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Hemp is an annual flowering plant that’s part of the cannabis plant family. Like many other plants, hemp contains health-promoting compounds; unlike most other plants, it contains an incredible diversity of them. These components are most concentrated within the flowering tops, or ‘buds’, of mature hemp.
Hemp has been used for both physical and spiritual reasons for thousands of years. In fact, many historians consider hemp to be the first example in human history of widespread plant cultivation. Given that the plant has thousands of uses and contains hundreds of naturally-occurring chemical compounds, it’s no wonder ancient cultures cherished it!
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the largest receptor system in the human body. The ECS is responsible for maintaining homeostasis and regulating pleasure, pain, sleep, mood, memory, appetite, immune function, and more.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that react with the endocannabinoid system to create a variety of health benefits.
- Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids that come plants.
- Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids found within the body.
CBD is hemp’s primary active ingredient. Short for canna-bi-diol, CBD is foremost among the health-promoting compounds researchers have been studying. CBD belongs to a class of molecules called cannabinoids.
CBD was discovered in 1940, but its structure wasn’t fully determined until the ‘60s. Even then, the compound was overlooked for many years because researchers were more focused on psychotropic cannabinoids like THC. Of course, that’s all changed now — as it turns out, CBD promotes health more powerfully than any other cannabinoid!
THC is a different and unique chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. It binds tightly with your body’s receptors to produce natural benefits and intoxicating effects. THC is considered unsafe and illegal by the federal government and most employers.
CBD oil is simply an oil that contains high amounts of CBD. CBD oil is generally made by:
- extracting the CBD from mature hemp flower, and then
- re-incorporating this extract into a carrier oil like MCT or hempseed oil
CBD oil is often placed into a small dropper bottle and taken sublingually, by holding it under the tongue. CBD oil is popular because it’s convenient, easy to dose…and highly effective.
*Note that hemp seed oil is not the same as CBD oil, though “hemp oil” is sometimes used as an umbrella term to describe them both.
Hemp seed oil is produced from the seeds of the cannabis sativa plant and doesn’t contain any viable cannabinoids, however, it still does have a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids and useful bioactive compounds.
CBD Isolate is pure CBD without any other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, mineral, proteins, or fibers. There are no entourage effect benefits associated with CBD Isolate.
Hemp contains hundreds of compounds above and beyond CBD; these include other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals, proteins, fibers and more. CBD that contains all of hemp’s natural compounds, including THC, is called Full Spectrum CBD.
Full Spectrum CBD oil that goes through a state-of-the-art purification process that selectively remove the unwanted THC, waxes and chlorophyl is called Broad Spectrum CBD.
Broad Spectrum CBD gives users the benefits associated with the entourage effect without the risks associated with THC.
A term used by scientists to describe how multiple compounds found in cannabis come together to increase the therapeutic benefits compared to any one of the plant’s individual components.
The list of health benefits that have been attributed to CBD is nothing short of amazing. It may be able to reduce pain and inflammation, relieve chronic migraines, improve gut health, stabilize mood, calm anxiety, and much, much more.
All these benefits can be easily explained by modern science; more specifically, by CBD’s ability to stimulate and vitalize the human endocannabinoid system. In other words, CBD may help one’s body get back into a place of balance from which it can heal itself.
For more info on this phenomena, check out our in-depth article on the topic HERE.
In other words, how can one single molecule be good for so many things? Once again, it goes back to the endocannabinoid system [link to ECS page could be put here] and its ability to promote health and balance throughout the entire body. A person with depression may have poor endocannabinoid tone in areas of the brain associated with their struggles, so by taking CBD, they may be able to have that aspect of mental function restored.
A person with chronic pain, on the other hand, may have endocannabinoid deficiencies in inflamed tissue; if they take CBD, they may be able to quiet that localized inflammation down. In general, cannabinoids like CBD reduce stress and promote calm. And those are both things that could have a profound impact on anyone’s health.
There’s no easy answer to this one. CBD dosing depends on many factors, including one’s age, weight, health status, and endocannabinoid system genetics.
Don’t worry, though — at Olakino, we feel that finding one’s optimum dose is a process meant to be enjoyed! We’d encourage you to introduce yourself to CBD slowly… and gradually increase intake until you’re feeling your best.
In general, through sublingual oils or tinctures! CBD oil provides the best blend of practicality and efficacy. Other good methods include CBD softgels or topical CBD cream.
It depends, but you may notice initial benefits in as little as a few minutes. This is especially true in cases of anxiety, where even a small amount of CBD can instill tangible calm. In general, CBD’s full absorption into the bloodstream may take a few hours.
Noticing the impacts of CBD on more severe health problems, however, may be a longer process. In these instances, several days of consistent dosing might be required for CBD to really ‘kick in’ and activate the endocannabinoid system.
Because CBD isn’t just a band-aid solution for those struggling with their health. At the heart of its many helpful qualities is an ability to lower stress and boost brain function. The plant molecule is a powerful antioxidant and neuroprotectant, after all. That makes CBD highly valuable to athletes, students, professionals, etc…anybody who wants to thrive and perform their best.
OLA is a common word used by the people of Hawaii because it means “healthy”. KINO is another popular Hawaiian word that translates to “body” in English. Even though these two words have unique meanings, they actually form a special meaning when used together. OLA KINO means “health” in Hawaiian. The vibrancy of Hawaiian culture is the perfect representation for what we at Olakino Organics live by.
Because we care. And unlike many fledgling CBD companies in this new and uncharted industry, we have a background in healthcare and regenerative medicine that spans over a decade. That’s means Olakino Organics truly understands what patients are going through — and what they’re looking for.
Our goal is to be a comprehensive and trusted resource for scientific and medical CBD information while offering customers the safest, most consistent and effective CBD products on the market.
Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications.
Since both grapefruit juice and CBD can inhibit the metabolic process similarily, logically, any drug or medication that is advised to not be consumed with grapefruit juice, should also not be consumed with CBD.