Understanding Hemp and CBD


As the first company in the Southeastern United States to manufacture hemp extract products, the founders and lead product developers at Halcyon Essentials have worked tirelessly for over 20 years to create reliably dosed, lab-tested hemp-derived cannabidiol infused products that promote overall wellness and access to the medical value of hemp extracts.

Hailed for its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD, a compound that is naturally produced by the hemp plant, is now being sought after more than ever for its positive effects on both humans and animals.

As awareness and calls for more research into marijuana’s medicinal value has gained national momentum, challenges have been brought forth on both sides of the debate as to the fate of federal legalization. In the meantime, the 2018 Farm Bill was passed which designated hemp, the non-psychoactive relative of marijuana, to be legalized across the U.S. and defined as not containing more than 0.3 percent THC, the high-inducing aspect of cannabis. In 2018, a review by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health looked at the efficacy of cannabis preparations following predominantly double-blind trials that compared cannabis preparation to a placebo. The review indicated that cannabinoids appear to have a significant analgesic effect. For thousands of years, cannabis preparations have been used to treat disease and alleviate symptoms, but scientific and clinical efficacy research has been restricted due to legal obstacles and funding.

What is known is that Cannabis produces a wide-reaching physiological effect from a group of complex compounds called cannabinoids. Amazingly, 100 different cannabinoids have been identified with the two most well-known and well-researched being CBD and THC. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, has increasingly become more popular among natural medicine and homeopathic enthusiasts due to its many benefits.

The human body has within it a complex system known as the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is made up of a variety of receptors, the two main receptors being CB1 and CB2. CBD exhibits a subtle, indirect approach that seemingly affects how the receptors signal the body and its chemicals. Additionally, CBD has been shown to increase the production of the body’s own cannabinoids by blocking any enzymes that might break them down. CBD also influences both the opioid receptors that play a role

in regulating the sensations of pain, and the serotonin receptors which are integral to mood regulation.

So, what exactly are cannabinoids? They are naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant. There are many compounds but the most well-known are THC and Cannabidiol (CBD). Together they are responsible for both the benefits and drawbacks of hemp-based products. There are also cannabinoids manufactured in laboratories, known as synthetic cannabinoids. CBD and its sister compounds are classified as Phytocannabinoids, which means that they are derived from plants.

CBD has been getting significant attention in recent years for its positive effects and is often used to provide a feeling of calm and relaxation. Quality products like 1500 mg Full Spectrum CBD Tincture No THC is a popular selling hemp-derived product is THC free and infused with 1 oz. of MCT with Cannabidiol, Cannabigerol, and Cannabinol to create a potent, full-spectrum hemp blast. It has a convenient dropper top and the custom formulation allows for easy and consistent dosing. This blend consists of 1500 mg of broad-spectrum CBD hemp extract into 1 fl oz of medium-chain triglyceride oil (MCT). Users find this top-selling formulation to be a versatile, full-spectrum cannabinoid tincture that includes all of the enhanced bioavailability and health benefits of MCT oil. On a chemical level, CBD is known to help reduce inflammation due to its antioxidant properties, although it is important to remember that products from Halcyon are not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases or medical conditions, most experts agree that it can be easily tolerated by adults and can promote overall wellness. Many CBD products, including tinctures and oils, let you customize the size of your serving, helping you diminish or avoid any possible side effects.


If you have concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] or at 404-545-1235 for more information about our products and their benefits.

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