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What are Cannabinoids?

Scientists have identified 483 phytochemicals in Hemp plants. Many of them, hundreds in fact, are Terpenoids. These are the compounds that give fruits, flowers and herbs many of their desirable aromas, flavours and other special properties.

A special sub-class of Terpenoids are the Cannabinoids. There are over 60 of them in Hemp which is one of the highest natural concentrations of phyto-cannabinoids found in the plant kingdom.

This is one of the many reasons Hemp stands alone in the plant kingdom, it literally is a treasure chest of nutrition without equal.


The Cannabinoids each have their own individual properties which is creating plenty of excitement in the scientific community. Besides the Terpenoids and Cannabinoids there are many other vitamins, minerals, phytosterols, pigments, proteins, enzymes, essential sugars, polyphenol antioxidants, flavonoids and essential fatty acids. The oil appears black but it is really a blend of intense colors. It is important to know that while isolated Cannabinoids have their own characteristic properties, the different compounds have synergistic effects when the whole symphony of phytonutrients are consumed together. Synergy means that the combined effect is greater than the sum of the individual parts.

Real vs Synthetic Cannabinoids

The unique health properties of Hemp have been known to modern scientists for over 50 years, so (un)natural, attempts were made to produce synthetic versions of isolated Cannabinoid molecules in an attempt to create pharmaceutical drugs.

Unsurprisingly, as with all synthetic chemicals, the desired properties are often reduced significantly while undesirable side-effects can abound as is confirmed in the United States Government Patent #6,630,507 “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants & Neuroprotectants.”

If health and happiness, not side-effects are what you seek, best stick to real plants. The original design was already perfect to begin with.

Your Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid system is a recently discovered physiological system that is responsible for almost all functions of the human body. The main purpose of the ECS system is to ensure all bodily systems are working at a homeostatic rate (normal rate), through molecules known as “endocannabinoids”. (endo meaning inside) are naturally produced cannabinoids by our own bodies, and are responsible for communicating with all of our bodily systems and ensuring they are in a balanced order.

These endocannabinoids regulate all of our internal activity by binding with receptor known as CB1 And CB2, located all throughout the human body. When our body has a lack of these endocannabinoids our internal systems become overactive or not active enough and lead to diseases like cancer, insomnia, diabetes, lowered metabolism and many more.

Our bodies produces less cannabinoids due to aging, lack of exercise, poor diet, and many other factors, so it becomes extremely crucial that we get these cannabinoids through plant sources. Terpenes are the building blocks and found through out all of nature, such as mangoes, lavander, mint, berries and many other fruits and vegetables. When consuming a plant based diet we provide our body with the proper nutrition it needs to build our endocannabinoid system. This will ensure our immune system along with all other internal systems are functioning the way they should be.

Fortunately, Cannabis sativa, also known as hemp contains many of these terpenes all in one and the cannabinoids themselves as well. Consuming cannabis provides the body with the proper spectrum of cannabinoids to ensure our immune system is running properly along with all other systems.