.