WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS?

So far, scientists have identified almost 500 phytochemicals in hemp plants.

And hundreds of them are Terpenoids.

Terpenoids are compounds that give plants (herbs, flowers and fruits) their flavours, aromas and defining properties. A sub-class of Terpenoids is called cannabinoids.

Hemp and cannabis contain more than 60, and they are not found anywhere else. This is one of the many reasons that hemp is considered to be a nutritional treasure chest with no equal.

What Is Cannabinoid Synergy?

All cannabinoids have unique properties something that is creating much excitement within the scientific community. Aside from Terpenoids and cannabinoids, hemp contains numerous vitamins, phytosterols, proteins, polyphenol antioxidants, enzymes, pigments, essential fatty acids and flavonoids.

Hemp oil is dark and may look black to the naked eye, but it is a deep blend of intense colours. And, even though the individual cannabinoids have their own unique qualities, the compounds offer synergistic effects when all the phytonutrients are ingested together.

Synergy means that effect of all the phytonutrients together is more powerful than the individual parts added up.

What Are Synthetic Cannabinoids?

Following the revelation that hemp oil has health benefits, more than 50 years ago, attempts were made to develop synthetic versions of cannabinoid molecules for pharmaceutical drugs.

As is usually the case with synthetic chemicals, the positive properties are reduced while the negative side effects usually occur in greater abundance. This was verified in the US GovernmentPatent 507 “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants & Neuroprotectants.”

Helixir promotes health and happiness over side effects so we favour real plant extracted hemp oil with naturally occurring cannabidiol, as numerous civilisations have done over the ages.