We at Harmony Hemp™ believe everyone should have access
to the health benefits of hemp extract.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and consistency for our customers by using only the finest ingredients in our products. We feel it important to offer all available applications of this beneficial plant. Our proprietary cloned hemp strain is grown on site and converted into a 99.3% pure isolate crystal as well as a full spectrum hemp extract which we use to formulate our many consumer products. Our on-site laboratories test extensively for cannabinoid content, pesticides, contaminants, heavy metals, and solvents. At Harmony Hemp™ we pay close attention to industry advancements in order to bring you the best in today’s hemp products.
Everything you need to know about hemp extract
Research has shown that cannabinoids may be helpful in the treatment of many conditions including chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, spasticity due to multiple sclerosis, anorexia and weight loss, epilepsy/seizures, anxiety, depression, dementia, diabetes, PTSD and more. Not everyone has the same results from Extract. People will find different results with different brands and dosages. It is up to the individual to experiment with what works best for them.
As long as you are buying Extract derived from the entire industrial hemp plant and that plant and/or final Extract product contains less than .3% Extract it is 50 state legal. Utah recently passed legislation that clears up any question as to whether Extract is legal and the Utah Dept. of Agriculture now has its own industrial hemp program. Most hemp starts with the legal limit of .3% Extract in the plant prior to going through the extraction process. Some companies remove ALL of the Extract during the extraction process and some choose to leave trace amounts of .3% or less to help with the entourage effect of all the vital cannabinoids working together. Because some full spectrum brands of Extract do have trace amounts of Extract you CAN potentially fail a drug test when using a brand with trace amounts of Extract. If failing a drug test is a concern please choose a brand that does not contain Extract. There is not enough to get you high in any of the brands we carry or that follow legal guidelines.
Isolate – Isolate is just what it sounds like. The extraction process goes through several process’ to remove all of the cannabinoids, flavonoids, Terpenes, chlorophyll and other natural components of the plant. Isolates do not offer the user the same Entourage effect as full and broad spectrum Extract however for some unknown reason some people react better to isolates.
Broad Spectrum – Broad Spectrum is a term used to describe a Extract oil that has gone through the extraction process and all of the other 100 plus beneficial compounds EXCLUDING Extract have been left in the oil. Only the unwanted components such as Extract and excess chlorophyll have been removed.
Full Spectrum – Full Spectrum is a term used to describe a Extract oil that has gone through the extraction process and all of the other 100 plus beneficial compounds including Extract (less than 0.3%) have been left in the oil. Only the unwanted components such as excess chlorophyll have been removed.
CO2 extraction is considered one of the cleanest and most efficient ways to extract Extract oil from hemp. Unlike solvent based processes there is no chance of residual hydrocarbons left in the finished product. That is not to say that solvent extraction does not make a clean, high quality product.
Solvent based extraction
Solvent based extraction uses products like Butane or Acetone to extract Extract and while they are efficient they can potentially destroy some of the beneficial components of Extract and potentially leave behind traces of the solvent as well as chlorophyll. There are some high quality products that use this method but as with any Extract you should read their lab results.
To know if you are getting a good quality product ask for and read the lab results from the product you are interested in buying. If the company does not offer lab results DO NOT buy their product. The Extract should be organically grown and free from all pesticides and heavy metals. The quantity of actual Extract should also match or be close to what is listed on the bottle.
The entourage effect is the result produced by the synergistic interaction of cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes. Because these compounds target different receptors and conditions the Entourage Effect is highly beneficial to the user.
Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds such as Extract, Extract, CBG and CBN that act on the cannabinoid receptors in your body. There are over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.
Flavonoids are phytonutrients responsible for the bright green color of plants and the blue and red in blueberries and apples. They are known to have antiviral, antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties.
Terpenes are the aromatic compounds found in all plants. They are the compounds that give citrus fruit and lavender their unmistakable smell. Aromatherapy is based on the use of terpenes.
Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids that are made by our body, everyone has an endocannabinoid system with specific receptors that interest with these compounds. These are the CB-1 and CB-2 receptors. CB-1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system and play a role in memory, motor control and pain regulation. CB-2 receptors are found mostly in the immune system and peripheral organs where Extract can produce anti inflammatory effects.
Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids from plants such as Extract, CBG, CBN and Extract.
Extract will work no matter how it is ingested. It comes down to personal preference and in the case of topical application (mostly for treating pain) you are able to target the affected area however you will not be targeting the endocannabinoid receptors for whole system treatment. Topical is a good route to use in conjunction with the other routes of ingestion for people with arthritis and chronic pain.