Hemp Oil has become a recent mainstay in health routines because of its health supportive properties that seem to extend in endless ways.
We at Ascent Nutrition have been aware of the popularity and usefulness of hemp oil, CBD oil and other similar oils, and now proudly offer a pure, unique and one-of-a-kind solution to you.
Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil
CBD (cannabidiol) is a single hemp phytonutrient that can be isolated and has been used by many to support mood, healthy inflammation, and more. While CBD oil has certainly been popularized, it is only one compound of over 120 that are present in the hemp plant.
This includes dozens of hemp phytonutrients (cannabinoids like CBN, CBC, CBG), terpenes, bioflavonoids, fatty acids, and minerals.
All of these nutrients work together to deliver the full benefits of the hemp plant and is the reason we choose to offer a full spectrum hemp oil. Utilizing the full spectrum of nutrients gives your body the power of the whole plant – exactly as nature intended.
Ascent Nutrition Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
Not only does our Full Spectrum Hemp Oil contain the CBD compound, but also 119 other phytonutrients found within the hemp plant.
While there are many different full spectrum hemp oil products on the market, there are major differentiating points to share.
Our superior plant genetics is just one of the unique aspects to our Full Spectrum Hemp Oil.
This can be accurately stated because the strain of hemp in our product has been developed over 25 years and is the gold standard in hemp genome sequencing, as referenced by The National Center for Biotechnology Information.
Second, we use an industry-unique, gentle hand-pressed infusion method with organic coconut oil that is free of harsh CO₂ and hexane extraction methods.
We intentionally don’t use “extraction” methods, but our own special “infusion” method.
This patent-pending natural bonding infusion method is what gives us the most efficacious full spectrum hemp oil, while delivering significantly more hemp phytonutrients than competitors using harsh extraction methods.
Because our unique infusion method gives us significantly more nutrients from the hemp plant, our Full Spectrum Hemp Oil can help support a process known as “The Entourage Effect.”
“The Entourage Effect” is the combined effect of the different cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds from the hemp plant that work together in synergy in the human body.
The combined effect of these different nutrients is labeled as being “greater than the sum of the individual effects.”
In other words, having all of these different compounds working together is far more beneficial than just one compound, such as using only CBD.
Our unique Full Spectrum Hemp Oil delivers a complete Entourage Effect, whereas the CBD compound can only induce a limited number of effects.
Additionally, we utilize GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes) and our product is manufactured in facilities that have the following certifications:
ISO 22716 – International Cosmetics Standard, Certified By SGS
ISO 17025 – ACCREDITATION TO ISO/IEC 17025:2017
GMP Certified – FDA, USDA Standard, Certified By SGS (Covers CFR 111,CFR 117, FSMA)
Our hemp is also grown in remote, isolated areas with organic practices and we do not use any pesticides or synthetic chemicals on our crops. We also differ from others in that we plant by hand and we hand-weed our crops.
Benefits of Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
Hemp oil cannabinoids have been shown to have noticeable effects on stress receptors in the body that are involved in helping to promote a healthy inflammatory response and provide support for occasional aches and pains.
Hemp oil has also been shown to promote a better sense of well being and is commonly used by many to support a healthy mood and outlook.
Thanks to its ability to promote a healthy neuroinflammatory response, hemp oil has been shown to support multiple facets of cognitive health.
The full spectrum of compounds found in hemp oil acts as a nootropic in the brain and works on the CB1 and CB2 receptors, among many others.
When the CB1 and CB2 receptors are activated within the endocannabinoid system of the human body, various health supportive effects are set into motion in the brain and the body.
This includes promoting a healthy inflammatory response, promoting a healthy sleep/wake cycle, promoting a healthy response to stress and more.
We are proud to offer this unique and pure Full Spectrum Hemp Oil to the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does hemp oil or CBD oil get you high?
A. No, CBD & hemp will not get you high. It actually has been proven to have the opposite effect by blocking the receptors of THC and lessening the psychotoxic effect when present in a THC strain. It’s safe to take hemp oil and CBD and go on normally with your day.
Q. WIll taking hemp or CBD oil make you fail a drug test?
A. As with any cannabis-based product, there is always a chance of triggering a positive drug test depending on the amount/duration taken, the individual metabolism, and the type/sensitivity of the test. Users are encouraged to talk with their employer or healthcare provider if this is a concern.
Q. How much THC is in your products?
A. There may be trace amounts of THC in Ascent Nutrition’s Full Spectrum Hemp Oil products but remember because it is industrial hemp, federal law allows up to 0.3% THC.
Q. What is hemp oil?
A. Hemp Oil is the extracted contents of hemp plants. Hemp is a rich source of phytonutrients and cannabinoids of all types, not just CBD (Cannabidiol). These combined cannabinoids can produce an effect that’s stronger than any one cannabinoid combined. Hemp oil and CBD are not inherently the same thing, as CBD is a reference to a single cannabinoid whereas hemp oil is a vessel for many cannabinoids.
Q. What is CBD Oil?
A.CBD (cannabidiol) is an active chemical compound found in the hemp plant. CBD is one of the most prominent cannabinoids out of more than 100 that have been identified.
Cannabinoids are a diverse class of chemical compounds that occur naturally in the body as well as in several plants including cannabis.
Q. What is the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?
A. Hemp oil gives you so much more than just CBD, as it is a broad extract of the hemp plant, and not just isolated CBD.
CBD oil is extracted, isolated and added to a carrier oil. More often than not, the companies and products that focus only on cannabidiol do so often with harsh extractions that destroy much of the beneficial nutrients available.
Hemp oil is more specifically referring to extractions from the aerial plant parts (mostly leaves and flowers) of hemp plants.
These extractions don’t focus on any one cannabinoid, and instead try to capture as many as possible, which is ultimately going to produce much greater and a more broad benefit than just CBD alone.
Our Full Spectrum Hemp Oil is made by infusing coconut (or MCT) oil directly with the whole plant hemp material, which produces a true full spectrum oil. Our hemp oil is rich in CBD and other beneficial phytonutrients while containing only trace amounts of THC (well within the legal limits allowed).
Q. Does hemp oil contain THC?
A. Hemp is not the same as the marijuana, and because of this, it can not intoxicate you.
Hemp contains only trace amounts of the psychoactive compound THC, and many hemp varieties have a naturally larger concentration of CBD.
Not only is every one of our batches of hemp oil third party tested to verify the CBD potency, but it is also tested to ensure it is well below the 0.3% THC limit. The rich and complete cannabinoid profile of our Full Spectrum Hemp Oil provides all of the benefits without the “high” feeling.
Q. What type of extraction process do you use?
A. Our industry-unique proprietary process is one that preserves natural cellular bonds and yields phytonutrient-rich, full-spectrum hemp oil that’s incredibly efficacious. This process is completely unique and much more effective than the harsh CO2 extraction processes used by most hemp oil companies. CO2 extraction uses high pressure and/or chemical solvents to fracture cells, which greatly diminishes phytonutrient content.
Ours is a gentle, low-heat process that uses cellular bonding to infuse the active beneficial phytocompounds of the whole hemp plant with a lipid (usually oil coconut) while preserving the integrity of the plant molecules and making them bioavailable. This is why our Full Spectrum Hemp Oil delivers an “Entourage Effect.” The process takes longer and is costlier, but the result is a safer and more beneficial product. Harsh extraction processes requiring some combination of high pressure (CO2), high heat, and chemical solvents strip the hemp cells of the many beneficial phytocompounds and potentially leave behind residual solvents.
With our patented processes, the result is the highest quality hemp oil with maximum levels of phytonutrients. No other hemp oil company can match our decades of tireless research and development. And no other hemp oil company has access to our genetically-superior plants.
Q. What makes the strain of hemp you use different and better than any other product out there?
A. Our superior plant genetics are the result of 25 years of breeding to ensure the highest quality strain of hemp in the world. Our proprietary strain is referenced by The National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI) as the gold standard strain in hemp genome sequencing.
Q. What makes Ascent Nutrition Full Spectrum Hemp Oil better?
A.The superior raw hemp materials are put through our proprietary, whole-plant lipid infusion process that preserves natural cellular bonds and phytonutrient content. The result: the most efficacious full-spectrum hemp oil with significantly more phytonutrients than competitive oils.
Our proprietary strain is referenced by The National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI) as the gold standard strain in hemp genome sequencing as well.
We also control 100% of the entire operation – from hand-cultivation on our own farm to refinement in our lab – which provides traceability from seed-to-bottle and guaranteed consistency.
Lastly, Ascent Nutrition uses respected independent labs to verify our claims regarding nutrient levels and efficacy of all of our products. This ensures you’re always getting the very best hemp oil products on the planet that deliver a true entourage effect for maximum results.
Q. What are cannabinoids and phytocannabinoids?
A.Cannabinoids refer to an expansive category of chemical compounds. Endocannabinoids are a subclass of cannabinoids that are naturally found in the body. Phytocannabiniods, on the other hand, occur naturally in cannabis and other plants.
Q. What is the difference between full spectrum hemp oil and hemp oil isolate?
A. Full-spectrum hemp oils are made by using the entire hemp plant with all of its many beneficial phytocannabinoids (CBG, CBN, and others), terpenes (beta-caryophyllene, b –pinene, humulene, and limonene), plus flavonoids, polyphenols, and other important hemp-derived phytocompounds.
On the other hand, some hemp oil products can be and are made using hemp or CBD isolate, which is just one singular compound (such as CBD) added to a carrier oil, and thus do not contain any of the other beneficial phytonutrients or provide the “entourage effect”.
Q. What is the human body’s endocannabinoid system? (ECS) and how do the many phytocannabinoids affect it?
A.The Endogenous Cannabinoid System, commonly referred to as the ECS, is a biological system within humans and mammals that is composed of endocannabinoids (cannabinoids naturally produced in the body such as anandamide and 2-AG), enzymes that function to produce and deconstruct the cannabinoids, and cannabinoid receptors (primarily CB1 and CB2) located in the Central Nervous System (CNS) and Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). Homeostasis is regulated by the ECS.
Q. What is industrial or agricultural hemp?
A.Industrial hemp is classified as the non-psychoactive cannabis sativa plant and is grown legally in over 25 states under the Federal Farm Bill Section 7606. Industrial hemp plants must be inspected and certified as such by the state in which they are grown. These regulations have been greatly expanded upon with the introduction of the 2018 Farm Bill.
Q. What is the Entourage Effect? And why is it beneficial to human health?
A.The Entourage Effect is the synergy resulting from the interactions between cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds in the hemp plant. The combination of these compounds creates an effect that is greatly beneficial compared to the sum of the individual properties. Full-spectrum hemp oil is the only substance that can deliver a proper Entourage Effect.
Q. What does single origin mean?
A.Single-origin means there is one source for the hemp plant from which the finished hemp oil products are derived. Ideally, hemp plants and the specific variety should be traceable back to the country, state, and farm where they were grown in order to verify farming practices such as sustainability and use of pesticides, synthetic chemicals or herbicides, as well as to ensure integrity from batch to batch.
Q. What are the commonly expected benefits of using hemp oil products?
A. Just like other supplement companies, hemp oil companies cannot claim that hemp oil will treat or cure any specific condition. This is due to FDA regulations on supplement companies on what they can and cannot say about their products.
The language that can be used to describe these products is that hemp oil products “may help to relieve discomfort, support sleep, support the body’s interrelated signaling systems (the endocannabinoid system), and promote an overall sense of balance and homeostasis to the body.”
Q. What are the possible side effects of using hemp oil products?
A.Hemp oils are generally considered as safe for most people, and come with very few, if any, potential side effects.
Most people take them without ever experiencing any sort of negative effects at all, and the rare few who do will most likely experience only minor symptoms. These few symptoms can be relieved by taking with food and drinking plenty of water as well.
Q. Is it legal for a person to use hemp products in all 50 states?
A. Yes. Hemp-derived supplements are treated like any other supplement. Despite the laws regulating production, these supplements are legal to purchase and use in all 50 states, and no travel restrictions exist. Hemp-derived supplements are also safe for children and legal to give them. (As with any supplement, adult supervision is advised.)
Q. Where does hemp oil come from?
A.Hemp oil is derived from industrial hemp plants, which are cannabis sativa varieties that naturally produce less than 0.3% THC (the compound in cannabis that is known for producing a psychotoxic effect commonly referred to as being “high”). This is under the legal limit the FDA places for the amount of natural THC is present in these products derived from the hemp plant.
There are several different methods that can be used to extract the beneficial compounds from the hemp.
Our unique Full Spectrum Hemp Oil is made using only plants grown on our own sustainable farms in Colorado and Iowa. We infuse unrefined coconut (or MCT) oil directly with our whole plant hemp, no other solvents or ingredients are required to produce this highly nutritional oil, so we do not use or add any other ingredients or extraction methods.
Q. What is the difference between CBD and THC?
A. Both marijuana and hemp are members of the cannabis family so there are some key similarities, but they are actually fundamentally different because marijuana can get you intoxicated and industrial hemp cannot get you intoxicated.
This is due to the amount of THC that the cannabis variety produces (0.3% THC and below is considered hemp, while over 0.3% is considered marijuana).
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the cannabinoid found in cannabis known to have psychotoxic properties to which the “high” feeling is attributed.
The main difference between THC and CBD is that THC binds to CB-1 receptors in the central nervous system. CBD has a different molecular structure than THC and so does not have a strong affinity to CB-1 receptors (or to CB-2 receptors in peripheral nervous system), rather it works mainly by inhibiting the FAAH enzyme responsible for breaking down anandamide, an endogenous cannabinoid (produced by the body).
Q. What is the difference between hemp oil and hemp seed oil?
A.It’s important to be able to recognize the difference between hemp oil and hemp seed oil, as they are two greatly different things.
Hemp Oil is derived directly from the hemp plant itself, using the leaves and the flowering parts of the hemp plant. This is where you will find the majority of the beneficial compounds in the way of cannabinoids from the hemp plant.
Hemp Seed Oil alternatively is made from only the hemp seeds. While these can and do have some cannabinoids, the purpose of hemp seed oil is for cooking and eating.
The beneficial nutrients and fat compounds are nutritious and beneficial, but lack many of the cannabinoids and in the correct amounts to provide the user with any measurable amount of cannabinoids or entourage effect.
Q. What kind of testing and analysis has been done on your hemp oil?
A. We test all of our batches and issue a Certificate of Analysis (COA) that is available online. Ascent Nutrition uses multiple accredited, third-party labs to identify, record and analyze the phytonutrient compounds in our proprietary hemp strains.
We cross-breed specific strains using genetic sequencing in our R&D facility which are cultivated in our greenhouses and outdoor farms without pesticides of any kind.
Our hemp flower is then independently tested to be certain it contains the highest possible phytocompound concentrations and the broadest spectrum of phytonutrients, essential terpenes, and is free of heavy metals, pesticides or and any impurities.
Q. Why do people use hemp extracts?
A. Ascent Nutrition is always careful not to make improper claims including claims that are in violation of the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
Ascent Nutrition’s Full Spectrum Hemp Oil focuses on the endocannabinoid system and bringing the body into balance.
Q. What does “full spectrum” mean?
A. Agricultural hemp contains over 100 different phytonutrients and phytocannabinoids. Ascent Nutrition produces a full spectrum hemp oil which means it contains all of these phytonutrients and phytocannabinoids.
Ascent Nutrition’s proprietary process utilizes the entire hemp plant in its finished products which gives you the greatest benefit.
Only full-spectrum hemp oil can deliver the “entourage effect” which refers to the combined effect of the phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other beneficial compounds in the hemp plant working together in synergy in your body.
Q. Should I avoid operating heavy machinery or are there any other restrictions?
A. Because hemp oil has no psychoactive properties (like marijuana), you do not need to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.
Q. Does hemp oil make you sleepy?
A. Many users report feelings of calm and relaxation while using hemp oil. While this does not always relate to sleepiness, grogginess, or otherwise, it may induce better and more restful sleep.