- What is the meaning of “Maalingan” ?
- What is CBD?
- What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
- Hemp vs. Marijuana Derived Cannabinoids: are they the same thing?
- Why do people use Hemp Extracts and CBD? What are the benefits and uses of CBD?
- Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high-CBD hemp extract?
- Where do you source your extracts from?
- What type of extraction method do you employ?
- What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?
- What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?
- In which versions is Maalingan Hemp Drops available?
- How should be taken Maalingan Hemp Drops?
- What does “ful spectrum” mean?
What is the meaning of “Maalingan” ?
Maalingan is a Mongolian world that means “Hemp”. Cannabis plants are believed to have first arrived and evolved in the steppes of Central Asia, specifically, in the modern Mongolia and southern Siberia, where hemp was already being cultivated 12.000 years ago, making it one of the first cultivated crops in the history of mankind.
Like many other ancient populations, including those from Egypt, the people that lived in this area extensively used hemp, not only as an aliment, an organic fuel and a source of fibres, but also for its known pharmaceutical properties.
Currently, the beneficial properties of hemp are widely recognized worldwide, to the point that the World Health Organisation recognized cannabidiol (CBD) as a useful molecule that can be used for the treatment of many diseases as a result of its neuroprotective, antiepileptic, anxiolytic, antipsychotic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiasthmatic and antipoxic properties.
According to the WHO, CBD may help treating health problems, such as opioid, cocaine and psycho-stimulant addiction. Some preliminary studies suggest that it may be also useful for the treatment of cannabis and tobacco addiction.
So far, there are no reports of abuse or addiction related to the use of pure CBD. Through some studies, it has been discovered that CBD has a relatively low toxicity, although some of the effects are still unknown. CBD doesn’t have the same effects observed with other cannabinoids, like THC. With enough studies completed, CBD is now seen positively, with a low level of risk involved.
Forr additional information, see https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/5.2_CBD.pdf
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of over 60+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in Cannabis, an annual herbaceous flowering plant. CBD oil is derived from an organic substance formed in the plant’s secretions. Both marijuana and hemp are forms of cannabis. However, cannabis does not mean marijuana. Cannabis is the genus name and general umbrella term, under which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall. Until recently, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, was the most well-known and studied cannabinoid due to its abundance in marijuana. However, as the second most prevalent cannabinoid in marijuana and the top non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp, CBD has been gaining momentum in the scientific community and media.
Unlike THC, CBD does not cause any feeling of “high,” which contributes to its legalization across the European Union.
Our CBD products and extracts are derived from hemp (not marijuana), and can also be referred to as CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp-derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts,” since they typically contain more than just CBD. However, CBD oil is different from hemp seed oil and organic hemp oil, as these are derived from hemp seeds (not the resin) and do not contain cannabidiol.
CBD primarily interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body, but are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system. While CBD is a phytocannabinoid, or plant-based cannabinoid, your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. Almost every organ of your body, including your skin and digestive tract, contains cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid system has four primary purposes including neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response, and regulating the body’s general state of balance, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.
Unlike THC, CBD does not interact directly with the two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is why CBD does not cause any psychoactive effect. Instead, CBD inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in your body’s naturally-produced cannabinoids.
If a hemp extract is 40% cannabinoids, what’s the other 60%? What’s in your hemp extracts besides the naturally occurring cannabinoids?
We extract our hemp oil from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. The oil extracted contains naturally occurring phyto-cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD), as well as many other types of natural molecules and phytochemical compounds.
The primary phyto-cannabinoid highlighted in our products is CBD. CBD is an active phyto-cannabinoid in hemp and is also the most abundant.
Phyto-cannabinoids are produced in hemp plants through biosynthesis. In addition to CBD, three other significant phyto-cannabinoids in our products are Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabigerol (CBG), and Cannabinol (CBN). Each of these are non-psychoactive and closely related to CBD.
Cannabigerol: When olivetolic acid and Geranyl pyrophosphate combine in the plants, they produce cannabigerolic acid. Many cannabinoids are made from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). CBG, one of the phyto-cannabinoids found in our extracts, is essentially the same as CBGA, but in non-acidic form.
It can be extremely difficult to extract CBG because most varieties of cannabis plants convert CBG into THC or CBD by the time the plant is mature for harvest. We are strive to offer hemp extracts that are endowed with CBG components.
Cannabichromene: CBC, another phyto-cannabinoid found in our products, is produced over time within hemp plants when CBGA and the CBCA enzyme synthesize to create CBCA, an acidic form of CBC.
Cannabinol: Unlike CBC, CBN is not derived from CBGA. Instead, it is formed in hemp plants when an acid called CBNA undergoes decarboxylation.
In addition to phyto-cannabinoids, our extracts are composed of other naturally occurring molecules such as:
Vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D)
Fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6)
Trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium)
Our hemp extracts are extremely low in THC, but they are rich in terpenes. Terpenes are organic compounds and isomeric hydrocarbons (C10H16) found within hemp flower excretions.
In most cases, each cannabis plant strain’s unique characteristics are determined by the scent of its terpenes. These peculiar and powerful molecules influence the taste and feel of hemp extract. In addition to being an essential component of our products, terpenes are commonly leveraged in the production of balsams, essential oils, and other plant by-products.
What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plants, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Typically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds.
99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances and only a trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.
Hemp vs. Marijuana Derived Cannabinoids: are they the same thing?
The short answer is yes. CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. Marijuana is high in the chemical compound tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which causes the “high” feeling. However, marijuana is usually very low in other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, such as CBD and CBG, making hemp the preferable option.
CBD comes from Cannabis sativa L, an annual herbaceous flowering plant. Cannabis sativa L. is the plant species, and does not mean our products will have the sativa like effects typically associated with those strains of marijuana. The indica and sativa distinction does not have as much bearing on the plant’s effects without the presence of THC. Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis are all subspecies of Cannabis Sativa L. Our hemp extract is made with cultivars that are bred with 100% sativa genetics.
In addition to CBD, Cannabis sativa L contains organic compounds called terpenes. Terpenes are isomeric hydrocarbons (C10H16) used to create essential oils, balsams, and other by-products. When chemically modified through oxidation or other methods, terpenes become terpenoids (sometimes referred to as isoprenoids). Vitamin A is one example of a terpenoid.
Across all strains, Cannabis sativa L. plants contain 120 identified terpene compounds. These terpenes exist within the resin found on hemp or marijuana flowers. The scent produced by the terpenes helps to determine the quality of each particular cannabis plant strain. It also influences taste, feel, and other senses affected by interaction with the plant or its by-products.
The interactions between terpenes and cannabinoids vary across Cannabis plant strains and each plant produces unique properties.
For our products, we use CBD oil that is extracted from hemp, a legal plant low in THC.
Why do people use Hemp Extracts and CBD? What are the benefits and uses of CBD?
In accordance with the existing rules, we cannot make health claims regarding our dietary supplement products. We can only recommend our products for general wellness.
Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high-CBD hemp extract?
Definitely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than our full spectrum hemp extracts (not from seed). Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our hemp extract is a full plant extraction with many components not typically found in the seeds. Hemp seed oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, but it doesn’t have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids and other components that our extracts do have.
Where do you source your extracts from?
In our products we use 100% European Union grown hemp extracts.
What type of extraction method do you employ?
We use low-temperature and low-pressure CO2 extractions for our products.
What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?
Third party laboratories analyze all of our full-spectrum hemp extracts for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial/microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus), and pesticides
What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.
There are two main types of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals, and CB2 are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (named after the Sanskrit term “Ananda,” which translates to “peace”).
For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has been equipped with this ECS, a crucial system in the body, and it has been known about in the scientific and medical communities since the 1980’s.
In which versions is Maalingan Hemp Drops available?
Maalingan Hemp Drops is available in three different levels of extract content – 5%, 10% and 20% – in order to meet individual exigencies. In all of the products, the THC content is minimal and just a residue, and it is still under the legal limit of 0,2% required by the European legislation.
How should be taken Maalingan Hemp Drops?
Put two/three drops under the tongue for 2/3 times per day, and wait at least a minute before swallowing. Because our hemp extract is a natural supplement that comes from a plant, it has a taste that some nsider to be bitter and strong. This is due to the complexity of its formulation.
Malingan Hemp Drops is not sold for medical purposes such as preventing or treating diseases. THOSE WHO SUSPECT THEY MAY HAVE A DISEASE OR ARE SEEKING HELP FOR A DISEASE SHOULD CONSULT A QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.
The product should not be used during pregnancy or while breast feeding. A DOCTOR SHOULD BE CONSULTED IS THE USE IS ON MEDICATIONS. Malingan Hemp Drops MUST BE KEPT out of the reach of children.
What does “ful spectrum” mean?
Maalingan Hemp Drops is a “full spectrum” product. This means that its hemp extracts contain all the substances that can be found in the plant. Full spectrum hemp extracts are rich in terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids and fatty acids. These are all substances that have specific properties and that, together, can create what is known as the “entourage effect”.