Pain is something that everyone will experience at some point in their lives. From mild muscle aches to a throbbing pain in the lower back to a painful kink in the neck, there are all types of ailments that can really limit a person’s ability to live their life to its full potential. That being said, when you’re in pain, you want to find a solution to help you feel better so you can get back to your normal routine without discomfort. While there are many different options for soothing aches and pains, hemp is quickly becoming a go-to natural remedy that can help ease different types of ailments naturally. But what, exactly, is hemp?
What Is Hemp?
Hemp is a chemical component derived from the Cannabis sativa plant. Unlike marijuana, however, hemp contains only trace amounts of THC — less than 0.3% — meaning that it does not contain the psychoactive properties that can get you high. hemp can, however, deliver the same therapeutic benefits as marijuana, but without the psychedelic effects. Because hemp works with the body’s own endocannabinoid system (ECS) to mediate pain sensations, implementing a hemp regimen through hemp edibles, hemp topicals, or even hemp JUUL pods that are inhaled through vaping, may be a natural solution to help alleviate discomfort. To be sure, more and more studies are showing great potential for hemp as a form of natural pain relief to ease all types of acute and chronic ailments, including muscle aches, headaches, joint pain and inflammation, and tightness and tension in the body that contributes to pain.
How Can Hemp Help with Pain?
Let’s explore the ways in which hemp may help ease pain and discomfort.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury, infection, or illness. Inflammation can cause an array of symptoms including redness, swelling, loss of function, and, of course, pain. Research shows that hemp contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can address areas of inflammation when applied locally via a hemp lotion, or through other means such as ingestion or inhalation. By reducing inflammation, hemp may thereby help ease the discomfort and pain caused by inflammation.
Did you know that there is a direct link between stress and pain? While stress is indeed a natural human response to various experiences, The American Institute of Stress reports that physical and psychological stress can actually heighten pain levels. As a result, researchers continue exploring the relaxing effects of hemp on the body. Studies have shown that hemp contains relaxing properties that can help alleviate stress and anxiety while boosting a person’s mood, helping to enhance their overall well-being.
Desensitizes Pain Receptors
In addition to suppressing stress, studies show that hemp may also suppress the TRPV1 receptors in the body that help regulate pain sensation. When hemp is applied topically to a localized area of pain, is ingested by way of hemp edibles, or is inhaled through hemp vape juice, the hemp components may work in conjunction with the body’s ECS to desensitize the pain receptors and help naturally reduce pain levels.
May Improve Sleep
Sleep is essential for the body in order to heal from pain, injuries, and infections. But if you struggle with sleep disorders such as insomnia or stress keeps you awake at night, then it may be difficult to find immediate relief from your discomfort. Research shows that hemp may help improve sleep patterns by encouraging deeper, more restful sleep. For instance, taking hemp gummies before bedtime has been shown to help people fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer, helping them feel well-rested and rejuvenated when they wake up. When your sleep is improved, it helps facilitate the immune system’s ability to help your body heal more effectively.
Start Your Hemp Journey with HempVita
We invite you to explore our selection of premium, organically grown and harvested hemp products that may deliver a natural solution for your ailment. From hemp lotion and joint gel, we offer something for all lifestyles at HempVita. Visit HempVita to find a natural approach to pain relief, and please reach out to our customer care team if you have questions about hemp, or if you want assistance in finding the right hemp product for you. You may also explore our FAQs and lab reports for further information about hemp.