Since it was legalized in the 2018 farm bill, hemp has been having a moment. It’s for sale everywhere with infinite claims of uses and benefits. It’s raw materials are incorporated into thousands of products. These include health foods, body care, clothing, construction materials, paper, biofuel, plastic composites, and more. It’s enough to make the average person’s head spin. That’s why we decided to make a hemp 101 for you.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is one of America’s oldest crops. It was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. Since then, its medical uses have been discovered and widely claimed. One key distinction is that hemp has no psychoactive effects. This makes it a perfect health and wellness staple.
What are the benefits of Hemp Oil?
We believe in the power of hemp oil and the wellness benefits that it can offer. Since it’s only been recently legalized the science is still catching up. Currently, initial research findings are suggesting that hemp oil’s natural compounds can help with a host of conditions because it interacts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS regulates a range of important functions within your body, including sleep, mood, appetite, memory and fertility.
While experts are still learning more about the importance of hemp oil to our bodies. We personally use hemp oil to help improve inflammation, reduce stress and improve sleep. And we’re not alone in this, there have been plenty of reputable articles written on how hemp can help ease symptoms of ailments that affect sleep like chronic pain and anxiety.
How to pick the best Hemp Oil Brand
There are so many brands available that it can be hard to pick the one that will work best for you. It is important to make sure you’re using hemp for the right reasons and that you get the right concentration. We recommend products made from U.S.-grown hemp and you need to make sure they are third-party tested. Having tried a lot of brands already our favorites, and why, are below:
We’ve been in love with this brand since we discovered this brand in our doctors office last year. We take the capsules at night before bed and have noticed a significant improvement in getting to sleep easier and staying asleep.
This brand is the best we’ve found for pets. We have dogs and only give Charlotte’s Web to our pets because of the reputation they’ve built. You can find it at your local grocery store or online.
We take their drops in the morning so we can start our day off relaxed perspective. An excellent product with pleasant unique flavors. Sometimes when things have been extra stressful and the panic starts to set in, we’ll do a dab.
Coming soon! We were lucky enough to try their products and they are definitely fast-acting and come in pleasant flavors you can mix right into your water. Plus they are offering free samples if you sign up before they launch!