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HEMP 101

What is Hemp and Hemp Extract?

Hemp, or industrial hemp, typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products.  Hemp Extract Oil is extracted from the industrial hemp plant and flower; it contains compounds that interact with the body's nervous system and receptors.    

Is Hemp Extract safe?

Yes, it is considered to be safe and non-toxic for humans and animals to take, even at high amounts.

 

Is Hemp Extract legal?

 Yes, our Hemp is organically farmed under the Industrial Farm Act of 2014; it is natural and non-psychoactive so it will not get you "high".    

What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Although both part of the cannabis family, Hemp contains <.3% DELTA 9 THC and contains most of the medicinal benefits. Marijuana, in contrast, contains high amounts of THC and is psychoactive.   

Studies have proven Hemp Extract Oil to be good for:

  • Insomnia
  • High blood sugar levels  
  • Muscle spasms  
  • Anxiety  
  • Nausea and vomiting  
  • Low appetite  
  • Inflammation  
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Chronic pain
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Stress   
  • Ease symptoms of depression
  • Motion Sickness  
  • Hangovers  
  • Just to name a few.....

How does Hemp Extract work ?

By returning the body to a balanced state through interaction with the nervous system and receptors. These systems regulate a wide variety of bodily functions such as mood, appetite, sleep, hormone production, pain, nervous and immune response.     

Can Hemp Extract also help my pet?

Yes, your pet can reap the same benefits! At Halcyon Leaf we believe pets are family. It is safe and effective for degenerative issues of aging pets, as well as smaller anxiety or behavioral issues in young, healthy animals.  

What is Full Spectrum?

The entire range of chemical compounds or constituents that are naturally occurring in a certain part of a particular species of plant.

What is the "Entourage Effect"?

The concept that the totality of the therapeutic constituents of the plant acting together are more effective than any single isolated compound acting alone. Full Spectrum Oils help to achieve this effect.  

What is Isolate?

Isolate is Hemp Extract in its purest form. Stripped of any additional terpenes and plant components found in the hemp plant. The final product is a fine white powder.  Isolates contain only one hemp compound.

What is Whole Plant Hemp Extract?

 Whole plant hemp extract keeps the full properties of the hemp plant intact (The Entourage Effect). 

What is MCT Oil (Carrier Oil)?

MCT (medium chain triglycerides) are types of fat most often derived from coconut oil.  MCTs are known for providing you energy and a sharper brain. They’re absorbed more quickly than other fats and easily converted into energy.

What is a Carrier Oil?

Carrier oils are used to dilute the Hemp Extract Oil and help "carry" them into the body and or skin.