1. What is hemp extract?
Hemp extract comes from industrial hemp. Industrial hemp contains a number of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds that combine together to form hemp extract.
2. What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids might seem like a whole new word, but you’ve got some kicking around your own body! Anandamide, a common endocannabinoid (‘endo” means naturally produced by the body), is the neurotransmitter responsible for the feeling of “runner’s high” that you’ve probably experienced once or twice. Cannabinoids work by targeting the body’s cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Other common cannabinoids are categorized as phytocannabinoids (“phyto” means from plants) and are sometimes referred to by their abbreviations, like THC.
3. How does the body use cannabinoids?
The body has cannabinoid receptors that make up your endocannabinoid system (ECS). Some research has found the ECS to be involved in the regulation of the nervous system, cardiovascular functions, and the immune system, including brain chemistry balance and pain management centers.
4. What cannabinoids are found in hemp extract?
Each hemp extract is different, based on extraction methods and raw materials. See a complete breakdown of the cannabinoids contained in each product on their individual product page.
5. What’s the difference between industrial hemp and marijuana?
Hemp has been used for rope, fibers, clothing, and food for thousands of years. In modern times, the legal aspects of THC caused growers and producers to differentiate between strains of cannabis (the differing DNA of plants that have been bred over time). Some strains are designed for their fibers, some for food, and some for their THC content. Today, the strains of cannabis that are known as industrial hemp have been bred to have an extremely low amount of THC (less than 0.3% THC by dry weight). Industrial hemp strains are used for their nutritional, supplemental, or fiber uses in their respective industries. ALL ProHEMP products are classified as industrial hemp.
Any strains of cannabis that are found to have more than 0.3% THC are collectively known as marijuana.
The difference between industrial hemp and cannabis is carefully regulated by each state through testing throughout the growing process. Since there are many different strains of hemp available – each one with different potential uses, industrial hemp growers must carefully combine the right seeds, growing conditions, and harvest time for their application. If at any point in the process of growing industrial hemp the tests show more than 0.3% THC, state regulations usually require the entire field of crops be destroyed.
6. Do all hemp products contain THC?
Only certain parts of the hemp plant contain THC. Hemp seeds or hemp seed oil, for example, do not contain THC or any other cannabinoids. The fibers used to make hemp rope or cloth have no THC. But all current strains of hemp contain THC in their flowers, which is another source of other cannabinoids. By selectively processing hemp extract, it is possible to remove all the THC. THC-free products are made using this type of hemp extract.
7. What is the difference between oil-based and water-soluble tincture products?
Our customers have found that hemp extract tinctures in oil tend to absorb more slowly, which means that they are processed by the body more slowly and have a longer effect. Hemp extract tinctures that are water-soluble tend to be absorbed significantly faster and have a more potent effect. However, since water-soluble tinctures are absorbed quickly, they also tend to leave the body faster.
8. What is THC?
THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. It is one of 113 possible cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. THC is the main psychoactive constituent found in cannabis and is therefore one of the most discussed and regulated cannabinoids in the hemp world.
9. Where is your hemp grown?
All of the hemp we currently use is grown in the USA in Oregon!
10. How much hemp do ProHEMP products have?
Each product is specifically labeled with the amount of hemp per bottle and per serving (if an ingestible supplement). Our products range from 50mg to 3000mg hemp.