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What Is Hemp Extract?

With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, “CBD” has become a household term. From infused jelly beans to dog treats, CBD and Hemp Extract products are hitting the shelves and people worldwide are hearing about the compound’s healing power.  So, what exactly is CBD and how does it work with our body? 

Hemp Extract, or CBD , s just one of the hundreds of cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids help our body’s cells communicate more effectively by imitating endocannabinoids — natural compounds produced by our body to maintain a healthy immune system. Two cannabinoids that people are most familiar with are THC and CBD. THC is the main psychoactive component of cannabis — the part of the plant that gives you the “high” feeling. Unlike THC, however, CBD is non-intoxicating. Both cannabinoids can be used to treat a wide variety of symptoms and ailments including pain, inflammation, nausea, anxiety and stress.

CBD interacts with both our immune system and the brain receptors, making it an increasingly popular natural alternative to pharmaceuticals in the treatment of chronic pain and mood disorders. Unlike other medications that treat such ailments, CBD is not addictive. According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” Our brain receptors react with CBD to form anti-inflammatory effects that help in reducing pain. Additionally, a 2011 study examined how CBD can reduce social anxiety associated with public speaking. Results showed that those who too 600mg of CBD an hour and a half before a simulated public speaking test had reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment, and discomfort.

We strongly believe that when used as a daily supplement, CBD products can contribute to your overall health and wellness. National Holistic Healthcare offers THC-free hemp-derived CBD oil blends that are safe for all ages. For more information, check out or FAQ section or shop now!