Hemp has been having a moment recently. It’s for sale everywhere and seems to be popping up in products from health foods to body care to beverages to you name it. It’s enough to make the average person’s head spin. That’s why we decided to make a hemp 101 for you.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is one of America’s oldest crops. It was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. Since then, its other uses have been discovered and widely claimed. One key distinction is that hemp has no psychoactive effects. This makes it a great health and wellness staple.
What are the benefits of Hemp Oil?
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The latest research findings suggest that hemp oil’s natural compounds can help with a host of conditions because it interacts with your body naturally to help manage a range of important functions within your body, including sleep, mood, appetite, memory and fertility.
While experts are still learning more about the importance of hemp oil to our bodies. We personally use hemp oil to help improve inflammation, help reduce stress and help improve sleep. And we’re not alone in this, there have been plenty of great articles written on how hemp can help with these symptoms and more.
How to pick the best Hemp Oil Brand
There are so many brands available that it can be hard to pick the one that will work best for you. It is important to make sure you’re using hemp for the right reasons and that you get the right concentration. We recommend products made from U.S.-grown hemp, but you need to make sure they are third-party tested. Having tried a lot of brands already our favorites, and why, are below:
We’ve been in love with this brand since we discovered this brand in our doctor’s office last year. We take the capsules at night before bed and have noticed a an improvement in getting to sleep easier and staying asleep.
This brand is the best we’ve found for pets. We have dogs and only give Charlotte’s Web to our pets because of the reputation they’ve built. You can find it at your local grocery store or online.
We take their drops in the morning so we can start our day off a little chiller. An excellent product with pleasant unique flavors. Try their lemon drop flavor if you are looking for a sweet way to try hemp and let us know what you think!
We are really intrigued about their water-soluble drink mix because I have heard great things about how quick and effective water-soluble hemp is versus traditional oil-based products. They are launching in June, but they have a waitlist set up and you get 10% off your first order if you share your email with them.