Simply put, cannabinoids are chemical compounds that act on the cannabinoid receptors in our bodies
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
The ECS is present in all vertebrates, including humans as well as in many invertebrates. Cannabinoid receptors exist throughout the body – in our brain, digestive system, and lymphatic system.
These receptors are responsible for lots of bodily functions, including regulation of health, immune response, mood, pain, and more.
Interestingly, the ECS is taught in only 13% of medical, nursing, and pharmacy programs.
The system can be activated by outside stimuli, like taking a supplement or getting acupuncture, but it can also be activated naturally by doing simple things like going for a run.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is involved in regulating a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain and pleasure sensation, immune system, moods and memory.
Mechanisms of Action
Cannabidiol (CBD) binds to a G-coupled protein, TRPV-1, which influences inflammation, pain perception and body temperature. Multiple NIH studies show that CBD inhibits FAAH activity, which is responsible for the deterioration of N-arachidonoylethanolamine, commonly known as anandamide. CBD also inhibits anandamide reuptake.
The scientists who discovered and isolated the neurotransimitter anandamide discovered that it contributes to elevated mood. Unfortunately, endogenous anandamide labels are very low, and the half-life is rapid. CBD plays an important role by inhibiting anandamide degradation and enhancing endogenous levels. CBG and CBC, other cannabinoids present in Ananda Hemp, also increase anandamide levels.
What is Hemp
An all-natural product
Hemp has been used by humans in many ways, from healing to textiles, for thousands of years. We’re firm believers in using natural remedies to cure what ails us, and that’s why hemp is so important.
It’s not just the cannabinoids found in hemp that are beneficial – it’s the fatty acids, the phytonutrients, and more. Unna Goods uses the whole hemp plant to create our wide array of products.
We’re more than just CBD – we create all-natural products that bring you the best of what hemp has to offer.
If hemp is safe, why was it illegal
When prohibition of cannabis was enacted in the late 30s, they didn’t have the technology to accurately test the difference between it and marijuana. Because both plants looked the same, they were both assumed to have the same psychoactive properties. The truth is that THC is the psychoactive molecule that will get you “high,” and while marijuana has high levels of the substance, hemp has hardly any.
Why hemp is different
Hemp products contain less than 0.3% THC – such a small amount of THC that it’s virtually impossible to get high from our hemp-based products. The positive benefits of hemp can now be unlocked to help you live a happier, more peaceful life.
Hemp is the future
We believe that there is a positive future for hemp, if we’re willing to move past the misconceptions that have held it back for so long.
Unna Goods is prepared to be a leader in hemp and CBD products and a true pioneer in the industry.
A common misconception about CBD is that it is psychoactive. CBD, even in extremely high doses, has not had a psychoactive effect. THC is a psychoactive substance, and Unna Goods products contain less than .03% of THC.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends pregnant and breast-feeding women not use marijuana, as animal studies revealed potential threats of THC. In vitro and animal studies on CBD and CBN were not associated with negative outcomes. ACOG has not made a recommendation on hemp during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as there is no evidence to support recommending or eliminating it.
Unna Goods are 100% all-natural products. You can be sure that all of our offerings are safe and locally-sourced.
Starting Your Unna Goods Journey
In the same way everyone responds differently to caffeine, everyone’s experience with CBD and hemp-based products will be different.
Know Your Body
As with any new supplement, you’ll want to be knowledgeable about what you are taking and start with small doses to see how it affects you.
If you reach your desired effect at that dosage, then you’ll know that you don’t need to take more. If you’re not experiencing any positive effects, then you can slowly increase your dosage until the desired result is achieved.
Track Your Progress
By keeping track of what you’re taking and when, you’ll be able to more closely follow the path that’s right for you.