CBD is making waves across the UK for its health and wellness supporting benefits. But, perhaps the one reason that provides the highest cause for celebration are reports that CBD can help with sleep. Just think about it for a moment – imagine going to bed and falling asleep without tossing and turning. Imagine hours of deep uninterrupted sleep, and no 4 am wake-ups when your body is exhausted, but you can’t switch off your brain…
Before we get into how CBD can help, let’s take a quick look at the conditions which contribute to insomnia and how it is affecting those living in the UK.
What are the most common causes of insomnia and other sleep disorders?
Insomnia and sleep disorders are a huge public health problem in the UK. As many as a third of the population are severely sleep-deprived (possibly suffering from chronic insomnia) which has an impact on your health and wellness. In addition, 16 million adults, a massive two-thirds of the population, suffer from disrupted sleep.
According to the Mayo Clinic, factors that can impact sleep quality include:
- Mental health issues, including anxiety, PTSD and depression
- Medication, which can disrupt the body’s circadian rhythms
- Physical conditions, including pain, inflammation and restless leg syndrome
- Caffeine, especially when consumed late afternoon or in the evening
- Environmental factors, including loud noises, light pollution or an uncomfortable bed
Sleeplessness causes millions of people to turn to over-the-counter sleep medication or prescription sleeping aids for relief, but these can have a further negative impact on your quality of life, especially when taken over an extended period of time. With more people seeking out natural alternatives, CBD is the ideal solution as it offers a natural, safe, non-addictive way to address your sleep disorder.
How does CBD work?
CBD interacts with receptors throughout your body in the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for maintaining balance in the body (homeostasis). It affects a number of physiological processes linked to sleep, including your immune system, your hormone levels, pain receptors and sleep/wake cycles.
In addition to offering a number of health benefits, such as treating epilepsy and providing relief for chronic pain, there is also a growing body of evidence to suggest that it can help you get a good night’s sleep.
How can CBD help with insomnia?
When you’ve addressed the environmental factors (and reduced your afternoon caffeine intake), you can turn your attention to addressing some of the other underlying factors, and that’s where CBD comes in.
Reviews that examine the way CBD oil affects people living with insomnia show positive outcomes are confirmed by leading medical professionals such as Peter Grinspoon, M.D., professor at Harvard Medical School. In a blog post published by Grinspoon, he said that “for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.”
This perspective has been supported by a peer-reviewed study in The Permanente Journal that monitored sleep patterns of patients over a period of three months while taking CBD. The researchers found, on average, that the sleep quality of the patients improved over time. This may mean that continued CBD consumption offers long-term relief for those with chronic insomnia. The study concluded that “in this evaluation, CBD appears to be better tolerated than routine psychiatric medication”, with 67% of patients experiencing an improvement in sleep at the end of the first month, and 56% reporting an improvement after the second month when compared with the first month.
CBD Oil for Anxiety and Stress
Anxiety and stress are often at the root of a sleep disorder. CBD is linked to regulating the stress hormone cortisol, which is essential for non-REM sleep cycles. A case study review of the available literature has shown that CBD is helpful for disorders related to anxiety and increases sleep quality.
CBD for Physical Conditions
REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) is another condition that CBD can help address. Characterised by nightmares and restlessness, RBD can be safely treated with CBD. According to one study, patients treated with CBD experienced a marked increase in sleep quality. While the exact cause of the disorder is unknown, it offers occurs in association with a degenerative neurological condition (such as Parkinson’s Disease), the symptoms of which may also be treated with CBD.
CBD Oil for Pain and Inflammation
For people with painful conditions, it can be very difficult to get a good night’s sleep. CBD can help reduce sleeplessness caused by pain as it addresses the underlying symptoms, rather than working as a sedative. CBD can be used for chronic pain and pain that is difficult-to-treat such as headaches, migraines, multiple sclerosis and arthritis.
What is the best approach to using CBD to reduce insomnia?
While the best dosage and method will vary from person to person depending on factors such as your sleep condition, your metabolism and your weight; many people start with taking a lower dose of CBD an hour or two before bed.
You can then gradually increase the amount until you find a dose that works for you. It is important to keep in mind that much of the research points to the cumulative effect of CBD where you might not notice an immediate difference and, for many, it can take a month to see any changes to your sleep quality.
It is often helpful to track your sleep to see what effect CBD is having on your sleep. Things to measure include:
- How long it takes you to fall asleep
- How many times you wake up in the night, an
- How long you sleep for
Either a journal or a sleep app can help you identify a pattern and notice how your CBD dosage affects your sleep quality and quantity.
Whether you have insomnia, struggle with disrupted sleep or would categorise yourself as experiencing poor quality sleep, CBD is here to help turn things around. If you live in the UK, there’s a good chance that you fall into the 67% of the population that is already struggling to go to sleep and stay asleep.
CBD can help relieve the symptoms that may be causing your sleeplessness, support your other health and wellness goals at the same time and, best of all, it’s a safe, non-toxic, non-addictive solution that you can take long-term.
The Endocannabinoid System – A Simple Guide To How It Works
The endocannabinoid system has been shrouded in mystery since its discovery in 1992. Most cannabinoid consumers are unlikely to have a fundamental understanding of what this system is and how it works to play a crucial role in regulating various aspects of human physiology. There’s a lot to unpack here and we are going to deliver the essential information to you in this simple guide.
At Purity Hemp Company™ we are committed to dispelling the myths surrounding the endocannabinoid system. In recent years, our industry has been plagued with misinformation that confuses and dilutes the important therapeutic benefits of the products that we deliver to consumers globally. The endocannabinoid system is a vital component in explaining the science behind our products. We are deeply passionate about the benefits of our products and the positive benefits they have been delivering to our customers since 2010.
In this series of clinical articles, we are going to introduce you to the endocannabinoid system, explaining how it works and why it matters. The human body is truly incredible and after reading this article, it is likely that you will be astounded by why you have never heard of it and actually learn how cannabinoids can work with the body to promote homeostasis and keep you focused and alert.
What Is The Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system, otherwise known as ECS, is a signalling network that promotes homeostasis and exists across the entire human body. When our external environments alter, this system keeps our internal processes stable. When the pressures and stress of modern life rise to the surface, the endocannabinoid system can help to maintain neuroplasticity, ultimately helping to reduce the risk of anxiety and depression.
In the same way that it has the ability to reduce the potential risk of anxiety and depression, the ECS can help to balance processes that aim to resolve inflammation and regulate immune responses. There is often an assumption that all inflammation is bad, but this isn’t the case. The human body needs a certain level of inflammation to prevent injury and infection. It’s all about keeping a perfect balance and this is achieved through homeostasis.
How Does The Endocannabinoid System Work?
The endocannabinoid system is a highly-sophisticated network of receptors and signalling molecules. The two types of receptors are called CB1 and CB2. As imminent threats to your biological balance arise, signalling molecules called endocannabinoids, or eCBs, bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors triggering cascades of homeostasis throughout your body.
The human body has a natural ability to produce endocannabinoids. Although, this can be inhibited by unfavourable lifestyle choices, such poor diet and a lack of exercise. These lifestyle choices can ultimately lead to a biological imbalance, resulting in a string of symptoms like chronic inflammation, weak immune response, depression, and anxiety.
The Endocannabinoid System & The Immune System
CB2 receptors can be found on cells throughout the immune system and are involved in regulating inflammation. As we said earlier, your immune system often triggers inflammation as a natural response to infection and injury. To combat this inflammation, the endocannabinoid system, or ECS, releases two endocannabinoids called anandamide and 2-AG. When anandamide and 2-AG bind to CB2 receptors in the immune system, this can help to initiate the resolution or relief stage of inflammation.
A highly-effective endocannabinoid system is like a partner to your immune system, creating a healthy balance of inflammation and resolution. As we mentioned earlier, poor diet, lack of exercise and other factors can disrupt your body’s natural ability to produce anandamide and 2-AG, breaking the partnership and contributing to unresolved chronic inflammation.
The Endocannabinoid System & Stress
The endocannabinoid system is very intelligent. One of the examples that we can use is stress. In response to stress, our bodies produce endocannabinoids and they result in a reduction in stress. When you have to deal with a stressful situation, such as public speaking or taking an exam, you get an increase in the stress hormone cortisol in the bloodstream, along with an increase in endocannabinoids in response to this.
The system has the unique ability to be able to learn from stresses. For instance, if you have to take part in public speaking for a second or third time, the endocannabinoid levels will gradually start to increase further. The endocannabinoids learn from stressful situations and are able to counteract the levels of cortisol that are being produced, keeping you feeling calm.
The Endocannabinoid System & Memory
Another example of the endocannabinoid system’s brilliance is memory formation. As we go through the many events of life, we form memories and endocannabinoids play a significant role in this. In your brain, endocannabinoids are released to aid memory formation. They help the formation of memories, particularly your working memory. This includes remembering lists, ideas, and dates. Endocannabinoids can also help to prevent the consolidation of aversive memories. These usually involve some level of scaring trauma or sadness.
There are a variety of different ways in which you can boost the production of endocannabinoids in your body – and our products can certainly help to support this. In somewhat bizarre findings, it was recently found that singing can help to increase plasma levels of anandamide by 42%, which is near twice as much as cycling. Activities that boost endocannabinoid production have been linked to an average improvement in mood levels.
We hope that you enjoyed reading about the endocannabinoid system. This article contained all of the essential information that you needed to know. In our future articles, we will be diving deeper into the inner workings of the endocannabinoid system to keep you up to speed with all of the latest scientific developments. It’s important to remember that the endocannabinoid system was only discovered in 1992. There’s still much to learn about this fascinating subject.
The shelves of literally any and every drugstore and wellness shop are becoming ever more crowded with oils. If you have a health concern, there’s probably an oil specifically catered to it.
They call out to us in their small, perfect, popular packages – CBD oil, Hemp oil, Moroccan oil, and maybe a less well-known newcomer, MCT oil.
But what is MCT oil, exactly?
Does it proclaim to know the secret to improved wellness like, say, CBD oil?
And if so, what are the health benefits and are they backed with evidence? What’s the best way to add it into your wellness routine? Moreover, are there any side effects or risk factors to consider.
Most importantly, is it just a lot of hype without hard-backed results?
Let’s explore everything you need to know about MCT oil and determine if it deserves to be the next oil superstar.
What is MCT Oil and Why is it Different?
First of all, MCT stands for medium-chain triglyceride. As its name suggests, it consists of medium-length chains of triglycerides (fats).
Commonly MCT is extracted from coconut oil, as more than 50% of the fat in coconut oil comes from MCTs. Because MCT’s fatty chains are quite short in length compared to other fats (of course we knew that…) they are easily digested by the body. Therein lies the secret to their success.
Unlike long-chain triglycerides, which are found in most other foods, your body metabolizes these shorter fat chains differently. You see, fats have two predominant functions – being used and burned up for energy or stored in our bodies as ‘reserved energy’ or body fat. Because of MCT’s shorter chains, it’s more easily metabolized and absorbed into the body.
This easy absorption means they go to work in your liver pretty much immediately to be used as an instant source of energy. They can also be converted into ‘ketones’, which are produced when the liver breaks down a large amount of fat.
Again, unlike regular fatty acids, ketones can provide energy to both the body and brain (which usually uses glucose for energy).
The thing is, MCTs are more efficiently converted to energy and used by the body. That means they’re less likely to be stored as fat.
What are the Proven Benefits of MCT Oil?
If your ears perked up at the words ‘less likely to be stored as fat’, the rest of the world of wellness is way ahead of you.
Of course, MCT oil has become instantly associated with losing weight. And, even though it’s easy to be persuaded by such magical promises, what’s actually been proven about MCT, and are there any other reasons to pay attention to it?
- As mentioned, MCT can be converted into energy for both the body and brain.
- It may reduce lactate buildup – rising lactate levels during exercise can impact athletic performance, and MCT might reduce these levels and improve performance. This has made MCT a very popular supplement for athletes, but more studies are needed.
- MCT contains fatty acids that combat bacteria and yeast growth. Its ability to reduce yeast and bacterial growth may be due to the caprylic, capric and lauric acids. The benefits of this are wide-reaching, but again more studies are needed.
- MCT may help manage epilepsy – It has been found that increased levels of ketone may reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures. And, because MCT is easily converted into ketone, it may help in this area.
- And, indeed, it may truly help us lose weight. It turns out that MCT makes us feel full. It has been shown to increase the release of two hormones that promote the feeling of fullness in the body: peptide YY and leptin.
Again, because your body processes MCT differently than other fats, more of it is used immediately rather than being stored. This is great news for our waistlines, but the consequences are much more tantalizing than this – it could help reduce heart disease and help manage diabetes.
MCT and CBD. What’s the Connection?
So what’s the connection between MCT oil and CBD oil?
You may well have seen them gracing the same shelf in your local wellness store. You may have heard them used when the hot topic of wellness comes up, or even athletic performance and recovery.
So one thing that these two definitely have in common is that they are both used for general health support. But, it might be easier to look at the many ways in which they differ.
What is MCT Oil? Differences Between MCT and CBD
|MCT Oil||CBD Oil|
|Used for nutritional purposes and as a carrier oil.||Used for therapeutic purposes.|
|Comes from Coconut or palm oil.||Extracted from the hemp plant.|
|MCT is a fatty acid easily absorbed by the body and is used as a nutritional and dietary supplement.||CBD works by interacting with our endocannabinoid system and helping to support its functioning.|
|MCT may help us lose weight, increase energy, and exercise more effectively.||CBD may help regulate anxiety, sleep, and inflammation.|
Benefits of Combining MCT and CBD
However different they are individually though, there’s something very special about the combination of the two.
As we’ve already seen, MCT oil can be used as a carrier oil, and CBD requires a carrier oil to help preserve the potency and delivery of the active compounds contained within it.
So, when MCT is used as the carrier oil for the CBD we take, it’s helping it work more effectively while providing its own excellent benefits. The combination is thought to have many benefits:
- Improved Bioavailability of CBD. When you ingest CBD, it’s absorbed through the digestive system. During this process, some of the CBD may be lost and not properly absorbed into our bodies. MCT oil helps to improve the rate of absorption.
This is because it doesn’t require stomach acid to be broken down by the body. This helps to maximize the effects of CBD by allowing you to get more out of each dose.
- Longer Shelf Life of CBD – Most fat-based products have a longer shelf life than products made of protein or carbohydrates. Oils tend to take much longer to expire, and so using an MCT as a carrier oil can help keep your CBD effective for longer.
Does MCT Oil have any Side Effects?
So now that we’ve looked at the many benefits, is there anything you need to know before using it as a dietary supplement or a way to maximise your exercise routine? Well, luckily, the side effects appear to be quite minimal and seem to disappear after your body gets used to having it in your diet.
However, the first few days of use might be accompanied by digestive upset such as diarrhoea and nausea. As with any supplement, it’s important to only buy well-respected and best quality products.
How Can You Add MCT To Your Diet?
The possibilities are pretty endless here.
MCT is super versatile and can be added to all kinds of recipes like smoothies, pasta sauces, salad dressings, or even take it straight. As it’s tasteless and odourless, you have free creative reign! However, because of MCT’s low smoke-point, it’s best not to add it to baked goods.
Hemp oil has taken the wellness industry by storm with its potential therapeutic benefits. Hemp gummies offer a subtle introduction to the world of hemp oil and can be consumed just like any other sweet.
What are the health benefits and are they supported by the science?
In this article, we are going to hold a magnifying glass to hemp gummies, exploring the science behind their potential therapeutic benefits.
The health benefits of Hemp Gummies. The fact versus the fiction.
Before we dive into the science, we need to do some much-needed myth-busting on hemp oil.
The hemp industry has been plagued with misleading information that can often confuse prospective hemp consumers.
It’s time to set the record straight on hemp oil.
At Purity Hemp, we understand the importance of having transparent, clear, and concise information about the hemp products that you are buying. For this reason, we are investing time and effort into producing science-led resources. We want to increase consumer awareness around the potential benefits of hemp-derived products.
What is Hemp Oil and what are the different types of CBD?
Many people are led to believe that hempseed oil and CBD oil are the same, but there are some crucial differences.
Hemp oil is produced from cold-pressing industrial hemp seeds. Meanwhile, CBD oil is made from the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant. These are the only places in the hemp plant where cannabidiol can actually be found.
As a result, hemp oil contains little to no CBD content.
Instead, hemp oil is home to an abundance of essential fatty acids, minerals vitamins, and amino acids. Hemp oil can be consumed orally, topically, and sublingually, with a range of products to suit the specific needs and preferences of consumers.
What are Hemp Gummies and what are the benefits?
Gummies are one of the most accessible hemp products on the market. These gummies can be incorporated into your daily routine with ease. They serve as the perfect introduction to hemp oil’s potential therapeutic benefits.
It’s important to note that hemp oil is a food supplement. It should not be taken in place of medication to treat specific ailments.
Hemp Gummies for Inflammation.
Gummies have the potential to support the reduction of inflammation in the body. Hemp oil is rich with omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to reduce the production of substances and molecules that cause inflammation. In 2011, a study that explored omega-3 supplementation found that it can control and regulate inflammation. More research still needs to be carried out to clarify these findings.
Using Gummies for Anxiety and Depression.
The omega-3 fatty acids in hemp gummies have also been shown to potentially alleviate anxiety. The same 2011 study, which consisted of a randomised controlled trial, found that omega-3 fatty acids can reduce anxiety among healthy young adults. The possibilities of hemp gummies as a food supplement to support overall wellbeing are certainly exciting.
Using Gummies for Pain Relief.
The anti-inflammatory properties of hemp gummies could be used to provide therapeutic relief when suffering from pain. Whether you are trying to deal with chronic or acute pain, hemp gummies may be able to help. They can offer a sense of calm and overall wellbeing as you embark on the road to recovery.
If you’ve never had hemp gummies before, we recommend starting with 1 or 2 each day. We suggest that you gradually increase the dosage as you learn how your body responds to the hemp oil.emp oil.
If you don’t know what’s in it, why would you buy it?
We are a challenger CBD brand that is built on trust, transparency, integrity, and confidence. Our brand promise is that every product created contains the highest quality ingredients and has full traceability from seed to shelf.
At the heart of Purity Hemp Company, there is a deep desire to help to continually improve the quality of life for all our customers. Our brand is a force for good for those that need it most.
Medicinal hemp oil has become a term synonymous with natural, attainable, wellness. However, just because CBD itself has many reputable benefits being backed by more and more evidence, this doesn’t mean that all CBD products are the same or will have the same benefits. Like many overnight success products, CBD has grown a shadow – the black market. Cheaper production and extraction methods, lack of 3rd party lab tests, and even harmful additives can all be a result. But it isn’t always easy to separate the good products from the bad. The effects of this could range from simply not feeling the benefits of your CBD to ingesting harmful substances such as pesticides or mould. We’ve compiled the most important questions to ask, the ten most important pieces of CBD oil information that you need to know before you take the plunge and buy. Read on for the the questions you need to ask in order to really know your product, the things that Purity make easily available to all prospective customers.
Has it been tested by a 3rd party lab and is there proof?
A 3rd party lab test report is one of the most important pieces of CBD oil information that you need to have access to… Something that responsible CBD companies have taken upon themselves to do since there is yet no regulation to. A 3rd party lab test result independently tests CBD for a number of different substances that could be in your CBD, including the percentage of CBD itself. Besides the things you actually want in your CBD, though, are an array of unwanted guests:
- Pesticides – Cheap pesticides that contain potentially harmful chemicals are one way in which companies may be trying to cut costs.
- Heavy Metals – These could come from pesticides, but also from sub-standard growing environments which contain high amounts of air and soil pollution.
- Mold – Companies may be storing their hemp in un-ideal and cheaper ways. If this hemp has to contend with the elements, it may become damp and moldy.
- Dilutors – Non-natural chemical dilutors are easier to obtain and much cheaper than organic ones.
- THC – Sound CBD extraction methods are also expensive – this means that a CBD product may contain more THC than advertised because it’s cheaper to use a less robust method.
If the CBD has been tested, then lab reports for that product should be readily available somewhere on the CBD company’s website. Without the CBD oil information available in a 3rd party lab test report that has been performed recently by an accredited company, there is nothing to prove what is in the product and if it’s safe to use. If a company does not provide one, beware.
Does the Product Contain 0.3% THC or Less?
In order for medicinal hemp oil or any other CBD product to maintain its legality, it can only contain a certain amount of THC (0.3%). If the product contains more THC than it should, it could make the difference between a legal and an illegal product depending on where you are.
You can easily access the THC amount in your prospective product on the 3rd party lab test report, and it should match the amount on the label.
Where is the CBD sourced from? How is the hemp cultivated?
Do you have a clear picture of where the medicinal hemp oil, or other CBD product you’re interested in buying comes from? This might not be something we consider before buying many products, but then, many products have strict regulatory standards that are doing the research and quality checks for us in the background. And, this information is easily available for many of the products we use daily.
Because CBD does not yet have these standards, it’s up to the consumer to gather their own CBD oil information as regards provenance, and ensure that their CBD products are reputable. So for those buying these products, it’s important to remember that the quality of the hemp is very important.
Many CBD companies, like Purity, have close relationships with suppliers to make sure the hemp that ends up in their products is high quality, but many don’t. This could be for the simple reason that it’s cheaper to use hemp from wholesale suppliers who themselves may not know where the hemp has come from or how it was cultivated.
So check that CBD oil information – is there a clear indication of where and how the hemp in your product is grown and can the company prove it?
What kind of CBD is it? Does the CBD Oil Information in the 3rd Party Lab Report back this up?
One of the key pieces of CBD oil information that we want to give you, is the knowledge that there are three main kinds of CBD oil, which all have to do with the amount of CBD and other compounds found within the final CBD product:
Full spectrum means that an oil contains all the cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant in nature, rather than just CBD. This includes trace amounts of THC as well as the other many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. This kind of CBD is associated with the ‘entourage effect’ – the idea that all of these cannabinoids work better together and are more effective if left intact.
Broad spectrum oil, then, contains many of these cannabinoids but not all of them (such as 0% THC products).
Products that are isolate derived will only contain the isolated CBD molecule and none of the other cannabinoids from the plant. It is thought that CBD on its own is not as effective as broad or full spectrum.
Although the benefits may be more apparent with full or broad spectrum CBD due to the Entourage Effect, it is important to consider if they are the best choice for you. THC may be apparent on a drug test, say, if you are using a full spectrum oil. This is why CBD isolate may be an attractive option, and this is why it’s so important to be able to trust this information.
Again, this will be detectable on a 3rd party lab test report for verification, but should of course be on the label as well. If the company you are buying from is dedicated to transparency, like Purity, this information will always be easily available.
What is the CBD percentage of the product?
Before you purchase medicinal hemp oil or any other CBD product, it’s important to know how much CBD is in the product. There are a few reasons why this is a good idea:
- If you can verify the amount of CBD in a product with a 3rd party lab report, chances are you’ve found a reputable and trustworthy company.
- Dubious companies aside, this will inform you of how much CBD is contained in a single dose. This can help you determine how much you’ll have to take in a day and how the product will incorporate into your lifestyle.
- Depending on the type of product, the dosage method can vary as well. Topicals and edibles absorb more slowly into the system and have a longer-lasting, subtle effect. CBD vape products or sublinguals, rather, absorb quickly and have a more pronounced but shorter effect.
What ingredients are in the product?
This is super important – there isn’t just CBD within a CBD product. For exzmple, medicinal hemp oil will have a carrier oil ingredient. So, a good place to start is seeing if the ingredients are listed at all. If not, the product definitely shouldn’t be trusted.
How many ingredients does the product contain? Are there a dubiously large amount of unpronounceable and unknown ingredients, or a worryingly few that could signal an untrue label? Trustworthy CBD companies are concerned about all of the ingredients in their products, not just the CBD. Are the products certified organic or all natural? Do they contain other beneficial ingredients or supplements? And, indeed, do the other products have any adverse side effects?
How was the CBD extracted?
There are a few ways that CBD can be extracted from hemp and/or the other cannabinoids contained therein, and these can say a lot about the quality of the company you’re buying from:
- CO2 extraction is by far the best option for safe, sustainable extraction, and this is the method Purity adheres to. This method uses pressurized carbon dioxide to take cannabinoids from marijuana or hemp plants. It involves taking out the plant’s essential waxes, cannabinoids, and terpenes.
CO2 is a versatile solvent. It acts as a solvent at a specific temperature and pressure range but it doesn’t have the dangers associated with solvents. So, basically, you’re left with no toxic byproducts.
- Solvent extraction is faster and cheaper, and requires the use of chemicals like butane, propane, ethanol, or alcohol for extraction. Not only is it more dangerous that CO2 extraction, it leaves the potential for these chemicals ending up in your product, and it’s worse for the environment.
- Olive oil extraction is another option. It’s safe and cheap to do, but it’s perishable so it isn’t the most convenient and therefore not widely practiced.
We would suggest always choosing a product that has been CO2 extracted. And, if you’re unsure whether a company’s claims of CO2 extraction are true, you can always look on the lab test report for dangerous chemicals that would allude to unsafe methods.
What does the label say? Is it making unfounded medical claims? Is it fully describing the product?
There are other things to look at on the label besides the ingredients. As we’ve seen, the label should tell you how much CBD is in a product, what kind of CBD is used, if it contains THC, what other cannabinoids it contains, etc.
Products can also be misleading in other ways. Be cautious of labels that don’t explicitly mention cannabidiol or hemp extract. If instead you’re confronted with things like hempseed oil or cannabis sativa oil, these aren’t the same as CBD.
Also, does the label claim anything that seems a bit far-fetched? Does it make unfounded claims or promise outrageous results? If a product is everything it says it is, especially in CBD’s case, the label will reflect its excellent qualities rather than making generalizing claims for a quick sale.
Is the Product Priced Fairly?
It’s worth doing some research to see what kind of median price the type of CBD product you’re buying usually sells for. Whether the product seems too expensive or excessively cheap, there could be red flags on either end.
Overly Expensive CBD
The process of extracting CBD, packaging it, and distributing it to customers can be expensive, there’s no denying that. But, a good, respectable company will still try to keep their prices competitive and fair.
If you feel a brand is overly expensive, try another one that looks respectable in other regards but still strives for affordable products, like Purity.
Overly Cheap CBD
If a product is claiming all kinds of things but the price makes it seem too good to be true, chances are it is. This is especially true with CBD considering the lack of airtight regulations. Cheaper cultivation and extraction processes, and even supplementing the product with something that isn’t CBD could bring down the price, but at what cost?
Is the CBD Company Reputable?
This, more than anything, is an excellent indication of whether you can trust the CBD product you’re looking to purchase. There are several easy ways to check the respectability of a CBD company:
- How does their website look? Is there easy access to 3rd party lab test results?
- Do they have available and prompt customer service?
- Do they have customer reviews? Are there any alarming accusations?
- Check independent customer reviews outside of their website
- Do they have an internet presence on social media platforms like Facebook?
Luckily for the reputation of medicinal hemp oil and CBD as a whole, many companies are making it their dedicated mission to getting their products independent lab tested, to growing, harvesting, and extracting their CBD in environmentally friendly and safe ways. Purity Hemp Company is leading the way in this pursuit. Companies know that people will buy from brands they trust, and so they’re taking this gap in the market into their own hands, and are also doing so for the sake of the CBD industry as a whole.
CBD – it would be astonishing if you hadn’t heard about it and the myriad of benefits it purportedly offers. It might help us sleep better, it might help us handle anxiety better, it might even reduce inflammation and pain. But do you actually know the CBD basics? What is CBD? Where does it come from? Are there different kinds, and what CBD product is best for you?
There are some fundamental questions that any responsible consumer should have answered before delving into the wide world of CBD. We’ve compiled the ultimate list of basics to make sure you can be fully informed before beginning your CBD explorations.
What is CBD oil?
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a compound found in the Cannabis plant. It can be used in several different ways including vaping, tinctures, capsules, and edibles. CBD is a cannabinoid in the same family as tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.
Cannabinoids like THC and CBD interact with the human body via the endocannabinoid system, or ECS for short. The ECS is responsible for regulating bodily functions like sleep, inflammation, and anxiety. Our bodies produce their own cannabinoids, but they can also be introduced into our systems through external substances that also contain them – in this case, CBD. Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids derived from plants whereas endocannabinoids are cannabinoids produced naturally in the human body.
Cannabinoids, then, can be used to supplement the ECS to varying degrees. Unlike THC, CBD is completely non-psychoactive. Because of this, we are able to gain the potential health benefits of the cannabis plant without experiencing the ‘high’ associated with THC.
How does CBD Oil work?
As we touched on above, the reason CBD affects the human body is because of our endocannabinoid systems. The ECS is a specialized system that helps maintain balance throughout the body and brain and regulates things like sleep, appetite, and pain. It does this by producing endocannabinoids, or neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors.
CBD, like THC, is a phytocannabinoid – a cannabinoid found in plants. By taking CBD, these cannabinoids enter our systems where they impact endocannabinoid receptor activity. CBD is thought to help our ECS work more effectively and to help the ECS function better on its own.
Is CBD the same as Marijuana?
CBD and THC have some similarities, but the effects each has on our systems is very different:
CBD vs THC: Similarities
- Both come from the Cannabis Sativa plant
- Both are phytocannabinoids and so both can interact with our ECS if ingested
- Both have the exact same chemical structure
- The interaction of CBD or THC and the ECS affects the release of neurotransmitters in your brain
CBD vs THC: Differences
- CBD and THC don’t have the same psychoactive effects. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound whereas THC is a psychoactive compound
- THC binds with cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain. It produces a high or sense of euphoria
- CBD binds very weakly to CB1 receptors and in fact it is thought that it may not even bind at all
- Although both come from the Cannabis plant family, THC comes from the marijuana plant (a cannabis plant that contains 0.3% THC or more) and CBD from the hemp plant (a cannabis plant that contains 0.3% THC or less)
Both compounds interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system, but they have very different effects. Where THC will create the high sensation it’s so well known for, CBD certainly will not.
How does CBD make you feel?
CBD’s effects are much more subtle than THC. Because CBD doesn’t bind to CB1 receptors the same way that THC does, the sense of euphoria associated with this is absent. But also, CBD is rather repurposed by your body and your ECS, where it helps it to function more optimally than it otherwise would.
CBD can be thought of mto go to work where your body needs it to, and that’s why many people will experience different effects when they take it. Some people may experience pain relief, where others might feel a bit more relaxed. In all honesty, CBD is more about what you’re no longer feeling – pain may become less, anxiety may disappear.
Is CBD legal?
Yes, CBD is legal throughout North America, in the UK, and many places within the EU. THC laws are also evolving at a much more accelerated pace than previously, so it’s always recommended to thoroughly research individually for travel purposes.
Will CBD work for me?
There are several different ways to think about this question, and as such there are several different factors to consider about whether CBD will work for you. These could include any of the following:
- Your own physiology
- What kind of CBD you are using
- How you ingest the CBD (also known as bioavailability)
- The source of your CBD
- The strength of your CBD
- How long you’ve waited for benefits
There could be all kinds of reasons behind whether your CBD works for you or not. Much of this can be thought of in terms of internal or external factors.
Physiology, bioavailability, and how long you’ve waited for benefits are the internal things that could affect CBD’s potency. For one, your unique physiology may mean that CBD isn’t right for you, and it can take several weeks for the effects to present themselves. And, CBD can have different effects depending on how you take it. If you inhale CBD or put a few drops under your tongue, it will immediately enter the bloodstream and go to work very quickly. If you instead swallow a capsule or apply a topical cream, the effects will be more subtle but might last longer.
Then there are external factors, such as what kind of CBD you are using, whether the CBD comes from a reputable source, and the strength you use. All of these can affect whether CBD is right for you, and are the factors that require conscious consumerism and brand trust.
What are the different kinds of CBD Oil?
There are three main kinds of CBD oil, which all concern the amount of CBD and other compounds found within the product:
- Full Spectrum – Full spectrum means that an oil contains all the cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant in nature, rather than just CBD. This includes trace amounts of THC as well as the other many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. This kind of CBD is associated with the ‘entourage effect’ – the idea that all of these cannabinoids work better together and are more effective if left intact.
- Broad Spectrum – Broad spectrum oil, then, contains many of these cannabinoids but not all of them (such as 0% THC products).
- CBD Isolate – Products that are isolate derived will only contain the isolated CBD molecule and none of the other cannabinoids from the plant. It is thought that CBD on its own is not as effective as broad or full spectrum.
Although the benefits may be more apparent with full or broad spectrum CBD, it is important to consider if they are the best choice for you. THC may be apparent on a drug test, say, if you are using a full spectrum oil. This is why CBD isolate may be an attractive option.
What CBD Product is best for you?
To know what kind of CBD product will suit you best, you need to know how each product will interact with your ECS. Different methods of using or consuming CBD products will have different outcomes due to how they are absorbed by the body, just as we discussed with bioavailability above. These outcomes subsequently play a large role in determining what benefits the type of product can have for your unique needs:
CBD oil is made from a concentrated liquid extract produced by the cannabis plant. After CBD has been extracted from the plant, it is then mixed with a carrier oil, which helps the CBD absorb into the system.
CBD Oil and Bioavailability
CBD oil enters our bodies usually via the membrane on the bottom part of our tongue. If you put a few drops of CBD oil in your mouth, it will head straight to your bloodstream without having to pass through the digestive system or liver first.
This rapid absorption means that CBD oils take effect almost immediately after administration. However, this rapid absorption rate means that the effects, although punctuated by entering into the system more quickly, don’t last as long.
Who is CBD Oil for?
Because of CBD oil’s quick absorption, it’s ideal for anyone looking for an immediate effect. This could range from someone suffering from chronic pain who needs fast relief. It could also prove to be a good option for tackling everyday anxieties or to relax before bed.
CBD capsules are used like other traditional capsules — they’re swallowed. They’re hassle-free and easy to dose. Since each capsule has the perfect amount, they reduce any worry that you may have of dosing too much — or too little.
CBD Capsules and Bioavailability
Where CBD oil bypasses the digestive system, CBD capsules need to pass through it. First the CBD enters the stomach and then travels to the liver. The CBD is then metabolized by the liver which reduces the concentration of CBD compounds. This reduced concentration is then passed along to the bloodstream.
Taking a capsule will not show immediate effects like taking CBD oil does, and the overall benefits may be less acute but longer lasting. Taking a capsule is a slow and steady method of using CBD, and is easily incorporated into a wellness routine with other supplements.
Who are CBD Capsules for?
Because capsules offer users a smooth effect, they can be great to take in the morning to last all day long, or before bed if you’re keen to get a good night’s sleep but are afraid that your CBD oil will run out of steam before the night is through. Capsules are an excellent choice for the everyday user looking to supplement their overall wellness.
If you’ve ever had stiff, strained, or tender muscles, then you’ll understand how uncomfortable it can be. CBD topicals are rubbed into the skin and have shown promise helping to combat localized muscle pain like that caused from arthritis.
CBD Topicals and Bioavailability
When CBD is put directly onto the skin, it doesn’t actually enter the bloodstream – but this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t work. CBD receptors exist close to the surface of the skin as well as throughout the body. When applied topically, CBD interacts only with cannabinoid receptors close to where on the skin it was applied. Although human skin is tough to penetrate, CBD can indeed overcome this barrier through our pores if applied liberally – just like any muscle balm.
Who are CBD Topicals for?
CBD topicals are an excellent alternative to oils and capsules when looking for targeted CBD application. Because CBD does not enter the bloodstream via topicals, this method of using CBD will have a targeted effect rather than an all-over effect. It will go to work exactly where it needs to.
CBD vapes are much like other liquid vapes – liquid is heated to the point of vaporization and then inhaled. So while getting the benefits of vaping users are also able to get their dose of CBD.
CBD Vapes and Bioavailability
Just like sublingual applications, vaping CBD bypasses the digestive system and enters directly into the bloodstream through the lungs. This again means that it takes effect immediately but may not last as long as taking a capsule.
Who are CBD Vapes for?
Vaping CBD could be a good option for those who are trying to quit smoking as well as incorporate CBD into their daily lives. Of course, vaping will be more appealing to those who already vape or smoke.
CBD: Strength and Dosage
There isn’t a specific way to dose CBD according to any universal regulations or standards. Dosage and strength depends on the consumer – their body type, their tolerance, and the type of product that’s being used. Just as we see above with bioavailability, CBD can be absorbed in different ways, all of which affect how it works. And, all of this aside, dosing might become even more complicated if you have a pre-existing medical condition or if you’re on certain kinds of medication.
The best advice when trying to dose is to always start small and work your way up. Get a feel for your tolerance level, and make sure to read the instructions on the product. It is always advisable to talk with your GP before beginning to take any new supplement, and CBD is no different.
Are CBD Products safe to take?
If you have a good quality CBD product and have done your research about the best way for you to take CBD, and how much, there should be no worry whatsoever about its safety. Because of how CBD functions within our bodies, it is non-psychoactive and non-addictive.
However, not all CBD products are made equal. Some contain contaminants like mould, heavy metals, or pesticides. Indeed, some CBD companies have been known to add pesticides or synthetic cannabinoids to increase the weight or the strength of the product. But how do you know which are safe and which aren’t? Here are some things you can do to make sure your products are safe:
- Ask for third party lab test results – Every reputable CBD company should provide lab test results about what their CBD contains. These should be easy to find on the company’s website – if not, don’t trust the product.
- Use products that employ CO2 extraction methods – this method is safer, more environmentally friendly, and purer than other methods.
- Only buy from companies you trust – if you are confident that the company selling your CBD is trustworthy, they probably have many ways to prove it – good customer service, traceability and documented lab reports, etc.
Can CBD Oil help me lose weight? Let’s look at the claims and reality.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the eminent complexes derived from the cannabis plant. 40% of the cannabis extract is cannabidiol while the rest is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
CBD is non-psychoactive and does not cause inebriation or produce that euphoric “high” we all hear about.
There are a number of proposed benefits of hemp oil and CBD – including potentially therapeutic properties which have been found to provide relief from pain, inflammation, and depression. CBD interacts with receptors in the body to help the brain in tumbling the effects of inflammation and anxiety.
Research is still being carried out to uncover the full health benefits of CBD oil5.
Obesity or excessive weight is a major health issue rising rapidly all around the world. Our eating habits are resulting in increased weight gain. However, it has been put forward that it may be possible to take CBD for weight loss. Primary research on CBD has shown that one of the benefits of hemp oil and CBD may lie in promoting weight loss, or triggering the responses of the body that support in reducing excessive fat8.
How CBD helps with weight loss.
Preliminary research has proved that even though CBD is not directly effective in reducing excessive fat, it can help in other processes that may lead to weight loss. Studies carried out on animals have shown that CBD oil interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2.
These receptors are present in the lymphoid tissues and brain. They have a key role in the intake of food and the overall metabolic processes of the body. CBD oil can help in boosting the metabolism and imposes a feeling of fullness.
In a study carried out on the rats, CBD effectively reduced weight over a period of two weeks. However, the dose was injected into the rats and not given orally. It was also observed that a higher dose of CBD had a pronounced weight loss effect on the rats.
CBD reduces appetite.
Another study has shown that CBD also reduces the intake of food which will eventually lead to a reduction in weight. People who smoke cannabis report they feel hungrier than normal. This happens because of the presence of THC in the cannabis plant4. However, CBD contains only trace amounts of THC, so it will not cause hunger.
CBD blocks the CB1 receptors that stimulate the appetite. Once the CB1 receptors are not effective it may prevent the urge to overeat. Even though no direct studies show the effect of CBD in reducing appetite in humans, scientists are still hopeful that it will be equally effective.
CBD helps in browning of the fat in the body.
You probably know already that the human body contains two types of fat.
Brown fat helps in heat generation and it occurs by burning calories. Having more brown fat is healthier than having excessive white fat. The body transforms the bad fat to good through different practices such as adequate sleep, exercise and exposure to cold temperature6.
Another of the benefits of hemp oil and CBD products is that they help in the browning of the fat molecules by enhancing the expression of the ‘browning’ genes and regulatory proteins. These studies are still to be carried out on humans.
How CBD Reduces Metabolic Disorders.
Research has shown that obesity is closely linked with metabolic disorders such as high blood pressure, high levels of bad cholesterol and diabetes type II2. The cannabinoid receptors may be over-activated, causing metabolic disorders. Blocking the CB1 receptors reduces the chances of obesity and ailments. Studies carried out on rats showed a reduction in the level of blood sugar and cholesterol3.
Should I Take CBD for Weight Loss?
Even though it is unclear if CBD oil is safe for weight loss in humans, it is still being used around the world to lose excessive fat. Until proper research is carried out in this field, we cannot say whether it is or isn’t safe to use for your weight loss journey, or indeed if aiding weight loss is one of the proven benefits of hemp oil and CBD products.
It is therefore advisable to try some weight loss tips which are safe and effective.
- Drink ample water especially right before the meals
- Drink Black coffee
- Intake superfoods to induce the feeling of fullness
- Try intermittent fasting
- Reduce the intake of sugar and sweets
- Cut the number of carbohydrates from the diet
- Exercise and increase physical activity to increase fat burning
- Eat smaller portions
- Get eight hours of sound sleep
- Chew more, eat less
Can CBD oil help me lose weight: In closing.
CBD oil has proven to be effective for several health-related issues. Scientists are hopeful that it will be effective for weight loss as soon as the right dose and usage are found out.
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COVID-19 has thrown the world into a state of uncertainty, isolation and fear. We have been staying home to protect not just ourselves but our loved ones and those we encounter in our daily lives. We will, of course, come out of this, but until then we need to keep ourselves healthy and safe. Financial pressures, health concerns, helplessness and isolation could be causing depression and anxiety. During this time, it is imperative that we prioritise our physical and mental wellbeing.
The World Health Organisation’s Definition of Mental Health
“State of wellbeing in which individuals realise their abilities and can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and can contribute to the community.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 1 in 10 people around the globe was suffering from mental health issues like depression and anxiety. As we move into a post-COVID-19 world, that number is likely to continue to rise.
Here are a few ways to support your mental wellbeing during the isolation:
Keep Yourself Busy
Sitting idly in the house will not help your mental or physical health. Make sure to keep yourself busy by doing little chores, reading books, cooking your favourite meals and getting out in the garden. Don’t lose track of time. Instead, set a routine that includes enough sleep, proper meals, getting some fresh air and sunlight, exercise, and self-care.
Maintain Contact with Friends and Family
Some of us have not seen our friends and families for months, but we can still remain in contact through social media platforms, telephone and internet. When you do speak to your friends and family, try to keep a positive tone. Talking about the uncertainty around the pandemic will not help your own mental wellbeing, rather it will only cause you more anxiety and stress.
Limit Screen Time
Since being in isolation, we have become more dependent on electronic devices. Our phones, laptops, and tablets have been essential for work and communication, not to mention killing time with endless watching of box-sets and films. Try to limit your device-usage and spend more time doing productive, meaningful activities that will keep your mood up.
Avoid Negative Activities
Anxious feelings may tempt you to engage in less productive activities, such as overeating and increased alcohol consumption. Alcohol is a depressant, which means it can disrupt the delicate balance of chemicals and processes in the brain balance, affecting our thoughts, feelings and actions – and in some cases it has been known to impact long-term mental wellbeing. This is partly down to neurotransmitters, which are chemicals that help to transmit signals from one nerve (or neuron) in the brain to another.
When we drink to excess, our brain function increases. Regardless of the mood we’re in, the more alcohol we consume, the more our minds will be filled with thoughts. It is possible that negative emotions will take over, leading to a negative impact on mental wellbeing. Alcohol can be linked to aggression and some people report becoming angry, aggressive, anxious or depressed when they drink.
The gyms might be closed but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your physical wellbeing. You can access online workouts, if you are a parent you can exercise with your children or just step outside for a walk, run or cycle.
Yoga is a useful option for dealing with mental wellbeing issues like stress and anxiety. There is a wide range of online yoga classes for you to take part in.
Hemp for Anxiety and Stress
Part of CBD’s rise in popularity has been due to anecdotal health claims on its positive effect on various ailments including stress and anxiety. Studies into how CBD affects the symptoms of mental health conditions have been relatively successful6. From 1980-2018, scientists have studied CBD and its effects on Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and ADHD (Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). CBD was shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety in the majority of the patients. Research on the positive effect of CBD on mental disorders started in the late 1970s. Even though the start was a little slower, there has been exponential growth of research on this topic in the last 10 years1.
CBD has been shown to help improve sleep quality in various individuals. Reports show it may be an effective remedy for treating Insomnia. Capsules containing 40, 80, 160mg of CBD oil have reported being highly effective for improving sleep quality7. During quarantine most of us have inadvertently ruined our sleep-wake cycle. To lower the level of stress, CBD helps in the production of Serotonin which creates a calming feeling in the body. CBD also interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors to reduce the signals of pain.
CBD for Depression
Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health disorders which have long-lasting effects on an individual’s overall health, social life, and ability to cope up with stress. Doctors prescribe different drugs to reduce the symptoms. However, the drugs have a wide range of side effects, causing sleeplessness, sexual dysfunction, and mood swings.
Research carried out in 2014, shows that CBD has a positive interaction with the happy hormone (Serotonin) of the body. Raised levels of serotonin induces emotional stability and reduces the symptoms of depression. CBD acted as an antidepressant when given to the animal in the test. Cannabidiol supports the body’s endocannabinoid system by interacting with the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
CBD for Anxiety
Anxiety or panic disorder is affecting millions of people around the world. Studies have shown that CBD has a positive effect on reducing the symptoms of panic disorder. More than 5% of people around the globe face recurring panic attacks, and this number has must increase during the self-isolation period. According to research, a 300mg dose has caused a significant decrease in the level of anxiety in human models. In another study, 600mg of cannabidiol has proved to be useful for people with a social anxiety disorder2.
Is CBD Addictive?
The short, simple answer is no.
A March 2017 study published in the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence examined this by administering various oral dosages of CBD to frequent marijuana users alone and in combination with smoked marijuana, which contained 5.3% to 5.8% THC (the addictive property). After analysing the abuse liability profile of CBD compared with an oral placebo and active marijuana, the research team concluded that “CBD did not display any signals of abuse liability.”
It is essential to buy CBD products from highly reputable vendors. Check that their CBD is derived from hemp plants and contains little to no trace of THC (less 0.3% according to UK law), and therefore should not put an individual at risk of developing cannabis withdrawal symptoms that might come from heavier THC intake.
Purity Hemp Company
Purity Hemp Company produces the best CBD products to help you live a healthy life with a sound mind. Our products are vegan, chemical-free, and all-natural hemp oil. Our select strains of CBD-rich hemp plants are grown organically across Canada, USA and the Netherlands. With over 40 years of cultivation experience, our strains are specially monitored and cared for to ensure they are thriving at every stage of their growth, and that the CBD they produce is the highest in quality and purity. We only use the very best in our product collection.
Hemp seeds contain a favourable amount of edible fatty acids that help in regulating brain activities. A study on mice has proved that hemp seeds contain active compounds such as polyphenols that can protect the brain from inflammation.
Hemp tea is made of older plants that have a higher level of CBD. It is reported to help alleviate symptoms of nausea, stress, anxiety, and depression. It also improves gastrointestinal functions and may provide relief from chronic pain. Our organic hemp tea is completely safe from pesticides, toxins, and heavy metals
CBD gummies are a favourable way to intake cannabidiol. The dose of the gummies is predefined, so you don’t have to measure it every time you have to take it. Gummies are particularly helpful in treating anxiety and sleeplessness. These are non-GMO and made with natural colours and different flavours.
To keep ourselves healthy, we need to apply all possible preventive measures during these hard times. Remember that we are all in this together, and you are not alone.
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As part of your daily routine, when do you take hemp oil? And have you also considered taking hemp oil for sleep too? In this article, we are going to build the case for why you should consider taking hemp oil just before you go to bed.
Hemp oil, also known as hempseed oil, has caught the attention of the wellness industry with its potential therapeutic properties. This oil is being used in a variety of different products which range in their methods of consumption. The question is, how can you unlock the optimal therapeutic benefits of hemp oil? We believe that the time of day could play a role in the effectiveness of this food supplement.
Hemp Oil – Anxiety & Stress
Anxiety and stress can keep many people awake at night. Taking hemp oil for sleep will combat this. For example, if you have a big event in the morning, you may feel a sense of restlessness and alertness that inhibits your ability to get some much-needed rest. Hemp oil contains omega-3 fatty acids which have the potential to alleviate anxiety. If you take a few drops of hemp oil before bedtime, the oil will have time to enter your bloodstream and start displaying therapeutic benefits.
Hemp Oil – Inflammation
Omega-3 supplementation can also control and regulate inflammation in the body. If you are someone that suffers from inflammation, you could take a few drops of hemp oil before bedtime to see whether it helps you to sleep easier at night. The potential of omega-3 supplementation as an anti-inflammatory has been well documented, but more research is needed to understand its potential in specific products like hemp oil.
Hemp Oil – Pain Relief
The anti-inflammatory properties of hemp oil could offer pain relief to those that are suffering from different types of pain, including chronic and neuropathic pain. As we said earlier, these anti-inflammatory properties all stem from the omega-3 fatty acids in hemp oil. This really is the core ingredient behind the potential therapeutic benefits of hemp oil.
In an increasingly crowded marketplace, how can you distinguish between high-quality hemp oil and low-quality hemp oil? This is the question on every consumer’s lips. There are so many emerging brands that it can be difficult to know who to trust. So, let us take you through some of the advantages of hemp oil products from Purity Hemp Company, and make the case for buying from us!
At Purity Hemp Company, honesty and transparency are at the heart of everything we do. From the very beginning, it has always been our unwavering commitment to deliver hemp products that we can personally be proud of and genuinely take pride in. We strive to only deliver hemp oil that is nothing short of exceptional to all of our customers.
We believe there are 4 key reasons why you should consider Purity Hemp Company™ as your go-to destination for premium hemp products. In this article, we are going to dive into each of these 4 key advantages of hemp oil products from Purity Hemp Company™ and explore the core characteristics that set us apart from the crowd.
From the location of cultivation to certificates of analysis, we are completely transparent about every step of our production process. We feel that it’s important for customers to have a solid understanding of where their hemp oil came from, how it was grown and where it was tested for quality. We are involved in the production process of our hemp oil from start to finish.
We have spent years sourcing and securing the purest strains of hemp plants. Our customers should not have to settle for a hemp oil product that is anything less than exceptional. This is why we have spent time refining advanced scientific methods and techniques to maximise the therapeutic value of our hemp oil to create a truly premium product.
Have you seen our recent reviews on Trustpilot? We are absolutely delighted by the feedback that we have been receiving on a daily basis from happy customers. It’s wonderful to see that so many people have taken time out of their day to leave their thoughts on our hemp oil. When you take a look at our reviews on Trustpilot, you will quickly be filled with confidence in our products.
The Purity Promise
Purity Hemp Company is at the cutting edge of hemp science and technology. We will continue to innovate and push the envelope with our hemp oil to create products that are lightyears ahead of our competitors. With our commitment to transparency, trust and innovation, we believe that the possibilities for our hemp oil products are endless.
It’s an immensely exciting time to be in the hemp industry. Innovation is happening at a rapid pace and we want to be at the very forefront of this, establishing ourselves as an industry leader in a crowded marketplace. The confidence that we have in our hemp oil products is substantiated by the impeccable reviews on Trustpilot and we encourage you to read these.