CBD & PCR Hemp Oil Education* – PCR (Phyto-Cannabinoid Rich) Hemp Oil Education*
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD, also known as CBD PCR (Phyto-Cannabinoid Rich) Hemp Oil, contains essential therapeutic properties, including over 200+ known naturally occurring plant compounds.
One of the many commonly known molecules found in the hemp plant is referred to as CBD, but it’s actually part of a collection of CBD’s, known as cannabinoids.
Not all CBD oils and products are created equal. Most CBD oils on the market are NOT naturally occurring NOR are they truly full spectrum CBD, because they contain only CBD isolates or have undergone a form of chemical synthesis that requires lab manipulation to deliver a “full spectrum” CBD product.
In order to be considered a truly full spectrum CBD oil, it must contain all naturally occurring therapeutic parts of the plant, and cannot be synthesized, cannot use post C02 extraction lab manipulation to rebuild cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and antioxidants, nor can it be comprised of only CBD isolate strains.
This means that over 95% of the oils on the market do NOT meet full spectrum CBD criteria. Petabis Organics CBD oils and CBD products are TOTAL & TRUE FULL SEPCTRUM, naturally occurring, USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) CERTIFIED ORGANIC, NOP (National Organic Program) and HUMAN GRADE.
It has been suggested that some medical conditions and diseases may occur when the animal Endocannabinoid System faces a deficiency, which in part helps explains why mammals typically feel so much better when they use a CBD product, because for the first time. their Endocannabinoid System is being nourished both nutritionally and phytochemically.
The Endocannabinoid System helps support your pet’s biochemical communication system which also regulates all animal body systems, your pet’s individual biochemistry, because all animals are different, as well as your pet’s natural life processes.
The Endocannabinoid System contains receptors which respond to nutritional CBD PCR Hemp OIl. CBD PCR Hemp Oil receptors act as binding sites for these endogenous cannabinoids in the body. When cannabinoids bind to the receptors (CB1 and CB2 receptors) they act to help change the way the body functions in a manner that encourages body system balance.
When CBD PCR Hemp Oil is ingested, the receptors migrate the CBD oil to CB1 and CB2 receptors and bind them intuitively in the brain and rest of the animal body systems, resulting in differing potential heath benefits. Studies have also shown that there are endogenous cannabinoids that occur naturally in the mammalian brain and body for the specific purpose of cannabinoid regulation.
How Is The Hemp Plant Cultivated?
We use organic permaculture farming practices and adhere to rigorous USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and NOP (National Organic Program) standards. We are able to cultivate year round using both green house and field grown hemp varietals, in a near zero energy environment. We utilize the positive relationship between animals, plants and humans to achieve the highest quality and sustainability in harvesting.
A permaculture platform is a system that is designed to work with nature to create a truly sustainable and self-sufficient ecosystem. Our manufacturing process operates within a zero waste environment!
We are the only fully USDA Certified Organic CBD Hemp farm in the state of CO to have 100% organic cultivation, harvesting and manufacturing processes.
Petabis™ Organics CBD PCR (Phyto-Cannabinoid Rich) Hemp products are cultivated using a patented water vapor extraction method and permaculture growing platform.
Are All CBD Oils The Same?
Not all CBD oils are created equal. Our CBD PCR Hemp Oil is NOT derived from isolates, but rather the full spectrum, naturally occurring extract of the plant.
We utilize a patented extraction method that allows us to deliver over 100 known cannabinoids, 30 flavonoids and a 2.49% terpene count-the highest in the world, ensuring you are buying the purest, consistent, most concentrated and nutrient dense, natural phytochemical rich CBD oil for your pets. We can prove it! We publish our independent extraction results, which clearly proves how our oils are the most nutrient dense and consistently concentrated oils. See more below.
The other problem most oils have is that they are C02 extracted. During C02 extraction, the plant materials are exposed to high heat levels to separate the CBD oil, as well as ETHANOL, butane, pentane or hexane, which are all carginogenic at high heat levels.
In order to activate or decarboxylate the oil using C02 extraction, the CBD oil must be heated a second time, and plants are exposed a second time to high levels of heat up to 2 additional hours to activate the oil. During that time, the delicate, beneficial terpenes and flavonoids, as well as most cannabinoids, are burned out of the plant materials. But not with Petabis Organics CBD Full Spectrum Oils!
How Is Our CBD PCR Hemp Oil Extracted?
We extract our CBD oils and all CBD products using a unique patented Water Vapor Extraction process.
Vapor Distilled cannabis oils are made using a patented, revolutionary thermal extraction process using a:
- Heated air & proprietary condensation method which selectively vaporizes, instantly decarbs cannabinol, removes THC & distills the active compounds of the plant
- Patented water vapor extraction method processes in seconds instead of minutes or hours & instantly activates oil when extracted, preserving beneficial terpenes, flavonoids & cannabinoid strains profiles intact and in their natural state
- Plant & oil materials are separated as vapor is condensed, creating a consistent concentrated CBD PCR hemp oil extract
- CBD is ONE type of a cannabinoid
- Our oils have the highest extract terpene and extract cannabinoid count on the planet (2.49% terpene count with over 30 terpenes and 100+ cannabinoids)
- Our Full Spectrum Cannabinoid profile (many types of cannabinoids) is critical because a variety of cannabinoids (not just CBD) and terpenes are both needed to produce the “entourage effect”, the potential therapeutic actions which may positively help address your pet’s conditional needs such as joint pain and anxiety, but also may have therapeutic, healing properties.
- CBD Isolates do not contain the same potential therapeutics as well as do not contain beneficial terpenes which are destroyed when heated for long periods of time
- OUR OILS TASTE GREAT! Our whole flower truly full spectrum CBD Oil extract produces a CLEAR OIL with a nutty, buttery taste because the bitter chlorophylls and bitter carbonic acid flavors are removed, leaving a clear, sweet smelling oil that has not been lab manipulated!
- Our Full Spectrum CBD PCR oils are naturally extracted without the use of harmful solvents, chemicals or other adulterants – only heated air contacts the plant material for 2 seconds!
- Our ultra-pure, activated CBD cannabis extract has stronger effects than oil produced with other extraction processes and should be noticeable with use
Why Herbal Infused CBD PCR (Phyto-Cannabinoid Rich) Hemp OIl and Hemp Heart Health Products May Be Valuable Treat Options for Your Pet
Hemp Oil on its own, without any CBD present, may help impart a variety of health benefits for your pet, but when combined with herbs that are highly nutritious super foods and adaptogens, the combined effect may help deliver premium nutrition, as well as layered medicinal support given to general wellness, immune support as well as whole body system support.
Petabis ™ Organics uses organic, adaptogen herbs which have been studied for their own ability to signal the Endocannabinoid Systems.,making our Hemp Heart treats a nice alternative for pet parents not yet willing to try CBD products for their pets.
Our Hemp Heart treats may help deliver not only premium nutrition but also may help signal the the Endocannabinoid System due to our adaptogen plant ingredients, without the presence of CBD.
What Are Adaptogens?
CBD is included in a specialized category of plants referred to as adaptogens. An adaptogen exerts what we call the “3 R Function” or read, repair and restore.
In the simplest of terms, adaptogens carry out a Read function, (identify dysfunction), a Repair function (nutritionally and phytochemically corrective action) and a Restore function (encourage balanced immunity and proper cellular function).
An adaptogen can exert an effect on the body to help identify deficiency or dysfunction, help repair phytochemically and nutritionally and then help restore balance, also known as homeostasis.
An adaptogen helps build resistance naturally to stress, foreign invaders such as pathogens and allergens, related to physical, chemical and biological factors, across varying body systems.
Adaptogens function as auto-sensing therapeutics, and are an invaluable tool for assisting health and wellness not only when conditions are known, but as well as when a condition is idiopathic, of unknown.
Adaptogens are a rare class of highly specialized plants and marine extracts that are alterative, in that they exert a desired action on the animal body but they are also tonic in function, in that they tone and strengthen all body systems. Adaptogens are naturally coded plants and marine compounds which help identify all types of distress, stress and imbalance in the animal body systems and then work to help nutritionally and phytochemically correct imbalance and restore health.
There are two classes of adaptogens, primary first class and secondary class. Primary first class adaptogens are the most dynamic in terms of delivering nutritional and positive, alterative actions on the body and are recognized globally as some of the most important natural health and healing tools. Adaptogen plants and marine produts have been used in traditional medical systems for over 4000 years!
Are There Any Contraindications with CBD?
CBD Hemp Oil impacts separate biochemical pathways (the Endocannabinoid System) and has been determined that it can be used alongside current medications safely. Recent studies suggest CBD oil may potentiate some heart medications and may be cautioned for use with some heart medications. Please use CBD under the guidance of a professional veterinarian.
There Is A Difference Between CBD PCR Hemp Oil and Hemp Hearts
Hemp, also called industrial hemp, refers to the product of the cannabis plant containing a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration (THC) of no more than .3 % on a dry weight basis.
Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. It is a hearty plant and grows quickly in diverse soil conditions. Cultivation of hemp for industrial purposes has been done by many civilizations for over 12,000 years. It is used to make over 25,000 consumer products and has various eco -friendly applications including clothing, rope, canvas, paper, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, and food.
What Are Hemp Hearts?
Hemp hearts are shelled and expeller pressed hemp seeds. Hemp Hearts are a nutritional power house as a complete protein source and do NOT contain CBD PCR Phyto-Cannabinoid Rich Hemp Oil or THC.
Hemp Hearts do contain essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega -6), amino acid, antioxidants and are a great source of soluble fiber. Additionally, they are packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamins A ,B1, B2,E, plus minerals, calcium and iron.
What Are The Potential Benefits of Hemp Hearts?
Hemp hearts may help provide a broad spectrum of health benefits and has been shown to be an easily digested protein which may be important for dogs and cats with sensitive stomachs, may help improve digestion, may help increase energy, may help decrease blood pressure, may help decrease inflammation, may help improve circulation, may help boost immunity and may help provide joint lubricating and skin and coat benefits.
The History of The Hemp Plant
8,000 B.C. Hemp became the first agricultural crop. Farmers recognized the benefits of hemp cultivation for their fields: fallen leaves created fertilized and replenished the nitrogen, nutrients and oxygen, allowing farmers to rotate other crops. Hemp was utilized for tool-making, equipment and harvested for fiber.
6,000 B.C. Chinese used the hemp stalks for building materials, clothing, shoes and food, discovering that hemp seed is high in protein, vitamins, and essential fatty and amino acids.
100 B.C. Hemp was used to create paper in China. Hemp paper was found to be more durable than papyrus.
100 AD: Descriptions found in the world’s oldest pharmacopoeia “Pen Ts’ao Ching” recognize the healing qualities of hemp, using hemp seed oil to treat pain, skin irritation, rheumatic pain, intestinal constipation, disorders of the female reproductive system, and malaria.
1500: Hemp was being cultivated in England. King Henry VIII fined his constituents if they did not grow hemp. Hemp became the primary source of clothing material.
1616: Hemp was cultivated by North American settlers in Jamestown, for clothing, building materials, sails, and weapons.
1619: The Virginia Assembly required all citizens to grow hemp.
1800: Most of the newly formed United States were cultivating industrial hemp on large scales. American society became aware of the industrial and medicinal uses of hemp.
1851: The United States Dispensatory, a less restrictive medical guide that included drugs not recognized in the pharmacopoeia, included hemp extract and medical cannabis.
1930: The Federal Bureau of Narcotics was created and Henry Anslinger was appointed to lead the department.
1937: The Marijuana Tax Act federally outlawed the use and non-industrial cultivation of the cannabis plant in America, without deferentially the clear differences between hemp and marijuana.
1942: The United States Department of Agriculture encouraged American farmers to plant cannabis for hemp cultivation for the war effort. The government distributed seeds and offered draft deferments to farmers who produced the crops. By 1943 farmers had cultivated nearly 400,000 acres of hemp.
1970: The industrial cultivation of hemp was banned under the Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule I drug.
2014: President Obama signed the U.S. Farm Bill into law allowing for the cultivation of hemp. The Bill allows state departments of agriculture and institutions of higher education to introduce industrial hemp cultivation programs.
Legislation is constantly being introduced in various states to allow and promote the cultivation of industrial hemp.
* Do not use during pregnancy or lactation. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and is not intended for human consumption. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Comprehensive Guide to CBD Skincare, Full Spectrum PCR Hemp Oil and the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Have you wondered what CBD oil does, what full spectrum hemp oil is, how it differs from hemp seed oil, what the benefits of CBD skincare are, what the entourage effect is and just exactly what the Endocannabinoid System is? Well, we’ve got you covered. It can be a bit of a confusing topic and there’s quite a bit of misinformation out there so let’s try to clear the air.
What is cannabidiol (CBD)?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. Other cannabinoids include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBC, CBG, CDN, CBDA and CBDV. Unlike THC, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, which means it won’t get you high. THC and CBD are almost identical in molecular structure. Both molecules contain 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms and 2 oxygen atoms but the arrangement of these atoms is slightly different. This slight difference in structure is what allows THC to bind to the CB1 receptor of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which results in the euphoric feeling or “high”. Because CBD’s structure is a little different it isn’t able to bind well to the CB1 receptor, so it doesn’t get you high. CBD has the ability to act on pathways outside of the ECS such as binding to the TRPV1 receptor and decreasing pain perception and inflammation as well as influencing serotonin and dopamine pathways. CBD is also a potent antioxidant itself and also increase your body’s own production of antioxidants.
Here are some of the conditions where scientific studies have shown a potential benefit from CBD alone or in combination with THC:
- Multiple sclerosis
- High blood pressure
We’ll talk more about Phytocannabinoid Rich (PCR) Hemp extract and the effects of other cannabinoids and terpenes found in full spectrum hemp oil below.
What are the skin care benefits of CBD oil?
Endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors are present in our skin cells. Dysregulation of the ECS is thought to be associated with a variety of dermatological disorders, including atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes found in Cannabis have been shown to help reduce pain and inflammation when applied topically. Many common skin problems, such as acne, rashes, contact and atopic dermatitis (eczema), rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis are caused by inflammatory skin conditions. CBD also has potent antioxidant effects, which means it can neutralize the free radicals that cause oxidative stress and contribute to the aging process. Research has also shown that CBD has anti-microbial effects. Keep reading to find out how the other cannabinoids (CBN and CBG) and terpenes (humulene and beta-caryophyllene) found in full spectrum PCR Hemp can also be beneficial for skin.
Learn more about BEAUTY IN THE Raw’s CBD Skincare and the other beneficial botanicals we include here.
What’s the difference between PCR Hemp Extract, CBD oil, CBD isolate and Hemp seed oil?
Our hemp seed oil is available as a single-ingredient skincare product and we get tons of questions about it. Many people think it contains CBD and are looking for cheap pain relief. There are also a ton of people selling products with hemp seed oil (which contains essentially no CBD) and touting them for pain relief and charging exorbitant prices. It’s just criminal and makes my blood boil!
Hemp seed oil is made from…yep, you guessed it – hemp seeds. Hemp seeds do not contain any cannabinoids. Hemp seed oil is a vegetable oil just like avocado or sweet almond. Hemp seed oil is a complete nutritional source because it contains of all of the essential amino and fatty acids. A couple spoonful’s daily is a great nutritional supplement (many say it is the ideal supplement). Hemp seed oil has a light nutty taste and is great on salads as a dressing. The smoke point is around 330°F so you don’t want to do any high temp cooking with it. It makes a wonderful facial oil because it is non-comedogenic and absorbs quickly. Hemp seed oil is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, has an ideal 1:3 ratio of Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic acid) to Omega 6 (linoleic acid) polyunsaturated fatty acids and also contains gamma-linolenic acid.
As you may already know, the cannabinoids and terpenes come from the rest of the Cannabis plant. Some companies use CBD isolate in their product. CBD isolate is a white crystalline powder that only contains CBD and doesn’t contain any of the other beneficial cannabinoids or terpenes.
We prefer to use a whole plant extract in our CBD skincare products. We like to use the term Phytocannabinoid Rich (PCR) or full spectrum hemp extract. Unlike CBD isolate, PCR Hemp extract contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids (CBD, CBC, CBG, CDN, CBDA and CBDV) and terpenes. There are numerous cannabinoids and terpenes other than CBD that have a variety of beneficial effects. Studies have shown that the cannabinoids CBN and CBG have pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. The terpene Humulene (alpha-caryophyllene) has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects equal to that of dexamethasone. Beta-caryophyllene is another terpene that interacts with the CB2 receptor of our ECS and is anti-inflammatory and analgesic. We’ll discuss terpenes a little later.
So what should you look for in a PCR Hemp or full spectrum extract? PCR Hemp extract can be obtained via carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction or with chemical solvents, such as hexane. We like supercritical and subcritical CO2 extraction because the process uses only CO2 and pressure to extract all the actives from the plant material and doesn’t leave behind any residual solvents. The PCR Hemp extract we use in our CBD skincare [LINK] is 3 rd party tested for purity and composition and we receive both a cannabinoid profile and terpene profile. The hemp is organically grown in Colorado. At this time, hemp is not eligible for organic certification, so our hemp is also tested for residual pesticides and solvents to confirm that it is grown organically and extracted without solvents.
This CO2 extract is highly concentrated and needs to be diluted in a carrier oil. Any carrier oil can be used, but we have chosen to use hemp seed oil as the carrier oil for our CBD skincare products because we believe that all compounds of the Cannabis plant work synergistically with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). All humans have an ECS that interacts with cannabinoids throughout our body, even our skin. The interaction of all of the cannabinoids and terpenes found in PCR hemp extract is usually referred to as the “entourage effect” in the scientific literature. Studies have shown that the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes in whole plant extract work together synergistically and are more effective in combination than individually.
What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
The ECS is a huge topic. It is an area of ongoing research and all the intricacies are not well understood. All humans (most animals actually) have an endocannabinoid system composed of endocannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors and cannabinoid receptor proteins. Our ECS regulates processes throughout our bodies, including those associated with pain, mood, pregnancy, appetite and memory.
There are two main cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) is found mostly in the brain and central nervous system and this is where THC binds. Cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) is expressed in the immune system and hematopoietic stem cells. CBD does not bind well to either of these receptors but modifies interactions within the ECS and throughout the body.
Cannabinoids that are produced by our bodies are referred to as endogenous cannabinoids, hence the name ECS. Two of the most well-studied endogenous cannabinoids are anandamide (arachidonoyl ethanolamide) and 2-AG (2-arachidonoyl glycerol). Anandamide is commonly referred to as the “bliss molecule” and CBD works to increase anandamide by inhibiting the enzyme that breaks it down.
Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids such as CBD, THC, CBC, CBG, CDN, CBDA and CBDV that are produced by plants. Phytocannabinoids are produced abundantly in Cannabis but can also be found in a number of other plants such as black pepper, Echinacea, Cacao (think chocolate) and Helichrysum.
The interaction of all of the cannabinoids and terpenes found in PCR hemp extract is usually referred to as the “entourage effect” in the scientific literature. Studies have shown that the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes in whole plant extract work together synergistically and are more effective in combination than individually.
What are terpenes? What do they do? Are they important?
Terpenes are aromatic hydrocarbons found in many plant species (and hence many essential oils). They give plants their fragrance and taste. You may have heard of ones like linalool (found in lavender and cannabis) and limonene (oranges and cannabis). Terpenes have been shown to modulate the interactions between cannabinoids and our ECS. They also have direct effects on our bodies – think mood elevation in our brains and the scent of lavender. Humulene (alpha-caryophyllene) is found in cannabis and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects equal to that of dexamethasone. Beta-caryophyllene is also found in cannabis and interacts with the CB2 receptor of our ECS and is anti-inflammatory and analgesic. These two molecules are isomers (different structures of the same molecule) and they can potentiate the effects of one another. The strain of cannabis we use in our PCR Hemp extract is very rich in both of these terpenes. Alpha-bisabolol is another terpene that our PCR Hemp is rich in and is also found in German (blue) Chamomile. It is known for its anti-inflammatory, calming and anti-microbial properties.
So now that you’re super knowledgeable about all things Hemp, check out our skincare products and learn about all of the other beneficial botanicals we include.
Have you wondered what CBD oil does, what full spectrum hemp oil is, how it differs from hemp seed oil, what the benefits of CBD skincare are, what the entourage effect is and just exactly what the Endocannabinoid System is? Well, BEAUTY IN THE Raw has you covered.