Why We Love HEMP

Hemp Oil, also known as CBD Oil, and Hemp infused products have become increasingly popular over the last couple years; but you may be wondering what exactly is it? No worries, we’re going to break things down for you by discussing CBD, its benefits, and why we, at Hemp 12, love and advocate it!

What is it?

Cannabidiol, aka CBD, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Although CBD is more commonly known as one of the major components of marijuana, the cannabinoid can also be found in Hemp.

Hemp and marijuana are not the same thing; Hemp Oil and Hemp infused products do not get you high. Unlike THC, CBD does not bind to the cannabinoids in our brains that cause a euphoric state, better known as being high. Instead, CBD binds to the cannabinoids that are responsible for anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing effects. 

Benefits of CBD

CBD, or Hemp can help the body work to its full potential, by optimizing your Endocannabinoid system. The use of CBD is believed to provide many medical and health benefits.

The anti-inflammatory properties of Hemp can be used to treat Crohn’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Epilepsy, and Seizures. This property of Hemp can even help fight and prevent acne!

In addition, studies have found that Hemp can reduce the body’s natural response to fearful and stressful situations. CBD reduces your heart rate and blood pressure, which causes a calming effect. This is why so many people with anxiety or stress disorders use CBD instead of pharmaceutical drugs as a much healthier choice of medication.

Hope for the Future:

Speaking of pharmaceutical drugs, you may have heard in the news that there is an opioid epidemic. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2016 some 11.5 MILLION people misused prescription opioids. Over 42,000 people died from opioid overdoses, with prescription opioids being accountable for an estimated 40% of those deaths.
In addition to this, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the same year a staggering 66.5 prescriptions per 100 people were for opioids. That’s a total of over 214 MILLION opioid prescriptions.
The main reason for prescribing opioids is for the relief of acute or chronic pain. Many researchers now believe that Hemp Oil and Hemp infused products may be an alternative to opioids for many reasons.
Unlike opioids, Hemp is not addictive. As we mentioned above, Hemp Oil, or CBD Oil, will not get you high and is therefore non-addictive.
You can’t die from a Hemp overdose as you could from an opioid overdose. According to the National Cancer Institute, “lethal overdoses from...cannabinoids do not occur.”
The benefits, the prospect of its future power in the medical field, and the natural properties of Hemp is why we believe so strongly in it! For more information, please continue to browse our website for additional educational resources.

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