Have you noticed the overwhelming amounts of hemp products that have completely saturated the market? I have. I’ve also noticed that finding a pure hemp product — the full spectrum of nutrients and phytocannabinoids — manufactured in a strict quality-controlled environment is a bit daunting. But with the many valuable benefits of hemp extract, it’s certainly worth your time to do your research and ask questions. A few of the many valuable benefits of hemp extract include boosting mood, calming stress, and even easing joint discomfort. Another great use of hemp includes promoting restful sleep, which can help you stay more concentrated and alert during your day.
Below are five helpful benefits of hemp extract and why you should consider organic hemp for your daily health routine.
5 Helpful Benefits of Hemp Extract
Hemp is an amazing plant loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and phytocannabinoids. These nutrients work in harmony to provide you with many health benefits.
1. Encourages Calm and Focus
The ability to stay calm and focused during a busy day and relax at the end of it is something we all desire. Organic hemp has these abilities.
The hemp plant contains over 100 phytocannabinoids that interact with the endocannabinoid system — a physiological system that keeps your body processes in homeostasis — balance. These naturally-occurring cannabinoids in hemp link with endocannabinoid receptors, thus boosting brain and nerve health. By supporting brain and nerve cells, hemp and phytocannabinoids can play an essential part in your general mental well-being.
CBD (cannabidiol), one of the crucial components of hemp, permits you to relax without feeling cloudy or high.
2. Promotes Restful Sleep and Healthy Sleep Cycles
Most of us need and want to experience restful sleep at night. Hemp can aid you in falling into a deep, restful sleep when you need to. An organic hemp extract can also be taken during the day to help you stay alert yet calm and centered with the ability to still sleep well at night.
Some people have found it best to take a hemp product a couple of hours before bed since it can promote alertness for a while and then lead to deep, full-body relaxation.
You may find that adding a full spectrum organic hemp product to your sleep routine is very beneficial. Full-spectrum means that all hemp’s natural phytocannabinoids — including CBD, CBG, and even a little THC — plus terpenes, flavonoids, chlorophyll, fatty acids, proteins, and other synergistic metabolites are included within the product. Because these compounds work together synergistically and better than any single-ingredient product, you’ll likely find yourself sleeping like a baby.
3. Relieves Aches, Muscle Tension, and Joint Irritation
A potent, full-spectrum hemp extract can contribute to relief when experiencing joint irritation, muscle tension, or even general aches and pains.
CBD and other cannabinoids, including THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), promote a healthy response to inflammation, which provides ease for the swelling in your joints. Many people with joint discomfort find that hemp products help immensely. Even though hemp contains very low THC levels — below 0.3 percent in the U.S. — these trace amounts found in a full spectrum hemp product can help relieve chronic body discomfort.
4. Promotes Healthy, Glowing Skin
Hemp cannabinoids are showing promise for promoting skin health. Hemp may help your skin become less oily — oily skin is usually a contributor to acne. In particular, cannabidiol reduces the sebocyte secretions — skin cells that produce fat or oil.
Hemp includes high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and many vitamins and nutrients. Fatty acids form the building blocks of your skin’s surface layers, and healthy fats play an essential role in healthy skin. Taking in omega-3s, especially hemp, can help produce a smoother, healthier, and even younger-looking complexion.
One more way that hemp can help your skin is by reducing redness and swelling and encouraging a healthy response to inflammation — literally from the inside out. While you’ll find hemp in many skincare products, it works exceptionally well when taken internally. Over time it can help give your skin the appearance of more youthful skin.
5. Encourages General Body Health
If you have ever wished for a natural product that will encourage your general health, look no further. Hemp’s ability to promote body balance works through the endocannabinoid receptors throughout the body, especially in brain and nerve cells, immune system cells, and body organs such as the liver, lungs, and heart.
Hemp encourages overall body health such as:
- Stimulates brain health and function
- Aids the heart and cardiovascular system
- Boosts the immune system
- Eases head discomfort
- Lessens oxidative stress
- Supports normal blood pressure
Ways To Use Hemp Extract
If you purchased a hemp extract or oil and were not told exactly how to take it, below are a few suggestions.
- Take hemp extract two hours before sleep for more restful sleep.
- Try hemp extract with coffee and tea, or add to smoothies or no-bake recipes. Some find that it helps counter the jittery effects of coffee.
- Use just before times of rejuvenation, such as yoga or a massage.
- Take hemp extract after a workout to promote exercise recovery.
- Use during times of high stress to promote a calm mood.
- Citrus and spicy foods can increase the effects of cannabinoids, so be aware of this.
- BEST Tip: When you take a hemp extract, hold it in your mouth, underneath your tongue, for 1-2 minutes, then swallow. Some people feel the benefits within 30 minutes or quicker.
How to Find a Quality Hemp Extract
With so many hemp products flowing into the newly opened marketplace, it’s essential to do your research before purchasing. Many companies have sprouted up overnight that do not have the quality control processes in place that a more established herbal supplement manufacturer would.
Try to purchase the highest quality product that contains the full spectrum of nutrients and phytocannabinoids. A high-quality product will be certified organic, high-potency, and made from hemp grown in America. Most full-spectrum hemp oil or organic hemp extract products are made from the whole plant, including flowers, stalks, roots, seeds, and leaves. Ideally, the manufacturer will use an extraction process that ensures you get a full assortment of cannabinoids.
Look for a cold-processed, certified Organic Hemp Extract, a full-spectrum, whole-plant product you can trust. Also, gluten-free, non-GMO, non-radiated, and tested for purity and safety. These qualities make a hemp extract perfect for encouraging a relaxing feeling, promoting restful sleep, and easing the fire of sore, aching joints.
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