Education

We firmly believe that educating consumers is key to ensuring the safety and longevity of the CBD industry. We're here to help you identify products with proper labeling and quality assurances. We strive to educate and provide ample information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. We aim to be the trusted brand in the industry through our educational and transparent approach. Health decisions are difficult. We’re here to make CBD simple and honest.

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Cannabinoids & Terpenes Found in CBD products

Cannabinoids are organic compounds that come from the hemp plant. They can be either made by plants (phytocannabinoids) or produced naturally by the body (endocannabinoids). They are chemical compounds that interact with the body's own endocannabinoid system. This system is known to manage homeostasis and regulate bodily processes. CBD is just one example of over 100 cannabinoids found in hemp. Although our bodies can naturally produce their own endocannabinoids that bind to cannabinoid receptors in both the central and peripheral nervous system, phytocannabinoids are thought to help regulate our bodies as well. 

Terpenes are crucial organic compounds that add to the flavor and aroma of Hemp Extract products and are found in many plants, herbs, spices, fruits, and other natural substances. They also contribute to the medicinal properties and entourage effect associated with the Hemp Plant. 

Limonene
- A terpene commonly associated with fruity, citrus aromas. It is known to elevate mood, relieve stress, and help relieve heartburn and gastric reflux.

Myrcene - A common terpene with peppery, spicy fragrance and a long history in use as a sleep aid and for its relaxing properties. It can block the cancer-causing effects of aflatoxins that are produced by fungi and end up in our food.

Caryophyllene - A terpene best known for its stress-relieving properties, helping to cause relaxation and reduce anxiety.

Pinene - A common terpene that carries a piney fragrance, can be found in orange peels, basil and other natural items. Pinene is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, pain relief, and airway dilating properties.

Valencene - A terpene with sweet, citrusy aromas that carries anti-inflammatory and insect repelling properties.

Humulene- A terpene with a herbaceous, spicy aroma that is well-known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressing properties.

Terpinolene - A terpene best known for its sedative and relaxing properties that act as a central nervous system depressant.

Linalool - A terpene that is not specific to cannabis but is known for its use as a sleep aid and to promote calming, relaxing effects.

Caryophyllene - A terpene best known for its stress-relieving properties, helping to cause relaxation and reduce anxiety




Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate

Full Spectrum: Relates to the hemp extract that includes all the benefits of the hemp plant which can contain dozens of cannabinoids, a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, terpenes, flavonoids and fiber. Hudson Greens' products have been meticulously formulated as full spectrum, offering users a powerful dose of nature’s medicines that work synchronously to help your body achieve balance naturally. The effect of all of these Cannabinoids and Terpenes working in orchestra is known as the 'Entourage Effect' because the sum of the Hemp plant is better than its parts by themselves. Isolate  and some Broad Spectrum CBD products only contain Cannabidiol which is only one of the many powerful compounds found in the hemp plant and does not provide full plant benefit.

Broad Spectrum: is full spectrum oil that has been further refined to take out beneficial compounds  that can include terpenes, THC and other beneficial compounds. The downside to broad spectrum is similar to that of isolate in that CBD alone does not absorb or travel as far through the body without its Entourage. This limits the bioavailability and body’s uptake, reducing the effectiveness of CBD.

Isolate: as its name implies, is a CBD oil or powder that has been highly refined to isolate CBD alone, removing all of the other beneficial compounds found in the Hemp plant through chemical processes and filtration.  Again, the downside to isolate is that many of the beneficial compounds in the Hemp plant are completely removed with harsh solvents, further reducing the bioavailability and effectiveness.

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