Hemp Max with VESIsorb®from Douglas Laboratories®offers pure hemp oil specially formulated with the VESIsorb®colloidal delivery system to provide enhanced absorption of its fat-soluble constituents.
Hemp Max broad-spectrum hemp oil is extracted with CO2from the Cannabis sativa plant and tested to ensure the THC levels are not detectable. It includes 25 mg of cannabidiol (CBD), 10 mg of beta-caryophyllene (BCP), and other terpenes in small, easy-to-swallow softgels.
Functions and Mechanisms of Action
Hemp is defined as a tall, widely cultivated herb (Cannabis sativa) of the Cannabaceae family with tough phloem fiber. Evidence of cannabis use from a scientific perspective was discovered in the 19th century.
It was not until the late 1980s that scientists identified the first endocannabinoid, a conjugate of arachidonic acid and ethanolamine that was named anandamide, from the Sanskrit word ananda, meaning bliss. Today there are hundreds of different chemical compounds identified to exist in the Cannabis sativa plant.
Phytocannabinoids, a class of compounds that interact with the bodys endocannabinoid system, include cannabidiol and structurally diverse terpenes, including beta-caryophyllene and limonene. While cannabidiol is specific to hemp, terpenes and other phytocannabinoids also occur in other herbs, spices and other plants.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an internal homeostatic regulatory system that serves to limit excitatory neurotransmission. It consists of four components:
- G protein-coupled cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors
- Endogenous endocannabinoids that target these receptors, and possibly others
- Enzymes that catalyze endocannabinoid biosynthesis and metabolism
- Mechanisms involved in cell accumulation of specific endocannabinoids
Endogenous endocannabinoids play a fundamental role in regulating pleasure, relaxation, memory, thinking, concentration, body movement, awareness of time, appetite, pain, and sensory processing and brain development.
They are produced on-demand in response to excitatory neurotransmission and travel in retrograde fashion to inhibit further neurotransmitter release. Research done on the system has shown that the ECS has receptors throughout the body, including in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells.
Because phytocannabinoids are insoluble in water, their absorption is limited in the body. VESIsorb® is a patented colloidal system that allows phytocannabinoids to cross the intestinal barrier in a water-soluble droplet.
The droplets easily disperse and diffuse across the water layer of the intestinal barrier, improving absorption. Studies show that the VESIsorb® delivery system provides significant improvements in absorption and bioavailability of poorly soluble phytochemicals, including cannabidiol, as demonstrated in a recent pharmacokinetic study.
1 softgel contains:
VESIsorb® Hemp Oil extract……………………………………………………………………… 334 mg
[Cannabis sativa, seed, stalk, stem] Providing 35 mg phytocannabinoids and terpenes including beta- caryophyllene
Medium-chain triglycerides, vitamin E (tocophersolan), mono-and diglycerides, fatty acids, natural flavor, capsule shell (bovine gelatin, glycerin, carob and water). Hemp Max contains CO2-extracted, U.S.-sourced agricultural hemp. Non-GMO, Gluten-Free
Adults take 1 Hemp Max capsule daily with meals or as directed by a health care practitioner. We highly recommend consulting one of our Health Coaches prior to use.
No adverse side effects reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
California residents Prop 65
WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to lead, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.