You may wonder why is a straight-laced teetotaler like myself is suddenly selling Hemp CBD Oil and Hemp CBD Lip Balm. Well, quite honestly, because it has the medicinal properties from cannabidiol (CBD) of marijuana without the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) of marijuana.
A Little Bit about Hemp + Marijuana
Both hemp and marijuana come from the same species of plant Cannabis Sativa L., however that is where the similarities end. Hemp is cultivated differently and has completely different functions and applications. The seeds, hurd and fiber are harvested from the hemp plant. The flowering buds are harvested from the marijuana plant and are the source of THC. Hemp is said to have 25,000 uses. Marijuana has 2 uses—medical and recreational use.
The hemp plant contains a high level of cannabidiol (CBD) and only trace amounts of THC (regulated to 0.3%), while the marijuana plant is the opposite with a 5-30% THC content. Attempting to get high by smoking hemp would be a futile effort. Ministry of Hemp puts it this way, “Your lungs will fail before your brain attains any high from smoking industrial hemp.”
What is the Fuss about CBD Oil
As I mentioned, CBD Oil contains cannabidiol, which interacts with the endocannabinoid (ECS) system, which is made up of millions of cannabidnoid receptor sites. These receptors are mostly found in the brain, central nervous system and immune system. The location of the receptors alone are a dead giveaway of just how important the endocannabinoid system is to the human body. The human body seeks to maintain homeostasis, or more easily explained as balance or equilibrium within the body. The endocannabinoid system maintains that by seeking to correct anything that gets out of balance including mood, sleep, hormones, fertility, memory, energy, anxiety, immune response, appetite, pain and more. The average American diet has not contained cannabinoids, until recently with the rise of Hemp CBD oil. CBD Oil contains cannabidiol as well as over 85 other cannabinoids.
A friend had been told by several people that Hemp CBD Oil would help with her Hashimoto’s Disease. She kept asking why it would help. No one could really answer that question. The key is in the interaction of the cannabidiol with the endocannabinoid system. Understanding that unlocks why Hemp CBD Oil helps with a huge cross-section of diseases and symptoms.
Is CBD Oil Safe?
Wondering if CBD Oil is right for you? Check out any of the over 23,000 published studies regarding cannabinoids and various medical conditions. Also be sure to read New Research Review Confirms Safety Profile of CBD. The key take away is that, “Studies indicate that CBD has no adverse physiological effect on blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, glucose levels, pH, pressure exerted by carbon dioxide or oxygen, hematocrit, gastrointestinal transit, emesis, rectal temperature, or potassium and sodium levels.”
Now, in reality, I was joking about being a teetotaler. I don’t drink because I am an alcoholic who has been sober for 25+ years. This made me research even deeper into the CBD studies because I’m all too aware of my addictive tendencies. Once I was thoroughly convinced that CBD Oil was safe, I sought out a lab with exceptionally high standards to source Ology Hemp CBD Oil. I was still on the fence about bringing it in until I tried it. I had been attempting to avoid surgery for over 6 months and had exhausted all my medical and alternative medicine options. After 3 days the CBD oil had resolved with medicine, aromatherapy, and supplements could not touch. After all my research and my personal experience it was a easy decision to carry Hemp CBD Oil and to make Hemp CBD Lip Balm.