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What Are Phytocannabinoids and why should you care?
We breakdown in plane English what phytocannabinoids are, how they differ from other cannabinoids, and in what products you can find the best balance for your fitness & wellness needs.
Phytocannabinoids In a Nutshell
What are phytocannabinoids and why, as a CBD consumer, should you care about them?
What is the difference between cannabinoids and phytocannabinoids and what are the most common types of phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant?
The Most Common Phytocannabinoids
While we usually refer to the likes of CBD, CBG and CBN, as cannabinoids, they are in fact phytocannabinoids, but the differences between cannabinoids and phytocannabinoids are so minimal that, for the CBD consumer, there’s no real need or advantage to be gained from understanding those differences.
What is important to know is that phytocannabinoids differ greatly from endogenous cannabinoids.
The first are naturally-occuring compounds found in the resin of the hemp plant and the second are the cannabinoids that are organically produced by the body’s endocannabinoid system.
In simple terms, a phytocannabinoid is the definition applied to any cannabinoid that’s produced within the trichomes of the hemp plant.
When a phytocannabinoid is extracted and consumed, no matter the consumption method, it begins to interact with our body’s cannabinoid receptors. A number of differing therapeutic effects take place, thanks to these interactions.
To date, we know that there are at least 100 different phytocannabinoids in the hemp plant, each of which affect the body in a slightly different way.
How Many Phytocannabinoids are there?
To date, more than 80 phytocannabinoids have been identified by scientists in the hemp plant.
However, common belief is that the plant is home to many more that we simply haven’t discovered yet. As previously mentioned, the phytocannabinoids that we know most about include CBD, CBG and CBN.
How do Phytocannabinoids Benefit the Human Body?
While research into the medicinal benefits of the hemp plant continues, it’s safe to say that we already have a fair amount of solid information on the most common phytocannabinoids.
This information is helping us to understand how they support the body and what kind of role they can play in our fitness and wellness routines.
For example, CBG is one of the phytocannabinoids known for its therapeutic qualities.
Studies on the effects of CBN have presented this particular phytocannabinoid as one in possession of great sedative capabilities.
CBD is the phytocannabinoid that is found in most abundance in almost all hemp strains and has become a popular go-to hemp plant compound for a whole range of wellness solutions, particularly since the federal legalization of hemp cultivation at the end of 2018.
None of the abovementioned phytocannabinoids are psychoactive, which means as consumers we are able to experience all of the wellness benefits they have to offer without worrying about getting high.
Can Phytocannabinoids Cause Addiction?
Despite common misconception, most phytocannabinoids are not addictive. The exception to the rule applies to THC, which is the psychoactive phytocannabinoid found in marijuana.
But any products extracted from the hemp plant are required, by law, to not contain more than 0.3% (and no more than 0,1% in some states) of this particular phytocannabinoid, thus keeping the consumer free from possible concerns related to addiction.
Phytocannabinoids and the Active Lifestyle
At Get Evoke, we dedicate all our time and effort to the curation of hemp extract products so that they contain the exact combination of phytocannabinoids required to help and support a full range of active lifestyle choices.
What does this mean, exactly..?
After a heavy workout at the gym, or a long run late at night, it can be difficult to bring the body and the mind back down to a serene level.
Our carefully curated line of CBD-rich bath bombs helps achieve this mellow state.
The combination of phytocannabinoids in our products is designed to relax sore muscles and breathe peace and calm into the mind as the day winds down.
We’ve also developed two specialist topicals for anyone looking to match CBD with an active lifestyle.
The first is a CBD-rich roll-on product, called Relieve. It’s a cute, convenient freeze gel, designed to rub into problematic muscle areas without any hassle and wherever you happen to be. It’s a product that doesn’t just rely on the expert work of the phytocannabinoids, but also on its user-friendly design.
No need to get hands messy with this product, because the rub and roll action takes care of everything for you.
CBD warming salve
Our salve, on the other hand, has been carefully crafted to include the exact proportion of phytocannabinoids needed to help keep muscles relaxed and ready for action.
In contrast to the roll-on, our salve is a warming botanical solution, designed to penetrate through a warming effect.
Our tinctures are designed to act as a daily supplement and support those with an active lifestyle to maintain optimum body balance.
As with all tinctures, you’ll need to run through a process of trial error until you hit the sweet spot for your body and your specific type of active routine, and our team is of course happy and willing to help guide you along the way.
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