Aplós, August 28th, 2023
In the vast tapestry of Earth’s botanical wonders, the hemp plant stands as an enduring testament to nature’s innate wisdom. In our frenetic quest for wellness, it's all too easy to forget to look back, to revisit the roots, the very essence of Mother Earth's offerings.
Yet, amidst the bustling, the hemp plant remains quiet and powerful, a testament to nature’s ability to offer both serenity and strength. As we collectively gravitate towards the wellness horizon, it is hemp, with its rich CBD content, that emerges as a beacon, illuminating a path to grounded well-being.
Hemp, a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, has quietly observed the evolution of civilizations, witnessing epochs come and go. For thousands of years, its history has been intertwined with humanity's, offering its fibers, seeds, and essential extracts in a silent pact of symbiosis.
Used for culinary to medicinal purposes and beyond, hemp has generously offered its fibers for crafting ropes and sails, its seeds as a nutritious food source, and its extracts as medicinal remedies. Indeed, within its green tendrils of the buds, leaves, and stalks lies a secret — a high content of CBD, one of the many cannabinoids that reside in this ancient plant.
These cannabinoids, revered as nature’s chemical messengers, are molecules that echo the ancient songs of the Earth, inviting us to be ever-rooted, ever-present.
Deep within the sinews of the hemp plant lies an ancient wellness — a myriad of compounds that connect the land with the soul. Foremost among them are cannabinoids, of which CBD and THC are the most recognized. CBD, or cannabidiol, envelops one in a serene embrace without the intoxicating grasp, while THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, though limited in hemp, is more known for its elevating nature.
Yet, the hemp plant is an intricate weave of wonders beyond just cannabinoids. The air around a flowering hemp field is laden with the aromatic tales of terpenes, those essential oils that shape hemp’s fragrance and flaunt its therapeutic potential. The spectrum of colors that glisten on its leaves and buds, on the other hand, owe their allure to flavonoids, guarding the plant against nature’s fury while offering potential benefits.
Most of the plant’s coveted cannabinoids reside primarily within the buds and leaves, concentrated havens of wellness. But it’s essential to discern between hemp seed oil, a nutrient-rich elixir derived from the seeds, and hemp extract or CBD oil, which harnesses the plant's full power, cradling its cannabinoids, terpenes, and more.
Venturing deeper into the verdant realms, one might find themselves amidst the presence of hemp's close kin — the cannabis plant. Though their lineage intertwines like the branches of a great tree, their destinies diverge upon the canvas of nature's vast landscape.
Hemp, resolute and multifaceted, offers a rich tapestry of utilities without the intoxicating lure. At its heart lies CBD, or cannabidiol, the most abundant phytocannabinoid within this venerable plant. This unique compound doesn't directly bind to our brain's cannabinoid receptors the way that other compounds can.
Instead, with a gentle nudge, CBD can support our endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex signaling network. CBD subtly communes with our endocannabinoids, supporting the body's endeavors to maintain a state of equilibrium.
On the other side, cannabis often boasts higher concentrations of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the molecule known for its intoxicating allure. This difference between hemp and cannabis is further entrenched in legal definitions.
The 2018 Farm Bill, a watershed moment in hemp's modern chronicle, legalized the cultivation and possession of industrial hemp and hemp extracts at the federal level — delineating hemp as containing no more than 0.3% THC.
Such a trace amount stands as but a whisper, incapable of eliciting the high associated with its counterpart. Cannabis containing a higher amount of THC, meanwhile, is still federally illegal, with laws varying state by state.
While the hemp seed oil pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant — filled with vital nutrients such as fiber and essential fatty acids like omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, and gamma-linolenic acid — offer an array of health benefits, the cannabinoid-rich oils extracted from the hemp buds and leaves provide therapeutic benefits to help promote balance within.
By engaging with the ECS’s receptors, scattered like ancient sentinels throughout our nervous system, hemp extract can naturally guide us toward holistic balance and well-being in a myriad of ways.
Follow along as we discover the benefits of hemp oil and extract.
Life's incessant demands often manifest as aches and discomfort in our physical being. Hemp extract, rich in CBD, interacts with our body's endocannabinoid system.
Through this interaction, the extract can help soothe generalized discomfort, ensuring that, much like a gentle breeze through a meadow, we feel a sense of relief and tranquility, consistently tethered to a state of well-being.
Much like the steady pulse of Earth's heartbeat, the heart within us thrives on balance. Yet, oxidative stress, a scenario where the balance of free radicals and antioxidants in our body tilts unfavorably, can influence our heart health.
Hemp extract, with its bounteous antioxidant properties, might serve as a counter to this imbalance. By introducing these antioxidants into the body, hemp extract could potentially support heart health, encourage balanced cholesterol levels, and support healthy blood pressure, offering a rhythm of equilibrium.
Our skin, a canvas of our overall well-being, frequently craves the gentle caress of nature. The antioxidant properties of CBD extract may also protect our skin cells from the effects of oxidative stress. In this way, topical CBD products may offer relief for dry skin and other skin conditions, helping the skin feel nurtured and rejuvenated.
In the throes of modern life's hustle, the calming notes of hemp extract offer respite. The compound CBD is thought to interact with our body's serotonin receptors, which play a role in mood regulation. Thus, even amidst life's tumult, the extract may provide a serene refuge, recentering our spirits and letting the weight of worries dissolve.
As the world dims and the stars emerge, hemp extract emerges as a beacon towards restful repose. CBD's interaction with the body's endocannabinoid system could potentially influence our sleep-wake cycle. By supporting this natural cycle, the extract might guide us into a restful slumber, ensuring that each dawn greets us with invigorated spirit and clarity.
Throughout these tales of wellness, the hemp plant remains a steadfast guide, holding within its essence a promise of well-being, a return to nature, and a journey towards a life more rooted and serene.
Venturing deeper into the verdant mysteries of hemp, one encounters the harmonious symphony of broad-spectrum hemp extract. Unlike full-spectrum CBD, which captures the whole plant’s entire orchestra, or isolated CBD, which seeks to amplify a single note, broad-spectrum plays a balance between the two.
This form of hemp extract encompasses a myriad of hemp compounds but omits THC's intoxicating effects, filtering hemp’s minor THC content out during the extraction process to ensure the experience is purely grounded and elevating while remaining THC-free.
The phenomenon known as the “entourage effect” unfolds here. Think of it as a serene woodland, where each plant, while a marvel on its own, contributes to a harmonious ecosystem when combined. Every compound, from cannabinoids to terpenes, plays its role, enhancing the effect of the others, grounding and lifting the spirit in tandem.
This wholesome extraction draws from the plant's every corner, the roots, stems, leaves, and buds, wrapping them into a cohesive, ethereal embrace. The broad-spectrum offers a tranquil experience anchored firmly in nature's grace without drifting into THC's hazy realms.
The evergreen embrace of hemp products isn't just restricted to a bottle or a drop. Its versatility manifests in countless ways, from supplements that anchor your daily wellness to topicals that bring nature’s touch directly to your skin.
If you choose to bask in the delights of hemp oil products, it’s wise to seek medical advice from a healthcare provider should any side effects arise. While uncommon, side effects related to supplemental ingredients and carrier oils can cause discomfort, marring the tapestry of your relaxing experience.
Alternatively, the gentle sway of functional spirits, weaving hemp's tales, offers an elevated experience sans the shackles of alcohol, ensuring one remains rooted and balanced.
Consider Aplós Calmé, our functional spirit crafted with high-quality, broad-spectrum hemp extract. This non-alcoholic spirit offers itself to you as an invitation to experience the profound benefits of CBD.
Replacing traditional cocktails with our Calme-infused functional cocktail recipes doesn’t just pivot you away from the hazy effects of alcohol but also ushers you into a realm where the calming properties of hemp reign supreme. It's a reimagining of relaxation, a fusion of taste and tranquility, all aligned with the ethos of prioritizing your health.
With drinks steeped in Calme, like our Mellow Marg or the Slow Glow, every sunrise and every twilight become moments of intentional self-care, reinforcing our connection to nature and its vast offerings. In each sip, we're reminded of our roots, ensuring our essence remains untouched, as timeless and pristine as a quiet forest glade.
In the ever-evolving tapestry of wellness, hemp emerges as an ancient yet timeless thread, weaving tales of botanical alchemy and grounded wonders. Each whisper of its leaves, every drop of its extract, sings of nature's profound wisdom and the possibilities that await those who heed its call.
Echoing the ethos of Aplós, hemp beckons for a gentle recalibration, urging us to pause, reflect, and immerse in life's profound, rooted rhythms. Beyond the allure of functional cocktails to be savored under a canopy of stars, it's a journey into the depths of botanical wellness, into a life where moments are treasures, experiences are grounded, and every sip celebrates nature's wonders.
We invite you to explore our full collection of spirits and recipes and seek the timeless embrace of botanical wellness.