People looking for relief are turning to hemp products in record numbers. Although hemp extract oil often gets described as a magic panacea, many people fail to realize how intricate our bodies really are. 

Hemp extracts contain phytocannabinoids, which are therapeutic compounds found in the resin of the cannabis plant that can aid in pain management, but don’t work the way your everyday over the counter pain reliever works. When you take an over the counter pain reliever or anti-inflammatory, you often have to take a dose every 4-8 hours until your body heals or your ailment passes. Taking these kinds of medications is not easy on your kidneys and sustained use can lead to complications. When you take hemp products, you are stimulating your body’s Endocannabinoid System to regulate and balance bodily functions more effectively. By incorporating hemp oil, you are able to address these issues daily so that they’re not overwhelming you, rather than just when they’re affecting you negatively and you get desperate for relief.

Think of taking hemp products as preventative wellness rather than a symptom based treatment. Wellness is a lifestyle. One salad doesn’t lower your cholesterol, just like one workout doesn’t make you lose weight. It is only through sustained healthy changes in your lifestyle that you get results and start to feel better. This is why when you start taking hemp extract, symptoms are rarely eradicated in one serving. Because of this, we always encourage everyone to make hemp products a part of your wellness routine— not a one time or as needed quick fix. Most people experience the best results after continuing their regimen over time. The goal with hemp extract consumption is to stimulate healing rather than to act as a band aid like many pharmaceuticals on the market.

When you incorporate hemp-based products into your wellness plan you may notice that stress affects you differently and that your recovery time is shorter after workouts. We recommend starting with a small amount and working your way up to what works best for your body. Hemp extract isn’t a one size fits all solution. What works for your friend or family member may not work for you. Find what is comfortable and effective for you personally and go from there.

Check out “What Kind of Hemp Oil Do I Buy” to learn more.