James Dreischmeier, MN native and entrepreneur at Thru Hemp, is leading the way in CBD and explains how their product is set apart from the rest. CBD isn’t just the latest fad, and according to James, will continue to pave the way for long-term health benefits.
Thru Hemp Team
The Thru Hemp team includes James, family members Christie & Pete Alfano, and long time friend Matt Parker. This foursome took an interest in high-quality products that first began with understanding how the products are farmed. After that, they set out to learn the ins and outs of manufacturing. Their goal is to become a long-term, all-inclusive brand.
Many things set Thru Hemp apart from its competitors. To begin, their product contains simple ingredients: Organic hemp, neutral coconut oil, and flavored terpenes. Simple. Clean. Aside from its simple ingredients, Thru also makes their test results public; there is zero trace of THC in Thru products– you can even scan a QR code to access the information.
When Thru first began its journey, the team partnered with the MN based brand agency, Little Co to help create and design the brand. To match their simple and high-quality products, their website mirrors their promise to you with its sleek and direct navigation. Thru is a part of the process from farming to retail. They strive to be transparent with the whole process. Their goal is almost as if you could draw a line from the seed straight Thru to your body.
Thru Hemp Farming
One of the main things that sets apart Thru Hemp from the rest of its competitors is that it’s organically grown on a farm in Oregon. The farm has to go through rigorous testing and certifications in order to be considered organic. Its plants are grown in the rich soil and curated with natural sunlight. After the plants are harvested, they are taken to the manufacturer. Next, machines compress down the buds using a high heat process to extract the oils. In turn, what’s left is referred to as CBD. And not just any CBD oil off the shelf– a CBD guaranteed to contain ZERO THC!
CBD or THC? How do I know?
Do you know the difference between CBD and THC? To start, a common misconception is that CBD shares the same qualities as Marijuana. However CBD is a product of the Hemp plant, which does not have the intoxicating qualities found in THC. THC is only found in the Marijuana plant. Although the plants look similar, they are completely different. This misconception leads people to believe they would get “high,” which could not be further than the truth. For example, Harvard Health Publishing author Peter Grinspoon recently shared the following, “… CBD may prove to be a helpful, relatively non-toxic option for managing anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.” (Grinspoon, 2021). Additionally, Grinspoon also shared that while you should always talk to your doctor before adding in a supplement or regimen, it’s also important to know where you’re getting your product from.
For instance, you can shop online and buy CBD oils, gummies, and other supplements. However, the FDA doesn’t regulate CBD products (along with so many other things that aren’t regulated), so companies are able to label their packaging however they want. In turn, this can get products in your hands that aren’t entirely clean. They might have other chemicals or ingredients added that change the chemistry. Consequently, products sold at these stores can also have traces of THC in them, which can, in turn, give your mind psychoactive effects.
Who Should Use CBD?
According to Thru, its CBD Hemp products– oils, gummies, or cream, are for everyone. If you are experiencing varying levels of anxiety, inflammation, or joint pain, this product may (as referenced above) improve these issues. An added bonus is the positive effects on calming the body to prepare for sleep. Despite its health benefits, the FDA hasn’t completed enough studies on CBD with younger people, so those under 18 are not admitted into the site. With that said, however, James shared that his family confidently uses Thru CBD Hemp oil on bug bites for his kids– “it is almost an instant effect on the size of the bite.”
In the end, Thru hopes to help you find products that have a positive effect on your overall health and wellness. Because of their mission to serve others, it is not surprising that Thru also donates 5% of all their proceeds to the Last Prisoner Project. Likewise, their company truly is all-inclusive! Head over to their website, which has a wealth of information to learn more about CBD, its benefits, all the test results, and additional studies that have been conducted to support your decision to choose Thru.