- Do you know the difference between a hemp and a marijuana product?
- Do you use hemp products?
Over 50% of those who use hemp products do so after researching which product to use! Back in 2016 almost no one did…this is a great trend…!
So, as a society, we’re getting better at asking questions around what in fact we’re consuming.
Again we ask…can you tell the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Just as there are different species of apple trees, the “Cannabis Sativa” plant also has its cousins. The difference is—THC content.
 Is marijuana the same thing as cannabis?
People often use the words “cannabis” and “marijuana” interchangeably, but they don’t mean exactly the same thing.
- The word “cannabis” refers to all products derived from the plant Cannabis sativa.
- The cannabis [sativa] plant contains about 540 chemical substances.
- The word “marijuana” refers to parts of, or products from the plant Cannabis sativa that contain substantial amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the substance that’s primarily responsible for the effects of marijuana on a person’s mental state [that are responsible for causing psychogenic effects on the body]. Some cannabis plants contain very little THC. Under U.S. law, these plants are considered “industrial hemp” rather than marijuana.
—Why are Hemp Products so different?
It’s all about the extraction method…the subsequent final processing is also important…but it all begins with “proper” extraction.
What is extraction? It is the process of removing the Cannabinoids (CBD is one of more than +113 Cannabinoids) from the (Cannabis Sativa) hemp plant.
You would think everyone would use the gold standard of extraction methods…but you would be wrong in that thinking…extraction methods are where you separate the boys from the “Good Ol’ Boys!”
Good Ol’ Boys utilizes the Gold Standard of Gold Standard Extraction Methods! A method that is actually patented, and second to none in the industry, in all of our products.
So, now that we know the importance of extraction methods, let’s move on to “hemp,” and why we all need it.
Who takes vitamins, religiously?
Just as we take vitamins for nutrient deficiencies, because our food sources are lacking these vital nutrients, so…almost everyone is lacking in cannabinoids, why?—because of “nutrient deficiencies.”
Did you know your body makes its own Cannabinoids?
The body produces 4 Cannabinoids: Anandamide, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Acetylcholine.
Almost everyone is lacking in these vital Cannabinoids due to nutrient deficiencies and being over stressed in the active lives we all live.
You have an internal system which regulates and repairs your entire living system…guess what it operates on? You guessed it…Cannabinoids!
The hemp plant with its Cannabinoids, called PhytoCannabinoids, can supplement the Cannabinoids your body is not producing…eliminating the Cannabinoid deficiencies most people have.
These Cannabinoid deficiencies lead to more problems than can be named in this article….
Those Cannabinoids, listed above, produced in your body, are called Endo-Cannabinoids. They, and the Phyto-Cannabinoids produced in the hemp plant, operate this internal system of communication between your brain and literally every living cell in your body through a system called (you guessed it!) the Endo-Cannabinoid System. The most critical and important system in the human body (the bodies of animals, also—mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians).
So what are these Cannabinoids…?
Cannabinoids are the names of certain molecules in the hemp plant, there are +113 molecules in the hemp plant identified as Cannabinoids, and more are being discovered.
CBD is the single most plentiful and popular cannabinoid found in the hemp plant.
Did you know plants, other then hemp, also contain a few cannabinoids as well? You might eat a few of them everyday in your regular foods…so, your body is no stranger to phytocannabinoids (phyto meaning “plant”).
Hemp Products can be broken down into three basic categories: CBD Isolate, Full Spectrum & Broad Spectrum.
CBD Isolate: a product containing only CBD and containing no other Cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.
Full Spectrum: a product containing all the Cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, including THC, in legal amounts less than <0.3% concentration.
Broad Spectrum: a product containing all the Cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, with no measurable amounts of THC.
Let’s talk about how our bodies utilize hemps Cannabinoids and those produced within our bodies:
 How does it work?
The ECS (Endo-Cannabinoid System) involves three core components:
Endocannabinoids, also called endogenous cannabinoids, are molecules made by your body.
They’re similar to [Phyto] cannabinoids, but they’re produced by your body.
Experts have identified  key endocannabinoids so far [produced by your body]:
- [Anandamide (ANA or AEA)]
- [Oxytocin (Oxt or OT)]
- [Serotonin (5-HT)]
- [Acetylcholine (ACh)]
These help keep internal functions running smoothly. Your body produces them as needed [most people are deficient in these EndoCannabinoids].
These receptors are found throughout your body. Endocannabinoids bind to them in order to signal that the ECS needs to take action.
There are two main endocannabinoid receptors:
- CB1 receptors, which are mostly found in the central nervous system
- CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in your peripheral nervous system, especially immune cells
Endocannabinoids can bind to either receptor. The effects that result depend on where the receptor is located and which endocannabinoid it binds to.
For example, endocannabinoids might target CB1 receptors in a spinal nerve to relieve pain. Others might bind to a CB2 receptor in your immune cells to signal that your body’s experiencing inflammation, a common sign of autoimmune disorders.
The function of the ECS it to produce homeostasis—balance, within the body.
The ECS system is responsible for the regulation and repair of your entire living system.
Mental Clarity & Focus
…and the list goes on and on…your entire Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing depends upon this EndoCannabinoid System—THE MOST CRITICAL SYSTEM IN THE BODY!
In other words, just about every function in your body is regulated by this system and everything is repaired through its function.
Hemp products as a whole may help with issues like:
Mental and Emotional Issues
…and many, many more disorders….
Let’s discuss stress, it is the number one cause of deaths in the United States. Stress causes heart disease, cancer, high levels of cortisol production (also known as the stress hormone), heart attack and more…
Autoimmune disorders have a common denominator—INFLAMMATION!
Celiac Disease: Inflammation of the gastro-intestinal tract, specifically the villi covering the membrane of the stomach and intestines. It’s what absorbs the nutrients and fluid from foods we eat and drink. As a person continues to eat gluten they can totally damage these villi. It takes 7-10 days to grow these villi back…eventually, they won’t grow back, having been permanently damaged beyond repair. Thus causing progressive illness like stomach cancer. Proper Hemp Products will assist in healing, calming the inflammation thus helping to restore health and normal function.
Fibromyalgia: chronic inflammation that destroys the neuroprotective layer of the nervous system, it’s like having an exposed electrical cord. Hemp helps to grow that protective sheath back over that exposed nerve.
Arthritis: chronic inflammation that causes secondary thickening of the bones. Hemp products help ease the pain by reducing or eliminating arthritic inflammation.
The list goes on and on….
So now that we’ve gone over some of what hemp does (and we have only scratched the surface), and why it’s so important to be supplemented on a daily basis, how many of you now understand the importance of why we all need a GREAT HEMP PRODUCT in our lives?
Broad Spectrum is the Rolls Royce product in the industry and it’s the only product type Good Ol’ Boys carries…because our family of customers deserves the very best this industry has to offer!
Let’s combat these medical issues together, because any one of us can acquire these illnesses at any point in our lives, but we are way less likely to acquire these diseases if we keep inflammation and stress at bay!
~ The Good Ol Boys Team
…helping you to live happier and healthier lives…one amazing day at a time…!
 A Simple Guide to the Endocannabinoid System
Medically reviewed by Alan Carter, Pharm.D. — By Crystal Raypole on May 17, 2019
GOB NL 23.01.03