Hemp is part of the cannabis family of plants, but is not marijuana. Apart from significant differences in appearance, the major difference is what compounds are inside the plant. Marijuana contains the psychoactive compound THC whereas Hemp is high in cannabidiol (CBD) and has no psychoactive effect on the body. Here at EJO we produce pure hemp extract only from Colorado grown hemp.
The method used to process the hemp extract is critical. We use a CO2 extraction method which is the only solvent free method to process hemp. It does cost more and is a significantly longer process, but it is the only way we can ensure that EJO hemp extract is clean, pure and, free of all toxin.
Extracting the product with solvent free methods produces a cleaner and more pure extract. The biggest benefit to this method is being able to extract the cannabidiol compound or CBD, which is basically all the medicinal properties of medical marijuana without the side effects of getting high. Be very cautious of any hemp extract that does not specifically state that it contains cannabidiol or CBD, or hemp that is “cold-pressed”; this is nothing more than an oil similar to avocado oil. While cold pressed hemp oil is high in omega fats, it does not contain active cannabinoids.
CBD is a compound that is one of many found in the cannabis family of plants and has been studied and shown to provide multiple benefits to many common issues that people struggle with. CBD is the major nonpsychoactive compound that is present in the Cannabis Sativa. What does that mean, it means that CBD does not effect your mental state or alter your state of mind in any way, but has been shown to provide medicinal benefits to a number of ailments.
Studies publishes in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology have shown medicinal benefits in the following conditions; anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, pain relief, arthritis, epilepsy, stress, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia. See essentialwellnessnaturally.com for the full article.