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What Is CBGA

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The cannabis plant is full of life-enhancing compounds called cannabinoids, and no one knows precisely how many there are; the number may be as high as over 140! We are still discovering more about cannabinoids and their uses every day.

One of these cannabinoids is cannabigerol acid, or CBGA. This non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound has many valuable properties and is one of the few cannabinoids that has received substantial scientific investigation. Here, we cover what you need to know about CBGA and share what we know about this unique compound.

CBGA’s Botanical Function

When a hemp plant starts growing, it only produces one cannabinoid: CBGA. All of the others are derived from this cannabinoid. CBGA is a precursor compound produced in the hemp plant’s trichomes. In the plant, it triggers targeted cell necrosis in the leaves, essentially telling them when to die so that the plant can put more energy towards the flower.

As a precursor compound, CBGA is a foundational compound of the cannabis flower’s other major compounds as a precursor compound. This means that it is at the top of the chain reaction that produces the three major cannabinoid lines: THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid), CBDA (cannabidiolic acid), and CBCA (cannabichromenic acid). These, in turn, become THC, CBD, and CBC. CBGA can also convert to CBG, but in most strains of cannabis, CBGA converts into THC or CBD. This has made CBGA extremely important in hemp research!

Most of what we know about CBGA comes from research on the compounds it turns into. In the 1960s, Israeli researchers isolated CBG; in the 1990s, Japanese researchers discovered that it came from CBGA. Since then, most CBGA research has focused on how to convert it to other cannabinoid compounds. Primarily, this involves synthesizing THCA (and often subsequently THC) for research and pharmaceutical purposes.

The ability to synthesize CBGA is important because it is difficult to keep intact. While CBGA is found in large quantities in young plants, exposure to heat immediately starts the chain reaction that converts it to another molecule. Additionally, most of the CBGA a cannabis plant makes over its life becomes THC or another compound through the plant’s own biological processes.

This has led to advanced research in biosynthesis, and as recently as 2019, researchers discovered how to synthesize CBGA and other cannabinoids in yeast. This means that research on this compound and what it can do will be much easier going forward, as the researchers are not limited to harvesting the minute quantities that the hemp plant naturally produces.

How Does CBGA Work?

CBGA, like all cannabinoids, acts by binding to the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system of receptors is dispersed all throughout the body and only activates in the presence of cannabinoids. When CBGA is converted to CBG, it binds to CB1 receptors that act directly on the brain and nervous system without having a psychoactive effect. CBGA on its own, binds to CB2 receptors, which are involved in the immune system and gastrointestinal system.

What Can CBGA Do For You?

Most of the existing research on CBGA focuses on its transformation to THCA, CBDA, or other cannabinoids. This means that most research on the benefits of CBGA is connected to its use after that transformation. But as we learn more about CBGA, researchers are finding that it has many potential benefits of its own.

COVID-19 Prevention

One of the most recent findings is that CBGA, along with CBDA, may successfully prevent COVID-19 transmission and infection. The cannabinoids prevent infection by binding to the SARS-COV-2 spike protein. This prevents it from entering the cell and reduces the chance of infection. It also shows promise in preventing and treating new variants of COVID-19. While these are preliminary findings and substantial additional research and testing are necessary before truly being considered a treatment for COVID-19, this research is very promising.

Cardiovascular Disease

In vitro studies of CBGA have found that the compound significantly inhibits the enzyme aldose reductase. This enzyme is a major contributor to oxidative stress that leads to heart problems, as well as other negative effects on the body. This research is valuable because synthetic inhibitor drugs have severe negative side effects for many patients. A plant-derived inhibitor drug based on CBGA could help millions of people who suffer from cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular symptoms of metabolic diseases like diabetes.

Inflammation Relief

Rodent studies show that CBGA has a powerful positive effect on some of the metabolic receptors that trigger inflammation. Additionally, CBGA can also inhibit the action of cyclooxygenase enzymes, more commonly known as COX inhibitors. COX inhibitors reduce the production of prostaglandins, which are chemicals that the body produces to help reduce inflammation. By inhibiting the inhibitors, CBGA helps reduce inflammation and pain in the body.

Seizure Treatment

CBGA is a potentially powerful anticonvulsant treatment for seizure disorders like epilepsy. Cannabis has been used to treat epilepsy for thousands of years, and today’s modern hemp-derived epilepsy treatments contain little to no THC. Instead, other cannabinoids are the primary focus. The best known and best understood is CBD, but minor cannabinoids like CBGA show a lot of promise in anticonvulsant research. CBGA has been found to react with numerous seizure-related receptors and is highly effective in certain induced seizure conditions in mice. This could translate into support for an increase in CBGA as a treatment for seizures in humans as well.

Metabolic Disease

CBGA may also help patients with metabolic disorders due to its reaction with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) that regulate metabolism. When PPARs do not function properly, people accumulate lipids excessively and develop metabolic diseases like diabetes and high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. One study shows that cannabinoid acids like CBGA are PPAR agonists, which means that they can help regulate PPAR expression. Another study found that cannabinoids positively regulate PPAR-associated genes that control lipid metabolism.

Neuroprotection

In addition to regulating PPAR activity, CBGA also has other regulatory properties. One of these is its ability to protect against the neurodegenerative effects of Huntington’s Disease. In this study, it was found that acidic precursors like CBGA are demonstrably more effective than their
subsequent cannabinoids. This was seen in both cell line studies and rodent studies and is a very promising line of research.

Additionally, CBGA may protect against the neurotoxicity that stems from the stress of oxidation particles, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and rotenone, which causes mitochondrial dysfunction. In this in vitro study, a high concentration of CBGA dramatically reduced the rotenone-induced neurotoxicity. CBGA is also shown to prevent the formation of superoxide radicals, which eventually reduces oxidative conditions that lead to neural degeneration. In other words, it’s a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your cognitive function as you age.

Colorectal Cancer Treatment

While it is important to note that the research is in very early stages, CBGA may one day be a vital treatment for patients with colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death, so additional therapies and treatments will save many lives. As we mentioned previously, CBGA has cytotoxic or cell-killing effects that tell the plant to redirect energy to the flower instead of the leaves. Its primary job is to tell cells when to die. The effect may not be limited to cells in the hemp plant.

Research shows that these cytotoxic effects also have an effect on colon cancer cells. In experiments on colon cancer cell lines, CBGA killed colon cancer cells, sped up early cancer cell death, and stopped the cancer cell cycle. Additionally, the research is encouraging in regards to preventing the growth and spread of cancerous polyps, which grow into potentially lethal carcinomas.

How To Get CBGA

CBGA is found in all varieties of the hemp plant, including hemp plants that produce low amounts of THC. This means that it’s legal in all 50 states! While CBGA is not mentioned specifically by name in the 2018 Farm Bill or other cannabis laws, it can be derived from hemp plants that contain virtually no THC. Additionally, CBGA is not psychoactive, so it is generally treated with the same considerations as other non-psychoactive cannabinoids. Since CBGA is completely legal, it can be found in a number of locations. Hemp shops and CBD retailers will likely carry CBGA products, as will shops that cater to specialty health concerns and wellness, such as Myriam’s Hemp. Be sure to specify that you are looking for CBGA and not the more commonly-known CBG, as the two have different effects!

How To Take CBGA

If you’re interested in trying CBGA, there are several different ways you can consume it. Remember, CBGA is very susceptible to heat, and as soon as it is exposed to heat, it begins the reaction that changes it into another cannabinoid, typically CBG. That means you probably won’t have much luck consuming it through any leaf-based method, as most of those involve heat.

Even if you keep the temperature low, the drying and curing process itself can also have an effect on the amount of CBGA available to consume. Smoking, vaping, or baking into food will transform your CBGA into CBG, so those routes just are not ideal if you want the full CBGA benefits. And while CBG is helpful in and of itself, it provides different benefits than CBGA!

Tinctures, on the other hand, are a much more reliable way to take CBGA. CBGA can be synthesized in a lab and distilled into a tincture that you can take just like any other cannabinoid tincture. When you choose a CBGA tincture, you should make sure to choose one from a company that is transparent about lab testing and one that uses all-natural ingredients for your safety.

You should also know that cannabinoid precursors, including CBGA, are not present in all types of tinctures. A CBG tincture is not going to contain CBGA. A broad or full spectrum tincture may contain CBGA, along with many other cannabinoids, to enhance the entourage effect.

If you’re looking for specific CBGA responses, however, your best bet is to choose a full spectrum CBGA tincture with a higher concentration of CBGA compared to the other cannabinoids to allow the cannabinoid to shine through. In the coming weeks, we will be releasing our own all-natural CBGA tincture for healthful relief.

Buy CBGA at Myriam’s Hemp

At Myriam’s Hemp, our goal is to share useful information that will help you make the most of your cannabinoid experience. We believe in our products and want to help you take control of your health by offering premium hemp products. We provide hope to those who are suffering from diseases that can have a significantly negative impact on everyday life.

Our cannabinoid products are created with quality at the forefront, and we are constantly striving to enhance our offerings. Our online store features a variety of CBD, CBG, CBN, CBDA, and soon, CBGA products that may provide you with the relief you’re looking for and help you to manage your health without total reliance on traditional pharmaceuticals. Shop Myriam’s Hemp online and order your cannabinoid products today.

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Can CBDA Help Prevent COVID-19? A New Study Says YES!

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Science says yes

It’s common knowledge that CBD from hemp can help lower inflammation and strengthen your immune system overall. A new study done by Oregon State University researchers has found that CBDA, a parent molecule to CBD, may actually help in the prevention of the COVID-19 virus and its variants.

 

How Does Cannabis Help with COVID? What the Study Says

Researchers have already known for a while now what CBDA can do to alleviate inflammation, digestion, and much more (see the last section in this article for more information about that). What an exciting new study at Oregon State University found out recently, however, was what this CBD precursor may be able to do to protect against the virus that produces COVID-19 as well.

A team of scientists at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, in partnership with investigators at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, recently discovered that both CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) and CBGA (cannabigerolic acid) have the ability bind to SARS-COV-2 spike protein. Both of these cannabinoids are found in hemp variations of cannabis.

This is a huge discovery because it means that CBDA and CBGA may have the ability to prevent the spike protein from entering cells and causing COVID-19. The Oregon State University report was published January 10th, 2022 in the Journal of Natural Products. (1)

 

Can CBDA Also Protect Against New COVID Variants?

According to the University of Oregon researchers, the answer could also be yes.

Dr. Richard Van Breeman, principal investigator at the Linus Pauling Institute and professor of chemistry at Oregon State, commented in a recent interview that CBDA and CBGA may be effective against emerging COVID variants as well. Two variants mentioned in the study include “B.1.17” (Alpha variant) and “B.1.351” (Beta variant).

Both Alpha and Beta are currently classified as “VBM” (Variants Being Monitored) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. (2) According to Yale University, the Alpha variant was first discovered in the UK in November 2020. Until the emergence of Delta, it was the predominant variant amongst infected individuals in the US.

Also, according to Yale, the Beta variant was discovered in South Africa at the end of 2020. So far it has not been as widespread. Experts state, however, that it is about 50% more contagious than the original virus and potentially 20% more contagious than the Alpha variant. (3)

“Orally bioavailable and with a long history of safe human use, these cannabinoids [CBDA and CBGA], isolated or in hemp extracts, have the potential to prevent as well as treat infection by SARS-CoV-2,” the report authors state.

 

More on CBDA

A lot goes into the creation of the cannabinoids most people are familiar with that are found in both medical marijuana and hemp. CBDA and CBGA, which are major players in the formation of CBD, CBG, and CBN are considered “parent molecules”. In other words, those cannabinoids are created first and then CBD and other cannabinoids eventually emerge from them.

 CBDA specifically is considered a powerful healing substance in its own right. That being said, CBDA actually works much differently than CBD and THC cannabinoids in the body. The main difference is that CBDA does not interact much with the endocannabinoid system. It does not bind with CB1 nor CB2 receptors. Instead, it interacts with receptor sites for certain brain and nervous-system precursors such as 5-HT. 5-HT is a chemical needed for the production of serotonin. CBDA also interacts and influences key enzymes to produce its healing effects.

CBDA also affects the production of serotonin itself and the way this hormone interacts in the body. Serotonin is mostly known as a neurologically influential hormone that produces feelings of happiness and fulfillment.

Serotonin does a lot more than this in the body overall, however. It is a key hormonal substance for emotional regulation and the proper functioning of motor skills. It also influences digestion, sleep cycles, and cardiovascular health. According to a 2017 study conducted at the University of Freiburg in Germany, serotonin also plays a part in cytokine and T cell production in the immune system, amongst other things. (4)

Besides being a potential preventative against various strains of COVID, research into CBDA has found that it can also be beneficial for depression symptoms, digestive issues such as nausea and vomiting, brain and nervous system conditions, such as seizures, and for lowering inflammation overall. (5) (6)

 

How Can I Obtain CBDA?

Oregon State University researchers present hopeful research for the possible natural prevention of this dreadful virus that has changed the way the whole world functions. Recent research has found that CBDA in particular is more readily absorbed into the bloodstream and body than regular CBD. What’s more, both CBDA and CBGA are found in hemp. This means that they are legally available in most regions of the US.

You should know, however, that these cannabinoid precursors will not be found in regular CBD products. CBDA, however, can be purchased as super high-quality full-spectrum CBDA oil or as a CBD/CBDA blend right here at Myriam’s Premium Hemp Products!

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Is Hemp The Same Thing As Marijuana?

Is hemp the same thing as marijuana? Simply put, no. Although both of these products come from cannabis, there are some significant differences between the two. Users who can’t use marijuana legally can still use hemp-based products, and hemp has a much wider variety of uses. Here’s a guide to the main differences between hemp and marijuana.

Hemp and marijuana are both products that come from cannabis plants. Marijuana is the term used to refer to the dried and cured flowers that come from various strains of cannabis indica and cannabis sativa plants. Hemp is a specific strain of cannabis sativa, but it differs significantly from marijuana.

The main difference between these two products is what they’re used for. Marijuana is mainly used due to its high levels of THC- a psychoactive chemical that can produce exciting euphoric effects when consumed. In contrast, hemp plants generally contain low levels of THC, albeit they have various other uses.

Despite their low levels of THC, Hemp plants contain a range of other cannabinoids and terpenes- the most prominent being CBD. As well as being used for CBD products, hemp is also used for things like clothing, jewelry, and even building materials. Hemp and marijuana also differ in how they’re legally classified and where you can get them.

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Hemp Products Are Federally Legal

One of the main differences between hemp and marijuana is how they’re treated legally. Marijuana is becoming more legally accepted across the United States, with recreational use now being legal in various states and medical use is legal in many more. However, it’s still completely illegal to use marijuana in many parts of the United States.

In contrast, hemp products are federally legal across the United States and many states even have industrial hemp programs. As well as being used for all kinds of non-consumable products, hemp is also used to create safe and legal CBD products. Although it’s technically a type of cannabis, it’s classified separately from other strains.

Some states still have restrictions on the sale of hemp-based CBD products. However, in most cases, you won’t have any problem buying and using cannabinoid-infused products as long as they’re made from hemp and contain less than 0.3% THC.

Hemp Has A Wider Range Of Uses

Another one of the key differences between marijuana and hemp is the way they’re used. Marijuana is used primarily as a consumable product due to the effects it can have on the body. Hemp has a wide range of uses, being used for everything from clothing to building materials, as well as consumable products.

Many people use marijuana simply for an enjoyable recreational high. The THC in marijuana heightens your senses, boosts your mood, and relaxes you physically. It’s also used for many medical purposes. Medical marijuana programs are designed to help users treat various physical and mental issues due to its medicinal properties.

Marijuana is often consumed by smoking or vaping it, although it can also be infused into products such as edibles and topicals. Hemp is also used for consumable products such as Oils, topicals, and edibles, but this is due to its high levels of CBD- a cannabinoid with vastly different effects from marijuana.

Hemp Won’t Make You High

Perhaps the most important difference between hemp and marijuana is that, while marijuana products are known for getting you high, hemp products won’t. Even if you consume hemp-based Oils and Edibles, you won’t experience any psychoactive effects.

Since hemp plants are high in CBD and low in THC, hemp extracts are commonly used to create safe, non-psychoactive CBD products such as hemp-derived CBD Oils. These products are safe and legal to use provided that they contain less than 0.3% THC.

Not only are these products high-free, but research also shows that CBD has a very high safety profile. Side effects are limited to issues such as tiredness, diarrhea, and changes in mood or appetite. There’s also no risk of addiction or overdose, meaning you can use them regularly without much issue.

Hemp Won’t Make You HighWhere To Buy Hemp CBD Products

One of the benefits of hemp is that it can be used to make safe and legal CBD products. These products won’t get you high, won’t produce any health risks, and don’t contain any traces of marijuana. Many people across the world now use CBD as a daily supplement for various purposes.

Myriam’s Hope Hemp provides a range of hemp-based CBD products. All of these contain less than 0.3% THC and have been lab-tested to ensure maximum quality and purity. Here are some of the best hemp-based CBD products you can buy.

Daily 25 CBD – CBD Oil is generally the most popular way to take CBD, especially as it’s so easy and convenient. All you need to do is apply a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue and hold it there for a minute or two to absorb it into your system. This CBD Oil offers a daily dose of 25mg for up to a month, but you can also buy Daily 50 CBD or Daily 100 CBD.

CBD Balm – If you’re looking for a CBD product that you can apply directly to your body, check out CBD Balm. This balm contains a whopping 750mg of CBD, and you only need to use a small amount each time.

CBG Oil – CBD isn’t the only cannabinoid in hemp. You might also want to try out CBG Oil. Like CBD, CBG Oil is safe to use and won’t get you high or give you any health problems. Just apply a few drops under your tongue for absorption or add it to foods and drinks.

Pet CBD Oil – Even your pets can take CBD. Pet CBD products are quickly becoming popular as a way to treat dogs and cats to cannabidiol. The best way to use these is to add some to your pet’s food.

Conclusion

While both hemp and marijuana come from cannabis plants, they differ significantly. Hemp contains high levels of CBD and low levels of THC while most strains of marijuana contain the opposite. Both can be consumed in various ways, although CBD is much more widely available. If you’re looking for safe, legal CBD products, you can find a range online at Myriam’s Hope Hemp.

Hemp vs. Cannabis Oil – Basic Differences

Cannabis is a fascinating plant that comes in a range of strains. While most people associate cannabis with marijuana, hemp is also a type of cannabis plant which contains no THC. That means that hemp won’t get you high, yet there are now tons of hemp products on the market that have become widely sought-after.

Oil products derived from hemp and cannabis are particularly popular. Cannabis is often used for THC Oil- a type of liquid cannabis product that can get you high. Hemp-derived CBD Oil has become a popular legal alternative to regular cannabis oils. You can also get Hemp Seed Oil- a type of oil used in cooking that contains no cannabinoids. Here’s a guide to Hemp vs. Cannabis Oil- the basic differences and types of oils you can buy.

What’s the Difference Between Hemp and Cannabis?

Cannabis is a plant species that covers numerous types and strains. It’s mostly associated with marijuana, as marijuana is a product harvested from various strains of cannabis plants. Technically hemp is a strain of cannabis, but the terms hemp and cannabis generally refer to two different types of products.

The term “cannabis” is often used to refer to marijuana, the most popular product derived from cannabis. Cannabis or marijuana is still illegal in many parts of the state, although more and more are beginning to allow marijuana for medical use or adult use in general.

Hemp is a particular type of cannabis plant that contains high levels of CBD with only trace levels of THC. While THC is the psychoactive chemical that makes you high, CBD is non-psychoactive and has no harmful or intoxicating effects. Hemp products are federally legal in the states, and CBD is now used to make all kinds of legally available CBD products, including CBD Oil.

Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil

Hemp vs. Cannabis Oil – Basic Differences

These plants are also used to make a variety of oils or tinctures. These are liquid-based products consumers can use for a range of reasons. However, hemp and cannabis oils differ significantly.

Cannabis Oil usually refers to THC Oil, an oil extracted from cannabis flowers which can both make you high. These oils or tinctures have become popular for various reasons. Cannabis Oil can also refer to CBD derived from cannabis plants.

Hemp is commonly used to make CBD Oil or CBD Tincture. Most legal CBD Oils use Full Spectrum Hemp extracts, which contain a high amount of cannabidiol and other cannabinoids and terpenes. These oils also contain less than 0.3% THC, making them legal to use for everybody, even in states where cannabis products are illegal.

While CBD Oil comes from the flowers of the hemp plant, the seeds are used to make Hemp Seed Oil (often referred to simply as Hemp Oil). Hemp Seed Oil is a product that contains no cannabinoids. However, it does contain high levels of vitamins and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, making it a highly nutritious superfood.

THC Oil

Cannabis Oil refers to a range of oil products derived from cannabis. Although CBD Oils are often labeled as cannabis oils, it usually refers to Marijuana Oil or THC Oil- a type of oil product that contains high levels of THC.

THC is the psychoactive chemical in cannabis which makes you high. As such, THC Cannabis Oil can give you a potent and fast-acting high when consumed. You use it by applying drops of the oil under your tongue and holding it there for around 30-90 seconds. The cannabinoids are then absorbed into your system and you’ll feel the effects within around 20 minutes.

These THC-infused Oils are becoming a popular alternative product to marijuana in states where it’s legal. It gives users a way to get the effects of marijuana without smoking cannabis. It’s not just good for recreational users either. Also, many medical users use THC Oil to relieve their symptoms.

CBD Oil

CBD Oil is a type of oil product that’s infused with cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a fascinating non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis plants which doesn’t make you high or give you any harmful side effects.

Although CBD can be extracted from marijuana plants, it’s more commonly extracted from hemp plants. Hemp contains high levels of CBD with low levels of THC. As such, these hemp-derived CBD Oils can be used legally in all 50 U.S. states. These products are classified separately from cannabis products and you don’t need a medical card to use them.

Much like with THC Oil, you use CBD Oil by applying drops under the tongue and holding it there to absorb the cannabinoids. You can also infuse it into foods and drinks. It’s easy to get your hands on hemp-based CBD products, especially as you can buy CBD Oil online safely and legally.

Hemp Seed Oil

Although CBD Oils are occasionally labeled as Hemp Oil, Hemp Oil can also refer to a kind of cooking oil. Hemp Seed Oil is a product extracted from the seeds of hemp rather than the flowers. 

As such, Hemp Seed Oil doesn’t contain any cannabinoids, but still contains a range of vitamins and nutrients which make it useful for many purposes. Hemp Seed Oil is often used for cooking. It contains high levels of healthy fats, vitamins, and protein, making it extremely nutritious.

It can also be useful for your skin. Hemp Seed Oil has natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s often infused into skin products to help benefit skin health. You can find Hemp Seed Oil in many grocery stores and health stores.

Hemp Oil vs Cannabis OilConclusion

There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to the difference between Cannabis Oil, CBD Oil, and Hemp Oil, especially as the terms can often be used interchangeably. While cannabis products are still illegal in some states, hemp is federally legal. As such, Hemp is regularly used to create CBD Oil. 

Cannabis Oil sometimes refers to cannabis-derived CBD Oils, but can also refer to THC Oil. Hemp Seed Oil is a different product altogether that’s used for its nutritional content. You’ll need to live in a legal marijuana state to buy THC Oil, but you can buy CBD Oil online for home delivery.

6 Surprising Uses of Hemp

Hemp is one of the most incredible plants in the world. It’s a member of the cannabis sativa species. But while most cannabis plants are used to harvest marijuana, hemp contains low levels of THC which makes it useless for these purposes. Despite that, hemp is one of the most useful kinds of plants. It’s now used in all kinds of things from health products to clothing. There are even houses built out of hemp.

Hemp has all kinds of useful qualities. In addition to a range of healthy cannabinoids and high nutritional content, it’s also sturdy, antimicrobial, environmentally-friendly, and shockingly versatile. Here are some of the most surprising uses of hemp.

1. CBD Oil

CBD is often associated and sometimes even mistaken for marijuana, especially as it’s often given to medical marijuana patients as a high-free alternative to marijuana. However, most CBD Oils are made with Full Spectrum Hemp Extract. 

Hemp contains high levels of CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. As such, it’s often used to create legal CBD products including CBD Oil, Edibles, Vape Products, Topicals, and a lot more.

You can now buy CBD Oil online providing that it’s made from hemp. Since hemp products are federally legal in the U.S. you don’t need a medical card to buy and use these. It’s one of the most interesting and popular uses of hemp today.

2. Hemp Clothing and Jewelry

Hemp isn’t just good for consumable products. You can also find many clothes and accessories made from hemp fiber. It turns out that hemp fiber is three times as strong as cotton, making it perfect for items of clothing such as t-shirts, jackets, and pretty much anything else.

It’s also commonly used to make jewelry. Hemp jewelry has become a big trend in the past few years, and the fibers of the plant are commonly used to make items such as bracelets, necklaces, and even accessories such as purses and bags.

Hemp makes for amazing material for clothing and accessories. It’s soft, absorbent, durable, and surprisingly strong. You might be shocked at just how well hemp clothing feels and how long it lasts.

Hemp Clothing and Fabirc

3. Building Materials

One of the most surprising uses of hemp overall is its use in building materials. Hemp can be used as an alternative to concrete- “Hempcrete” is a material used to make building blocks that are shockingly strong and durable. While they may not be as tough as concrete, they’re a fraction of the weight as well as being mold-resistant and carbon negative.

Hemp also works as an amazing insulator. Using hempcrete is a highly affordable, effective, and sustainable way to insulate houses, not to mention the fact that it’s waterproof and fireproof. Hemp can also be used to make pipes.

The use of hemp in construction is one of the most fascinating things about the plant. While it’s usually used for parts of houses or small structures, there are even entire hemp houses now, showing just how versatile hemp can be.

4. Skin Products

Since it’s packed with all kinds of helpful components, hemp can also do wonders for your skin. You can now find all kinds of hemp-based skin and beauty products which can help with various skin problems.

One of the reasons hemp is used in skin products is due to the components of hemp seed oil. Hemp seeds are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential oils which make them great for the skin.

5. Plastic and Paper Alternative

Due to its renewable and biodegradable nature, hemp is an amazing alternative for regular plastic products. With plastic being one of the top contributors to pollution, hemp makes for a great replacement due to how environmentally-friendly it is. What’s more, hemp is significantly stronger than plastic.

Hemp plastic can come in handy for all kinds of things from furniture to toys, but the uses are endless. One of the most interesting ways it’s been used is for vehicle parts. The Porsche 718 was made with hemp components which make it lighter while still being perfectly durable.

It also makes for a great alternative to paper. Hemp paper was actually regularly used in the past until archaic laws made the production of hemp illegal. Not only is hemp-paper eco-friendly, but it’s also much more durable and long-lasting than tree paper as well as being faster to produce.

6. Biofuel

Another one of the most surprising uses of hemp is that it could become an important biofuel in the future. Since its both renewable and won’t add to the greenhouse effect, it could make for a highly viable alternative to fossil fuels.

Research is currently being carried out into the possibility of using hemp biofuel in the future. Many suggest that hemp is a perfectly viable biofuel that could meet the world’s demands while also reducing pollution.

The main problem is production. Much more hemp would be needed, and most hemp nowadays goes to things such as food products. However, hemp biofuel is a realistic possibility for the future as hemp production continues to grow.

Conclusion

These are a few of the most interesting, useful, and surprising uses of hemp, although there are many more. From building materials to clothing to consumable food products, hemp has all kinds of practical properties which make it one of the most versatile materials in the world. With the 2018 Farm Bill making hemp legal to produce and use, the uses of hemp will likely grow in the future.

You can now find all kinds of hemp products on the market, from hemp clothing and jewelry to hemp oil. You can also buy hemp-based CBD products online from Myriam’s Hope Hemp. All of these products are made with hemp extracts, making them safe to use and legal across the country.

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