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The Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system, found in all mammals, can be described as a unique communication system between the brain and the body. The ECS's communication between the brain and body affects several biological functions. The endocannabinoid system continuously modulates these functions in an effort to maintain homeostasis, the goal of the body's regulatory system. Homeostasis means your body's physiological and chemical states are in balance. 

concentrations of receptors

body display endocannabinoid system

Endocrine system

heart &

circulatory system

Brain & central

nervous system


skeletal system



Lungs &

respiratory system

urinary system



epidermis, dermis, & subcutaneous tissue




When your body detects an imbalance, your body naturally produces endogenous cannabinoids (cannabinoids made in the human body) to interact with your body's cannabinoid receptors, which in turn will stimulate chemical responses that work to return the physiological process that is out of balance, back into homeostasis.

If your body does not produce enough endogenous cannabinoids, the endocannabinoid system is unable to function properlyultimately leaving your body unbalanced and out of homeostasis. In order to supplement a deficient endocannabinoid system, phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced by plants) may be consumed.

Phytocannabinoids, such as cbd, may help the endocannabinoid system to Maintain homeostasis which may lead to improved overall health

What is CBD?

What is cannabidiol (cbd)?

Cannabidiol is the primary phytocannabinoid produced by the the hemp plant.

what are phytocannabinoids?

Phytocannabinoids are plant-produced cannabinoids that interact with the mammalian endocannabinoid system. Over 100+ phytocannabinoids have been found in the hemp plant. Phytocannabinoids may be consumed in order to supplement a deficient endocannabinoid system.

cbd molecule

Hemp derived CBD is NON-PSYCHOACTIVE, meaning it will not get you "high."


Our proprietary process ensures that all the synergistic terpenes are preserved.

The natural chemical compounds that interact with the ECS and are produced by the body are called endogenous cannabinoids. These endogenous cannabinoids interact with our body's cannabinoid receptors to regulate important bodily functions.

yes, it is legal to purchase our products in all 50 states.
all of OUR HEMp products contain <0.3% thc

Why cbd + Omegas?

In order for the human endocannabinoid system to function properly, sufficient intake of Omega-3 is critical. A lipid (fat) precursor is needed for cannabinoid mechanisms to perform properly. If you are deficient in your OMEGAS, cannabinoids like CBD will not be as effective.


the human brain is made of around 60% fat.

Omega-3 and Omega-6, essential fatty acids, are among the most critical molecules that determine your brain's unification and its ability to function effectively. They can NOT be synthesized by the human body and must be obtained from diet or supplements.

hemp oil droplet

HEmp seed oil

Hemp not only provides phytocannabinoids like CBD, but the hemp seed is also extremely rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6. For this reason, Cypress Hemp uses hemp seed oil in all of our CBD+OMEGAS products.


Fish do not make their own omegas! Fish oil is the most common omega supplement, but fish obtain their omegas from eating algae, plankton, and krill!

Hemp seed oil is a sustainable, plant-based alternative to the unsustainable fish oil industry. Skip the mercury and fish burps and use a sustainable, plant-based source for Omegas, HEMP!


Omega-3's also help your endocannabinoid system by aiding in the repair and proper function of receptors, as well as the creation of enzymes needed to either degrade or produce endocannabinoids which are needed to maintain a regulated endocannabinoid system.

Why CBD + Omegas?

WHat's the difference between

CBD OIl & hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil provides omega fatty acids, while CBD oil provides phytocannabinoids and terpenes.

hemp oil droplet

Both CBD oil and hemp seed oil are derived from the hemp plant. The main difference is that hemp seed oil is cold-pressed from the hemp seed, is filled with Omega fatty acids, and naturally contains no phytocannabinoids. CBD oil cannot be derived from the hemp seed, but can be extracted from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. Hemp seed oil does not contain CBD, therefore we have combined both hemp oils in order to gain all the benefits from the hemp plant.

At Cypress Hemp, we combine CBD oil and hemp seed oil for synergistic benefits.

(Also found in lavender)
Linalool gives off a citrus, floral aroma and is often used in aromatherapy for promoting relaxation. 
lavender flowers
(Also found in eucalyptus)
Eucalyptol can be a balancing and stimulating terpene that delivers the minty, spicy aroma that is commonly found in rosemary and eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus leaves
(Also found in cypress)
cypress branch
Delta-3-carene has a sweet, cedar aroma, and is also produced by basil, bell pepper, pine, and cypress trees.
(Also found in hops)
(Also found in black pepper)
black pepper
Beta-Caryophyllene is woody, spicy, and peppery. Beta-caryophyllene is responsible for much of the effects of cloves, oregano, and black pepper.
Hemp and hops are both in the same taxonomic category; Cannabaceae. Because of this relationship,
 hops and hemp have some similar traits like both producing high amounts of humulene. 

Our hemp's most Common terpenes

Terpenes and Essesntial oils

Terpenes and essential oils

Picture yourself walking through the forest after a morning rain. The aromas of the forest seem to have a life of their own; each breath brings with it a sensory experience that invigorates the body and mind. These scents, earthy, piney, and sweet, all blend together to create a peaceful, yet uplifting sensory experience. This unique, natural experience comes from terpenes. Terpenes are all around us and are what give fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers their distinct aromas and flavors.

common household herbs, flowers, and essential oils contain many of the same terpenes found in the hemp plant

what is the entourage effect?

Terpenes provide their own individual benefits, but when combined with cannabinoids, produce the Entourage Effect.

Cannabinoids and Terpenes Working Together

The study of cannabinoids and terpenes working together adds another layer of intrigue to the potential of cannabis and hemp. Various cannabis compounds can influence each other’s mechanisms, with even trace amounts making a significant difference. One great example is the terpene myrcene, which can reduce resistance in the blood-brain barrier, which in turn enables easier transport and utilization of beneficial chemicals like CBD. This example only scratches the surface of the diverse chemical availability and possible synergistic mechanisms made available to us by whole plant therapies.

OUR PRODUCTS are formulated with whole plant hemp extracts and the intention of combining the terpenes of specific essential oils with the cannabinoids and terpenes naturally found in hemp, creating the entourage effect.

CBD Extraction

Our proprietary hemp extraction process ensures the preservation of nearly all beneficial hemp-derived cannabinoids and terpenes while allowing us to eliminate unwanted compounds, such as THC.

This process ensures that our products contain the synergistic compounds necessary to produce the entourage effect which contributes directly to the efficacy of our CBD oil.

third-party laboratory test

not all hemp is created equal

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3rd Party Lab Tests
Hemp vs Marijuana

hemp vs marijuana

no, hemp won't get you high

Having been cultivated for over 10,000 years, cannabis is one of the oldest agricultural crops in history.

Tall, hardy plants were grown by early humans for rope, seed, oil, and fabric. These plants were selectively bred for industrial purposes, and evolved in to the type of cannabis we now know as hemp. Cannabis varieties found to have psychoactive qualities were selectively bred for religious, recreational, and medicinal purposes.

These varieties of cannabis evolved in to what we now know as marijuana.

hemp leaf
cannabis leaf



Hemp plants tend to be taller, more fibrous plants, while marijuana plants are 

relatively shorter and have a more stout structure.

Learn more about hemp's anatomy here.




Hemp requires little water, or attention, and is adaptable to grow in most environments, making it one of the most sustainable crops. Marijuana is often grown indoors in carefully controlled environments with artificial lighting. 

cbd molecule
thc molecule

Chemical Composition

Hemp produces more CBD than THC, while marijuana produces more THC than CBD. The American definition of industrial hemp is any Cannabis sativa L. plant with no more than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis.

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