The Science

Industrial Hemp Utilization

Scientific Background:

The origin of the main active ingredients in our products comes from the HEMP Plant. HEMP is one of the species of the plant CANNABIS SATIVA.

There are many different varieties of the cannabis plant. Hemp, also called industrial hemp is cultivated for its fiber, hurd and seed. Over time, the use of industrial hemp has evolved into a greater variety of products including health foods, organic body care, clothing, construction materials, biofuels, plastic composites and more.

Hemp is a great natural source for the following key ingredients:

    PROTEINS (built from amino acids) VITAMINS and MINERALS.
    Hemp seeds are great protein source and contain high amounts of vitamins and minerals. Hemp seeds are very nutritious and have been used in food, cosmetics and other products to provide moisture and nourish the skin.
        UNSATURATED FATS ( like - Omega 3 and omega 6), used in food and cosmetics leveraging their natural nourishing and moisturizing properties. These ingredients can be extracted mostly from hemp seeds.
        FIBERS: Hemp is known for its exceptionally strong fiber and is used to produce high quality-paper, textile fabrics, ropes and more. The main source for the fibers is the hemp stalk and stem.
        CANNABINOIDS (CBD and THC) - Hemp contains many active and unique natural compounds known as Cannabinoids.
          • CBD and THC (must be in very low concentration, less than 0.3%) enabling the plant to be used legally everywhere in the USA and Canada.
          • CBD derived from Hemp is safe to use and will not create a high effect.
          • These ingredients can be extracted mostly from the hemp plant stalk and roots.
          • CBD has been incorporated into different products for topical applications, skin care and edibles to aid in pain relief.
              Topical Use:

              Topical applications allow for the CBD active ingredient to go right to the source and is likely to work faster, since it doesn’t have to travel through the digestive system first. Topical CBD will be absorbed through the skin directly to the affected area and interact with a series of specific receptors in our body and on our skin. These receptors construct the endocannabinoid system. The binding ability of CBD to these receptors will promote its anti-inflammatory affect and result in pain relief.

              CBD is a powerful antioxidant with anti aging properties - it protects the skin from free radicals that can damage the skin thereby preventing damage and premature aging from sun exposure.

              The high content of proteins and vitamins in Hemp contributes to the hemp’s powerful effect as a natural moisturizer.

              The Life with Canna brand currently offers a topical and skin care product line named TakeCare & TLC.