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Information about cannabinoids and industrial hemp

1. What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a class of chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors. They are naturally occurring constituents of Hemp/Cannabis plant, commonly used to support general wellness.
Cannabinoid receptors, located throughout the body, are part of the Endocannabinoid System which is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory.
Our body produced Cannabinoids and these are called Endogenous googleCannabinoids or Endocannabinoids.
Cannabis Plants make similar Cannabinoids and they are called Phytocannabinoids. Synthetic Cannabinoids are manufactured artificially in laboratory.
Products from Enecta contain only natural Cannabinoids from Hemp plant: these are therefore Phytocannabinoids.

2. What is CBD?

CBD (short for Cannabidiol) is one of well over a hundred different Phyto-cannabinoids, which are chemical compounds produced by the Cannabis plant. CBD, unlike THC, the best known of the Phyto-cannabinoids, has no psychoactive effects; this means that using it does not make you high.
CBD is now rivalling THC, having become well known as having potential for significant health benefits, without the psychotropic consequences of using THC. CBD is appreciated for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, muscle relaxant, analgesic, antiemetic, anti-anxiety properties, and anticonvulsant effects. These are currently being researched by the Medical Community. Numerous studies suggest that CBD also acts to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC, such as memory impairment, and paranoia.
To learn about the effects of CBD on health and know the latest results of the studies, we recommend you to do your own research on PubMed and specialized magazines.

3. What is the CBDa?

In nature, CBD and THC are found mostly in their acid form: CBD as CBDa and THC as THCa. The plants actually contain very little CBD or THC.
What’s most remarkable is that if you eat the plant raw, as nature intended, you will not get the psychoactive side effect as THCa is non-psychoactive.
The reason for this is that you need to heat THCa in order to turn it into THC.

4. What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Scientifically and genetically, Hemp and Marijuana are the same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. Hemp (also called Industrial Hemp) is always a strain of Cannabis Sativa, while Marijuana can be Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, or Cannabis Ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial Hemp has been bred compared to a Marijuana form of Cannabis Sativa. Industrial Hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a Marijuana strain of Cannabis Sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. Marijuana, usually has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of non-psychoactive Cannabinoids such as CBD.
Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD and only a trace amount of THC.
Fortunately, the Cannabinoid profile of Hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from Cannabis without the high.
Hemp is used for making medicinal remedies, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas Marijuana is usually used recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally.
Our extracts are from Hemp plant.  They are sometimes referred to by people as Cannabis oil, as the term Cannabis can technically describe Hemp or Marijuana. In our case, the term Cannabis oil is obviously being used to describe our Hemp oils with a high amount of CBD and a negligible amount of THC (<0,2%).

5. What is a Hemp extract?

A Hemp extract is a substance or an active ingredient with desirable properties that is removed from the tissue of plant of Hemp/Cannabis by treating it with a solvent.
Our Hemp extracts are also known as CBD oil, because they contain a high percentage of Cannabidiol.
The extraction method used is important for the quality of whole extract and for the active principles that it contains (Phytocomplex).
Because the extraction used to make our oil yields a full spectrum extract, our Hemp extracts contain different phyto-cannabinoids, including CBDa, CBG, CBN and many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds such as Vitamins, Fatty Acids, trace Minerals, Chlorophyll, Flavonoids and Terpenes.

6. Is CBD rich Hemp oil legal?

CBD rich Hemp oil is legal throughout most of the Western world. It is readily available across Europe, most of Africa and South America. In Europe and the US, Hemp oil is legal if it contains less than 0.2% THC.
Regarding Hemp cultivation, state and federal laws in the United States are presently contradictory. Although it is illegal to grow Hemp in the United States, it is legal to import hemp products with little to no THC. It is legal to sell and buy Hemp oil across all 50 states and you do not require any permit or prescription.

7. If a Hemp extract is 10% CBD, what’s the other 90%?

The other 90 % of our extract consists of: low concentrations of other phyto-cannabinoids and other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds such as Cannabis plant waxes, amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, fatty acids, chlorophyll, flavonoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, glycosides, pigments, hemp seed oil, water and terpenes. 

8. Are Cannabinoids from Hemp as good as Cannabinoids from Marijuana?

The short answer is yes. Cannabinoids are Cannabinoids, whether from Marijuana or Hemp. Most Marijuana has a very low non-psychoactive Cannabinoid profile, so most of the time Hemp would be a preferable source for anything besides THC. Marijuana contains mostly THC as it gives people the high, but is usually very low in other non-psychoactive Cannabinoids such as CBD.

9. Why don’t you source your Hemp from within U.S.?

Regarding hemp cultivation, the state and federal laws in the United States are presently contradictory. Hemp and Marijuana are federally illegal to grow in the U.S. Outside of the U.S., Hemp is grown by more than 30 countries. Although it is illegal to grow Hemp in the United States, it is legal to import Hemp products with little to no THC. It is legal across all 50 states and does not require any permit or prescription. Hemp oil is also legal throughout most of the Western world. It is readily available across Europe, most of Africa and South America.
Our Hemp products are from Cannabis plants grown in E.U. and we sell them in U.S. and worldwide.

10. What’s the difference between Hemp oil and Medical Marijuana?

Hemp oil is extracted from Cannabis plant that produces more CBD than THC, while medical Marijuana comes from Cannabis plants that produce more THC than CBD.
Hemp oil is not governed by the same criteria that applies to Medical Marijuana. If Medical Marijuana is legal in your state, you’ll need a prescription before you can go shopping for oil of Marijuana.
You do not need to have a medical prescription to buy and consume Hemp oil.

11. What’s the right amount of CBD rich Hemp oil for me, and how often should I take it?

There is no easy or unique answer to this. The optimal amount of Cannabidiol for the individual is closely related to body weight, age, muscle mass and health condition or pathology. Currently, there are no official protocols for CBD doses to treat specific health conditions.
To find out what is right for you, can start with a low dose (2-3 drops) or start with a single drop and try a process called “up-titration” in which you increase your dose little by little in order to determine how much to take for the desired effect. 
For example, if you are using CBD Hemp oil to relieve pain, you will know when you are getting the desired effect. So each individual can find the right dose of product that suits his/her needs.
If you are using Hemp oil for a purpose that may not influence the way you feel directly, you can consult research papers to find out how researchers have used CBD in the past.
Alternatively, you can contact to our Customer Service. They are happy to provide any information you may be looking for

12. What is the safety of your hemp extracts? Are there negative side effects?

Hemp is considered to be generally safe. To date, there are no studies that report negative effects related to the intake of CBD. We’ve never seen or heard of any significant or negative side effects in our years in the industry. That said, we can’t rule them out.
Although very high doses of CBD have been given to patients in medical trials, there were no strange side-effects, and definitely no dangerous ones. However, more is not always better. There is no point in giving your body more CBD than it knows what to do with.

13. Is Hemp seed oil the same as a Hemp extract?

Absolutely not. Hemp seed oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a very different product to our Hemp extracts. Hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our Hemp extract is an extraction of the hemp plant itself. Hemp seed oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, but it doesn’t have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids and other components that our extracts do have.
Our Hemp extract is enriched with Hemp seed oil that contains a great balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for the body.

14. Do I need to move to Colorado to get your Hemp Extract? Where do you ship?

Many people are under the impression that the only way to acquire Hemp extracts for themselves or a loved one is to move to Colorado or another hemp-friendly state. Many big news outlets are misinformed and are unfortunately spreading the idea that you can only get Cannabinoid rich Hemp extracts in the states where medical Marijuana has been legalized.
This is simply not the case. Because our Extracts comes from E.U. and from Hemp instead of Marijuana, we can and do ship to all fifty states, and no medical Marijuana card is needed.

15. Is Hemp seed oil the same as a Hemp extract?

No, they are not similar. Our hemp extracts are more highly standardized, because they are produced in a laboratory, and will have a much higher content of non-psychoactive cannabinoids, such as CBD, than one produced through the Rick Simpson method.
Oils produced through his method will usually have a much higher THC content, as it’s typically Marijuana that is used for RSHO. Rick Simpson Hemp Oil is actually more a method of extraction than any specific product.
People use the Rick Simpson method with hundreds of different strains of Marijuana, so the THC and other Cannabinoid content of the final oil varies greatly, depending on the Cannabis the consumers are acquiring.
Usually, what’s used for Rick Simpson oil is a strain with an inferior non-psychoactive cannabinoid content (and high THC), because that’s what Marijuana is nowadays. Because our Hemp products are highly standardized compared to RSHO, it is much easier to figure out a proper regimen and serving size.

16. Will I get ‘high’?

No. Our Hemp Extract products are all made from industrial Hemp, which only has trace amounts of THC, so there is no psychoactive effect from taking our products.

17. Can Hemp cause allergic reactions?

The Hemp plant contains over 400 different molecules: Phytocannabinoids, Terpenes, Chlorophyll, Alkanes, Nitrogenous compounds, Amino acids, Sugars, Aldehydes, Alcohols, Ketones, Flavonoids, Glycosides, Vitamins, Pigments and Water.
In rare cases, individuals may be allergic to certain natural compounds. For example, Terpenes are molecules that are found in many foods and cosmetics and are known to trigger allergic reactions in a very small percentage of people. However, if you suffer from this rare allergy, it is extremely likely that you will already be aware of it.
To prevent possible allergic reactions to any component of the Hemp, up-titrations are a viable solution. You can start with very low amount and increase dosages slowly, monitoring yourself for any indications of an adverse reaction.

18. Where do you source your Hemp from?

We source our industrial Hemp from locally operated hemp farms in the E.U. - primarily from Italy.

19. What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

We have a very strict internal quality assurance system, and we have third party laboratories analyze all of our Hemp extracts for Cannabinoid Profile, Heavy Metals, Bacterial and Microbial Life.