DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hemp was formulated with the intentions of making the most out of all the cannabinoids and/or phyto-cannabinoids legally available to us. The hemp extract that has been used in Dr. Hemp is completely stripped of THC (the main psychoactive ingredient in Marijuana) and will therefore not leave users of this product “high” or failing drug tests. Hemp extract contains many extremely valuable phyto-cannabinoids (85 have been identified) such as: CBD, CBDA, CBC, and CBC as well as many terpenes and flavinoids that are also known for their medicinal value. What makes these chemicals so useful is that the human body is full of receptors that directly interacts with them.
Our bodies make endocannabinoids to help itself maintain stability and health, coincidentally these phtyo-cannabinoids from hemp also work within the same biological systems as our endogenous cannabiniods. What that means is by supplementing with exogenous cannabinoids we can affect our endocannabinoid system in a way that promotes homeostasis in the body. To understand this better we need to describe the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system or ECS is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors can be found throughout the body e.g. in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each region that they are found, the cannabinoid system does different things. However, the goal is always the same: homeostasis!!! What is homeostasis?? It is the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment. For example, at the site of an injury, cannabinoids can be found decreasing the release of activators and sensitizers from the injured tissue, stabilizing the nerve cell to prevent excessive firing, and calming nearby immune cells to prevent release of pro-inflammatory substances. Three different mechanisms of action on three different cell types for a single purpose: minimize the pain and damage caused by the injury. Another example, is mediating neurogenesis (the growth of new brain cells), neuronal plasticity (forming new connections between brain cells), and learning, cannabinoids may directly influence a person’s open-mindedness and ability to move beyond limiting patterns of thought and behavior from past situations. This is just two broad examples of how and what exogenous cannabinoids can do.
What we know these cannabinoids can help with so far includes: reducing or eliminating seizures, fighting the growth of tumor and cancer cells, treatment for decreasing anxiety, reducing muscle spasms, pain reduction and anti-inflammatory agents, nausea-reducing, neuro-protective, sleep promoting, clarity of thoughts and more.