What is Hemp?
With origins dating back over 10,000 years, Cannabis Sativa L, or hemp, is one of the oldest crops known to have been domesticated by ancient civilizations. Their early adoption of this crop is a result of its many common uses such as: fibers, proteins, oils and smokable portions. Unlike marijuana, hemp does not have any psychoactive or “intoxicating” effects as it has less than a 0.3% THC concentration. Instead, hemp has a much higher concentration of cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC & more.
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of the most frequently studied and researched compounds of over 100 known cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD is often regarded as one the most important cannabinoids ever discovered. With research continuing to make strides each day, the list of uses continues to grow. CBD does not have any psychoactive or “intoxicating” effects in the way THC does. CBD interacts indirectly with our CB1 and CB2 receptors within our endocannabinoid systems to help create balance and modulate bodily functions.
Full-Spectrum products take advantage of the entire cannabis plant and all of the compounds found within the plant. This allows for the cannabinoids to work in harmony to produce what is known as the “entourage effect”. All full-spectrum products contain less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC. Comparatively, broad-spectrum or THC-Free products contain zero THC. This is typically achieved by using CBD Isolate which is a pure form of CBD with no other compounds that are found within the cannabis plant. At Loud Labs we focus primarily on full-spectrum products as we believe delivering cannabinoid & terpene rich products is key in maximizing the benefits of the plant.
Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a vital role in the human body for our health and survival. The endocannabinoid systems plays a critical part in maintaining homeostasis within the human body, which encompasses the brain, endocrine and immune system, to name only a few. The ECS is a unique system in that is known for being a “master regulator” in the body. The ECS has a very broad influence on the human body due to an abundance of cannabinoid receptors located anywhere from immune cells to neurons. Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring endogenous cannabinoids produced by the human body. Our ECS has receptors known as CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system while CB2 receptors are abundant in many organs and in cells associated with the immune system. Cannabinoids are rapidly synthesized and degraded by enzymes after completing their function, so cannabinoids are not present in the body in significant amounts for long. All of these factors play a role in potentially enabling cannabinoid therapy to be a safer alternative to opioids or benzodiazepines.
What is regenerative Agriculture?
Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming that focuses on increasing biodiversity and rehabilitating ecosystems. Regenerative agriculture focuses on restoring soil health as well as focusing on animal welfare and health. Rather than participating in traditional industrial monoculture (one crop for many acres), regenerative farms practice permaculture (conscious design of agriculturally productive ecosystems) and seek to create a resilient ecosystem that encourages all forms of life. This style of farming can provide crops that are significantly more nutrient-dense than typical monoculture crops. One of the most frequently discussed benefits of regenerative farming is carbon sequestration (pulling carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through plant growth and minimizing the loss of that carbon once stored in the soil). Ultimately, regenerative agriculture seeks to improve the lands resources that it uses, rather than depleting them as our current agricultural system does.