Frequently Asked Questions
What is hemp
Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 50,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items, including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.
Although cannabis as a drug and industrial hemp both derive from the species Cannabis sativa and contain the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they are distinct strains with unique phytochemical compositions and uses. Hemp has lower concentrations of THC which decreases or eliminates its psychoactive effects. The legality of industrial hemp varies widely between countries. Some governments regulate the concentration of THC and permit only hemp that is bred with an especially low THC content.
Where does hemp come from?
As we said previously, Hemp comes from the Cannabis plant. Some plants produce higher concentrations of THC, eg. Cannabis Sativa, and are Federally illegal to grow or consume, but many states have legalized growth, sale and use of these products, marijuana, through state medical marijuana programs or legal sale. Most of the products available through state programs for medical marijuana and legal sale of marijuana, have much higher concentrations of THC and smaller amounts of Hemp. Another, federally legal, source of Hemp is from Hemp. The passage of the Federal Farm Bill has made growth of industrial hemp legal, and legal in all 50 states. We source our Hemp from US farms that grow Hemp under local state pilot programs that are supervised by state board of agriculture to guarantee quality and purity of our Hemp.
Hemp originated in Central Asia. Hemp cultivation for fibre was recorded in China as early as 2800 bce and was practiced in the Mediterranean countries of Europe early in the Christian era, spreading throughout the rest of Europe during the Middle Ages.
Will I Fail A Drug Test If I Take Hemp?
Hemp shouldn’t show up on a drug test. However, many hemp products contain trace amounts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana’s main active ingredient. If enough THC is present, it will show up on a drug test. This means that in rare cases, using hemp might lead to a positive drug test.
If you use a Full Spectrum product, that contains a trace amount of THC, even less than 0.3%, over time you may accumulate enough THC to fail a test. We will never encourage anyone to use a full spectrum product if they have mandatory drug screening. There are products available that are THC free and zero THC. Broad spectrum products have non detectable amounts of THC, but there is no guarantee that a sensitive drug screen test may test positive. Isolate Hemp has zero THC and will not result in a positive drug screen for delta 9 THC. You should always look closely at the product you buy and review the third-party testing.
What Is The Difference Between Isolate, Broad Spectrum And Full Spectrum?
- [Broad Spectrum] Isolate and Terpenes but no detectable THC
- [Full Spectrum] All of the original components from the plant, including a small amount of THC.
What Is Better For Me, Isolate, Broad Spectrum Or Full Spectrum?
Other Health Benefits
Hemp has been used to treat a variety of health conditions, These include:
- Heart problems
- Urinary conditions (increasing urine flow)
- Warts (when applied topically to the skin)
How it Works
It is thought that hemp contains chemicals (like the drug Lanoxin) that lower the blood pressure, slow heart rate, and increase the strength of the heartbeat, and increase urine output.
Hemp is also known to have terpenes, which are molecules produced by plants that are responsible for the plant’s distinctive smell (such as lavender). Studies are beginning to show that terpenes are thought to have many health benefits including neuroprotective (brain-protective), anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor properties.7
The dosage of any herbal or natural supplement depends on several factors, including a person’s age, health condition, and more.
Always consult with your healthcare provider before taking hemp (or any other herb) regarding the recommended dosage. When taking herbal preparations, never exceed the dosage or other recommendations on the package insert.