Is that Natural? Breaking the ‘Synthetic’ Stereotype
One of the most asked questions we get is “Is that natural or made in a lab?”. Most people assume products like Delta-8 THC or HHC are ‘synthetic’ and are not found in nature. This association sometime sparks a hesitation to not use products with these ingredients because of the artificial impression one might feel.
We are here to educate you on the origins of these hemp-derived cannabinoids and break that ‘artificial’ mold you may have towards those product offerings on the market. Let’s go!
The hemp plant has been found to contain 120 plus cannabinoids that we know of today with new ones being discovered all the time. For those of you who do not know what a cannabinoid is, let me fill you in. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemicals found in the hemp plant that bind to the cannabinoid receptors in our brain and body. Out of these 120+ known cannabinoids, the most well-known are CBD and THC.
Recent cannabinoids that are naturally found in the hemp plant include an array of chemicals people think are ‘synthetically’ created like HHC or Delta 8 THC. The fact is that most of these cannabinoids on the market are naturally found within the hemp plant.
It should be noted that the ‘synthetic’ association people may have is probably rooted in how the cannabinoids are extracted. Like all plant-based extracts, the chemicals naturally found in the hemp plant, like Delta-8THC, are found in small quantities. There must be a chemistry-based extraction process involved to obtain these cannabinoids from the plant. These extraction processes are no different than obtaining essential oils from herbs or really any other plant-based supplement on the market.
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