FULL SPECTRUM HEMP OIL
ORGANIC / COLD-PRESSED / PURE
- Rich in naturally occurring healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and terpenes
- Full spectrum profile
- Not psychoactive (no "high"); less than 0.3% THC
- No solvents, heat, or chemicals used in the extraction process
- No glycerin, fillers or hidden preservatives
- 25mg cannabinoids per serving
- 750mg total cannabinoids per bottle
Recommended Use: Begin with 3-4 drops under the tongue and hold for 5-10 seconds before swallowing. Additional servings (up to 1 dropper at a time) can be utilized for desired effects.
Hemp Oil vs CBD: What’s the difference?
Hemp oil contains a variety of compounds that may have various beneficial effects on the body, such as cannabinoids (including CBD), terpenes (essential oil compounds that give a plant its aroma and color), vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, flavonoids, and fatty acids. CBD (cannabidiol) is the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis, after THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
CBD exerts its effects by acting on various receptors. Those receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system, increasingly found to be important to human health and well-being through maintaining homeostasis (balance) in various aspects of physiology, helping to regulate mood, memory, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function (especially in the gut), pain sensation, and reproduction.
While CBD and THC are both cannabinoids and both act on the endocannabinoid system, they are opposite in many ways. CBD doesn’t result in intoxication (or the psychoactive “high” associated with THC), is not addictive (and may be anti-addictive against compounds like opioids), and does not stimulate the appetite. Similarly, they both have the ability to provide pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and neuroprotective effects.
Like other physiological systems (neuroendocrine, musculoskeletal, etc.) the endocannabinoid system is extremely complex. Isolated CBD on its own is believed to be fairly weak, and cannabidiol is just one of MANY cannabinoids. Researchers have discovered that CBD works synergistically with the other compounds derived from a full spectrum hemp oil over a CBD isolate product alone, often referred to as the "entourage effect".
“CBD oil” is a bit of a misnomer as CBD is but one compound found within hemp oil itself. Some companies produce isolated CBD and add it to another oil or carrier (such as glycerin, peppermint oil, or MCT oil) and label them as “CBD oil”. Because this industry is fairly new and regulation is not yet standardized, it is prudent to only utilize a hemp oil that provides purity and potency test results as well as declares a total CBD percentage.
Many hemp oil products on the market may contain less CBD than advertised, and it seems to be common practice for companies to cut their hemp oil with other fillers such as glycerin or other oils to either drive down unit cost or increase the amount of product volume in a container, a deceptive tactic used to make consumers think they are getting more for their money.
Also, be aware that a specific dose of hemp oil listed does NOT translate to a CBD dose, as CBD makes up a very small percentage of hemp oil itself.
“1,000mg hemp oil” does NOT equal “1,000mg CBD”, for example.
This is often used as a means of confusing and deceiving the consumer who may otherwise believe them to be the same thing.
According to the World Health Organization, CBD appears to be much safer than many other treatments aimed at chronic pain and anxiety, as well as drugs used for recreational use. Side effects of CBD are typically relatively minor, including fatigue, decreased appetite, and diarrhea, and tend to be dose and tolerance dependent. Typical dosing for total cannabinoids is between 5-100mg/day, with no clear indication on the optimal dose for each respective potential benefit. While ultra high doses of isolated and prescription strength CBD (>1500mg/day) have been linked to liver damage, therapeutic doses appear to be well tolerated by most.
Hemp oil products can legally contain 0.3% THC by weight, otherwise they fall under a different classification and become a controlled substance. Isolated CBD products likely contain no detectable THC (or other cannabinoids), whereas full spectrum hemp oil can contain various levels of THC. Isolating CBD from hemp oil removes the THC but also removes the other synergistic and beneficial compounds, rendering the CBD less effective. Broad spectrum (different than full spectrum) CBD products remove the THC while leaving some of the other cannabinoids intact. These are usually man-made ratios vs. ratios naturally occurring in cold-pressed full spectrum hemp oil, so a broad spectrum product may not confer as many benefits as full spectrum. The entourage effect appears to be greatest when the oil is as close to its natural state and contains a full spectrum of cannabinoids in their intended ratios.
Although rare, some people have failed THC related drug tests while using hemp oil products. Because full spectrum hemp oil contains trace amounts of THC, it is prudent to take caution if used in abundance. Exact usage guidelines to avoid a positive drug test are impossible to determine as it involves too many variables to gauge accurately. The user’s metabolism, weight, age, body fat levels, diet and exercise habits, dosing and frequency of hemp oil use, etc. can all factor in to the possible accumulation of THC in the body over time (as THC is stored in fatty tissue in the body). Using a hemp oil with less than 0.3% THC helps, as does adhering to dosage guidelines on the product label.
The Farm Act was passed in December of 2018, which made hemp oil legal. Non-pharmaceutical CBD is only legal under very specific conditions, such as when the source hemp was produced in a manner consistent with the Farm Bill, and by a licensed grower. This is another reason to only purchase hemp oil from reputable companies who also provide test results indicating where they were sourced.
To date, hemp oil products made in accordance with the conditions mentioned above are legal in many states. The DEA and individual states may have different legal perspectives on CBD, and the laws and enforcement practices are ever-changing. Consumers should check with their state’s governing bodies to determine the legality of CBD products. The interaction between FDA regulation of food, drugs, and supplements (all of which may apply to cannabis), along with different regulations around cannabis in different states, makes legal issues regarding CBD and other cannabinoid products complex.
NOTE: Hemp related nutritional products have varying laws regarding their use throughout the country (and internationally). As such, Morphogen Nutrition assumes no responsibility for any issues that may arise due to the purchase, transport, possession or use of this product.
Warnings: Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. If you are pregnant or nursing or are taking any prescription medications, consult your health care professional before using this or any other dietary supplement product. Contact your health care professional before using this or any other dietary supplement product. Immediately discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE AND AVOID EXCESSIVE HEAT.
ALLERGEN INFORMATION: This product is manufactured in a facility that processes other products which may contain soy, dairy, wheat, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, peanuts, and eggs.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.