WHAT IS FULL SPECTRUM?

Full spectrum is a term that is more indicative of the hemp oil that we use in our products. Our oil contains hemp, as well as all the other beneficial constituents found in the cannabis plant that work together synergistically for what is known as “The Entourage Effect,” including:

  • 30+ terpenes
  • Flavonoids
  • Antioxidants
  • Fatty acids
  • Vitamins & minerals

Full spectrum hemp is considered “non-intoxicating.” Results are generally seen within 15-30 minutes, peak in 1-2 hours, and last between 4-8 hours.

Reported Benefits of Full Spectrum Hemp:

  • Helps maintain normal emotional balance and calmness
  • Supports immune system function
  • Supports a healthy inflammatory response
  • Helps maintain a healthy intestinal tract

 

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WHAT IS CANNABIGEROL (CBG)?

Cannabigerol (CBG) is a relatively newly discovered non-intoxicating phytocannabinoid considered the chemical parent or “stem cell” of hemp and THC and is found in young cannabis or hemp plants. However, it is completely distinct from hemp in both chemical structure and concentration within cannabis plants. CBG is considered one of the five major cannabinoids along with: cannabidiol (hemp), cannabichromene (CBC), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol (CBN). Early research suggests that CBG has the following benefits:

  • Promotes a sense of relaxation and mental alertness without drowsiness
  • Supports digestive and urinary health
  • Enhances brain function
  • Promotes the body’s innate resistance to pathogens
  • Immune support
  • Calming
  • Helps maintain joint mobility
  • Supports cellular health

Resources:

https://apothecarium.com/blog/nevada/2018/7/24/cannabinoids-101-cbg
https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-cbg-cannabinoid
https://honestmarijuana.com/cbg/
Cannabis compound could be weapon in fight against superbugs

Medical studies/references:

http://norml.org/library/item/introduction-to-the-endocannabinoid-system
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1965836
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/np8002673
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25269802
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25252936
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26197538
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27503475

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WHY MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS?

Our bites include a full spectrum blend of five certified organic beneficial mushrooms: Shiitake, Reishi, Mesima, Poria and Turkey Tail. Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in many cultures. They are grown at a certified organic farm and laboratory in the U.S. and are non-hallucinogenic and non-toxic.

Originally used in the Eastern medicine, many mushroom varieties have been studied intensively for their beneficial properties over the past few decades. In fact, all edible mushrooms seem to possess beneficial properties, although they must be prepared properly to release their full benefits.

These benefits of mushrooms seem to exist mainly because of the presence of polysaccharides (complex sugar molecules) called beta glucans in their cell walls. Beta glucans are present in mushrooms, algae, bacteria, fungi, and yeast. Early human clinical trials with beta glucans have confirmed that they have an immune strengthening effect and are safe to consume, with minimal to no side effects.

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Mesima

Phellinus Linteus or Mesima is a mushroom that resembles a hoof. The colour of its stalk varies from dark brown to black. It is found mainly in China, Korea and Japan, where it is treated as a medicinal plant. This mushroom prefers the mulberry tree to other trees and is usually found growing on branches and stems.

The mushroom is also said to boost the body’s immune system. This is due to the presence of Beta D-Glucan and Lectin. These two polysaccharide-protein complexes possess properties that control the immune system.

It is also hailed as having properties that can regulate blood sugar levels.

 

Reported Benefits

Regulates blood sugar levels, antioxidant

Poria

Poria (Poria cocos) is a type of mushroom long used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) a form of alternative medicine that originated in China. Typically sourced from the mushroom’s filaments (the threadlike cells that form the body of the mushroom).

Poria contains several substances thought to promote health, including polysaccharides (a type of carbohydrate that appears to affect immune function) and triterpenoids (a class of compounds with antioxidant effects).

 

Reported Benefits

Diuretic, antibacterial,
reduces gastric distress and ulcers

Reishi

While the reishi mushroom, or “Lingzhi” in Chinese, is still relatively unknown in Western cultures, this fascinating fungus has been revered in Asian societies for thousands of years and is one of the oldest symbols of well-being and longevity. These “mushrooms of immortality” are found growing on plum trees in the wild and were originally reserved for use only by royals.

There are many varieties of Reishi, the most common of which has a soft, cork-like texture and an ear-shaped cap that ranges in color from red-orange to black. The Reishi mushroom has a rather bitter, woody taste, which is why it is traditionally prepared in a tea or as an extract. It wasn’t until the second half of the 20th century that researchers began to rigorously study the medicinal properties of the Reishi mushroom, which is known to the scientific community as ganoderma lucidum. They are believed to have the following benefits

 

Reported Benefits

Helps defend against tumor growth,
supports liver detoxification

Shiitake

Shiitake or Lentinula edodes is one of the most studied mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms have immunomodulation, anticancer, antiviral, hepatoprotective, anti-ulcerogenic and anti-cholesterol properties. Lentian is one of the most studied constituents and it is a polysaccharide extracted from the mycelium.

Shiitake is also the second most cultivated mushroom in the world. This mushroom wards off the bacteria that can lead to antibiotic resistance, which includes the antibiotic strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB)! Shiitake is also very important in protecting against the side effects on our bodies of GMOs.

 

Reported Benefits

Immune modulator, fights obesity,
promotes production of Vitamin D

Turkey Tail

Turkey Tail is used as an adjunct to chemotherapy. The most studied constituents are PSP, polysaccharide peptide and PSK, polysaccharide K, both nitrogen rich polysaccharides.

Did you know this mushroom is used in Mexico to treat ringworm? It’s also been the subject of published research on the successful treatment of hemangiosarcoma in animals as well as breast cancer in human.

 

Reported Benefits

Prevents common cold and flu,
supports chemo patients through immune support

WHAT IS ASHWAGANDHA?

The ashwagandha plant is a small shrub with yellow flowers that’s native to India and North Africa. Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda, a form of alternative medicine based on Indian principles of natural healing. Also known as Indian Ginseng, this adaptogenic (helps the body manage stress) herb has been used for thousands of years for its many health benefits. Our ashwagandha has the highest concentration full-spectrum root extract available on the market today.

Ashwagandha works synergistically with other herbs and is known to provide the following benefits:

  • Lowers cortisol, the stress hormone, to reduce anxiety and promote calmness
  • Lowers levels of blood glucose and cholesterol
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves brain function, including memory
  • Improves energy, strength, and muscle function

 

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