Category Archives: Composition of Hemp Oil

What Is A-Tocopherol?

A-Tocopherol

We’re back again, once more looking at the composition of hemp oil. Last time out, we answered the question, “What is B-Sitosterol?” In this article, we are investigating yet another component of hemp seed oil: Alpha (A)-Tocopherol. A-Tocopherol is the strongest of the tocopherol elements. Naturally found in a number of foods (more on this […]

What Is B-Sitosterol?

B-Sitosterol

Join us as we continue to investigate the composition of hemp oil. We have recently answered the question, “What is Linoleic Acid?” In this article, we are turning our attention to something else found in hemp seed oil: Beta(B)-Sitosterol. B-Sitosterol is one of several phytosterols (or plant sterols) that have a chemical structure similar to […]

What is Linoleic Acid?

What is Linoleic Acid

Making up a substantial part of the lipids (naturally occurring molecules) in the human body, fatty acids are an important source of energy. More than 60 fatty acids have been found in blood plasma and tissues. However, only a small fraction are relevant. A large body of evidence regarding fatty acids, total fat content, and […]

5-HT1A: The Serotonin Receptor

5-HT1A

Most modern treatments for depression target the serotonin system, but they can take weeks to take effect. Is targeting 5-HT1A a better option?   The antidepressant drugs available today work by targeting the serotonin system, blocking the recycling of serotonin and keeping it in the spaces between neurons. This allows it to be active for […]

What is Methyl Salicylate?

What Is Methyl Salicylate

So, What is Methyl Salicylate? A Close Relative to Menthol   Methyl salicylate is a natural ester that performs very similarly to menthol. It is commonly extracted through steam distillation of wintergreen leaves. According to WebMD, methyl salicylate is found in many topical ointments bought over the counter for minor joint aches or muscular pains. […]

GPR55: The Orphan Receptor

GPR55

Everything you wanted to know about this novel cannabinoid receptor and were too perplexed to ask.   Cannabis has been enjoyed for its many perceived therapeutic benefits throughout the course of human history. There are many studies underway attempting to find a correlation between consumption of marijuana and analgesic effects, including alleviation of pain, insomnia, […]

Terpenes and Terpenoids

Terpenes and Terpenoids

  The Difference Between Terpenes and Terpenoids According to Chem Wiki, backed by the University of California Davis, terpenes and terpenoids can be argued to comprise the largest and most diverse class of natural products with many being found in plants. Some more complex terpenes can even be found in animals. But what characteristically defines […]

Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGa): The “Stem Cells” of Cannabis

CBGa

Why Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGa) is Kind of a Big Deal Cannabigerol is one of the many phytocannabinoids within the cannabis plant, of which over 70 have been discovered and elucidated. And, as explained in our other article about cannabidiolic acid, many phytocannabinoids have acidic precursors. To recap really quickly, these acidic precursors turn into a […]

Phytocannabinoids: An Introductory Guide

Phytocannabinoids

What’s the Difference Between Phytocannabinoids and Cannabinoids? It might interest you to know that there’s actually a minimal difference between phytocannabinoids and cannabinoids. The difference is just a matter of specificity. Phytocannabinoids refer to any cannabinoid that is naturally occurring within the cannabis family of plants. Such cannabinoids include the more famous THC and CBD, […]