Living Healthy with Hemp

What is Hemp?

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Hemp, also called industrial hemp, is an environmentally friendly variety of strains from the Cannabis sativa L plant species with non-intoxicating (< .3%) levels of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and higher levels of CBD (Cannabidiol). For centuries, hemp has been recognized for its many uses, including fiber, paper, clothing, food, and medicine.

  

Is Hemp the same as Marijuana?

  

No.  While both Hemp and Marijuana are Cannabis, the chemical composition (levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which causes the "high" in Cannabis) of the plants are different.  Also, Hemp and Marijuana can differ in terms of cultivation and appearance.

 
 


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Hemp Foods

Hemp, a superfood with a nearly perfect balance of Omega fatty acids, plus essential amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and more, can serve as a wonderful plant-based dietary supplement for anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle.  Hemp seeds, hearts, protein and other hemp foods products are available at Utopia Natural Wellness, LLC.






What is CBD?

FACTS:

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  • Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound found in Cannabis.


  • Cannabis has more than 400 compounds. More than 60 of these compounds are unique to the species. These unique compounds are called phytocannabinoids, and Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of them.


  • Currently, CBD is being studied for its potential medicinal/therapeutic benefits and different uses.  


  • CBD is NOT an intoxicant.  You cannot become "high" or "stoned" by consuming.


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Popular Methods of Use

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  • Tinctures/Sublingual Oils
  • Topical Creams/Salves
  • Teas/Coffee
  • Edibles 
  • Inhalation (Concentrates, Vape, Flower) 




The Endocannabinoid System

The Human Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is one of the most important physiological systems involved in the maintenance of human health. The goal of the ECS is thought to be homeostasis, regulating internal conditions to stabilize and balance various biological processes.

 
The ECS receptors (CB1 and CB2) are found throughout the body. CB1 Receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system.  CB2 receptors are primarily found though the immune system.  Cannabinoids, including CBD interact with these receptors to provide their effects.