By now much of the medical community agrees that the benefits of cannabinoids naturally found in the Hemp plant are too long to list. The cannabinoid CBD found in the hemp flower has been shown to help ease chronic pain, uplift mood calm anxiety and more. It's one of the most known cannabinoids in Hemp, but it is just one of at least 113 types of cannabinoids identified so far. One of the most exciting parts of this (and there are many!) is that the full-spectrum of hemp cannabinoids work in unison.

Ingesting full-spectrum Hemp flower extract with all of the cannabinoids together amplifies the health benefits. Scientists have named this the Entourage Effect. What's even more convincing is that scientific and medical research shows that our body creates cannabinoids. These endogenous cannabinoids are called endocannabinoids. "Endo" means within.

How Exactly Does this Work and Who is Anandamide?

The first endogenous cannabinoid was discovered in 1992. Researchers named the molecule Anandamide, after the Sanskrit word for joy, bliss or happiness. Anandamide and other cannabinoids are chemical messengers. When they bind to receptors in our body, they transmit messages to other parts of the body providing instructions vital to our health and daily functioning. Together the cannabinoids and receptors make up the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). For an easier understanding, think of receptors as the lock and cannabinoids as the key.

The receptors CB1 and CB2 are sensitive to Anandamide. This is especially important because CB1 and CB2 are abundantly present in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system (organs and tissues outside of brain.) The effects of the relationship are positive for the human body and help regulate mood, boost brain function, improve sleep and strengthen our immune system. When the body does not produce enough endocannabinoids or cannot regulate them properly, you are more susceptible to illnesses that affect one or several of the functions mentioned above.

Over 100 cannabinoids have been uncovered so far, so it stands to reason, full-spectrum hemp could provide more benefits that just one isolated cannabinoid.

Short list of various cannabinoids and their health benefits

    • Cannabidiol (CBD) is used to provide pain relief, have antioxidant effects, help reduce nausea and inflammation and prevent or reduce seizures
    • Cannabigerol (CBG) can reduce inflammation, pain, and nausea, and can slow the proliferation of cancer cells. Research states that CBG helps with migraines and glaucoma by reducing intraocular eye pressure. The anti-inflammatory properties have been shown to benefit people with Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and cancer
    • Cannabichromene (CBC) has been shown to: relieve pain, have anti-depressive properties, and provide migraine relief
    • Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is heavily researched and used by the medical community to help manage type II diabetes

The Endocannabinoid System

But we're not the only ones with an ECS. Scientists believe that all mammals have an ECS. It has certainly been identified in dogs, cats, horses, to name just a few. Vets and pet parents give their companions CBD to ease conditions such as chronic inflammation, arthritis, nausea, anxiety and skin allergies.

Hemp flower extract and CBD products can be found in Ananda Professional Hemp Salve, Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Tincture, Ananda Professional Hemp Soft Gels, and more. Ananda Professional is dedicated to producing industrial hemp products that are full-spectrum, and for added benefit, carried in hemp seed oil.

Why hemp seed oil? Hemp seed oil is known to be good for heart health because it has the ideal 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids. That balance has been shown to support heart health and overall cardiovascular function. Omega fatty acids also play a role in many biological processes and may help prevent a number of degenerative diseases.

So, what are the benefits of Hemp, CBD and the other 100+ cannabinoids?

      • Relieve Pain - especially Chronic Pain
      • Treat Depression (Elevate and Balance Moods)
      • Relieve Anxiety (Calming Effect
      • Reduce Inflammation
      • Boost Memory
      • Support the body’s immune system
      • Help you sleep by regulating your sleep cycle
      • Special benefits for women include helping to regulate hormones

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hemp legal?

Yes. It can be sold in all 50 US states.

How do I know if I am buying real, quality Hemp flower extract/CBD?

Do your homework. There are CBD products on the market that are not tested or verified. Ananda Professional's line of Hemp Flower extract products are tested by a third party and are in strict compliance with the 2014 Farm Bill. In fact, Ananda Professional co-authored the 2014 Farm Bill authorizing industrial hemp cultivation in the US. The parent company of Ananda Professional owns the WORLD’S largest hemp seed bank.

How Can I Obtain the Certificate of Analysis of the Hemp product I have purchased?

Just visit Ananda Professional and type in your batch number.

I thought marijuana was illegal or only allowed in some states. How is this stuff legal?

Hemp and Marijuana are not the same, so the same laws do not apply. You can compare Hemp and Marijuana to a rose and an apple. Roses and apples are in the same plant family, called Rosaceae, but they are not the same. Likewise, hemp and marijuana are in the same plant family, but they are not the same.

What is the Difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

The biggest difference between Hemp and Marijuana is that Hemp has no psychoactive effects. Marijuana has psychoactive properties (that's what makes people "high") which stem from high levels of the cannabinoid THC. Marijuana can have anywhere from 30% to even 80% THC. Meanwhile, Hemp has .3% THC. At a level so low, it is impossible for Hemp to make people "high." Hemp even has cannabinoids that counteract the psychoactive effects of THC

What are cannabinoids? Is THC a cannabinoid? Is CBD a cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are molecules found in the plant family cannabis. CBD is a cannabinoid, called cannabidiol. THC is a cannabinoid, named tetrahydrocannabinol.