Cannabidiol (CBD), the major non-psychoactive constituent of Cannabis sativa L., has gained traction as a potential treatment for intractable chronic pain in many conditions.
Hemp oil has many benefits. Should you consider using hemp oil?
This is a complicated and controversial topic, and the following is my interpretation.
What is hemp oil?
What is CBD?
And where does marijuana fit in?
The hemp plant and marijuana plant come from the same botanical species-Cannabis Sativa. Cannabinoids are a group of substances found in the cannabis sativa plant. The main cannabinoids are Cannibidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The cannabis sativa plant has many parts-stalk, seeds, leaves and flower. THC in the marijuana plant is from the flower and leaves. The only distinction between marijuana and hemp is the concentration of THC. THC is the main psychoactive compound. Marijuana has hallucinogenic affects and hemp does not.
Hemp has long been used for food, fiber, and medicine. Hemp oil is a full spectrum product from the whole plant.
CBD receptors exist throughout our bodies, in cells and walls of our organs and tissues. Research on the pharmacology of individual cannabinoids started in the 1940s; however, in 1988, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) was discovered. The ECS connects all the body’s organs and systems. What we learned about this system is that it is the largest receptor system and master regulator of homeostasis. Homeostasis is a condition of optimal functioning, balance, and equilibrium. Taking cannabis sativa products facilitates the optional function of the ECS system.
Standard Process’s Hemp Oil Complex and Hemp Oil
Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Support
Hemp Oil from Standard Process helps support the ECS, which governs various critical functions of the body. This includes neuronal, digestive, endocrine, immune, bone, and muscular systems.
Standard Process Hemp Oil Complex™
The ECS is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.
The ECS is a bridge between body and mind that can aid in the response to physical and emotional stress.
Standard Process Hemp Oil
Hemp Oil is a vegan, gluten-free hemp supplement that provides 15mg of phytocannabinoids per serving to support the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Benefits – Reduce Inflammation
Standard Process’s Hemp Oil has the correct balance of Omega 3 & Omega 6 poly unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). PUFA play a fundamental role in many cellular and multicellular processes, including inflammatory and immune system responses. The proper balance of Omega 3 & Omega 6 fatty acids is essential. Hemp Oil helps with relaxation, metabolism, sleep, stress, and memory.
Standard Process’s Hemp Oil Complex helps with inflammation, and sleep and works as an antioxidant. According to Standard Process, “Hemp Oil Complex provides a 3-in-1 benefit for the whole body: supporting the endocannabinoid system, inflammation response resolution pathways, and endogenous anti-oxidant pathways.”
Standard Process’s Hemp Oil and Hemp Oil Complex are of the highest quality. These products have the proper amount and quality of PUFA in order for your body to establish homeostasis.