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What Is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?

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Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the chemical in marijuana responsible for most of the plant’s notorious psychotropic effects. It was first discovered in 1964 and was isolated and synthesized from the cannabis plant by a Bulgarian-born Israeli organic chemist named Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. It works by attaching itself to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. These receptors […]

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 […]

6 Causes of Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder

Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder

If you’re feeling the summertime blues, you’re not alone. We’re all familiar with the winter blues; it’s easy to get down when the days turn shorter and temperatures start to drop. Known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), feeling depression in the winter months is a common occurrence. Did you know, however, that some people experience […]

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 […]