Hemp oil, especially when properly extracted, is rich in cannabinoids like CBD as well as other synergistic hemp compounds. Hemp oil can work in concert with your body’s many systems to promote healing and natural, vibrant states of well-being.
Full-spectrum hemp oil is often regarded as the cream of the crop. This is because it contains a wide array of bioactive compounds that are thought to complement and enhance each other's desired effects when they are consumed as one.
Hemp has been used by humans for thousands of years to support health and wellness. Despite a common misperception, hemp oil does not get you high.* What it will do, however, is help bring balance (restore homeostasis) to nearly every system in your body.
The Colorado hemp in our full-spectrum hemp oil is grown by Farmer Curt on his twelve acres in the fertile valleys of Paonia. It flourishes among Colorado’s famous peach orchards, nourished by abundant sunshine and fresh Rocky Mountain water. Curt shares our mission to help people feel better and live better through simple means and a deep connection to the natural world.
Ret and Adriaan, NED’s founders, recognize that there’s something fundamentally broken about the way we, as a modern society, approach our health. Device addiction, stress, anxiety, and a laundry list of other ailments are now the norm. We are too quick to turn to doctors or prescription drugs and forget that the best answers often lie in nature. This perspective fuels the desire to bring the best in nature and deliver it directly to your door.
All of NED's hemp oilproducts are made using organic, whole, and/or natural ingredients.We only extract from hemp flowers, otherwise known as ‘buds.’ Other products on the market are often extracted from the stocks and seeds of the hemp plant, which lack the beautiful aromatic features of the flower.
Over the last decade, Farmer Curt has been researching hemp propagation. He has discovered the best strains to provide maximum CBD density and overall plant integrity. All Ned products are created in small batchesusing a very gentle, ethanol-based extraction methodat -17° to maintain the healing profile of the hemp flower.
NED’s hemp oil products contain no isolates or synthetic ingredients. A CBD isolate is created by separating the CBD compound from the rest of the hemp plant to create a concentrate. These CBD isolates are becoming more widespread in the market. Mounting evidence shows that hemp oil is more effective in its whole and natural state due to the “entourage effect” which results when other compounds found in the cannabis plant are allowed to interact with the human body to produce a stronger influence than any one compound alone. At NED, we understand and promote this beautiful synergy which is now thought to be behind the true healing powers of hemp.
Prior to cannabis prohibition, both hemp and marijuana were used to treat arthritis, pain, depression, headaches, nausea, and epilepsy. Exciting, new research has shown humans and most other animals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). In practical terms, this means that our bodies are hardwired, literally, with cannabinoid receptors to respond to and use the phytocannabinoids found naturally in our bodies and in hemp oil. This gives us a clue as to why these have been effective cures in the past. Studies show that small doses of naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp enhance the “signaling capacity” of this endocannabinoid system. Small, regular doses of CBD rich hemp oil may soothe and tone our body’s various healing systems.
*One common misperception is that hemp and marijuana are the same things. Briefly, Cannabis is the name of a plant family which includes both marijuana and hemp. While they are cousins, of a sort, they have very distinct and crucial differences. The psychotropic component of marijuana (which causes the feeling of being high) is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Marijuana has concentrations of THC between 15% to 40%. On the other hand, hemp contains very low concentrations of THC (0.3% or less) and does not cause any psychotropic response. The Agricultural Act Of 2014 states that products with less than 0.3% THC are legal. All of NED’s CBD oils are full-spectrum hemp oils having less than 0.3% THC which means they fall within FDA guidelines and are legal.
Just for fun: Did you know that George Washington grew hemp on his farm at Mount Vernon to make rope, sailcloth, and fibers for clothing? It was reintroduced in the fields at Mount Vernon in May of 2018. Hemp is currently used to make paper, building materials, oil, foods, textiles, clothing, shoes, bioplastics, insulation, and biofuel.