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Hemp Extract 101

Hemp Extract 101

What is hemp extract?
We’re glad you asked. Many people think hemp and marijuana are the same, they’re not. We’ll try and explain it as simply as possible so stay with us. Basically, there are a number of different cannabis plants that can be categorized by their THC content, which is the stuff that can get you high. Hemp is a type of cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% THC.

Still with us? Good.

Hemp extract is extracted from the leaves, flowers, and stems of the hemp plant, mainly for its entourage of native beneficial compounds.

So it won't get me high?
Nope. Hemp extract has no psychoactive effects.

So what will it do?
Well, this is a difficult one to answer because everyone can have difference experiences, and while there’s loads of anecdotal evidence, the research to confirm the exact common effects is still on going.

Hemp extract is increasingly popular as a remedy for a range of conditions including skin issues and pain relief. But don’t go rubbing Green Monké all over your skin, we’re talking about hemp extract in general here - Green Monké is very much for drinking. While it’s perfectly safe to rub Green Monké on your skin, it might get you a few odd looks – and even worse, the odd uninvited licker – after all it does taste damn good.

So why are we infusing a drink with hemp extract? It’s all about stabilizing your mood, and helping you to feel more relaxed.

Hemp extract is believed to bind to receptors in the brain - relax this isn’t how the zombie apocalypse starts. These receptors are the ones responsible for mood, sleep and appetite, so it’s believed hemp extract mimics serotonin - the key hormone that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness. The results of several studies* have backed up this belief that hemp extract is a great mood stabilizer and could be a possible treatment for anxiety.

So, what about Green Monké?
The most common feeling people experience is relaxing and winding down. Think of it like the opposite of an energy drink, this isn’t going to power you through something, but it might help you chill out and focus better.

We’re a firm believer in the power of hemp extract, and the importance of helping people socialize and chill together. That’s what Green Monké is all about.


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