Full Spectrum Hemp Extract
A BRIEF HISTORY
Hemp – NOT to be confused with its close cousin, a psychotropic plant called marijuana–has been used for thousands of years in human history for a variety of purposes, medicine, foods, oils, art canvases, clothes, paper, and much much more.
Hemp farming has had a long history in the United States. In fact, seven different presidents were known to have farmed hemp: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson, to name a few. Hemp has been used extensively as recently as World War II when it was cultivated in Kentucky and midwestern states to make uniforms, canvas, and rope. Up until the 1930’s, hemp was a very powerful “cash crop” in America.
In 1937, hemp underwent a massive rejection due to the greed of three of the richest Americans in history who spent millions of dollars to ban hemp from everyday citizens through political means. Publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst and an industrialist from Dupont along with U.S. Secretary of Treasury Andrew Mellon joined together to make hemp illegal. Why? Dupont was working on a new process to make paper from wood and meanwhile, Hearst was the largest owner of forests in the U.S. and paper is of course made from wood. Additionally, both Hearst and DuPont had financial interests in synthetic fiber and petroleum which competed directly against hemp paper and other natural hemp products. They pressured Andrew Mellon and the government to make the possession or transfer and hemp in the United States illegal without a permit. They made sure that permits were very hard to find. Everyday Americans went along with this because Hearst and Dupont associated hemp with marijuana even though the two are entirely different. For the next 70 plus years, hemp was shut off from everyday Americans.
In 1992, the first suspicion of the endocannabinoid system started to unfold. This system was discovered by Raphael Mechoulam as well as NIMH researchers William Devane and Dr Lumir. These scientists discovered anandamide (a fatty acid neurotransmitter produced within the human brain. Anandamide was the first endogenous cannabinoid or endocannabinoid found in the human body. Anandamide binds to CB1 receptors in the brain and nervous system, and CB2 receptors in the immune system. Recent research suggests that deficiencies of these molecules may be associated with a variety of immune and nervous system disorders such as seizures and inflammation.
New scientific research is now supportive of the claim that cannabidiol (CBD) is beneficial for human consumption.
In February 2014 all that changed when farm bill 2040 was signed. It contained a special amendment to legalize a production of industrial hemp in the United States.
Functions of the Endocannabinoid System
The endocannabinoid system is perhaps the most crucial biological system involved in creating and maintaining optimum homeostasis in your body. Endocannabinoids and related CB1 and CB2 receptor sites are produced and found nearly everywhere in your body. They are in your brain, tissues, organs, glands, and cells. In each region, your endocannabinoid system performs countless functions with one sole purpose, homeostasis. By consuming cannabidiol (CBD), homeostasis begins to occur in your body at an unprecedented speed on many levels. Fundamentally, CBD provides internal balance for human anatomy despite wildly accelerating changes and stress in your external environment.
One example is relief from inflammation and pain from chronic or acute injury while incurring no tolerance or dependence. CBD minimizes pain and damage caused by an injury. CBD prevents your body from doing too much of a good thing when injured by inhibiting your body’s immune reaction from growing out of control. This is done by inhibiting activators such as histamine and C-reactive protein (CRP), therefore limiting inflammation. At the same time, CBD throttles your nerve cells from excessive synaptic firing, acting as a potent pain reliever.
Another example of homeostasis caused by cannabinoids is its powerful effect on cancer and tumors. Cannabinoids optimize normal cells while hunting down and killing tumor cells. Malignant cells produce a high amount of a compound that CBD is attracted to. This causes an unhealthy cell to die, leaving only healthy cells and enhancing your body's homeostasis at a whole new level.
CBD is well researched for its anti-convulsant, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-psychotic, and immune system properties. CBD users have lower levels of C-reactive protein which is directly connected to cardiovascular disease and stroke. CBD is known to help with Alzheimer’s, arteriosclerosis, bowel disorders, cirrhosis, depression, diabetes (type 1 and 2), hypertension, metabolic syndrome, nausea, neuropathic pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and much more, all without causing tolerance or dependence.
As a practitioner understanding the endocannabinoid system and CBDs, you can cross over to a new paradigm of healing, promoting health, and preventing disease. We encourage you to browse the Internet and read the thousands of reputable studies about the endocannabinoid system and CBDs.
WHY YOU SHOULD USE AGORA CBD
Unlike chemically derived CBD, we do not remove just the cannabinoid from the plant. Agora CBD is extracted by a chemical-free process that invokes all of the plant’s natural synergy. We extract the natural fatty acids, waxes, minerals, vitamins, terpenes, and flavonoids to create a potent phyto-rich, full spectrum, “as found in nature” supplement for your body.
We call this the “entourage effect,” which provides you with the potential of CBD's in it's most natural state. We are convinced this form of CBD is the most efficacious and takes advantage of the whole plant interacting with your endocannabinoid system, just as nature intended.
IS CBD LEGAL?
Agora CBD is 100% legal anywhere in the USA. This is because Agora CBD is derived from hemp. The DEA acknowledges that CBD from hemp is legal in the USA, enacted under the 2014 US Farm Bill. This is because “industrial hemp” is excluded explicitly from the drug scheduling definition of marijuana in Section 7606 of the Farm Bill.
HOW LONG DOES CBD TAKE TO WORK?
This certainly varies from person to person as do the dosages. Most people take 10mg per dosage and this could be a 10mg gel cap or a dropper full of oil which comes in a 1-ounce bottle labelled 250 which is also 10mg. We have seen and heard that most people experience growing relief within as little as 20 minutes and as late as one week.
We advocate that you have you take this smaller dosage at the beginning, and work your way up if needed.
Agora is provided in 10mg or 25mg dosages, providing the maximum absorption and optimum bioavailability. 100% pharmaceutical grade.
Agora’s liquids are proprietary. Our formulations are developed through a microemulsion technology that uniformly disperses CBD in microfluidic droplets giving an extremely higher absorption rate over competitors who use a macroemulsion as they lack the technology. 100%pharmaceutical grade.
Our Gummie Bears are infused, not dipped or coated, with our full-spectrum oil and come in multiple natural flavors with 10mg of CBD in each bear.