Cannabidiol (CBD) products are used by 14% of Americans. Of those, 40% use CBD for pain, 20% for anxiety, and 11% for sleep.
There’s a multitude of other uses for CBD products such as hemp cream—and minimal side effects. At the same time, pharmaceutical drugs are increasingly recognized as “a leading cause of death, disease, and disability.”
Read on if you don’t want to miss out on this remarkable gift from nature.
Hemp Cream Overview
Modern life is a barrage of stressors, toxins, and illness. Thankfully, the tides are turning when it comes to natural medicines like hemp extracts and their derivatives. The scientific, medical, and legislative trends send a clear message: hemp is effective, and it’s here to stay.
Below is an overview of hemp cream and its key nutrients, including CBD. That’s followed by more detail about hemp cream benefits and how to use it to achieve those benefits.
Hemp Cream Nutrients and Example Benefits
- Manganese: For wound-healing and collagen formation
- Zinc: For supporting collagen, fighting UV damage, and protecting the skin’s lipids
- Iron: For activating B vitamins and helping to metabolize proteins
- Magnesium: For moderating hormones, reducing acne, and improving the general appearance of skin
- Potassium: For moisturizing skin and providing a protective buffer
- Phosphorus: For supporting calcium in building strong bones, and removing waste products from the body
- Vitamin A: For moisturizing skin and reducing wrinkles
- Vitamin B1: For anti-aging, wound-healing, and improved nerve function
- Vitamin B2: For counteracting free radicals, which reduces oxidation and protects the skin
- Vitamin B6: For treating dermatitis, regulating hormones, and helping to prevent breakouts
- Vitamin D: For equalizing skin coloration, supporting skin’s elastic properties, aiding in skin repair and hair growth
- Vitamin E: For fighting free radicals and UV damage, and treating dry skin
- Polyunsaturated fats (omega-3, omega-6, etc.): For fighting inflammation, its underlying causes, and its effects
Now you know some of the nutritional properties of hemp cream. Read on to learn what exactly it is.
What is Hemp Cream?
Hemp cream is topical skin cream. It can be made in several different ways using extracts from the hemp plant. Those extracts include:
- CBD oil
- Hemp oil
- Hemp seed oil
Whichever extract is used, it is combined with other ingredients to produce a cream suitable for topical application. The specific ingredients and methods will depend on the manufacturer and the intended purpose. Hemp cream may or may not contain CBD.
Hemp Cream vs CBD Cream
There’s a lot of overlap between hemp cream and CBD cream—and sometimes they’re the same thing. Here’s a closer look at CBD cream:
What is CBD cream? CBD creams are creams that contain some form of CBD in combination with other ingredients. Sometimes, CBD cream includes an array of substances that occur naturally alongside CBD. Other times, it contains isolated CBD.
What is CBD cream used for? CBD cream is used for a wide array of purposes. These include anti-inflammatory purposes, treating skin conditions, and general health.
What are the benefits of CBD cream? As indicated by the variety of uses, CBD cream has a variety of benefits. Popular benefits include anti-aging, UV protection, and pain treatment. The scientific investigation of CBD uses is relatively slow to advance, but CBD is generally considered safe for novel uses.
How to Use Hemp Cream
Hemp is truly a wondrous plant with many known uses—and more uses being investigated. In general, hemp cream is used by applying it to the skin.
The following five major health benefits of hemp cream will serve as a solid introduction. The details concerning how you use hemp will depend on your needs. Variables include frequency of use, duration of use, the amount used, and additional ingredients.
Rather than trying to learn it all, it’s a great idea to bookmark a good hemp cream guide.
Hemp Cream: 5 Major Health Benefits
1. Regenerates Skin
Skin needs to replenish itself. It does this by shedding old cells and generating new ones. This process is particularly helpful for wound-healing, but it’s a normal skin process.
Hemp cream can enhance the skin’s regenerative capabilities. The act of applying the lotion provides some mechanical benefits, while hemp’s natural calcium and zinc content provide additional benefits.
2. Moisturizes Skin
Natural oils are well-known for their moisturizing properties. Hemp creams contain natural oils mixed with other ingredients to give an extra moisturizing boost. Specific moisturizing nutrients found naturally in hemp include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Omega-3 fatty acids, and potassium.
3. Relieves Pain
Several studies have shown promising results for the use of CBD in pain management. Specific types and sources of pain that can be positively modulated by CBD include:
Research is still underway—but early results look good for those in pain.
4. Reduces Inflammation
Inflammation is infamous for its role in disease. It can be acute or chronic—and it can both cause and be caused by other diseases. With inflammation being at the center of so many medical conditions, it’s no wonder that hemp cream’s anti-inflammatory properties are sparking interest.
Specific anti-inflammatory nutrients found in hemp products include polyunsaturated fats like omega-3s and omega-6s.
5. Treating Specific Skin Conditions
Studies suggest that hemp can be effective in treating a range of specific skin diseases. Sometimes hemp oil itself is the treatment being studied. Other times, the studies focus on naturally-occurring fatty acids found in CBD-containing plants and other sources.
The following skin conditions, in particular, have been shown to respond positively:
- Lichen planus
Even if you’re not using it to treat specific dermatological conditions, hemp cream can make a big difference to your skin’s overall health profile.
Hemp Cream: Mother Nature’s Multitool
The above is only a brief outline of the many uses of hemp cream. There’s no end in sight, so it’s beneficial to stay informed about new developments. One great way to learn about hemp cream is by trying it yourself—as always, you may want to seek guidance from a physician familiar with hemp products.
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