Approximately two years ago I discovered CBD/Hemp products were starting to really hit the market in our small East Tennessee town. Knowing very little about the benefits of them I decided I would dig a little deeper, being a “holistic-momma” as I’ve been titled in the past...I was so excited to discover any benefits from this magnificent plant that could help our family physically and mentally.
What is Hemp?
A tall widely cultivated Asian herb (Cannabis sativa of the family Cannabaceae, the hemp family) that is cultivated for its tough bast fiber and edible seeds and oil and that is often separated into a tall loosely branched species (C. sativa) and a low-growing densely branched species (C. indica). NOTE: Cultivated hemp is often distinguished from cannabis by possessing very low levels of the psychoactive substance THC. (www.merriam-webster.com)
Hemp is a crop full of oils with potential health benefits, according to a new study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. A derivative of cannabis (marijuana), hemp has been used for millennia in textiles, medicine and food, by people all over the world.
CBD Hemp has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and in some cases it was able to stop them altogether. Recently the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.
With both of my boys growing up with Febrile Seizures, I couldn’t help but wonder if this plant would help them. So I started the whole family on Hemp!
We made Hemp a big part of our lives; adding it to food, using skincare made from hemp and even taking some everyday as part of our vitamin routine. I’m no scientist, but let me just say I could see a physical and mental difference in the whole family.
Even the dog likes it!
We even signed up for the Greenwell Pet Box. It comes with CBD/hemp products and 3-5 health and well-being items such as a toy or grooming product made with earth-friendly materials every month! Our Ayla loves that!
All I can say is try it for yourself, there are a million Hemp items on the market right now and it can be overwhelming. I compiled a list of the products that our family uses to make things a little easier for you when shopping:
Monthly service provides dog owners an easy way to try out different products by sending you a curated box full of wellness related products to help with ailments and preventative health.
Beauty, Skincare & Wellness:
Lux Beauty Club manufactures the highest quality CBD beauty and wellness products on the market. Thier products are THC free and USA Made from our FDA certified farms. Founded and formulated by registered nurses, their goal is to improve lives and offer non-toxic alternative methods for health and beauty.
My Personal FAVORITE....Pillows:
The CBD Pillow uses a dispersion of microencapsulated cannabidiol. Microencapsulation is a new, innovative process in which microscopic droplets of CBD are wrapped with a protective polymeric coating. These miniature containers protect the CBD from evaporation, oxidation and contamination until their release is triggered. Once applied to the fabric in the CBD Pillow, the microcapsules break through friction and release the CBD to be absorbed through skin and hair follicles.
Isolates, Tinctures & Topicals:
CBD is isolated and then refined to strip out any additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant components found in the hemp plant. The final product is a fine white powder that contains around 99% cannabidiol. Isolates contain only one cannabinoid: CBD.
I hope you enjoy testing out these products, from one family to another, I promise you won't be disappointed!
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