We have listed most commonly asked questions in this section.
No. Hemp extract is non-psychoactive.
If hemp extracts contain a percentage of CBD / cannabinoids, what is in your hemp extracts except naturally occuring cannabinoids?
CannaWell specialise in full spectrum and whole plant hemp extracts. We believe that capturing not just CBD, but other cannabinoids such as CBDA, CBG, CBC, CBDV alongside terpenes, ketones, phenols and flavonoids creates a much more nutritious product enhancing the overall effect on your health and wellbeing. Studies suggest many of the compounds in hemp/cannabis work together to produce a synergy of effects. For example terpenes incrementally increase the effectiveness of the oil. In simple terms, the sum total of the different compounds of this wonderful plant work better together. This is called the entourage effect.
All our oils are blended with organic hemp seed oil.
There are over 113 different phyto-cannabinoids (phyto means from a plant). In addition to the cannabinoids present in our industrial hemp oil extracts, there are also many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D, & E), fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6), trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, & potassium), carotene, chlorophyll, flavanoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, alcohols, glycosides, pigments, hemp seed oil, water, and terpenes. The most common terpenes in our CBD oils are Beta-caryophyllene, alpha-Humulene, Caryophyllene, alpha-Bisabolol, Myrcene, alpha-Pinene, and many others. For a full list please view the terpine test certificates.
CannaWell genuinely care to provide clean and fine quality hemp extract oils. We are the exclusive European distributor for the much loved and trusted Bluebird Botanicals who are based in Colorado. The oils crafted with care by Bluebird are:
Hemp PURE oils: the thick tar like cannabinoid rich extract is emulsified in organic coldpressed hempseed oil to give it that wonderful droppable consistency.
Hemp BLEND range: the cannabinoid rich extract is blended with cold pressed Black Cumin Seed (Nigella sativa), wildcrafted Francincense (Boswellia carteri) oil extract and hempseed oil. Francincense and Black Cumin Seed oil are also used for general wellness and we highly recommend you research what is being shared about them.
Hemp TOTAL: is a special formulation, it contains both the decarboxylated/heated (i.e. CBD) and non-decarboxylated/raw (i.e. CBD-A) forms of cannabinoids, in a 1:1 ratio. In addition, included are steam (water) distilled hemp extract which contains a significant amount of additional therapeutic constituents known as terpenes. Our steam (water) distilled hemp oil contains at least 26 different aromatic terpenes plus various aldehydes and ketones. With both forms of cannabinoids and the steam distilled hemp, Hemp TOTAL is the most comprehensive hemp product we know of.
More recently we have added two new oils, crafted in Europe.
Hemp CBD: A fine CBD oil, hemp extracted and blended with organic hempseed oil. It has a particular mild taste and is great for those who look for best quality CBD.
Hemp BALANCE: The Hemp Balance is half way between the Hemp PURE and Hemp TOTAL. The hemp extract contains a ratio of approx 80:20 CBD/CBDA along with other cannabinoids, phytonutrients and terpenes. It's an all-rounder supplement. It is worth noting that is has a slightly stronger taste than our other products.
The original range contains a lower amount of milligrams CBD/cannabinoids per serving, whilst the 6x/Plus range details in instructions for use a higher amount of milligrams. Further details are given on the relevant product pages.
The first choice is whether you want the original strength of concentrate oil. In point 5 of the FAQ we've summarised the different qualities and contents of our oils.
The hemp is grown on pristine soil, the extract is made with skill and care and is tested for potency and purity before being blended into our premium food supplements. Every step of the process is carefully handled to ensure quality, consistency and pure natural goodness.
A cannabinoid rich whole plant Hemp Extract is an excellent food supplement. Consuming hemp nutrients delivers essential nutrients to our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help maintain and support it and sometimes for that extra system support.
May we suggest you research online for information and benefits of hemp and hemp cannabinoids. When doing so we encourage you to look for informational sources that aren't involved with the sales of any food supplements. There are many educational sources for cannabinoid research.
If you suspect you may have a disease or are seeking help for a specific disease you should consult a qualified medical professional before using hemp extract oil or any other food supplement.
All humans and vertebrate animals (mammals, fish, birds, reptiles) have an endocannabinoid system. The ECS is active in everyone – from before birth to the end of your life.
The ECS is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health - homeostasis. Homeostasis is the ability of the body to maintain stability needed to function properly.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) helps regulate several functions in our body such as the nervous, digestive, reproductive, immunological and endocrine system amongst others. We constantly produce endocannabinoids in our bodies, however, due to many reasons, whether it is lifestyle, pollution or any other reason our ECS may not function optimally. By taking a high quality hemp extract, nourishing nutrients are delivered to our ECS.
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, it performs different tasks; the goal is always the same, homeostasis, balance and stability, which aids our health and wellbeing.
There is much information about the endocannabinoid system (ECS) online and we encourage you to find out more about one of our body’s most fascinating systems.
Yes. Hemp extracts are considered to be generally safe.
We recommend that our hemp extract oils are dropped under the tongue, keep the oil in your mouth for 60 seconds before swallowing. This allows a better absorption of nutrients.
The ideal serving size for different circumstances is not exactly known. The general guidance is 15 drops per day. However, some people respond to lower amount of drops, others prefer to take more. That is why we also have the concetrate range, our 6x oils. It is also worth considering the weight of a person. A lighter person most likely won’t need the same amount as someone heavier to gain a similar result.
As everyone’s circumstances are different, how your endocannabinoid system performs and reasons for taking hemp extracts vary.
There is one other important point which is that your body will build up storage of cannabinoids which can stay bound in the body for weeks. This is important to know because after taking hemp extracts for a few weeks you may find that you can gradually reduce the amount of drops you take whilst still achieving the same desired effect. Once again, this will depend on your individual circumstances. We encourage all our customers to experiment with the serving size.
Hemp extracts are considered safe and research is still in its early days. Please find out and experiment what works best for you !
All hemp (Cannabis sativa) is outdoor grown in pristine soil by selected industrial hemp cultivars.
Yes is the short answer. Cannabinoids are cannabinoids, whether from marijuana or hemp. It is also worth noting that most marijuana has a very low non-psychoactive cannabinoid profile, so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable for anything besides THC. Marijuana is usually very high in THC (gives people the high) but usually very low in other non-psychoactive cannabinoids.
Scientifically and genetically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana can be the same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis sativa.
Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. Marijuana, 99% of the time, has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of non-psychoactive cannabinoids. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of non-psychoactive cannabinoids, and naturally has a low, trace amount of THC.
The good news is that the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the 'high.'
Regular hemp seed oil and cannabinoid rich hemp oil is NOT the same product.
Standard hemp oil, which can be found cheaply in shops, is a very different product to our Hemp extract oils. Regular hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds and is a healthy nutritious food source. But it only has only trace amounts of cannabinoids in it.
Whereas our oils contain a Full Spectrum cannabinoid extract from a supercritical CO2 extraction process of the hemp plant itself. Thus the extract contains many phytocannabinoids, terpenes and much more. A detailed analysis is listed above in point 4 of the FAQ and also in our detailed product description.
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The hemp extract is a full spectrum CO2 oil extraction of an industrial hemp variety of Cannabis Sativa. Hemp is usually ideal for cannabinoid extractions.
The hemp that is used to create the hemp extract grown in family farms in the EU under the strictest regulations to ensure consistent quality and ironclad safety. Hemp, because of it's innate ability to thrive so easily doesn't require pesticides (the aromatic terpene compounds in hemp can actually act as natural pesticides), fertilizers, or herbicides in it's cultivation, and requires much less water than standard commercial farming. In fact, the aromatic terpenes within hemp are known to act as natural pesticides, protecting the plant and keeping it healthy. All hemp used in our hemp food supplements is non-GMO.
The hemp we use is grown under the same methods and standards of organic farming, but at this time there is no actual legal procedure for the organic certification of hemp cultivation in the countries we import from. We're expecting the process for organic certification of hemp to be available within hopefully a year, and we will officially certify our food supplements as soon as that's possible.
Our oil is extracted through a high pressured, supercritical CO2 extraction. To determine the purity and potency of every batch, each extraction is analyzed through a High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) test for aerobic organisms, yeast, fungus, E. coli, and heavy toxic metals, and is also analyzed for the cannabidiol (+ other cannabinoid) potency. The hemp extract is further analyzed for it's potency and purity by a third party and analysed for potency and purity. The laboratory we use adheres to international ISO standards and whose head scientist is a recognised worldwide expert in the field of Supercritical Fluid and Convergence Chromotography (SFC and CC).
With these multiple analyses performed it ensures that the cannabidiol ( CBD ) content is pure and consistent throughout every batch made.You can be assured that our oils are of finest quality. View the test certification for your oil here
The endocannabinoid system - what does it do?
Did you know that you have an endocannabinoid system (ECS)? I didn't either until a few years ago when I started to work with hemp.
Every human and all vertebrate animals, and even some invertebrate animals, have an ECS suggesting its significance in the process of evolution. Experts believe that natural selection has conserved the endocannabinoid system in living organisms for 500 million years. We have co-evolved alongside the hemp plant and consumed it as food and medicine for thousands of years.
Experts believe the ECS's overall function is to regulate homeostasis, to keep balance and wellbeing. Homeostasis is a key element in the biology of all living things and is best described as the ability to maintain stable internal conditions that are necessary for survival. Disease is simply a result of some aspect of failure in achieving homeostasis.
The ECS affects a wide variety of biological processes (such as appetite and sleep amongst many others). We have cannabinoid receptors in many parts of our body, including the brain, organs, immune system, peripheral nervous system, cardiovascular system, reproductive system and gastrointestinal and urinary tracks. Cannabinoid receptors continue to be identified in unique parts of the body as research on the endocannabinoid system progresses. Decades of scientific research on the ECS has resulted in the discovery of two types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. These receptors are found in various parts of the body, but are most prominent in the brain and immune system. Cannabinoid receptors act as binding sites for endogenous cannabinoids as well as cannabinoids found in cannabis/hemp. When cannabinoids bind to CB1 or CB2 receptors, they act to change the way the body functions.
Although cannabis is a source of over 100 cannabinoids (including THC and CBD), the human body produces a number of cannabinoids as well. These endogenous cannabinoids include anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) and are present in all human beings. Yes, that is correct. We actually produce our own endo-cannabinoids!
What has become apparent is how important hemp is in our diet, due to the essential nutrients cannabinoids provide. Many experts start talking how a chronic endocannabinoid deficiency can affect our health. Hence many of us, for whichever reason, benefit or need system support and thus taking the best quality full spectrum mix is essential for maintaining and supporting the body’s internal health and stability and helps our well being, vitality and spirit.
To find out more about the ECS, there is much information online and some informative talks on YouTube.