Hemp products are flooding the North American marketplace with a seemingly limitless supply of tinctures, enhanced foods, supplements, and cosmetics. Given the recent legalization of hemp agriculture, we should expect more products to emerge.

With this market being so new, very few specifications are standardized – from the plants themselves to processing and extraction techniques. If you’re taking hemp to support the health of your endocannabinoid system, then you need to know what makes for a good plant – and ultimately a safe and effective product.

Some attributes of hemp and hemp products appear on the product’s label. While you might see products labeled as “isolates” or “full-spectrum,” do you know what that means?

Some products tout high levels of various phytocannabinoids – but is that what you need for your health or can there be too much of a good thing? Perhaps more important, what are the things you can’t see and that aren’t on the label? What should you know about contaminants, solvents, heavy metals, and adulterants? (Do you know that Thorne has the most rigorous quality program in the industry to support your health and safety?)

In this 15-minute podcast, world-renowned botanical expert Chris Kilham (the Medicine Hunter) and Carl Germano, CNS, CDN, take a deep dive into hemp attributes, including agriculture, extraction techniques, hemp versus marijuana, and more. They take a close look at the critical issues consumers should understand when shopping for hemp products.

Listen to the podcast here.