CBD Terpenes: Their Role and What They Are

May 21st, 2019 by Dr. Philip Blair, MD

by Dr. Philip Blair, MD – In the world of CBD, we speak and write often about the compounds that naturally occur in the industrial hemp plant, like cannabinoids and terpenes. But what are CBD terpenes, and what is their role?

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What Is the Endocannabinoid System and How It Works

May 14th, 2019 by Elixinol

Named after the marijuana plant Cannabis sativa, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a communication system between the brain and the human body, with a strong impact on a series of functions from feelings and mood to pain perception and movement.

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Cannabinoids & Terpenes 101: Hemp's Major

May 7th, 2019 by Elixinol

Cannabinoids nourish and interact with all human systems including the more recently discovered endocannabinoid system, the body’s “master regulator” for keeping us normal. Terpenes make up the aroma of a plant, while antioxidant-rich flavonoids are responsible for their colors.

Let’s explore some basic facts about the cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp.

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Hemp Seed Benefits & Nutritional Value

April 30th, 2019 by Elixinol

Неmр sееd benefits (also саllеd hеmр hеаrts) аrе nо rеvеlаtіоn tо humans, аs wе hаvе bееn usіng thеm, аlоng with оthеr hеmр products, fоr thоusаnds оf уеаrs, еіthеr аs а соmроnеnt іn bіrd sееd mіх, аs fіshіng bаіt, оr tо manufacture durable fabric. Unfortunately, wе hаvе уеt tо ехрlоrе thе full nutrіtіоnаl роtеntіаl оf thеsе remarkable products, which hаvе sоmеtіmеs bееn nаmеd thе mоst nutrіtіоnаllу соmрlеtе fооd іn thе wоrld. Find out more about Hemp seed benefits..

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Cannabinoids Explained (Part 6): CBE (Cannabielsoin) & CBL (Cannabicyclol)

April 23rd, 2019 by Elixinol

First observed in 1983 by researchers at the Ohio State University, CBE forms from cannabidiol during the metabolic process, so it is a metabolite. CBL at its turn is a degradative product which forms when the Cannabis plant is exposed to light, from cannabichromene (CBC).

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Elixinol Certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority

April 19th, 2019 by Elixinol

Elixinol is proud to announce that we are now certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority.

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Cannabinoids Explained (Part 5): Cannabichromenes (CBC)

April 16th, 2019 by Elixinol

We continue our Cannabinoids explained series with Cannabichromene (CBC), a compound that is naturally found in the cannabis plant and is similar to other cannabinoids.

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CBD: Finding quality in the crowded market

April 9th, 2019 by Paul Benhaim, CEO, Elixinol Global

The past 12 months have been a period of rapid growth for both the cannabis industry and Elixinol Global. This growth has largely been driven on two levels: Firstly, US consumers seem to have been adopting hemp CBD (Cannabidiol) due to its health benefits; secondly, governments have been transforming their views on hemp and cannabis.

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Cannabinoids Explained (Part 4): Cannabinol (CBN)

April 9th, 2019 by Elixinol

Cannabinol (CBN) is a cannabinoid found in the Cannabis sativa plant, so it is part of the phytocannabinoids family, just like cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Learn more about cannabinol and its potential for helping improve a number of health problems.

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Cannabinoids Explained (Part 3): Cannabigerol (CBG)

April 2nd, 2019 by Elixinol

Cannabigerol (CBG) is less popular than CBD or THC, but this cannabinoids deserves our attention as well, as studies suggest that the compound might poses some interesting properties, with potential medical applications. 

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Cannabinoids Explained (Part 2): CBD-A (CBD-ACID)

March 26th, 2019 by Elixinol

CBD-a or CBD-acid is the main form in which CBD exists in the cannabis plant, along with THC-a (THC-acid). CBD is obtained through non-enzymatic decarboxylation from the acidic form of the cannabinoid, this reaction taking place when the compounds are heated. 

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Cannabinoids Explained (Part 1): THC and Its Effects on the Human Body

March 7th, 2019 by Elixinol
Although until a few years ago THC was considered the most psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant, this substance actually results from another compound, called CBGA (cannabigerolic acid), which is naturally produced by Cannabis sativa.

Although until a few years ago THC was considered the most psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant, this substance actually results from another compound, called CBGA (cannabigerolic acid), which is naturally produced by Cannabis sativa.

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Industrial Hemp: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

March 5th, 2019 by Elixinol
Industrial Hemp: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What IS “Industrial Hemp”?

Read our FAQ's on industrial hemp to find out what it is and how it differs from other cannabis variants. 

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2018 US Farm Bill: An overview and what it means for the hemp industry

January 3rd, 2019 by Elixinol
2018 US Farm Bill: An overview and what it means for the hemp industry

THE HISTORY YOU DIDN’T KNOW
For years, it was a major American crop, used for rope, clothing, and paper. In the early 1900s, hemp was erroneously lumped in with its cousin marijuana, which was facing more stringent regulation. In 1957, amid an anti-marijuana hysteria, hemp was banned as a Schedule 1 substance by the Federal Government.

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Hemp: The single best source of vegetable protein

November 23rd, 2018 by Maz Valcorza

Proteins are an important macronutrient that function as the building blocks of our bodies. Unfortunately in the standard western diet, it can often be a matter or quantity over quality. The quality of a protein source is not just determined by how much protein is contained within each serve, but also how easy it is for the body to digest and assimilate.

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The History of Hemp

October 18th, 2018 by Paul Benhaim

Many ultra-conservatives would have us believe that hemp, because of its association with cannabis, is an “unholy” plant. However, the truth is that hemp and cannabis have had many positive associations with religions around the world for thousands of years. To name a few, faiths as diverse as Taoism, Hinduism and Sufi Islam have not demonised hemp or cannabis, but embraced them.

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Elixinol Global CEO Paul Benhaim’s lifelong love for Hemp

September 28th, 2018 by Elixinol

Environmental and wellness advocate Paul Benhaim, founder and CEO of Elixinol, believes industrial hemp can make the Earth a cleaner place.

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