Did you know that there is a potent plant that was one of the first known cultivated plants with archaeological records that trace back its use to 10,000 BC? In old China, you can see imprints of this plant on pottery recovered from ancient times. It was a plant that was highly revered by many cultures with significant special effects.
So what is this mystery plant? It’s hemp.
From ancient times all the way to the present, the hemp plant has been grown for its sturdy fiber for use in various industries (such as building materials and clothing) and also for its fabulous medicinal effects. Hemp truly shines when it comes to its well-known health benefits. Never fear, this powerful plant does not possess the psychoactive properties of the cannabis plant, only the health-boosting, nutritional ones!
How Does It Work?
When hemp oil is extracted from the plant, it can directly interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) . . . The what system, you may ask?
Although few of us may have heard of the endocannabinoid system (or ECS for short), science has now discovered that it is one of the most important physiological systems in your entire body. The ECS is made up of a vast network of chemical signals and cellular receptors that are densely packed throughout your body, including in your brain, organs, connective tissue, glands, and immune cells. That is why your ECS helps regulate many life-critical systems including sleep, mood, appetite, memory, and weight control.
What is Hemp Extract?
In order to soak up the awesome health benefits of the hemp plant, you will want to get hemp oil that has been properly extracted from the plant. To create a high-quality, pure liquid hemp extract, it's best for the plant fibers to undergo a CO2 extraction process (the preferred extraction method).
During this process, high-pressure fluid moves through hemp solids like a gas and dissolves valuable hemp compounds which allows for a superior extraction of hemp’s healthy array of plant compounds, including phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and other phenolic compounds.
When you take a high-quality hemp extract that contains these valuable plant compounds, they can bind to the cannabinoid receptors in your endocannabinoid system, exerting a unique, highly beneficial effect on mood, stress, memory, and weight control.
Healthy Weight Loss with Hemp
Research has shown a surprising benefit of hemp: healthy weight loss.
Since hemp is able to relieve symptoms of anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia (all of which are known to hinder weight loss), taking a quality hemp extract can make a huge difference in helping you achieve your weight goals. Not only can hemp help ease stress and reduce anxiety symptoms, but it is also able to improve the length and overall quality of sleep. Do not overlook these important factors when you are looking to shed some pounds.
Other preliminary studies have shown that hemp extract can also boost metabolism and reduce appetite by upgrading the cannabinoid receptors in your body.
Growing evidence suggests that hemp extract can be a delightful anti-aging support. Hemp contains strong antioxidant properties that can minimize free radicals and oxidative stress which can wreak havoc on your skin as well as your organs.
Additionally, hemp extract supports anti-aging in other ways. It supports healthy, restful sleep by minimizing the overproduction of cortisol (a stress hormone that acts like your body’s built-in alarm system). Hemp helps keep you relaxed – helping to avoid a continuous, stressed alarm state. Hemp also helps avoid the premature development of fine lines and wrinkles. What a wonderful benefit of promoting youthful and smooth skin!
The Bottom Line
Whether you are looking to drop some unwanted weight or would like to ease troubling anxiety and stress, it’s a great time to get back to your “happy place.” A high-quality hemp extract can also be an elegant solution to help avoid fine lines and wrinkles of aging.
Buyer beware! A truly high-quality hemp extract is rare in the marketplace. To get one that really works, look for a highly trusted brand that contains pure, full-spectrum hemp extract (via CO2 extraction) and one that has been tested for over 480 synthetic (“junk”) compounds that are often added to hemp oil (and yes, they are disturbingly compromising, some even toxic). Please read the labels to ensure that you get a product that has maximum purity and potency. You deserve it!