There are more than one hundred unique compounds found in the Cannabis plant. These compounds are called cannabinoids. The two most famous cannabinoids are CBD and THC. THC is the cannabinoid that acts as a euphoriant and gets you “high.” CBD is a non-psychoactive, non-intoxicating cannabinoid.
Cannabis and Hemp are actually two varieties of the same plant species – Cannabis Sativa. Because they share the same species name, there is a lot of confusion around the differences between them. Both varieties produce cannabinoids. Hemp is the variety of Cannabis Sativa that has been bred to have very low levels of THC (0.3% or less) and high levels of CBD. To be legally considered Hemp, the Cannabis plant must have no more than 0.3% THC.
Hemp, like many plants, can absorb the toxins and impurities in the air and soil in which it is grown. Some Hemp extracts on the market come from other countries and may contain heavy metals and other chemical contaminants. All of the CBD used in Mighty Healthy products is derived from select hemp cultivated in the USA, which allows us to maintain the highest standards of quality and purity. We lab test every batch of our broad spectrum CBD extracts for heavy metals, pesticides, and residual solvents to ensure our products are safe, effective and free of contaminants.
CBD is extracted from the Hemp plant. There are different methods of extraction which yield different kinds of extracts. Another term for these extracts is “hemp oil.” Some CBD products use isolate which is 100% pure CBD with all of the other compounds of the plant stripped away. We use “broad spectrum” CBD extracts which contain 80-90% CBD. The remaining 10-20% include the plant’s naturally occurring terpenes and phytocannabinoids. It is believed that these compounds aid in bioavailability, so the body can absorb and make the best use of the CBD. All Mighty Healthy products are made with broad spectrum CBD.
Hemp oil is CBD oil. It is pressed from the leaves, flowers, stems, and stalks of the plant and contains cannabinoids and other compounds. Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is pressed from the seeds of the plant, which contain NO CBD. Hemp seed oil has been on the market for decades as a food and dietary supplement and is sometimes used in beauty and personal care products. Hemp seed oil does not have the same properties and benefits as Hemp oil/CBD oil.
No. Only products labeled with CBD or Hemp Oil contain CBD. The scientific name for Hemp is Cannabis Sativa and with Cannabis becoming more popular and less stigmatized, some brands are using the scientific name for Hemp Seed Oil – Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil – in their marketing. Check the ingredient list –Hemp Seed Oil or Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is NOT CBD!