A Healthquest Podcast by Steve Lankford
The past 10 years have seen a huge shift in understanding of cannabis plants, which include hemp and marijuana. There has been a great deal of confusion about hemp products and many people don’t understand the distinction between hemp and marijuana.
Put simply, marijuana contains significant amounts of a cannabinoid known as THC. THC is the psychoactive compound in marijuana. Hemp, also known as industrial hemp, has very little THC. Hemp is the source of many beneficial components. For example, hemp fibers are used in fabrics and are often mixed with other natural fibers such as cotton and linen. Other parts of hemp fibers are used to make rope. The seeds are used for protein and oil and are also used nutritionally for animals and humans. And now we are discovering the value of CBD oil from hemp.
What is emerging from both scientific research and consumer usage is a product called CBD or cannabidiol. There is a tremendous amount of research that has been done in this area. In fact, the U.S. government holds a patent on CBD oil through the Department of Health and Human Services. A search on PubMed.gov for cannabidiol shows over 1300 studies. Interest in cannabidiol has grown since Dr. Sanjay Gupta from CNN News did several stories on the oil and the dramatic results seen in some children with serious epileptic seizure disorders. The results are astounding.
One of the challenges facing consumers is finding high quality CBD oil from reputable companies like Cannavest. In this interview with Stuart Tomc, we discuss this issue. Stuart is the vice president of Human Nutrition for Cannavest, which produces 90% of the world’s CBD oil.
Steve Lankford is the host of HealthQuestPodcast.com. Steve has over 40 years of experience in the natural products industry. His passion is helping others develop nutritional programs that work. At HealthQuestPodcast.com, Steve interviews the experts in the fields of science and nutrition. His in depth explorations and consumer friendly style are designed help listeners learn about the science of nutrition. His guests are some of the most respected experts in the natural products industry.
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Posted on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 2/4/16