How Hemp Extract Supports Your Body and Why Quality Matters
The Endocannabinoid System
People looking for relief are turning to hemp products in record numbers. Going outside the “norm” of band-aid style pharmaceuticals and reaching for an option that has the ability to do more than just suppress symptoms is offering people a new-found sense of hope. Hemp extract is often described as a “cure-all” because of its ability to address a wide range of symptoms, but most people don’t know why that is and how intricate our bodies really are.
It’s About Balance
Everyone has an Endocannabinoid System that is made up of CB1 and CB2 receptors which are spread throughout your body. CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain, while CB2 receptors are found among the rest of the body. Different phytocannabinoids interact differently with these receptors. For example, the THC phytocannabinoid (CBD’s intoxicating relative) binds to CB1 receptors, which produces the “high” that is traditionally associated with smoking marijuana. The CBD phytocannabinoid modifies the receptor’s ability to bind to cannabinoids and increases the body’s natural levels of endocannabinoids, which balances many of your bodily functions. If you’re saying “um, what?” Hang tight, I’ll explain.
Your Endocannabinoid System regulates many bodily functions including mood, pain, immunity, appetite, sleep, etc. When you introduce phytocannabinoids, you’re helping your body by stimulating its natural cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) to function and communicate at higher levels. The increase in these levels of endocannabinoids supports the body so that it can combat the conditions keeping you from your natural level of homeostasis (balance.)
By taking your hemp extract, you are offering your body a natural solution for overall balance and wellness. That is why people often start taking hemp extract to combat one issue and then notice that other issues subside as well.
Taking hemp products as needed does not tend to render the same desired results as having a daily regimen that you stick to. If you are striving for overall wellness, it’s best if you create a routine that you’re committed to the majority of the time and then use supplementally on top of that. After all, you don’t get in shape from one workout, and chances are, you won’t feel completely better from one serving of hemp extract! We always recommend starting “low and slow” when incorporating hemp products into your daily wellness routine. What works for you might not work for your friend or family member and vice versa. Always do your best to listen to your body and remain cognizant of how you’re feeling. This way you can consciously make the decision to increase or reduce your serving size.
Since hemp extract is helping regulate the very processes that keep you living, it is important that quality is never a compromise. It is imperative for your safety that the hemp extract you are putting into your body has been rigorously tested by a third-party laboratory. Reputable companies should have nothing to hide when it comes to their test results and protocols and should have their Certificates of Analysis easily accessible. When vetting a company and choosing a product, make sure that transparency is of high priority and that the company you choose does more than the minimum required testing. We believe in knowing as much as you possibly can about the substances you’re putting into your body. That’s why WildPlant goes beyond the minimum required testing and additionally tests for synthetic cannabinoids. This is a step many companies opt out of due to the high cost. In our minds, it’s well worth the investment so that we can know that we have the safest and most efficacious product on the market.
Hemp extract was designed for your body. You came into this world primed and ready to interact with phytocannabinoids and have a say in the regulation of your health and wellness. Take control of your health, but be committed to a level of standards that goes beyond the status quo.
Check out “What to Expect When Taking Hemp Extract” to learn more.