4 Reasons to Add Hemp to Your Wellness Routine
By: Ariana Palmieri
Today, people are recognizing hemp more and more as both a nutritious and medicinal plant than ever before. It's no longer just for hippies. Hemp is naturally very low in THC so there is no risk of getting a high from it - instead, you can enjoy several health benefits from incorporating it into your life. Here are 4 reasons to add hemp to your wellness routine ASAP.
Hemp helps reduce symptoms of PMS
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is never fun: It can cause emotional and physical discomfort during women's monthly cycles. Usually, PMS is caused by a hormonal imbalance in the body, which is never fun to deal with. Usually PMS is accompanied by sore muscles, cramps, appetite changes and fatigue. While we can't promise all your symptoms will go away, our CBD oil can greatly help relieve PMS symptoms, particularly painful cramps. All you have to do is place a couple of drops of this tincture under your tongue and you're good to go. You should notice it kicking in after a few minutes. Since this is a CBD based tincture, there's no risk of getting high, making it ideal for those who have to work and want relief from cramps.
Hemp is anti-inflammatory
Did you know some inflammation in the body is actually a good thing? It can help fight off an infection. However, when inflammation is chronic it can lead to several health problems like heart disease and arthritis. Thankfully, CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, so we recommend trying some of our CBD pain balm. It can be used topically, so you can rub it on any area that feels inflamed like your back, neck, hands, etc. It will help relieve any pain or soreness you may be feeling.
Hemp is amazing for skin
Did you know hemp is full of vitamins, fatty acids and amino acids? Fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 are great for the body, but they're also fantastic for your skin, giving it a supple appearance. Amino acids can also help your skin generate collagen and elastin, keeping the skin moisturized and preventing wrinkles. Try adding some of our CBD oil to your skincare routine to start seeing results: Just pat a few drops into your skin and you're set. We recommend doing this when your face is clean, preferably after washing all the makeup off at night for the best results.
Hemp helps soothe pain and soreness
After an intense workout, your body can get really sore. Every time you move, it hurts, no matter how great or small. Soreness is created in part from inflammation in your muscles, which is something we talked about earlier. However, any type of physical pain can be soothed by CBD infused topicals, like our CBD pain balm. That's because our CBD pain balm doesn't just work on the surface level to distract you from the pain: It gets down deep and acts like an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory agent. The next time you're in pain (maybe strained a muscle, got a black and blue, or worked out too hard), reach for our CBD pain balm – you'll be amazed at the difference in your pain levels once you put it on.
Ariana Palmieri is a green beauty blogger who strives to live as eco-friendly as possible. In July 2015 she started her blog, Greenify-Me, to document her own journey with sustainable products and makeup that would benefit the environment. In her spare time she loves to read wellness-related books, devour sushi, drink bubble tea with her boyfriend, and befriend stray cats.