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What is Hemp oil & how does it work?
What is Hemp?

There are plenty of natural cannabinoid compounds found in Cannabis plant, and Cannabidiol (Hemp) is one of them. Through plant’s secretion process, one can get Hemp oil. The majority of people have heard about marijuana and hemp, and indeed they are forms of cannabis. However, cannabis is not the same as marijuana, but present the main source, an umbrella term, for all the forms that can be found in the said plant. THC was the most well-known form of cannabis as it contained the biggest amount of marijuana. However, Hemp is the second most well-known form of the cannabis plant, as a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, and has been widely researched and talked about in media when it comes to the scientific and medical purposes.

THC is known for the feeling of “getting high” when used, but Hemp doesn’t provide such psychoactive changes, which is precisely why it’s gaining legalization status across the US. In general, Hemp shouldn’t have any noticeable effect when it comes to the emotions, mental state and behavior; however, there were some people that reported differently when using isolates.

When our Hemp products are concerned, we derive them from hemp and not marijuana. This is why it’s so common to refer to them as Hemp-rich hemp oil, hemp-derived Hemp oil, Hemp-rich cannabis oil, or “hemp extracts”. Hemp oil is not the same as hemp seed oil and organic hemp oil, as these don’t contain Hemp.

All of Naturally Well’s high-Hemp hemp crops are grown legally, with the products strictly tested for safety, quality, and cannabinoid content.

How does Hemp work?

There are millions of cannabinoid receptors in your body (mainly in the brain and central nervous system, but they are located throughout your body, and even in the skin) and Hemp interacts with these receptors. Basically, Hemp is a phytocannabinoid, which means that it is a cannabinoid produced by plant, while your own body produces natural cannabinoids called endocannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system that’s made of these cannabinoid receptors had four main purposes. These include neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response as well as regulation of appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.

THC triggers two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) which is not the case with Hemp. This is the reason for Hemp not inducing any psychoactive effects. What Hemp does is to boost your body’s natural cannabinoids production.

Hemp’s molecular formula is C21H30O2, and it has a molecular mass of 314.4636.

If a hemp extract is 40% cannabinoids, what's the other 60%? What's in your hemp extracts besides the naturally occurring cannabinoids?
Hemp oils are extracted from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. In this oil there are natural phyto-cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (Hemp) together with some other natural compounds.

Essentially, you can expect 80+ different phyto-cannabinoids, with the main one obviously being Hemp. In general, Hemp is the most abundant hemp active phyto-cannabinoid, and already makes 40% of the extract.

Phyto-cannabinoids are produced in hemp plants through biosynthesis. Aside from Hemp, there are also other related phyto-cannabinoids that are all non-psychoactive. These include Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabigerol (CBG), and Cannabinol (CBN). CBG is the non-acidic form of cannabigerolic acid. CBC is produced with the synthesis of CBGA and CBCA enzymes while CBN is formed through decarboxylation of CBNA acid in hemp plants.

In addition to phyto-cannabinoids, some other naturally occurring molecules include:

• Amino acids
• Carbohydrates
• Vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D)
• Fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6)
• Trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium)
• Beta-carotene
• Chlorophyll
• Flavonoids
• Ketones
• Nitrogenous compounds
• Alkanes
• Glycosides
• Pigments
• Water
• Terpenes

It’s important to note that the hemp plant is a legal plant according to USDA as long as Cannabis Sativa L. doesn’t contain more than 0.3% of THC (phyto-cannabinoid responsible for the feeling of intoxication), which is true for the plants we use for our products.

Even though our hemp extracts contain very low amount of THC they are very rich in terpenes. These are organic compounds and isomeric hydrocarbons (C10H16) from hemp flower excretions. We at Naturally Well make sure that our hemp plants are specially grown and cultivated with no use of harsh pesticides and chemicals in order to produce high-terpene hemp plants that are perfect for the making of the finest Hemp oil.

Basically, you can recognize unique characteristics of each plant thanks to the scent that terpenes give off. What’s more, these molecules are responsible for the taste and feel of the final hemp extract. Because of this, terpenes are not only used as a part of our products, but are generally used for various balsams and essential oils production.

The most common terpenes in our hemp extracts are Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene, Terpinolene, Linalool, alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene, Nerolidol og Phytol, trans-alpha-Bergamotene, Limonene/ beta-Phellandrene (Co-elution), and alpha-Humulene.

What's the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Industrial Hemp and Marijuana can be classified as the same plant scientifically, under their Cannabis sativa genus. However, their genetic profile is vastly different. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, or Cannabis Ruderalis. In the end, what makes the biggest difference is the process of breeding between industrial hemp and marijuana form of Cannabis Sativa. In general, marijuana strain is known to be bushier, with more flowering buds compared to industrial hemp. However, we at naturally Well work hard on producing industrial hemp plants that have more flowers, cannabinoids and terpenes.

 

 

 

Also, 99% of the time, THC is highly concentrated in marijuana while there’s little trace of it in industrial hemp. Similarly, industrial hemp is rich in Hemp while marijuana is not. This is very fortunate for people who are in need of the beneficial effect hemp has without the feeling of “getting high”. Not only that, but hemp is used for various things such as in the process of making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, etc. On the other hand, marijuana is used only recreationally and for medical purposes. It’s also important to note that one can hear a term cannabis oil for oils that are derived from both hemp and marijuana since they are different cannabis forms.

In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

Hemp vs. Marijuana Derived Cannabinoids: Are they the same thing?
Essentially – yes.

Regardless of whether it’s derived from hemp or marijuana, in the end, Hemp is simply Hemp. Still, hemp is always the better option for people who are not interested in the “high”. This is because marijuana has high concentration of THC and low one of Hemp and CBG, while hemp is very rich in beneficial Hemp and CBG, and contains really low amounts of THC.

So, how can they be considered the same?

Hemp comes from Cannabis Sativa L, which is a plant species. So, that doesn’t mean that the products we make will have the same effect as other strains of other sativa plants (such as marijuana). With Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis all being under the genus of Cannabis sativa L. the distinction has little bearing when one excludes the presence of THC. When our products are concerned, we tend to use hemp extracts bred from approximately 70% sativa and 30% indica genetics.

What’s more, Hemp is not the only organic compound found in Cannabis sativa L. There are also terpenes (isomeric hydrocarbons (C10H16)) that are used in production of essential oils, balsams, and similar. Also, terpenes can become terpenoids through oxidation and other kind of modification. You may be surprised to learn that Vitamin A is one example of a terpenoid as well.

There are 120 identified terpene compounds across all Cannabis Sativa L. plant strains. They are located in the resin that’s part of the hemp or marijuana flower. Thanks to the terpene scent, one can conclude the quality level of the plant strain. What’s more, terpene affects taste, feel as well as other senses in regards to the plant and products made from the plant.

The way terpenes and cannabinoids interact varies across Cannabis plant strains and each plant produces unique properties.

In general, with different blends of cannabinoid and terpene, one may expect different effects as well. After all, terpene is linked to the unique benefits in combination with hemp supplements that are rich in cannabinoid.

You can count that Naturally Well’s products use hemp as a legal plant according to USDA with low THC levels (less than 0.3%) on a dry-weight basis. This definition applies to seeds, fibers, and other derivatives of Cannabis Sativa L. plant.

Different strains of cannabis plants produce terpenes differently. In general, hemp has less terpene-rich resin compared to marijuana. Still, that amount doesn’t affect the quality of the Hemp obtained by any means. What’s more, hemp plants are the better source of quality Hemp than marijuana. Also, Naturally Well products are made from hemp plants that are specially grown and cultivated in order to provide more terpene-rich resin.

What will Hemp do for me?
Plenty of research has been done when it comes to the ways Hemp affects overall health. But we are not medical professionals, and, in that sense, we cannot diagnose, treat and cure, or prescribe anything with certainty for a specific medical condition. Therefore, we strongly suggest you do some research on your own and even seek doctor’s advice in order to decide whether this compound is the right choice for you or not. You can check out some great Hemp research data on the following websites: ProjectHemp.org and PubMed.
Who can take Hemp?
Hemp is one of many different dietary supplements. That said, it’s always smart to consult with your doctor first prior to consuming it, which is the case with every dietary supplement. This is especially important if you already take some prescribed meds. We at Naturally Well have no right or power to treat, diagnose and/or cure medical conditions. However, we don’t recommend pregnant/breastfeeding women to consume Hemp because there’s little to no research as to the possible effects on a child. With that said, all mammals have the same endocannabinoid system that cannabinoids can support.
Hemp vs THC: What is the Difference?
Out of all the natural cannabinoids found in hemp, Cannabidiol (Hemp) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the most abundant.

Both Hemp and THC affect our bodies as they interact with specific cells, most of them being in the brain. These cannabinoids are classed as phytocannabinoids (not to be confused with endocannabinoids and artificially manufactured cannabinoids). They also have various applications and are similar on the molecular level. This is the reason why people often confuse the two, or group them as one and the same thing. However, the chemical properties of Hemp and THC are different as THC is a psychotropic drug which causes the feeling of “high” while Hemp is safe and legal worldwide.

Due to their similar nature, there is plenty of misconception regarding Hemp and THC, even though their effects differ greatly. The following content will contain scientific facts about both Hemp and THC in order to properly explain the differences between the two.

Hemp vs THC in Clinical Application

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When they interact with body cells, both Hemp and THC activate the cannabinoid receptors. These receptors cause different psychological effects within our bodies.

Some cannabinoids are beneficial to people as they produce a clinically desirable effect. Other cannabinoids produce the clinically undesirable effect which is also known as the feeling of “getting high” as well as other psychotropic effects such as depression, etc. A couple of these substances are also known to cause both desirable and undesirable effects.

At the moment, there are no documented studies that involve any undesirable clinical effect from Hemp, which is precisely the reason why this particular cannabinoid is legal across the globe. There are plenty of studies though that show desirable clinical effects of Hemp or no effects whatsoever. It’s worth mentioning that Hemp has also been tested as a protective substance against THC’s negative effects.

For instance, Hemp is already put to good use when it comes to treating the anxiety symptoms as well as some cases of inflammation. There has also been effectiveness shown when it comes to the use of Hemp for treatment of other ailments. These studies, though still in early stages, imply that Hemp could be used to treat epilepsy, nausea, multiple sclerosis, and numerous inflammatory diseases, as well as inhibit the growth of certain forms of cancer.

Other promising results also indicate that Hemp may turn out to be very helpful in treating psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, etc. Still, for many of these uses, more research is necessary.

THC

Contrary to Hemp, THC was first to be discovered and researched extensively.

THC has psychoactive properties and causes intoxication when used, even in small amounts. Precisely because of these properties, THC is treated as an illegal drug in marijuana form, which can cause altered behavior and loss of control of your faculties.

Still, it’s important to state that THC has its own desirable effects and can be used in medical treatment. In moderate amounts, it’s an effective analgesic as well as a form of treatment for more “serious” diseases such as AIDS, cancer patients in chemotherapy, etc.

Precisely these properties have made legal medical marijuana popular in modern medicine. When it’s prescribed and monitored by a healthcare professional, medical marijuana is safe to use, and can immensely improve the quality of life for the patients in question.

What Do Scientists Say?

In general, Hemp is safer than THC for various reasons. Some studies showed that long-term use of THC can lead to other mental health issues such as schizophrenia, depression, and psychosis. Still, it has to be noted that there’s no research to pinpoint THC as the actual root of mental health issues.

As mentioned, Hemp has a much wider application compared to THC. What’s more, little research in regards to Hemp leaves scientists hopeful of new discoveries when it comes to other Hemp applications. On the other hand, THC has been researched quite extensively, thus making new application discoveries (aside from medical marijuana) quite unrealistic.

So What’s Better, Hemp or THC?

Debating over whether Hemp or THC is better is something that’s often caused by general misinformation about these substances.

Based on the scientific facts mentioned above, the two are vastly different in their effects that there’s really no point in comparing them at all. Both Hemp and THC have their valuable applications when it comes to medical purposes. But, the undeniable truth is that THC can be abused as a drug while Hemp cannot, as it has no recreational applications. Actually, many recreational drug users consider Hemp completely useless as it doesn’t provide them with a “high”.

Of course, nothing is black and white in this world, and Hemp and THC aren’t either. One cannot completely disregard THC as it has some clearly obvious medical uses and benefits, while one also cannot completely trust Hemp as it’s possible for long-term use side-effects to show up (although highly unlikely).

There’s a lot more to both THC and Hemp. After all, THC is not just about psychoactive effects it causes. In the end, both substances can be and are used to help people in need. Hemp is still considered new to the industry, so one can expect regular scientific updates on the matter.

Can Hemp oil help anxiety?
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As a compound obtained from the cannabis plant, cannabidiol may reduce the symptoms of anxiety with no or just few side effects.

There’s still more research necessary when it comes to Hemp, but there’s already some strong evidence to support the use of Hemp in treatment for anxiety symptoms. The following content will examine Hemp oil in terms of reducing anxiety.

What is Hemp oil?

Cannabidiol is extracted from cannabis plants and can be used as an oil. This oil contains chemicals (cannabinoids) that affect certain receptors in the brain. One of the most well-known cannabinoids is undoubtedly THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the one that causes the feeling of “getting high” from using marijuana.

THC, however, is just a handful of cannabinoids. Hemp oil affects the said receptors in the brain but does not cause any psychoactive effects or altered behavior like THC. Proponents claim that Hemp oil actually has plenty of benefits when it comes to both mental and physical health, and even slows down the growth of cancer cells.

What’s more, Hemp oil is edible and can be freely used for cooking. Also, it can also be consumed as a medication (just a couple of drops). Hemp oil shouldn’t be smoked, and there’s no proof that shows any benefit to using it as aromatherapy.

Does Hemp produce a high?

Hemp oil obtained from hemp doesn’t create the feeling of “high”. Essentially, hemp is just one type of cannabis that’s specially grown for industrial purposes, and can be used for a range of things such as paper and clothing even. Unlike other cannabis plants, hemp is grown to have really low THC levels.

Hemp oil may have a minuscule trace of THC. Therefore, it’s important to note that someone who uses Hemp oil may still be THC positive on a drug test, although the actual oil hasn’t produced any kind of psychoactive effect.

Hemp oil and anxiety

A big portion of the research involved the overall use of marijuana more than the actual Hemp oil as a standalone product. Some studies have found that cannabis might help with anxiety. But, there are also other studies that show there’s a clear risk of using recreational marijuana when suffering from anxiety as well as indications that using marijuana can actually make the person more anxious over time.

People interested in managing their anxiety with Hemp oil should look exclusively at research on cannabidiol, not generalized studies of medical marijuana. It’s true that there’s not a lot of research done for Hemp oil exclusively, but research done so far is really promising.

For example, a 2011 study produced results that showed that Hemp oil can effectively reduce social anxiety symptoms in people suffering from SAD. Participants had their brains scanned and the noticeable change of blood flow was spotted in areas of the brain that have a link with the feelings of anxiety. Not only did the participants feel better in general, but they also had different brain response to the feelings of anxiety. This study also showed incredible results when it comes to reducing anxiety from public speaking.

Research published in 2014 found that Hemp oil had anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects in an animal model.

An analysis of previously done studies in 2015 came to a conclusion that Hemp oil is a promising treatment for numerous forms of anxiety, including social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The report is still very clear on the limited data available when it comes to the long-term Hemp oil use. There are very clear and amazing benefits to using Hemp oil as anxiety treatment when it comes to short-term application, but unfortunately, little is known about the application’s long-term effect.

In 2016, a case study was conducted in order to examine whether Hemp oil can also reduce the symptoms of PTSD as well as anxiety-provoked sleep disorder in a traumatized child, and the results were positive.

Considerations

Research has shown that cannabis may have negative health effects, especially when smoked.

However, research done on cannabidiol, in particular, shows little to no side effects whatsoever. These results suggest that Hemp oil can be a great solution for people who suffer from anxiety but don’t handle other medications well, or have problems dealing with addiction.

It’s important to learn as much as possible about the possibilities of using and buying Hemp oil, as not all states in the US have specifically legalized Hemp oil yet. Hemp oil may not be listed on the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) but it’s still important to consult your doctor before taking it as an anxiety treatment.

There’s also no perfect dosage to recommend to people when it comes to using Hemp oil as an anxiety treatment, especially considering that Hemp oil is not officially regulated as the treatment for anxiety. In order to pinpoint the right dosage for their needs, individuals should consult with the doctor who already has experience with Hemp oil.

Outlook

In order to establish proper role of cannabidiol when it comes to treating anxiety effectively, more long-term studies are absolutely necessary.

People who have been suffering from anxiety for a while, with no help of traditional medication and other treatments may definitely find Hemp oil a prospective alternative solution.

Even though Hemp oil is available and possible to buy online, it’s still essential that you check your local laws and regulations in this regard.

People who suffer from anxiety and actively think about trying Hemp oil as a treatment should undoubtedly talk to their doctor so that they can discuss and determine the right kind of treatment. Also, it’s recommended to get as much information as possible about the cannabis products usage laws in your area.

How much Hemp should i take (DOSE)?
There is no rule and no scientific information that explicitly states how much Hemp you should take in different situations. After all, this is the case with all natural remedies. What’s more, according to FDA laws, hemp-derived Hemp can only be sold as a dietary supplement – not an official medication. Until Hemp is officially recognized as a medical treatment, there can’t be a scientific answer as to the amount or dosage. Of course, by checking the following content, you’ll be able to find some useful information available online and from users’ feedback. Hopefully, that information will be helpful enough to you personally so that you can figure out the proper dosage.

As mentioned, all hemp products, Hemp oil included, should be treated as food supplements – according to FDA. In that sense, these products all require a nutritional label, which, consequently, requires a “suggesting serving size”. That said, all manufacturers have to put some kind of a serving size on the label, which is a huge disservice to people interested in buying Hemp hemp oil. When Hemp users want to decide how much oil is enough they usually turn to the label, but the fact of the matter is that this couldn’t be further from the truth as the said labeling is not realistic. Therefore, don’t blindly trust the recommended serving size on the label. Usually, the chosen dose is arbitrary and can be useful to some degree only, as the right dose is completely individual.

For example, a lot of brands use “10 drops” as the usual serving size. Also, these brands always indicate how many mg of Hemp is contained within one or 10 drops of the product. After all, it’s essential that you’re aware of the amount of Hemp you’re about to intake. So, in case you want to intake 10 mg of Hemp and the label says that 10 drops contain 5 mg of Hemp. In this hypothetical case, you’d take 20 drops of Hemp oil in order to get 10 mg of Hemp. 10 drops is an easy measure that many brands opt to use precisely because it allows the users to quickly calculate how much Hemp oil drops they need.

So, HOW MUCH Hemp SHOULD I TAKE? This is the real question. But, as mentioned previously, there is no scientific data that can pinpoint an exact amount. What’s more, in accordance with FDA laws, it’s not possible to state that any amount of Hemp is effective as a cure/treatment for any health condition. However, there are numbers and situations that you can use in order to determine the approximate amount of Hemp that would be best for you. For starters, consider your weight and the severity of your health condition. In general, the bigger you are, the more Hemp you should take. Also, the more severe your health condition, the more Hemp you may need.

Take a look at the following chart as it may be very useful in helping you determine the ideal Hemp amount you should take. Of course, treat this information as guidelines as there’s no scientific data to back this up.

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In general, the amounts of Hemp explained in the chart are said to be a good starting point by the experienced users of Hemp as they allow your body to adjust to the product gradually.

It’s important to mention that no one has reported having taken too much Hemp so far. Think about it like this – if you start eating spinach to boost your health, is it possible to eat too much of it? After all, there’s nothing to suggest that any amount of spinach can be “too much spinach”. That said, start using Hemp in the amount you find reasonable while keeping in mind that you can always boost or minimize the dose. Keep reading for more facts.

So, HOW MUCH? Most often, mg Hemp range is somewhere between 4 and 30 mg daily. With that being said, check out the following numbers as a way to better pinpoint your own starting point, all the time being aware that you can boost or minimize the intake. For example, you may weigh around 120lbs and suffer from anxiety. Both your condition and weight would be considered under light to medium range. In that respect, a good starting Hemp point for you could be 4-10 mg of Hemp daily. On the other, there was the case of someone weighing 160lbs who suffers from chronic pain. Their starting point was 15 mg of Hemp per day but consequently, they increased to 20 mg. A person who is heavier, for instance, 200lbs and has a more severe health condition such as cancer, may take up 25-30 mg a day – it all depends on how they feel upon waking up. It’s also worth mentioning that one person reported to use 45 mg of Hemp on a daily basis and even though such dosage may be rare it obviously does occur.

Remember, when you first start using Hemp, you need to build Hemp in your system, which is why you should take your decided daily dose twice a day – in the morning and in the evening – for 3-4 days. After this initial period, you can drop back to one dosage per day. Around this time you should already be able to tell whether Hemp helps you in any way or not and whether you need to increase, decrease or leave the dosage as it is. Some people who feel the need to increase the dosage usually start taking the previous dose twice a day. For example, someone who is fighting against cancer and undergoes chemotherapy may need to take Hemp twice a day.

As explained above, there’s no scientific data which can state just how much Hemp is ideal to intake. However, trying it out on your own and listening to your body, in this case, is pretty easy and effective in itself.

Can you recommend a product for me? I have 'insert health condition here'...
It may be unfortunate, but the fact of the matter is that according to the FDA, we cannot recommend you any of our products for your particular health condition. Also, we cannot claim that any of our products will or won’t work for you. However, what we can say is that we have thousands of satisfied customers who return to us and regularly purchase products, and most of these customers have to deal with conditions such as epilepsy, cancer, fibromyalgia/chronic pain, migraines, insomnia, anxiety, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, etc. on a daily basis. Since they constantly return to purchase more of our products, we like to believe that these products help them with finding relief.
How do I take the drops? Empty Stomach or no? Before bed?
Every person is different both mentally and physically. Therefore, it’s perfectly fine to come up with your own answer and do as you find best for yourself. Still, it’s worth mentioning that it’s been reported that the best way to take the drops/extract is to put it under the tongue, keep it like that for about 90 seconds, and then swallow. In case you don’t like the taste of the product, you can always mix it with cold liquids. However, doing this will lessen the product’s effectiveness and you may end up needing to increase your serving size. The time of day as well as whether you take the product on empty or full stomach don’t matter.
My state just legalized Cannabis Oil, but I'm told I need a medical card to buy it. How can these products be sent to me in my state without a medical card?
It’s paramount to be aware of the fact that the products we sell are different from the Cannabis Oils and Cannabis Hemp Oils that the states are beginning to legalize. Molecularly, it seems that every Hemp is exactly the same. However, the news you’re hearing about when it comes to legalization is about Hemp products extracted from marijuana, which fall under federal laws. Our Hemp products are extracted from hemp – not marijuana – which is why our products don’t fall under these laws and restrictions. It’s true that Hemp is Hemp and there’s no difference. But, in the eyes of the law, marijuana-obtained Hemp is a controlled substance while hemp-obtained Hemp is not.
Will these products show up on a drug test?
Even though the amount of THC in our products is minuscule, there still are traces of it. That extremely small amount of THC is the main reason why our products don’t provide people with the “high”. But, THC is still present in traces, and it will depend on the test parameters whether or not it will show up in the results. For instance, if the test parameters are set to measure any trace of THC, no matter how small, as long as it’s above zero, the test results will definitely be positive. However, setting such parameters is very rare as they are usually set a little above zero, precisely for the reason of reducing the possibility for a false positive. Tests that are set to measure THC levels a little above zero are not likely to show positive results.

We always recommend that you talk to the person testing you if you have any concerns about this before you start using the products so that there are no issues with the results.

Should Hemp be used for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Treating PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is one of the most common treatment applications when it comes to Hemp. Unfortunately, PTSD is rather common as it affects more than 3 million US citizens annually. There are various and very different symptoms of PTSD, some of which include nightmares, depression, anxiety, fear and avoidance of specific situations, over-the-top reactions, etc. Also, the most common way to treat PTSD in the US is a medication which comes with a long list of possible side effects. Many people are unfortunate enough to become dependent on these pharmaceutical drugs – until they discover the wonders of Hemp. Cannabidiol, or Hemp, is completely natural treatment for PTSD that’s plant-based option obtained from hemp. It’s important to mention that PTSD is not actually curable, as the traumatic event is something one cannot erase, but the whole point of the treatment is to stop PTSD symptoms from running and ruining your life. Interestingly, PTSD is one of the conditions for which medical marijuana is approved in many states.

PTSD symptoms can vary greatly but regardless of the said symptoms, Hemp can still be helpful. In order for everyone to understand how effective Hemp is in treating PTSD, we will explain the results of the several scientific studies.

Study Results

A study conducted in 2012 explored how Hemp administration can reduce anxiety of PTSD patients when exposed to a predator. The study found that “Repeated Hemp administration prevents the long-lasting anxiogenic effects observed after predator exposure probably by facilitating 5HT1A receptors neurotransmission. Our results suggest that Hemp has beneficial potential for PTSD treatment and that 5HT1A receptors could be a therapeutic target in this disorder.”

A medical review from 2013 shows a “case report of a 19-year-old male patient with a spectrum of severe PTSD symptoms, such as intense flashbacks, panic attacks, and self-mutilation, who discovered that some of his major symptoms were dramatically reduced by smoking cannabis resin…This review shows that recent studies provided supporting evidence that PTSD patients may be able to cope with their symptoms by using cannabis products. Cannabis may dampen the strength or emotional impact of traumatic memories through synergistic mechanisms that might make it easier for people with PTSD to rest or sleep and to feel less anxious and less involved with flashback memories. The presence of endocannabinoid signaling systems within stress-sensitive nuclei of the hypothalamus, as well as upstream limbic structures (amygdala), point to the significance of this system for the regulation of neuroendocrine and behavioral responses to stress. Evidence is increasingly accumulating that cannabinoids might play a role in fear extinction and antidepressive effects.”

In 2016, a study was conducted to evaluate the way Hemp affects contextual fear memory extinction. The result showed that “Hemp both acutely inhibited fear expression and enhanced extinction to produce longer-lasting reductions in fear. These observations provide further support for the potential translational use of Hemp in conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder and specific phobias.”

Also, a 2016 study focused on PTSD-caused pediatric anxiety and insomnia and the effects of Hemp in this case. “The main finding from this case study is that Hemp oil can be an effective compound to reduce anxiety and insomnia secondary to PTSD. This case study provides clinical data that support the use of cannabidiol oil as a safe treatment for reducing anxiety and improving sleep in a young girl with posttraumatic stress disorder.”

Recommended Hemp Regimen for PTSD

In order for Hemp to show the best possible effect when it comes to PTSD treatment, it’s necessary to formulate and follow a regular Hemp regimen. Essentially, Hemp should be used as a preventative first as well as an effective way to manage acute symptom flare-ups. Still, it can’t be stressed enough just how much preventative measures are important! After all, establishing a baseline concentration in your system is something you would strive to achieve with any other type of dietary supplement or medication.

What kind of benefits does Hemp have?
There are many potential benefits of Hemp due to the way it acts in the body.

Natural pain relief or anti-inflammatory properties

Generally, people tend to take over-the-counter or prescription drugs to relieve pain and stiffness. This also includes chronic pain.

There are people who believe that Hemp provides a more natural way to relieve the pain. A study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that Hemp successfully lowered the chronic pain and inflammation in a number of mice and rats.

Research suggests that non-psychoactive compounds in marijuana – such as Hemp – may end up being a new treatment for chronic pain.

Quitting smoking and drug withdrawals

Among other uses, there’s also promising evidence pointing to the use of Hemp oil and its effect when it comes to quitting smoking. There was also a pilot study on Addictive Behaviors, which showed that smokers who inhaled Hemp (with the inhaler) actually smoked fewer cigarettes and did not show obvious nicotine cravings.

There was another similar Neurotherapeutics study which found that Hemp can be helpful for people who abuse opioids.

What’s more, it’s been noticed that Hemp can actually reduce some symptoms common for substance abuse disorders, such as anxiety, mood symptoms, pain, and insomnia.

Even though these are early findings, Hemp shows promising results when it comes to the reduction or prevention of withdrawal symptoms.

Epilepsy and other mental health disorders

Hemp also seems to be prospective as a treatment for epilepsy and neuropsychiatric disorders.

There was a review on Epilepsia which found that Hemp has some anti-seizure properties which, in turn, lowers the possible epilepsy side effects.

There are additional Hemp studies with a focus on neurological disorders which found that the use of Hemp may be useful in treating these disorders, including neurodegeneration, neuronal injury, and psychiatric diseases.

Current Pharmaceutical Design study found that Hemp and certain antipsychotic drugs are similar in their effect, which means that Hemp would be a safer alternative for treating patients with schizophrenia.

Still, the undeniable truth is that more research is absolutely necessary in order for these findings to be understood and utilized properly.

Helps fight cancer

Another research that involves Hemp is its possible effect as an anti-cancer agent.

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review found that Hemp seems to prevent cancer cells from spreading quickly and invading the body completely.
This review discussed the Hemp’s ability to block the growth of cancer cells as well as speed up their death.

Finally, researchers noted that Hemp can be useful for treating cancer as it has low levels of toxicity. They ask for additional studies on this matter together with the standard treatment, to check for synergistic effects.

Anxiety disorders

People who suffer from chronic anxiety are generally told to avoid cannabis, because THC can cause more mental issues in some cases. However, Hemp from hemp contains extremely low THC levels, and Neurotherapeutics review actually found that Hemp can help minimize the symptoms of anxiety disorders in some people.

Some studies have shown that Hemp had been effective when it comes to reducing anxious behavior in disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.

It has been noted that some of the traditional drugs used to treat these symptoms can actually worsen the existing ones and cause side effects, which can cause people to stop using the treatment altogether.

Hemp hasn’t shown any kind of side effects so far, which is precisely why researches urge and encourage more thorough studies of Hemp as a potential treatment.

Type 1 diabetes

Inflammation that occurs when the immune system attacks pancreas cells leads to type 1 diabetes.

Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation had a research that discussed the effects of Hemp in this case, and ways it can actually reduce inflammation in the pancreas in type 1 diabetes. It’s possible that this is the beginning of Hemp treatment for type 1 diabetes.

Acne

Treating acne is also something Hemp has been researched for. After all, acne condition is also caused by inflammation of the body’s sebaceous glands.
Journal of Clinical Investigation study discovered that Hemp use lowers sebum production (main cause of acne), as it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Hemp may as well be a future treatment for acne vulgaris, which is the most common acne type.

Alzheimer’s disease

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease had a research which discussed the findings of Hemp’s effect on people’s social recognition deficit and its power to prevent the development of the said issue.

This is huge as it may turn out that Hemp can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s in the early stages so that they don’t lose the ability to recognize familiar faces. This has been the first sign of Hemp’s potential when it comes to minimizing Alzheimer’s symptoms.

Is Hemp addictive?
Hemp isn’t addictive nor does it have any harmful side effects. To put it simply, Hemp is made from a natural plant that has been growing on this planet for hundreds of years, and there’s nothing to be afraid of.
Why Is There No Expiration Date on Hemp Oils, Capsules or Isolate?
When the product is properly stored, Hemp oil was observed to last up to 1 year with no degradation. This is all thanks to the continuous evaluation of our products’ long-term stability.
Do I Need Doctor's Prescription or Medical Marijuana Card?
No!
Naturally Well Hemp products are obtained from hemp, which is completely legal – unlike marijuana. When hemp is concerned, federal law allows cultivation, processing, and marketing of the plant and its products. This obviously includes industrial hemp cannabinoids (under the conditions set forth in Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 201 – the “Farm Bill”).
Is Hemp helpful when menatl issues are concerned?
One of the most popular Hemp uses today includes the stress/mental issues relief. This is due to the fact that the effects Hemp has are very similar to anti-anxiety meds and antidepressants, as has been told to HuffPost by Virginia Thornley, a board-certified neurologist in Sarasota, Florida, who reviews scientific articles on cannabidiol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s also a proper research to back this theory up. In 2017, there was a Sao Paulo University study in Brazil that showed that Hemp can effectively minimize the feeling of anxiety in patients suffering from social phobia. Schizophrenia Bulletin journal review also suggests that Hemp may prove to be beneficial for patients with early psychosis.

What dose of Hemp should I take?
A number of factors determine your ideal Hemp dosage. There is no scientific data that can pinpoint an exact amount. What’s more, in accordance with FDA laws, it’s not possible to state that any amount of Hemp is effective as a cure/treatment for any health condition. However, there are numbers and situations that you can use in order to determine the approximate amount of Hemp that would be best for you. For starters, consider your weight and the severity of your health condition. In general, the bigger you are, the more Hemp you should take. Also, the more severe your health condition, the more Hemp you may need. If this is your first time trying Hemp, we recommend starting with a small dose of only 10-25mg and increasing it later if necessary. Hemp can take time to work, so wait up to 2 hours before taking another dose.

Remember this rule of thumb: you can always take more, but you can never take less.

How Much Hemp Oil To Take For Sleep?
Categories: Hemp Frequently Asked Questions
You’re not alone in your struggle to sleep well. And if you decided to try Hemp oil for sleep regulation, you’re probably wondering how much you should take. However, just like there isn’t a specific dosage for any other health condition when Hemp is concerned, there’s nothing like that for sleep regulation either. Essentially, this is an individual thing and you can experiment with the dosage yourself in order to find the perfect amount for you.

Of course, we can recommend that you start with 6-8 drops of Hemp oil three times a day (the routine starts in the evening and then you can choose whether you want to take it during the day depending on how you feel). You can then gradually increase the dosage to 10-12 drops. But this is just a suggestion, not a rule.

 

Concentrate On Hemp Oil
As there are different Hemp oil concentration available for the purchase, one can expect that the dosage will be different as well. Generally, the dosage should be lower with a higher concentration of Hemp. So, if your Hemp oil has a high percentage, take fewer drops of it, and vice versa. It’s good to stock up on Hemp hemp oil bottles, but before you start using it, especially when it comes to your well-being, you should definitely talk to your doctor about it as well as the dosage they think would suit you.

 

Some extra advice on Hemp Oil
Endocannabinoid system affects both physical and psychological aspects of human body, which is why Hemp oil can be very helpful. That said, however, the benefits of Hemp on endocannabinoid system are completely individual and they will differ from person to person. This is one of the main reasons why Hemp is recommended as a dietary supplement.

It’s important to mention that cats and dogs react differently to Hemp oil compared to humans. While Hemp oil is completely safe for humans, just like smoking cannabis is, cats and dogs have different tolerance and don’t react well to marijuana smoke exposure. What’s more, they also need to intake a lower amount of Hemp oil that suits their own weight and size. When the owner is careful about this, Hemp can provide relief to cats and dogs that have been diagnosed with cancer or other degenerative diseases.

Still, it’s paramount to remember and understand that Hemp hemp oil doesn’t substitute traditional medical treatment! Also, FAQ page is not a doctor’s advice! Seek professional opinion and consult with your physician if you want to take Hemp oil together with some other meds.

How Hemp Helps Depression?
The NIMH published a study recently which focused on the use of Hemp and its effects when it comes to the therapeutic effects resembling those of antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds. The study was conducted on different animals within different circumstances such as “forced swimming test”, “vogel conflict test”, “elevated plus maze”, etc. The results turned out to be impressive as the introduction of Hemp triggered calmness in these circumstances much like antidepressants.
Are Your Products Non-GMO?
Naturally Well products are completely GMO-free.
Are Your Products Organic?
Naturally Well products are 100% organically-sourced.
What Is the Shelf Life of Naturally Well Hemp?
Post-purchase date, Naturally Well products can be used for 6-8 months.
How Should I Store Naturally Well's Hemp?
The best option for storing Naturally Well products is at the room temperature.
Does Naturally Well's Hemp Need to Be Refrigerated?
Refrigerating Naturally Well products is not necessary.
What’s the Difference between Hemp Hemp Oil and the Hemp Products I Buy at the Grocery Store?
Hemp products that can be bought in stores have their own benefits as they are rich in protein and nutrients since these are made from hemp seeds. However, these products contain almost no Hemp oil.
Can I Overdose on Hemp?
No. Cannabinoids are not toxic in any way. It’s important to remember though that everyone’s dosage is different, so, if you’re not sure what amount to start with, it’s always best to start small and then gradually amp up the dosage.
What Are The Ten Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil?
  1. Hemp seed oil comes with a perfectly balanced amount of Omega 3, 6 and 9 which makes it one of the most effective oils for human consumption found in nature.
  2. It has a very important role in healthy cell growth, and therefore affects the quality and strength of skin, brain and joints.
  3. The oil is rich in various vitamins such as C, E, B1 and 2, D as well as carotene.
  4. Since hemp seed oil contains 80% of essential fatty acid, consumption of the said oil is a great aid to heart disease prevention and generally healthy heart.
  5. It can effectively reduce the symptoms of PMS
  6. Vitamin D is paramount for proper calcium absorption, and hemp is the only plant that contains this vitamin naturally.
  7. This oil has a crucial role in fighting against various skin issues such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
  8. Hemp seed oil is rich in a number of minerals, including phosphorus, calcium, potassium and magnesium.
  9. Hemp seed oil is known to reduce inflammation.
  10. Thanks to its fatty acids balance, hemp seed oil provides health benefits for every cell in one’s body, which is precisely why it’s often used as an added natural treatment for degenerative diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular problems.