Hemp isn’t the newest industry out there, but it’s certainly one consistently growing and changing. If you thought the only use for hemp plant extracts was to get high, you’re sorely mistaken. Taking marijuana out of the picture still leaves a million uses for what’s left, hemp.
Narrowing down your options
There are two parts of the hemp plant that manufacturers convert into products. First, there’s the extracts you pull from the flower. This is where we get hemp oil which is useful on its own. This part of the plant also yields a variety of cannabinoids and even more products.
Then, there’s what you can make from the rest of the hemp plant. Stalks and leaves, commonly known as hemp biomass, take the industry to a whole other level. You’ll find hemp in places you never thought to look like concrete, paint, and fuel.
It’s not an over-exaggeration to say that hemp has potential almost everywhere.
Establishing a definition for hemp extracts
When talking about hemp extracts it’s important to clarify what we mean. We’re talking about the hemp oil that contains cannabinoids. These include CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, and D8. If you’re shopping in the grocery store and see something with hemp seed oil in it, it’s something totally different. Still a part of the hemp plant, it’s without the cannabinoids.
Hemp extract is high in cannabinoids, but low in THC. To retain its legal classification as hemp, it can actually only have 0.3 percent THC, or less.
To mix or not to mix when it comes to cannabinoids
When processing hemp plants to get an extract, you’ll find oils that contain all kinds of variations in cannabinoid content. Some will focus on a single cannabinoid, like CBD, removing everything else. Others will take advantage of the entourage effect and maintain a mixture of different cannabinoids. Regardless, it’s up to you to check ingredients on the products you buy to understand what’s in what you’re using and the potential effects you may experience.
Cataloging your options for hemp extracts
Whether you’re looking for CBD, CBG, or a combination of extracts, you’ll find hemp-derived products come in a variety of forms. These include:
- Smokable hemp flower
- Vape cartridges
This variety means you can use hemp orally or topically based on your need. It also means you can discreetly enjoy the potential benefits of hemp-derived products. Smoking isn’t your only option.
Finding a place with high-quality hemp
Once you decide which way you want to use hemp plant extracts, the next step is making sure you’re buying quality products. With limited regulations, there’s no guarantee what you’re grabbing at your local CBD store delivers on quality. Some products don’t even list their ingredients anywhere, nor will they share information on where they source their hemp extract from. These huge red flags mean you’re not getting good products.
At Arbor Vita8, we’re transparent about our hemp-derived products. Confident that our ingredients are of the highest-quality, we won’t sell any product we wouldn’t use ourselves. With naturally-grown hemp, from right here in the U.S, we not only list our ingredients for each product, but ensure everything we sell gets properly tested for efficacy and safety.
Come shop with confidence at our online retail store, and see if there are hemp products that are right for you.