Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s hemp oil supplements are more than just a source of CBD. Full-spectrum hemp oil refers to pure hemp oil that features all the same cannabinoids present in the original hemp plant, providing an all-natural CBD hemp oil supplement that allows the cannabinoids and other compounds in hemp to work together in what is called the entourage effect.
However, it isn’t just the cannabinoids that make our CBD hemp oil a valuable addition to your complete diet. Hemp oil also contains many essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, fiber, protein, chlorophyll, flavonoids, and terpenes, adding critical nutrients to your system.
So what makes Medical Marijuana, Inc. CBD hemp oil products so beneficial?
1. The Cannabinoids
While there are trace amounts of a number of cannabinoids in hemp, the primary compounds found in our hemp oil products are cannabidiolic acid (CBDa) and cannabidiol (CBD). CBDa is more abundant in live hemp than CBD, so to achieve the high levels of CBD in hemp oil products, raw hemp oil must be decarboxylated in a process that heats the oil to change the CBDa into CBD. Both CBDa and CBD have been shown to possess a range of benefits through their interaction with the native endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for promoting homeostasis within our bodies.
2. Essential Vitamins and Minerals
Additionally, extracted hemp oil contains an extensive list of naturally occurring vitamins, including vitamins A, C, and E. Also present are B complex vitamins like riboflavin, thiamine, and niacin. Hemp further contains vitamins that are not sufficiently present in most modern diets, like beta carotene, helping users gain the nutrients they need to maintain health. Hemp oil is likewise a source of minerals like zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, iron, and magnesium. In an age where many of us fail to gain adequate levels of these important building blocks of a healthy body in our diets, it helps to gain them from sources outside our meals.
3. A Vegan Source of Protein
Protein in your diet is essential in the receiving of amino acids, but it’s important that we obtain protein from the right sources. Eating even small amounts of red meat has been warned against by health officials. Instead, essential amino acids can be obtained through sources like hemp, which contains all 20 amino acids – including the 9 essential amino acids our body can’t make on its own. This makes hemp a valuable plant-based source of protein for those on vegan or vegetarian diets.
4. Healthy Fats
The one fat you can never get enough of is Omega 3, but modern diets typically use other, less healthy fats. While both Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are essential to human health, they should ideally be consumed at a close ratio of around 3:1. However, in the typical American diet, the ratio is about 25:1. This is due to a diet increasingly fried in vegetable oils high in Omega 6 and could be an indicator for a number of diseases. Eating the right kind of Omega 6 fatty acids, like gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a plant based Omega 6 fatty acid found in hemp at the 3:1 ratio suggested, has been suggested to reduce the negative effects of high fat diets.
A Complete CBD Supplement
When viewed as an encompassing dietary supplement, we begin to see the value of hemp oil beyond being a source of CBD. The cannabinoids in hemp oil work together in the entourage effect to provide their balancing effects, while the many nutrients present supplement our deficient modern diets. Contemporary fast food diets high in unhealthy fats largely fail in supplying the vitamins and minerals our bodies need each day, making dietary supplements with these nutrients critical in maintaining a healthy balance. Hemp oil contains a complex mix of cannabinoids, essential nutrients, healthy fats, protein, and fiber, making it a unique choice in daily use supplements.
Learn more about CBD hemp oil and our line of CBD hemp oil products on our education page, or visit our online shop to get started using CBD supplements today.