The Cannabis sativa L. plant contains at least 113 cannabinoids, the two most prevalent being Cannabidiol (CBD) and the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hemp and marijuana are both considered Cannabis Sativa L., however the difference is their THC content. CBD derived from agricultural hemp has less than 0.3% THC, and therefore no psychoactive effects.
Increased consumer attention has led to emerging scientific research on the numerous benefits of hemp-derived cannabidiol.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is one of the most important physiologic systems involved in maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body. This system performs different tasks, but the main goal is to create a homeostatic environment.
Dr. Ethan Russo is a neurologist well known for his extensive research on cannabis compounds and their role in the body. His study "Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects" details how the combination of all cannabinoids from the hemp plant work synergistically, creating an "Entourage Effect", thus producing a greater therapeutic outcome. HEMP OneThirteen products are formulated with a full spectrum of phytocannabinoids, similar to the endocannabinoids found in the body.