Cannabidiol, or Hemp oil has become a popular natural treatment for various conditions ranging from physical pain to emotional distress. It is a supplement that can easily be incorporated by adding a few drops into your food and drink or simply taking a few drops on its own to begin feeling its effects. It may also exist as a sublingual or capsule application.
Before you jump on the Hemp bandwagon, make sure you know just what is in your Hemp oil and why you may want to add it into your day.
What Is Hemp Oil?
What is Hemp, anyway? Hemp, or cannabidiol, is extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant, or the hemp plant. This phytochemical compound is then diluted with a carrier oil so that it may be ingested or applied directly on the skin.
Hemp, though derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, is not a psychoactive substance because it only has small to nonexistent amounts of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. Instead, it provides users with a natural alternative to chemical forms of pain relief and emotional balance.
What Does It Do?
Hemp oil is proven to be effective in relieving physical pain and inflammation. Whether used topically as a spray or cream or ingested in liquid or capsule form, Hemp works to interact with the bodies innate endocannabinoid receptors to treat chronic pain, reduce muscle spasms and limit nerve-based pain.
In addition to alleviating physical pain, Hemp oil may also reduce symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. By regulating the brain’s serotonin output through the endocannabinoid system, Hemp can provide a calming effect that has been shown to naturally regulate one’s mood and even promote rest. The endocannabinoid system promotes balance and homeostasis.
What Should You Know When Buying Hemp Oil?
How can you safely buy Hemp oil and ensure that you are getting the highest quality product for your needs?
First and foremost, pay attention to the THC content of your oil. Look for oils that contain 0.3% THC or less.
Next, pay attention to the list of ingredients in your Hemp product. It is always best to look for all-natural oils and to research any ingredients on the list that you don’t recognize.
Labels are confusing. Too often, the total content of Hemp is presented on the front of the bottle, rather than the amount per serving. Also, sometimes the amount of hemp oil is presented as the amount of Hemp. In reality, unless you are buying a very pure extract (and that should be on the label) then the Hemp is a percentage of the hemp. Be careful, and do your math!
Finally, look for products from brands that you trust. Companies that use natural ingredients and that have tested their products in 3rd party laboratories will often have the purest quality Hemp without harmful contaminants or excess THC content.
Doing your research beforehand can help you to find the best product for your needs and save you from buying faulty products.
Hemp oil can be a fantastic solution to your musculoskeletal pain and emotional distress. For the highest and purest quality of Hemp products possible, choose Well Theory.