Hemp has over 10,000 known uses, which can be made from both the female or male plants, depending on the desired product. N8-CBD™ uses only female hemp plants in our products, with lab testing guaranteeing below 0.3% THC levels.
Hemp extract is the phytocannabinoid concentrate, created through some form of the extraction process, most commonly either with supercritical carbon dioxide or ethanol. The extract’s potency will depend on the levels of cannabinoids in the plant, so each batch of extract will have different levels of cannabinoids.
Both hemp and marijuana are in the cannabis family. Human intervention has produced variation within the species in terms of THC and CBD levels. The 2018 Farm Bill designates hemp as having THC levels below 0.3%. Marijuana is always harvested from female plants and typically has high THC levels with little to no CBD, although some strains can contain verifying levels of CBD/THC ratios. Hemp has over 10,000 known uses, which can be made from both the female or male plant depending on the desired product. N8-CBD uses only female hemp plants in our products, with lab testing guaranteeing below 0.3% THC levels.
Hemp extract is the phytocannabinoid concentrate, created through some form of extraction process, most commonly either with supercritical carbon dioxide or ethanol. The extract’s potency will depend on the levels of cannabinoids in the plant, so each batch of extract will have different levels of cannabinoids.
The demand for hemp extracts is rapidly increasing in the U.S. However, there is still limited supply of U.S.-grown hemp, resulting in high prices that cannot compete against imported hemp extract from places like China or Eastern Europe. Consumers seeking quality products may find a lack of transparency when it comes to the origin of the hemp extract in their products. And unfortunately, there is limited data behind the volume and quality control behind these imported hemp extracts. At Mana Artisan Botanics, we take great care to source high-quality hemp that is grown in the USA using sustainable practices.
In the cannabis industry much of what is grown, unless it is organic, is sprayed with varying levels of pesticides and fungicides. Most consumers don’t realize this is a common practice. Given the increasing demand for hemp and cannabis, many conventional farmers are transitioning their fields to these high value crops. Yet, hemp’s cultivation environment is critical as it can act as a bio-remediation crop, absorbing contaminants from the soil while it grows. If the hemp was grown in poor or misused soil, that plant might contain toxins you won’t want to ingest.
This is why at N8-CBD, we source our CBD-rich hemp extract only from farms that have never had any toxic agriculture on the land or use any harmful pesticides or fungicides. All our products are purity and potency tested at multiple lab facilities for cannabinoid levels as well as pesticide residue, heavy metals and other contaminants. State of the art testing methods are used and THC levels are guaranteed to be under the federal limit of 0.3%. If you want to review the lab results, please email us at info@N8-CBD.com
Many of the hemp products on the market derive their CBDs as a by-product from other types of hemp varieties such as fiber or seed for hemp food products. The levels of CBD-rich hemp extract in these products are lower and lack the diverse spectrum of cannabinoids. At N8-CBD, the hemp we source is grown with great care to facilitate high levels of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids.
Full-spectrum extracts contain all the phytochemicals naturally found in the cannabis plant, including CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes. Legal hemp derived full-spectrum extracts have a THC content below 0.3%. The full spectrum of the active compounds work together synergistically to amplify the effects and increase the efficacy of the individual components. This phenomenon is referred to as the entourage effect.
Broad-spectrum extracts contain CBD and all the other compounds within the plant, including terpenes and other cannabinoids, with the exception of THC. Broad-spectrum extracts, like full-spectrum extracts, can produce the entourage effect.
CBD isolate is a single molecule chemical extraction of the cannabis plant that contains only CBD. Science now shows that the body prefers a whole plant food/medicine over a refined or isolated version as is demonstrated by the entourage effect. The long term health impacts of the use of CBD isolates is unknown.
N8-CBD has been dedicated from day one to creating the most wholesome products possible. With over 25 years in the Chiropractic wellness and cannabis arenas, it was a clear preference to not use isolates in our products. We believe the cannabis plant in its fullness is more compatible and beneficial for the body and it’s endocannabinoid system then a chemically stripped-down single-molecule white powder, which is CBD isolate. The entourage effect has been a desired result we have wished to create from the start.
The most accurate answer to that question is – it depends. Meaning, it depends on what your body needs. Each body is different, so everybody will have a different response. Since hemp extract with cannabinoids works with the body’s internal Endocannabinoid System to maintain good health, the effect is personalized based on what you have going on internally. That being said, quite a few people mention a feeling of relaxation, while others note that hemp extract helps them feel focused.* The best way to find out how CBD will work for you, is to try it for yourself!
CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe. As with any other supplement, there is a chance that it could cause adverse reactions for some people, and/ or could interact with certain medications. As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition or are taking any medications.
Studies show that hemp extract with CBD can be well-tolerated by many. Since the most common results of taking it are calm and focus; relief from exercise-induced inflammation; support for healthy sleep cycles; and relief from everyday stresses, anyone looking for balance in these areas might benefit from a cannabinoid extract with CBD and additional plant compounds.
*And don’t forget about your furry friends! See how CBD works for dogs too.