Launched in 2017 by Lewis Hadaway, Hempura is one of the leading brands manufacturing premium CBD products in the UK. The products fall in the following categories:
- CBD oils;
- CBD vape Liquids;
- CBD capsules;
- CBD creams;
- CBD chocolates;
- Hemp Tea.
In manufacturing these products, Hempura uses the highest quality ingredients. They use high-grade industrial hemp that undergoes rigorous testing before it reaches the market. Thus, you can be assured that you will not only get safe, but also highly effective CBD products.
Hempura is focused on the customer experience. To achieve this, it pays great attention to every small detail of every product under its name. The goal being to provide the safest and most effective CBD on the market.
Hempura aspires to run a business that's well-reputed both in the industry and on the market. For this reason, the brand makes it a point to provide quality services and comply with all safety standards. This is evidenced by the growing customer base and positive reviews about the brand all over the web.
Where does Hempura source its CBD?
The CBD used in Hempura products is sourced from hemp that's cultivated in Eastern Europe. The hemp is grown organically in full compliance with EU regulations. Thus, the use of hazardous chemicals such as pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, GMOs, and other contaminants is avoided. These chemicals pose health risks if consumed by humans or animals.
How is the CBD extracted?
The hemp oil used in Hempura's products is obtained using a natural wheat-based ethanol extraction. This method produces premium hemp extracts with a high bioavailability of nutrients such as vitamins. Besides delivering high-quality yields, ethanol extraction is one of the safest extraction methods in the industry today. Many reputable pharmaceutical and food companies are using it in their manufacturing process.
And what's CBD?
CBD is an abbreviation that comes from the term Cannabidiol, which is an organic substance found in Cannabis Sativa L. plants. It was first isolated from cannabis in 1942 by a chemist called Roger Adams. According to records, his research also contributed to the discovery of a compound called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Both CBD and THC, and additional compounds that were found later fall under the class name of phytocannabinoids.
The discovery of THC was of great importance in the history of cannabis. It enabled CBD to be used freely without stigmatisation. When scientists began research on the individual effects of phytocannabinoids, they found THC as the compound that causes cognitive impairment, hallucinations, euphoria and delusions in cannabis. However, CBD was not found to cause any such effects.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Is CBD Psychoactive?
It has the potential to bind to receptors located in the Central Nervous System (CNS). Scientists believe that this interaction produces positive health effects.
- Does CBD cause Intoxication/addiction?
No. When you use CBD you will not become intoxicated. It is not an addictive substance and you cannot build up a tolerance to it. Studies reveal that the substance behind the intoxicating effect of cannabis is THC. THC causes all the mind-altering effects that "weed" smokers experience.
- What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Both these plants belong to the Cannabis Sativa family. However they contain different concentrations of phytocannabinoids such as CBD and THC. It was established that hemp carries a lower concentration of THC than marijuana. This makes it a safer substance. Because of this, it is the legally preferred source of CBD.
- Is it safe for consumption?
In addition to being non-intoxicating, the CBD compound is generally safe. It doesn't cause any unpleasant effects if used properly. The World Health Organization (WHO) also backed up these claims. However, if it's taken in high doses for a long time it may cause adverse health effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, headache, nausea, and depression. It is also known to interact with some supplements and medications, so always check with a healthcare professional before taking CBD if you’re on any other medication.
- Is CBD Legal?
Yes, CBD products containing less than 1mg of THC are completely legal in the UK. But the legality of CBD largely depends on your location. You may be interested to know that most member states of the EU and the US have legalized CBD. However, the world at large still has varying opinions with regards to its use. The best way to know if you should or shouldn't use CBD is to review the cannabis regulations of your country. If you plan to travel to another country, you should inquire whether the laws of that country allow you to use cannabis/ CBD.
- Does CBD really have health benefits?
A lot of research findings were made with regard to CBD health benefits. And also, many people testify on the amazing health effects they experience when they use CBD. However, research is still ongoing and CBD has not been approved as a treatment for any diseases yet.
The metabolic pathways of CBD
In the late-1900s, a famous scientist by the name Dr. Mechoulam began research to find the mechanism of action of CBD in the human body. He discovered that phytocannabinoids (e.g CBD) are identical to the naturally occuring endocannabinoids found in the human body. Researching further, he learned that phytocannabinoids can be taken as supplements to play the same roles of endocannabinoids. To understand more on the roles of endocannabinoids, you should know about the endocannabinoid system.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
This is a complex cell-signaling system that consists of endocannabinoids, enzymes, and receptors. The function of the endocannabinoids is to act as neurotransmitters that stimulate cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2 receptors) expressed in the central and peripheral nervous systems. This interaction passes signals required for the maintenance of health. One of the prominent roles of the ECS is the maintenance of homeostasis. Homeostasis is the regulation of the body systems to achieve an equilibrium. This ensures the optimum functioning of all body systems.
The roles of CBD in the body
CBD plays a crucial role in the maintenance of health. It can bind to receptors of the ECS to maintain homeostasis and provide additional health benefits such as:
- Anxiety and depression relief
CBD has the potential to alleviate anxiety and depression in the brain. Apparently, this is not a new phenomenon, ancient people also used cannabis for this purpose. CBD is thought to achieve this by stimulating the production of serotonin, which is a chemical that regulates mood.
- Pain relief
Scientists revealed that it has anti-inflammatory properties that help to minimise chronic pains and body aches. When the pain is within your muscles, rubbing a CBD-based cream or ointment on the location can produce amazing effects.
- Enhanced immunity
CBD possesses powerful antioxidant properties. These are useful in reinforcing the body's defence system. With antioxidants, the body will become better equipped to fight against free radicals. Free radicals have to be eliminated as they increase the risks of chronic diseases.
Since CBD has the ability to interact with various receptors of the central nervous system, some researchers believe that it can delay the cognitive degeneration of your brain.
- Other potential future applications
Research is underway to find the potential application of CBD in the design of drugs that will treat symptoms of cancer, diabetes, psoriasis, Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia, and Parkinson's diseases, just to mention a few.
NB: Hempura's CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases. Use them as a means to enhance an active and healthy lifestyle.
Why we love Hempura
Hempura formulates products that leave a lasting impression on users. It values product quality and safety like no other. Below are some of the unique aspects of the brand.
- High-quality ingredients
Only the best quality ingredients are used in creating Hempura's products. For example, it's CBD is obtained from hemp that's grown under very strict regulations of the EU. Before the hemp is sold, it's tested rigorously and can only be sold after it has passed stringent requirements.
The company's end products are also lab-tested before they are sold. This is done to ensure quality and consistency. The Certificates of Analysis (COA) obtained are made available to the general public.
Since THC is an intoxicating substance, Hempura makes sure that it's not present in products. You will not experience any mind-altering effects when using Hempura's CBD.
- Broad-spectrum hemp extract
In most cases, Hempura uses a broad-spectrum hemp extract instead of a CBD isolate. The term "broad-spectrum" means that it uses an extract that contains a variety of other cannabis compounds in addition to CBD.
These other compounds which include terpenes, phytochemicals, and other phytocannabinoids provide what's called an "entourage effect". An entourage effect is the synergy of compounds to boost the psychoactive effects of CBD.
- Wide range of products
When Hempura is your brand of choice, you will get exposure to a diversity of products. This enables you to choose which ones best suit your lifestyle.
- Wide price range
The wide range of products all come at different prices. What this means is, you will always find a product that fits your budget. Hempura acknowledges that everyone deserves to benefit from CBD.
Although Hempura's products are manufactured in the UK, they are not limited to this location. The company exports them to many countries across Europe. Many people have access to the company's CBD products.
All of Hempura's CBD products (except chocolates) are vegan-friendly. The products are manufactured according to the standards of The Vegan Society, which has very strict rules with regard to vegan dietary requirements. All members of the organisation are expected to exercise the following:
- Zero incorporation of animal ingredients (derivative or by-product);
- Zero testings of animals;
- Zero use of GMOs;
- Maintenance of hygiene standards.
With the exclusion of chocolates, all Hempura products meet the listed Vegan Society Standards.
It's really easy to trace Hempura products from seed to their point of sale. Each batch is provided with a unique code and a corresponding Certificate of Analysis (COA) document. The COA reveals the composition (cannabinoid content) of the products of that batch. The COA’s can be found on the product pages on our website.
- Lab reports
As a company that values openness and accountability, all of Hempura’s manufacturing activities are documented. Certificates of Analysis (COA) and Quality Control/ Assurance (QCQA) documents are always available.This also goes for third-party lab reports.