When you hear that CBD is among the most popular subjects on the internet, outranking Kanye West, the NBA, Taylor Swift, and The Beatles, you may find yourself wondering if hemp products are genuinely deserving of the hype? We wholeheartedly believe the answer is a resounding yes!
The Hemp Renaissance
Our history with hemp is a long one. While the regulations and public perception of this ancient plant have ebbed and flowed over time, the real power of the plant has prevailed. We're now in what we like to call the "hemp renaissance." CBD has made its way to the mainstream and for good [wellness] reasons.
According to the research firm Cowen & Co., nearly 7% of Americans are using hemp products. This figure is projected to grow to 10% of Americans by 2025. So, what is so special about hemp products? Why should you choose them over other traditional alternatives? We could name countless reasons, but we've narrowed it down to the three top reasons why we believe in the hype over hemp.
Hemp Products Are Plant-Based
Hemp is a plant and a member of the cannabis family. The hemp plant features various percentages of many therapeutic compounds like cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, amino acids, polyphenols, enzymes, aldehydes, ketones, alkamides, antioxidants, omega fatty acids, chlorophylls, vitamins, and minerals. Plant-based products such as those infused with hemp extract are antioxidant-rich and work hard to restore and strengthen your body by combating free radicals. The vitamins featured in plant-based products are vital to helping maintain your health. They also support cell repair and can help decrease signs of aging. When you're taking or using a full-spectrum or broad-spectrum hemp oil product, all of the botanical compounds present work together to provide and ultimately amplify the desired results.
A lot of products for relief that you are familiar with and buy at drugstores, grocery stores, and other retailers are not all-natural and/or plant-based. While they may work, it can be at the expense of your health as they often cause adverse reactions and have a long, intimidating list of possible undesirable side effects. This isn't the case with hemp products. Choosing a clean, plant-based alternative such as a hemp product over an artificial product is one of the most manageable first steps you can take in your wellness journey.
Hemp Products Are Versatile
The hemp plant is versatile in its own right. You can use it to make shoes, rope, clothes, paper, wellness products, and more. There are many different ways to use and/or consume hemp extract wellness products.
Sublingual tinctures, our best selling delivery method and most commonly associated with CBD, enter through the glands under the tongue. The onset is quick, and the effects are long-lasting. While edibles, such as fruit chews, are processed through the metabolism, slowly delivering a lower concentration of CBD to the bloodstream. Topicals most often come in lotions and creams. They're designed to be applied directly to specific areas, such as joints, muscles, and sensitive nerves and tissue. Topical CBD products work for varying lengths of time, mainly depending on the location of application and intensity of the relief you're seeking. In short, no matter what your wellness goals are, a hemp-infused delivery method that fits your lifestyle now exists.
Hemp Products Are Easy To Use
Whether it's a few drops of refreshing mint tincture in your morning smoothie, a fruit-flavored gummy at lunch, or a soothing, cooling topical before bed, it's never been easier to incorporate hemp into your daily wellness routine.
For topicals, it truly is as easy as applying them directly to your skin. For ingestible products such as tinctures and gummies, we recommend starting with a base dose and staying consistent with it for up to seven days. After that, you can try increasing/decreasing 1-5mg a day until you find your sweet spot. There is no one size fits all, and determining the right type and amount of CBD will be unique for you. Remember that everybody processes CBD differently, and the "right" dose of CBD can vary.
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