The hemp plants used are specially bred to contain high concentrations of naturally occurring cannabidiol (CBD). Elixinol™ contains 18% CBD.
Hemp plants contain more than 400 phytonutrients. Those are preserved with a special extraction technology. No heat or harmful solvents are being used. The result is a whole food with exceptional nutritional qualities.
CBD and the endocannabinoid system
Cannabis was used in the ancient world about 5,000 years ago and utilized as medicine during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Under physician supervision, cannabis was first permitted legally in 1996 in California.
CBD has therapeutic potentials which can be explained by understanding the endocannabinoid system (2) in our body. This system consists of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 & CB2 and enzymes that synthesize and degrade endocannabinoids.
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