10 Major Hemp Health Benefits You Didn’t Know
Before we get into the specific benefits of Cannabis s., let’s start at the beginning. Though you probably know about the anti-stress properties of CBD, this article will focus on the plethora of other hemp health benefits you might not have known.
Keep reading to learn what has people so excited about this natural remedy:
- Reduces inflammation
- Great for skincare
- Promotes “browning” of fat cells
- Helps in treating epilepsy
- Can help combat against cancer
- Helps to relieve chronic pain
- Helps with diabetes control
- Substance abuse treatment
- Natural and simple
- It can be suitable for some pets
Cannabis Sativa is native to India and Central Asia— some of the oldest references to Cannabis s. come from the Kush region between India and Pakistan. It is literally one of the first plants human beings cultivated! Researchers have uncovered archeological sites with Cannabis s. seeds that date back to 8000 B.C! That is technically still the Stone Age, by the way.
Cro-Magnons were still around while our ancestors were twining hemp fiber into rope in Japan.
1. Reduces Inflammation
There are two types of inflammation: acute and chronic. Acute is the kind you are probably used to (which happens immediately after you hurt yourself and goes away within a few weeks). Chronic inflammation does not go away. Factors that can contribute to this kind of inflammation are autoimmune disorders, illnesses, obesity, and even stress.
CBD provides novel mechanisms that lead to decreases in both kinds of inflammation. Of course, there are many anti-inflammatory medicines out there like Tylenol and Advil, but the difference between these and CBD is that CBD is a single ingredient derived directly from the source.
At The Hemp Philosophy, we offer CBD gummies that are commonly used for arthritis-related inflammation of the hands and feet.
2. Great for skincare
You might have heard of something called the keto diet, yes? Well if you have, then you know fats are not something to run away from. Fats are necessary. Hemp oil has a great fat composition that leaves your skin rejuvenated and healthy. Like salmon, it has all three Omegas. It beats salmon, though. CBD actually has Omegas in the ideal proportions for the human body.
Omega 3,6, and 9 in 2:1:1
These are some of the skin conditions that CBD products can help you with:
- Varicose eczema
- Acne rosacea
3. Promotes “browning” of fat cells
There are white fat cells and brown fat cells. White fat cells are the ones you are used to. They accumulate in oily droplets and get deployed to “strategic” places throughout your body as energy reserves.
What you might not know is that in 2009, new research from the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that we adults also have a different kind of fat that is beneficial and may be able to fight diabetes and obesity. Ironic, right?
4. Reduces seizures in people with epilepsy
Getting FDA approval for food and medicine is a notoriously lengthy and complicated process. Cannabis-derived medicines have yet to reach widespread FDA legitimacy, but science has made strides in recent years. In 2018, Epidiolex became the first drug that contains CBD to be approved for medical use by the FDA.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. says that, “this serves as a reminder that advancing sound development programs that properly evaluate active ingredients in marijuana can lead to important medical therapies.”
5. Can help combat against cancer
A 2019 study on the effects that cannabinoids have on pancreatic cancer showed that CBD can slow tumor growth. Research has also indicated that CBD might inhibit the spread of colorectal cancer cells.
There are many CBD experiments happening at this time, but truthfully, you can’t be overly hopeful when you are talking about something as serious as cancer. One of the things that is totally certain is that CBD shows a lot of promise as a future basis for treatments.
6. Helps to relieve chronic pain
One of the first medical uses of cannabis was for rheumatism (also known as arthritis). A study from the European Journal of Pain reported that CBD applied to the skin could diminish pain due to arthritis. CBD is reported to treat two of the most difficult kinds of chronic pain to treat: inflammatory and neuropathic pain.
7. Helps with diabetes control
It has become an almost universally accepted fact that CBD can relieve people of serious symptoms related to many ailments. The primary effects of CBD are anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety. These factors make CBD a handy tool for folks with T2 diabetes.
The reason why is because of the feedback loop nature of the disease. People who suffer from T2 diabetes often become sluggish, dehydrated, and tend to develop mental blockages that make it harder for them to help themselves. Regular exercise and a good diet both require hope and motivation. These two factors are necessary ingredients for a healthy diabetic lifestyle.
8. Substance abuse treatment
CBD has shown potential as a pharmaceutical that cuts cravings by reducing the anxious cues produced by the brain of an addict. This implies that CBD could be used to intervene in the dangerous lifestyles not only of substance abusers but also video game addicts.
9. Natural and simple
There is hemp and then there is marijuana. The only difference is whether or not it gets you “high.” In theory, CBD should not have any psychoactive elements whatsoever. Here at The Hemp Philosophy, we produce pure pharmaceutical grade CBD with no fillers added.
The definition of hemp actually varies a bit from country to country. In the USA, “hemp” simply refers to products derived from the Cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% THC. This means that aside from actual hemp oil, most CBD products can also technically be considered “hemp.”
10. It can be suitable for some pets
Did you know dogs can suffer from epilepsy too? Idiopathic epilepsy affects Collies, German Shepherds, and Beagles. Thankfully, CBD treatments can be found today in dog treats.
Cannabis is a much-misunderstood plant that has held the secrets to epilepsy, chronic pain, and acne— not to mention the possibilities it holds for the future of treating diabetes and cancer.
When it comes to hemp health benefits, the world’s knowledge and understanding of this plant have come a long way, and now there are a wide range of products that can help you improve your overall well being. From full-spectrum oils to candies to topical moisturizers, there are so many ways to experience the benefits of CBD. Discover our large selection of products that are designed with your specific needs in mind.