What is the difference between Hemp, Vijaya leaf, Cannabis, CBD and THC?
Cannabis - It is the term given to a family of flowering plants which are further divided into three species - Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.
Hemp - Hemp is a specific type of cannabis known scientifically as Cannabis sativa L.
Vijaya leaf - The Ayurvedic name of Hemp is Vijaya and its leaf is the Vijaya leaf which contains many beneficial cannabinoids like CBD, CBG etc.
CBD - Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant family. CBD is not impairing, meaning it does not cause a “high”. Instead, it has many known medical benefits.
THC - Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive compound found in some of the Cannabis plants like marijuana. It's what makes people feel "high."
Will using Hemp based products give me a high?
No. Usually hemp based products have very negligible amounts of THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid that gives a “high”). At Hampa, we use the best quality hemp procured from the Himalayas and ensure that our products go through very stringent tests and have minimal traces of THC and are within legally acceptable limits of 0.3%.
Is it legal to consume products with CBD in India?
Yes. Vijaya leaf extract (that contains CBD) comes under Schedule E-1 of The Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945. All oral medicines which contain a Schedule E-1 substance, are required by law to be taken under medical supervision only. These can be purchased against a valid prescription from a registered medical practitioner.
How does CBD work in my body?
CBD works by interacting with the EndoCannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS spans throughout the body and plays a key role in various bodily functions. For example, the ECS impacts inflammation, metabolism, and immune system response, along with appetite stimulation and even how the body responds to pain. When ingested, CBD reacts with the endocannabinoid system, mainly the CB1 and CB2 receptors. It promotes healthy responses to pain, stress, and inflammation. In turn, this means less pain, less inflammation, lowered stress levels, and other whole-body benefits.
What is the EndoCannabinoid System (ECS)?
The endocannabinoid system is an active and complex cell signalling network. It involves a combination of endocannabinoids, enzymes, and cannabinoid receptors that help regulate several functions in the human body. The ECS plays a key role in various bodily functions. For example, the ECS impacts inflammation, metabolism, and immune system response, along with appetite stimulation and even how the body responds to pain.
Is CBD present in Hemp Seed oil or Hemp seeds?
Hemp seeds and Hemp Seed oil usually don’t not contain CBD and instead contain many vital vitamins and minerals along with healthy fatty acids like Omega-3 and Omega-6. It might contain some negligible trace amount of CBD.
Can I overdose on CBD?
No. It is not possible to overdose on CBD. Though oral consumption of CBD should always be under medical supervision and dosage should be as per medical advice of a registered medical practitioner.
What are the side effects of CBD?
CBD mostly produces positive effects and has very minor side effects but it may have some side effects especially if taken more than the recommended dosage. Side effects like Diarrhoea, mood changes, dry mouth, change in appetite, drowsiness, nausea, increased levels of Liver enzymes are noticed in such cases.
Can I give CBD products to kids?
Please consult a registered medical practitioner before giving any CBD products to kids.
How should I store products with CBD?
Pls store CBD products in a cool and dry place and avoid direct sunlight.