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Let's face it, in today's day and age there is a sea of misinformation that fills the internet. Nobody will blame you for feeling lost at times, but we are here to guide you in the right direction! Hemp extract is oft-misunderstood and there are many myths and exaggerations surrounding its uses and effects. We recognize that it can be confusing, so we are here to clear up confusion and explain the basics of hemp extract as clearly as possible.
Full-spectrum hemp extract is a combination of naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabaceae family of plants, specifically in the genus of flowering plants known as Cannabis. These plants have a rich history of medicinal use due to their therapeutic profile, and research regarding the benefits of hemp and cannabis has gained momentum within the last 10 years. Research even suggests that hemp extract delivered through transdermal patches can alleviate pain and reduce inflammation in arthritic rats!
There are A LOT of ways that hemp extract is able to produce the effects that it does. It is known as a pleiotropic compound as it produces multiple effects and produces numerous receptor interactions. Over 65 molecular targets of hemp extract have been identified, but we are going to focus on the main sites affected for possible pain relief.
The human body undergoes many physiological changes in response to CBD, most of which happen at the neurological level in the form of brain receptor interactions.
In simple terms, a receptor is a protein which binds to a specific molecule. In this case the specific molecule would be CBD.
There are two main receptors in the brain that influence pain perception and inflammation in the body: TRPV1 and GPR55 receptors.
CBD is reported to be most potent at TRPV1 receptors. CBD has been shown to bind to and activate these receptors.
Active TRPV1 receptors can lower inflammation and have an analgesic (pain-reducing) effect.
The next important receptor that interacts with CBD is GPR55, a very common receptor in the brain. When this receptor is activated, it aids in the natural breakdown of our bones. Sometimes this receptor can become overactive and lead to osteoporosis.
CBD is a GPR55 antagonist, meaning it blocks the activity of this receptor, which can lead to healthier bone structures and even potentially stop the spread of cancer cells.
There is solid evidence that inflammation itself weakens bone structures and can speed up the degeneration of bones and joints due to arthritis.
According to a scientific review of literature, “Inflammatory disease can increase bone resorption” and decrease the strength of our bone structures. Reduced bone strength can lead to degenerative conditions such as erosive arthritis.
It is vital to combat inflammation immediately to reduce the potential for detrimental long-term health effects, such as osteoporosis.
Transdermal patches are at the forefront of dermatological innovation, and the perfect alternative for all-day targeted pain relief.
The patch will consistently release hemp extract into your bloodstream throughout the day and night, so you can be active nonstop all day and sleep like a log at night!
While it is amazing to see hemp-extract legitimized through empirical research, it is important to have a clear understanding that it is not a miracle cure and can affect each user in a different way. Its purpose is to assist in pain management, not heal injuries! You should always speak with your doctor before beginning to take a new supplement.
Wipe out your weekly regimen of pain pills and make the switch to an all-natural alternative today!