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What is Hemp Extract?

Hemp extract, or “Whole Plant Hemp Extract” is a method of concentrating the plant material of the hemp plant (including flower, leaves, stalk, etc.) by either CO2 Extraction, or Cold Pressing the plant with pressure. Blissful Plant™ hemp extract consists of all the phytocannabinoids, fatty acids, chlorophyll, & plant matter such as terpenes and flavonoids. We focus on Whole-Plant because we understand the value of the plant as nature intended it.

Are Blissful Plant™ Products USDA Organic?

While our finished products are not certified, all Blissful Plant™ Whole-Plant Hemp extracts are USDA Organically grown and third party certified.  This means that our farming partner (FSOil) ensures that all pesticides, mildewcides, and herbicides used on our plants are 100% USDA Organic approved (hemp is a fibrous plant that absorbs everything applied to it, so we are very careful NOT to allow the spraying harsh or non-organic chemicals on the plants). Many of our additional botanicals & fatty acid ingredients are also Third Party Certified USDA Organic. 

Can I View Your Third Party Lab Reports?
Of course – our lab reports for each batch are posted on our website. Click Here to see our most recent reports.
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are a group of fatty acid compounds found in hemp (and other plants) as well as the human body – these are called “Endocannabinoids”. They are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant, and these compounds are key players in normal immune and central nervous system functioning. There are more than 140 identified cannabinoids, plus terpenes, fats, etc. A system within the human body called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) has receptors (CB1, CB2, GPR18, GPR55, etc.) that these compounds fit into, using cannabinoids to help regulate the body’s many systems, including immunity. The most common cannabinoids are CBD, & THC, but new research on many others like CBGa, CBG, Delta8, THCV, etc. are showing great promise in modulating the ECS.
What is The ECS?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors within all mammal’s bodies. Raphael Mechoulam (an Israeli organic chemist and professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel) discovered this system in the 1990s. Cannabinoids work within our Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a vast receptor system that helps support overall Homeostasis and general health. This vast receptor system exists in the immune system, the central nervous system, limbic system, blood system, and within many organs. The ECS supports many different biological tasks, including energy & balance, immune function, memory, metabolism, sleep, mood, and the function of the autonomic nervous system.

What is the Entourage Effect?

The Entourage Effect is a synergistic phenomenon that occurs when multiple plant compounds work together to deliver a powerful, compounding effect where the sum is much greater than the individual parts. We know that specialized compounds like alkaloids, polyphenols including flavonoids, carotenoids, terpenoids, cannabinoids, etc. perform specific tasks when interacting either within the plant, or once consumed by mammals, but there is still much to learn about the role of Plant Secondary Metabolites (“PSM”). What we do know is that combining many of these compounds in a synergistic manner achieves greater “results” with regard to need-state outcomes (ie: sleep states, stress reduction, mood, etc.).

Will Blissful Plant™ Products Cause Me to Fail a Drug Test?

Any “whole plant” of “full spectrum” hemp product will naturally carry at a minimum, trace amounts of Delta 9 THC. Blissful Plant™ products comply with the 2018 Farm Bill limit of 0.3%, but you should know that this amount is potentially enough to cause test failures. The risk may be low, but we strongly suggest consulting your health-care provider before consuming any hemp products if you are subject to drug testing.

What is Hemp “Seed” Oil?
Hemp “seed” oil is very distinct from hemp extract or “CBD” oil. While hemp oil is extracted from the cannabis plant’s flowers, hemp seed oil is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds. Hemp seed oil is similar to other seed oils such as corn oil and sesame oil. Hemp seed oil has its own benefits, but it does not contain cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG, THC, etc.
What Are Plant Terpenes?

Terpenes are a widely diverse class of organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants – we believe that terpenes began for adaptive purposes, they often have a strong odor used to repel predators and lure pollinators. Cannabis Sativa plant terpenes are synthesized in secretory cells inside glandular trichomes, and production is increased with light exposure. Terpenes are mostly found in high concentrations in female cannabis/ hemp flowers. Terpene profiles are thought to play a key role not only in the scent or “flavor” of a strain, but also in that strain’s ability to effect a need-state outcome (sleep, energy, libido, relaxed, etc.).

Can I Overdose on Hemp Extract?

Blissful Plant is not aware of any record of any person ever overdosing using hemp extract or any cannabinoids within the hemp plant. That being said, if you do have concerns, please always consult your health-care provider.

What Are Flavonoids?

Flavonoids are plant compounds that are powerful antioxidants with potential health benefits. Our Whole-Plant Hemp products contain beneficial, naturally occurring flavonoids.

How Much Hemp Oil/ Extract Should I Consume?

Because each person’s body structure is unique (height, weight, age, sex, etc.), it is difficult to set a predetermined measurement that is right for everyone. A typical usage can range from 5mg – 100mg, so it is recommended you consult a doctor or health professional to determine an amount that is right for you.

What is the Expiration Date for Your Products?
With proper storage, quality is maintained up to two years for Blissful Plant™ products.
Can Whole-Plant Hemp Extract Make You "High"?

This is one of the most common concerns about Hemp Extract. Whole-Plant Hemp products can contain up to 0.3% THC and will generally NOT make most people high, but you should contact your health care provider for more information on your individual reaction to Whole-Plant Hemp Extract. A full spectrum of cannabinoids, including THC, does support the “Entourage Effect”.

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