Does Hemp Salve Work?

Does Hemp Salve Work?

The Because Hemp Relief Skin Salve contains full spectrum CBD, lavender, and eucalyptus for fast-acting and long-lasting relief. But does our hemp salve work? 

To give you a short answer—yes! You can use our hemp salve to help temporarily soothe everyday aches and pains. Our hemp salve does work. But, the mechanics behind our hemp salve get a little more complex, so we’ve broken it down.

This article dives deeper into how our hemp salve works in the body and explains the different ingredients of our salve, and how they interact with each other and our bodies to produce the soothing benefits it is known for!


What’s in Our Hemp Salve? 

Our hemp salve has a few different ingredients that make it such an effective relief product. Let’s talk about these components!


Full-Spectrum CBD 

Full spectrum CBD is one of three forms of CBD. Full spectrum is a term that refers to extracting all plant nutrients from the entire Cannabis plant, such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. It’s important to note that even with everything being extracted, full-spectrum CBD has so little THC that it is not possible to get you high, even if you apply your hemp salve multiple times per day!

Cannabinoids: There are over 66 different kinds of cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. They are responsible for the relaxing, therapeutic qualities CBD is known for. These compounds bind to our endocannabinoid receptors to help provide tons of benefits, with CBD in particular working to soothe our bodies and ease tension and discomfort, promote deep and restful sleep, and calm and relax us. Used topically, cannabinoids can absorb into the muscle to soothe everyday aches, while also working to nourish skin. 

Terpenes: Terpenes are the compound extracted from the cannabis plant that create its relaxing smell and make it sticky like tree sap. The soothing fragrance of terpenes can help promote stress relief and feelings of relaxation. There are also antioxidants in terpenes, and we all love antioxidants!

Flavonoids: Lastly, flavonoids are the compounds of the hemp plant that act as antioxidants in the body to reduce swelling and pain. There are many types of flavonoids. Some of the most common are apigenin, cannflavin A, and quercetin. Cannflavin A is especially known for its powerful soothing properties when it comes to pain and swelling.

There are other forms of CBD such as broad spectrum and CBD isolate. These forms filter out THC and the other components of the Cannabis plant. We’ll talk about the benefits of full-spectrum CBD and including all ingredients naturally found in hemp later on!  


Lavender and Eucalyptus Essential Oils 

Essential oils have a wide variety of benefits for the mind and body. They can reduce feelings of stress, promote relaxation, and can even work to nourish the skin. Lavender essential oils are specifically known for their ability to calm and soothe. Eucalyptus essential oil has been shown to promote relaxation, ease discomfort through cooling sensations. 


Coconut Oil 

Coconut oil is packed full of antioxidants. We’ll talk more about the specific role of antioxidants in our body later on, but they are powerful agents in fighting stressors in our bodies and from the environment, and they support a multitude of physical processes. 

Coconut oil teams up with lavender and eucalyptus essential oils and the compounds of full spectrum CBD to amplify the benefits of our hemp salve!


How Does CBD Work?

There are a few factors at play when it comes to why hemp salve works: the endocannabinoid system, the entourage effect, and antioxidants.


The Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system is a natural system in our bodies that receives and interacts with CBD. It’s a system that is spread throughout our bodies rather than being found in one place. Endocannabinoid receptors are located in the brain, vital organs, connective tissues, glands, immune cells, and more, which is why cannabinoids and hemp compounds can interact with our whole body and support us holistically. This system helps balance things like mood, sleep cycle, appetite, reproduction, and memory, among others!

Without our body’s endocannabinoid system, CBD would go into our bodies and come right back out without providing its abundance of benefits since CBD does not interact with anything but the endocannabinoid system. Because of this system, all the compounds of the cannabis plant are able to interact with various parts of our bodies and provide the soothing benefits it’s so well known for.


The Entourage Effect

The next important factor at play in how our full spectrum hemp salve works is the entourage effect. The entourage effect is the theory that all the nutrients and compounds of the hemp plant work together as an entourage and have greater beneficial effects when used together than when separated. 

So, how does the entourage effect help our hemp salve to work? Well, since hemp salve contains full spectrum CBD, it has all the ingredients naturally found in the cannabis plant. This also means it has the largest entourage effect and packs more power when it comes to providing benefits like soothing discomfort and relieving tension since all of the plant parts are boosting each others’ beneficial effects. 


Antioxidants 

The last factor at play that helps hemp salve work is antioxidants. Terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, and coconut oil are rich in antioxidants and contribute to the effectiveness of hemp salve. Antioxidants are powerful agents in the body that fight free radicals.

Free radicals are linked to a variety of health issues and can cause harm left unattended. When left unattended, free radicals can produce oxidative stress on the body and this can lead to pain, inflammation, and even serious illness.

Our bodies need antioxidants because they neutralize free radicals and reduce the amount of oxidative stress on our bodies. The ingredients of our hemp salve are rich in antioxidants and can promote the reduction of free radicals while soothing pain and inflammation.


Benefits of Hemp Salve 

So, it’s clear that CBD has tons of benefits to offer for the body as a whole, all while working naturally with your body’s endocannabinoid system, and without getting you high thanks to the almost non-existent traces of THC.

When used as an ingredient in our hemp salve, full spectrum CBD works to benefit you in two big ways: soothing discomfort, and nourishing skin. 

As we’ve talked about, CBD has awesome soothing properties that can work to temporarily relieve everyday aches and pains, from your knees to your hands and everywhere else that can take a toll from just living life! CBD works to ease discomfort and soothe tension, helping to calm and relax sore muscles and help you get back to what you like to do sooner.

Additionally, CBD is renowned for its high healthy fat content, meaning that as you massage our hemp salve into your sore muscles, you are also simultaneously working to nourish your skin with omega-3s and other skin-healthy nutrients that can hydrate and moisturize!


Summary 

Does hemp salve work? Absolutely, as long as it has the right ingredients!

The ingredients of hemp salve team up to interact with each other as well as with the body to temporarily soothe discomfort and ease tension in sore muscles and joints. And as a bonus, it’s so easy to use! Simply massage a small amount onto the affected area, reapplying as needed, and sit back to enjoy the relief!

 

Sources:

https://www.piedmont.org/living-better/health-benefits-of-essential-oils

https://www.healthline.com/health/9-ways-eucalyptus-oil-can-help#joint-pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3165946/

https://www.cannabistech.com/articles/what-is-the-entourage-effect-in-cannabis/

https://www.healthline.com/health/lavender-oil-for-skin#anti-inflammatory

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3997295/

https://www.painpathways.org/can-coconut-oil-reduce-pain/ 

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