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Cannabinoids are the chemicals of your endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Your ECS is comprised of cannabinoids, their receptors, and enzymes.
The ECS helps you maintain homeostasis… that sweet spot in which all your biological systems are well-regulated in the wellness zone. Such as optimal blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight.
Does your body need the cannabinoids found in hemp?
Research suggests that the endocannabinoid system affects many body processes on a daily basis. They play a role in:
- Pain regulation
- Immune system health
- Appetite regulation
- Body temperature
- Mood (especially for stress and anxiety)
What is hemp, anyway?
The term “hemp” is reserved for cannabis that’s not psychoactive. By law it must contain less than 0.3% of THC, the primary psychoactive constituent of marijuana.
Because hemp’s THC content is so low, it’s very unlikely to get you high.
By contrast, marijuana contains a THC amount that’s famous for its high.
Hemp (cannabis with less than 0.3% THC) is also used to make other products such as paper, textiles, and clothing.
Health benefits of hemp
Hemp seed oil is a powerful antioxidant. As such, it helps keep free radicals from damaging your body.
Hemp helps regulate sleep hormones like melatonin and serotonin.
It may also lower inflammation and anxiety, as shown by this study of medical students. Inflammation is a contributing factor to cancer, heart disease, and most other chronic diseases.
Hemp may be helpful for those who struggle with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause symptoms.
A 2017 study showed hemp oil’s antibacterial activity against dangerous pathogens, including Staphylococcus aureus.
Several studies show skin benefits for problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and an inflammatory skin condition called lichen planus.
Is hemp right for you?
Hemp and marijuana are two different varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant.
Hemp offers plenty of ways to benefit your health. And remember… hemp is NOT psychoactive.
Talk with your holistic health care provider about whether a hemp supplement such as UltraHemp™ might be right for you.