1. What is Hemp?
Hemp is the fiber and seed part of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant.
Cannabis doesn’t mean marijuana, but it is the genus name and general term used to describe hemp with THC 0.3% or lower. Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring constituent of the hemp flower/cannabis plant. It is derived from the flowers of cannabis plants and is concentrated in the resin glands or trichomes of the flower.
Cannabidiol is one of at least 113 chemical compounds in the cannabis plant that is non-psychoactive and has enormous potential for general wellness.
Engage Hemp Health Seasoning Blends are processed from hemp, not marijuana, where a patent-pending process, without chemicals or heat, preserves the terpenes and antioxidant compounds.
Other cannabis extract-makers use heat and chemicals in their extraction methods, which removes volatile terpenes.
Hemp is giving cannabis a good name. After decades in which people used high-THC cannabis, now the non-psychoactive, healing benefits of hemp strains and products are growing in popularity for those who want wellness without getting high.
Confusion about the legality of cannabis creates uncertainty about how and where to buy hemp products. Many people who would not venture into a dispensary, are encouraged by the health-food industry’s acceptance of hemp products.
2. Why are Hemp Products Gaining in Popularity?
With the legalization of marijuana in so many states, the stigma that has dogged cannabis since it was defined as a narcotic drug in the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act, is rapidly changing due to recent research about the health benefits of cannabidiol.
Cannabidiol is giving cannabis a good name. The popularity of cannabidiol is not exclusively based upon being legalized, but has been bolstered by recent scientific research that has shown how beneficial this all-natural plant can be in helping maintain our natural health and well-being.
Researchers have revealed that within the amazing hemp plant is a collection of phytonutrients and phytocompounds, like chlorophyll, flavonoids, terpenes, and omega fatty acids including 3, 6, & 9 that have great promise for human health.
These plant compounds are causing a shift in thinking about the health benefits inside this amazing plant. And with the current market expansion for hemp products and state-legalized marijuana, the Cannabis plant is becoming the fastest growing industry segment in the United States today, despite the paradoxes that makes cannabis illegal on the federal level, but legal in 40 states.
3. What does Hemp do in the body?
Cannabinoid is a group of closely related compounds found in hemp to have antioxidant properties that help keep the body systems balanced.
How Does Hemp Work?
Remarkably, our bodies have their own endocannabinoid system that produces cannabinoids, similar to CBD and THC. These endocannabinoids are the chemical messengers that direct bodily processes. Their goal is to maintain optimal balance in the body, known as homeostasis.
Scientific research suggests Hemp cannabinoids increase the endocannabinoids in the body to help aid our natural health and well-being. This is why medical cannabis is gaining so much attention.
Because the FDA has not evaluated cannabinoids, we are unable to present claims that diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease, but many people are using hemp to increase balance and well-being in the body.
4. How is Hemp infused into our products?
Engage Hemp Health Powder is not extracted from oil. Rather, our products are 100% hemp whole plant powder, which is processed via a patent-pending process, without heat or chemicals, to preserve the full spectrum benefits of cannabinoids and phytonutrients. It is key to preserve the full spectrum cannabinoids because they work synergistically to make hemp cannabinoids more efficacious.
Engage Hemp Health Whole Plant Goodness™ is revolutionary, because it is 100% pure hemp powder with hemp Whole Plant Goodness™ that can be added to edibles, soups, stews, sauces, smoothies, pet treats and anything you cook where you want to boost your hemp dosage. For delicious prepared seasonings that take the guesswork out of how to use hemp, try Engage-Garlic-Mix and Engage Popcorn-Mix for flavor + hemp in everything you cook.
5. ARE There Potential Side Effects of Hemp?
Of course, when adding cannabinoids to one’s diet, it is imperative to note how the cannabinoids interact with medications already being ingested. It is possible that the enzymes that are responsible for metabolizing the other drugs may be reduced when consuming cannabinoids at the same time. Therefore, timing and a doctor’s input could be important.
Other side effects people experience are a dry mouth and drowsiness. This cotton mouth sensation is caused by the effect cannabinoids have on saliva. Because both Cannabinoid 1 and Cannabinoid 2 receptors in the body are present in the submandibular gland, saliva production might be reduced. This is not a serious issue. Drinking more water is helpful.
Despite the fact hemp doesn’t create psychoactive results, it can cause drowsiness in some people. Of course, driving or operating a vehicle should be avoided if drowsiness occurs.Scientific research is being conducted on the potential health benefits and side effect of cannabidiol.
Despite the many positive attributes of the cannabis plant, it is imperative to consider other drug interactions and effects upon particular medical issues when adding cannabidiol to one’s diet.
6. Importance of Clean and Healthy Hemp
Engage Hemp Health Powder is made from 100% hemp plant. Our hemp is grown outdoors without pesticides or herbicides. We do not use chemicals or heat in processing our powder. There is nothing added and nothing taken away.
Engage Hemp Health Powder can be mixed into food and beverages, is non-psychoactive, has no side effects and is naturally decarboxylated when heated by cooking.
Engage Hemp Health Whole Plant Goodness™ tests 100% Hemp with a third-party lab to insure cannabidiol content and test for contaminants before and after processing.
7. Is Engage Hemp Health Powder Water Soluble?
Water soluble CBD is a byproduct of CBD oil which has to be manufactured in a lab. And some of these companies are making water soluble CBD with the use of glycerin’s, solvents, liposomes, or detergents.
Engage Hemp Health Powder is not manufactured in a lab. It is not water soluble and does not need to be, because we do not use oil or any added ingredients in our processing.
Our manufacturing process preserves the properties of the whole plant, which research continues to show that whole plant has most effective delivery systems. We add nothing and take nothing away. The result is a clean, toxic-free whole plant hemp powder, processed with integrity to produce Engage Hemp Health Whole Plant Goodness™
8. Is Hemp Legal? YES, hemp is legal.
“The recent signing of the 2018 Farm Bill into law removed hemp and its derivatives, including cannabidiol (CBD), from the Controlled Substance Act.
Hemp is obtained from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant and contains very low levels of the psychoactive chemical THC (less than 0.3%). The legalization of hemp is important to health, because hemp contains a plethora of essential omega fatty acids that support the endocannabinoid system with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to support the immune and digestive systems. Many people are now incorporating cannabis into their health routine to gain the benefits of all of these important nutrients that are a natural part of cannabis.”
9. What is the Difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the Cannabis genus of plants, bred for different purposes. “High-CBD” hemp is exclusively produced by Cannabis sativa plant, while marijuana can refer to the sub-genus of Cannabis sativa, Cannabis Indica, or Cannabis ruderalis.
Hemp is grown to be fibrous and durable, with long stalks and as few flowering buds as possible. Conversely, marijuana strains of cannabis are typically smaller, flimsier and have as many flowering buds as their breeding can allow.
Marijuana is bred with the sole purpose of maximizing the concentration of THC, which is used recreationally and medicinally only. Whereas, hemp does not produce a “high” and it is used to create medicinal remedies, food, rope, bricks, fiber, clothes and more. Hemp is not used recreationally, because it does not produce psychoactive effects.
10. What if my doctor doesn’t know about Hemp?
Ironically, many doctors are ignorant about industrial hemp. The fact is the medicinal value of cannabinoids wasn’t discovered until the mid-1990’s and more are being discovered every day.
It is interesting to note that in 2003, the National Institute of Health filed for a patent titled “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants”. Now doctors around the world are having discussions about industrial hemp and are looking for answers about how to protect health.
11. Can Engage Hemp Health Powder and Seasoning Blends make you high?
Engage Hemp Health products contain less than 0.03% THC. The THC is in such a negligible amount that it cannot make you high.
All of our products are made from pure hemp, not marijuana. The hemp plant and the marijuana plant are very similar, because they are both a member of the cannabis family, yet they are very different. There is a myriad of different strains, similar to the different colors and styles of roses.
12. Convenience and Versatility Factor of Engage Hemp Health Mixes.
Engage Hemp Health Seasoning Blends are more versatile than using oils, because the seasoning blends can be mixed into food and beverage products, including protein shakes, baked goods, sauces, stews without an after-taste.
Engage Hemp Health Seasoning Blends fortify your health and make everything you add it to taste delicious. This revolutionary delivery system allows you to choose how much hemp you want to ingest. Delicious and healthy. What could be better—you taking control of your health!
13. What is Whole Plant Health?
Whole plant full spectrum hemp powder insures none of cannabinoids, phytonutrients or terpenes were removed during processing.
- Pure Whole Plant Goodness™ from Hemp Flower
- No Side Effects
- Contains NO THC
- Naturally Decarboxylated
- Contains No Allergens, no milk, egg, peanut, tree fruit, fish, shellfish, soy or wheat.
14. What is the Entourage Effect?
The Entourage Effect means that hemp cannabinoids and flavonoids work in harmony to produce the whole plant benefits of hemp in the body. Research continues to show that the whole plant, rather than isolates, is the most effective delivery system to gain the health benefits of hemp.
The effect is likened to a symphony where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Engage Hemp Health Whole Plant Powder is a product that keeps the full synergistic properties of hemp’s rich terpenes and secondary cannabinoids intact, so they interact with and enhance the properties of hemp. However, CBD isolate powder lacks these critical terpenes and secondary cannabinoids of the whole plant and therefore is unable to produce the entourage effect.
15. What are Hemp Phytochemicals?
Phytochemicals are chemicals of plant origin. Phytochemicals (from Greek phyto, meaning “plant”) are chemicals produced by plants through primary or secondary metabolism. They generally have biological activity in the plant host and play a role in plant growth or defense against competitors, pathogens, or predators.
Numerous chemicals are produced in hemp through the secondary metabolism. They include cannabinoids, terpenes and phenolic compounds.
Researchers have identified key phytochemicals and phytonutrients in hemp to contain chlorophyll and flavonoids, which interact with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) receptors located throughout the body to help the body maintain homeostatis.
16. What is Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) was not discovered by scientists until the mid-1990’s. However, since then it has been determined that the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) plays an integral role in our overall well-being, by helping to regulate the communication between cells in our central nervous system and those throughout our body to maintain balance and well-being.
This homeostatsis balancing function of the ECS system is key to how our body regulates conditions in the body. These homeostatsis functions are involved as a “protective system”, according to pioneering ECS researcher, Hebrew University medicinal chemistry processor Raphael Mechoulam, PhD who reports “The endocannabinoid system is involved in a huge number of disease states—mostly as a protective system.”
Because the ECS system modulates the physiological function that helps the body adapt to changing environment conditions including stress, it is important to keep the ECS system balanced to secure systemic health.
Supplementing with cannabinoids (CBD) is one of the ways to securing systemic health, because it acts as a missile defense system to block the fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), which is responsible for breaking down anandamide, the bliss molecule, in the ECS system.
CBD acts upon receptors in the brain and according to “A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis” (North Atlantic Books, 2017). Some of these receptors like 5HTIA, TRPV1, GPR55 and PPAR-gamma are directly impacted by CBD, where patients report changes in their immune responses.
Besides supplementing with CBD, supporting the ECS system can be enhanced by increasing omega 3 intake, exercising, eating more antioxidant fruits and vegetables, and embracing lifestyle practices like massage, meditation and acupuncture. These options can help people personalize a wellness program to maintain homeostasis in the body.
17. What are terpenes?
Terpenes are the oils that give cannabis plants and flowers their unique smell. Terpenes originate in the same glands of the cannabis plant as THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids.
There are over 100 known terpenes found in cannabis. Each plant strain tends to have unique terpene compositions; hence different strains have different smells, tastes, and effects.
18. Plants and Natural Foods: Why Natural Foods Like Hemp.
Cannabidiol has become popular in recent years, and the next few years are anticipated to include high levels of legislative activity regarding the Cannabis spp. plant due to the changing dynamics of state medical marijuana and adult personal use programs.
These legislative changes have spawned a whole new industry for natural foods. Millennials have embraced the health aspects of incorporating hemp into one’s diet. Now retailers in the natural foods industry can proactively ensure that hemp-derived products or supplements sold in their stores are responsibly manufactured and marketed to promote wellness.
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