The history of hemp dates back thousands of years when it was pre-adapted to grow in the soil of man’s early settlements. It was harvested by the Chinese at least 8,500 years ago. The cultivation of hemp for its fibers was first recorded in China, 2800 BCE. Hemp is one of the oldest sources of textile fibers, and existing remnants of hempen cloth.
Hemp originated in Central Asia, then made its way to the Meditteranean-European countries. In the Middle Ages, hemp spread throughout the rest of Europe and in the 1500s, it was brought
to Chile, South America. Finally, in the early 1600s, it arrived at Port Royal, Acadia in North America. In its earliest days, hemp was primarily harvested for use of its fibers. Hemp flourished in the United States between 1840 and 1860 due to the demand for sailcloth and cordage. From the end of the Civil War through 1912, practically all of America’s hemp was grown in Kentucky. During World War I, it grew in many states across the US. Until the mid-nineteenth century, hemp was among the most popular textile fiber plants, and was described as “the king of fiber-bearing plants,—the standard by which all other fibers are measured”. Its popularity continued until 1938, when the Marihuana Tax Act was passed, halting the growth of hemp in almost all of America, other than a small hemp industry which operated in Wisconsin until 1958 and a brief revival in the U.S. and Canada during World War II.
The fibers of hemp are deeply woven throughout early American history. Thomas Jefferson grew hemp crops at both of his plantation homes, Monticello and Poplar Forest. George Washington, along with America’s other founding fathers were legally bound to grow the plant during the Colonial Era and the Early Republic. And, the first American flag, sewn by Betsy Ross, was made of hemp cloth. In 2013, after more than 80 years, an American flag sewn from hemp cloth was flown over the Capitol during the July 4th celebration that year. While growing industrial hemp was still banned by Federal law in 2013, it had recently become legal in Colorado, where the flag was manufactured. In 2018, the passing of the Farm Bill made it possible to grow Industrial hemp, which is the least processed form of the cannabis plant. The Farm Bill also extended the legalization of hemp-derived CBD containing no more than .3% THC. In the bill, there are regulations for hemp farmers “that any cannabinoid—a set of chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant—that is derived from hemp will be legal, if and only if that hemp is produced in a manner consistent with the Farm Bill, associated federal regulations, association state regulations, and by a licensed grower”, according to Brookings Institute, a non-profit public policy research organization. The global hemp market is currently projected to reach almost $30 billion dollars (USD) by 2025.
The industrial-grown hemp plant contains over one hundred cannabinoids. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the many cannabinoids found in industrial grown hemp plants. CBD is a safe, plant-based cannabinoid.
It has often been compared to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a unique compound that produces the “high” feeling that many people associate with cannabis. Although THC and CBD both have potential therapeutic and medicinal benefits, CBD does not cause any of the intoxicating effects caused by THC.
The human endocannabinoid system (ECS) is responsible for regulating many essential functions throughout our bodies. However, certain antagonists, such as stress, sickness, and exhaustion, can cause an imbalance in our endocannabinoid system. CBD acts on cell receptors to activate the ECS.
The discovery of the endocannabinoid system has had a major impact on our understanding of various aspects of the human body, health, and disease. The discovery of the ECS has led to subsequent discoveries in the fields of health and science, and influenced the way that many medical professionals and scientists view cannabinoids and their properties. Many of the most-prominent developments regarding cannabinoids in science and medicine have come from government-led research.
The National Institutes of Health researchers found that an imbalance of the endocannabinoid system is present in nearly all diseases. Furthermore, research suggests the therapeutic potential of plant-based cannabinoids in conjunction with the ECS. A publication released in 2013 by Pal Pacher and George Kunos, two scientists with The National Institutes of Health (NIH), examines the influence of plant-based cannabinoids within the ECS. In it, the authors state that “modulating endocannabinoid system activity may have therapeutic potential in almost all diseases affecting humans”.
Studies by the National Institute of Health have focused on the signaling of cannabinoid receptors within the endocannabinoid system and central nervous system. Studies have examined how manipulation of cannabinoid receptors might influence our mental and physical health. A 2018 publication by the National Institutes of Health titled, “Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: Signaling and Function in the Central Nervous System” acknowledges “…several phytocannabinoids, especially cannabidiol (CBD), have been suggested to exert beneficial effects in various pathological conditions, including inflammation, cancer, addiction and epilepsy”.
Additional research-based publications by The National Institute of Health assert the following:
“Presently, it is known that endocannabinoids have a role in the pathology of many disorders and they also serve a ‘protective role’ in many medical conditions. Several diseases like emesis, pain, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, anorexia, epilepsy, glaucoma, schizophrenia, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, obesity, metabolic syndrome-related diseases, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome could possibly be treated by drugs modulating endocannabinoid system” – Endocannabinoid System: A Multi-Facet Therapeutic Target 2016.
“Cannabinoids have shown promise as analgesics for the treatment of both inflammatory and neuropathic pain. There is also evidence for a role of the endocannabinoid system in the control of emotional states, and cannabinoids could prove useful in decreasing and palliating post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and anxiolytic disorders.” “The role of the endocannabinoid system in addictions has also been examined, and cannabinoids have been postulated as alternative and co-adjuvant treatments in some abuse syndromes, mainly in ethanol and opioid abuses. The expression of the endocannabinoid system in the eye suggests that it could be a potential therapeutic target for eye diseases. Considering the importance of the endocannabinoid system and the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in this vast number of medical conditions, several clinical studies with cannabinoid-based medications are ongoing” – Medical Use of Cannabinoids, 2018.
Hemp oil is not the same thing as CBD oil. According to Medical News Today, “The production of CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant, which contain a higher concentration of CBD, another potentially beneficial compound in the plant. Hemp seed oil comes from the small seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. The seeds do not contain the same levels of compounds as the plant itself, but they still have a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids, and useful bioactive compounds.” Hemp oil still contains trace amounts of CBD and other cannabinoids, but you are guaranteed less than .3% THC. In fact, the oil from hemp seeds has many health benefits in addition to those found in CBD and other cannabinoids. Hemp seeds contain many nutrients and vitamins. Two tablespoons of hemp seeds are packed with protein, calcium, zinc, folate and other beneficial nutrients, as well as vitamins A, C, E, and some B vitamins. Research indicates hemp supports skin, brain, and heart health. Medical News Today reports that full-spectrum hemp oil contains even more effective compounds with even greater health benefits.
Our full-spectrum hemp oil is derived from the highest-quality hemp that is organically grown in the United States. Our hemp plants are grown outdoors in a mild climate using non-GMO farming practices. With Nature’s Arc Organics, we focus on delivering quality and authenticity that you can trust. That’s why we make sure that our products are produced in GMP certified and FDA registered facilities. The hemp grown and produced at our facilities contains beneficial cannabinoids while having less than .3% of THC.
When our plants are harvested, they are then transferred to another facility for carbon dioxide extraction. It’s here where the separation and removal of the plant’s fats and waxes take place to further optimize their quality. This is just the beginning of the CO2 extraction and decarboxylation processes that must take place. Once these processes are complete, hemp oil is prepared to meet the high standard and quality that you’re guaranteed to find in all of our products.
Full-spectrum hemp oil is what we guarantee to deliver to our customers. And, it’s what we use to create many of our high-quality, hemp-based products.
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