Botanicals

Hemp was used 10,000 years ago

Hemp was first discovered in Central Asia, where people used it for fiber, food, oil, and medicine in 8,000 BC. Its use has evolved over the years, and people started using it to make ropes and paper. The plant's seeds, roots, and leaves were used therapeutically, especially during a challenging childbirth, for arthritic joints relief, to sleep better and to alleviate seizures.

During the 19th century, hemp became an essential crop with significant economic and social value depended heavily on it for food and fiber. However, cheap synthetic fiber and the end of WWII ended the high demand for hemp.

For a long while, hemp wasn't legal in the U.S. This changed in 2018 with the Farm Bill when we started to see the use of hemp sky-rocketing, making it the most cultivated plant. As a non-addictive phytocannabinoid, the industry became quite popular.

The health community began to recognize its therapeutic benefits in multiple forms including:

  • sublingual oil tinctures and dietary supplements to reduce anxiety, minimize inflammation and the impact of autoimmune diseases, boost the immune system
  • gels, creams, balms, bath bombs and salves for muscle pain and skin problems
  • powders for protein shakes

Over the past few years, we also saw the launch of hemp based beauty and wellness products including face moisturizers, serums, masks, hand & body cleansers, lip balms, oils for massage therapy, shampoos and conditioners. The plant can be used for many more applications. The future will tell us how the market will evolve and offer new products to its consumers. As we see more people wanting to avoid medication to reduce their anxiety and increase their focus, it is fair to expect a more prominent shift towards hemp and other amazing botanicals for therapeutical purposes.

Full spectrum hemp oil is safe

Containing less than 0.3% of THC, the hemp products are non-psychoactive and non-intoxicating. Studies show that it is completely safe even when consumed in large amounts.

Hemp actually contains over 127 known cannabinoids. CBD, an acronym you’ve often heard about, is simply one of them. Amazingly, many scientists continue to discover new benefits offered by these special cannabinoids and producers such as Bluezone launch new products every day.


Did you know?

Our bodies actually contain an Endocannabinoid System that uses cannabinoids receptors (CB1 and CB2), located in the skin, digestive tract and other organs. When we injest cannabinoids like CBN, CBC, and CBD, among others, these receptors are stimulated and can offer a variety of health benefits (according to reports and studies) such as:

  • reduced inflammation
  • lower pain levels
  • anxiety management

The major health benefits are one of the reasons why hemp plants gained so much in popularity.

With this increase in demand for hemp-based products will come a ton of new research to find new therapeutic uses. How exciting!

Why is hemp non-addictive?

Hemp oil is non-addictive and non-psychoactive, and it may actually be a great compound to use when fighting addiction. According to the Recovery Research Institute, hemp “reduces drug craving and anxiety in patients recovering from heroin use”.

Why this smell?

Terpenes are aromatic compounds naturally present in plants. As an example, the unique perfume of lavender and rose is possible due to the terpenes that they contain.

"In some plants, terpenes attract pollinators, while in other plants, they cause a strong reaction to repel predators such as insects or foraging animals" (source). In the case of hemp plants, the smell is a repellant, and it is how the plant has been able to survive for now 10,000 years.

Over 200 different terpenes have been discovered in hemp plants, and about 60 of those terpenes are being closely examined in the scientific community for their therapeutic properties. Researchers must indeed continue to study terpenes to understand their full medicinal potential.

Similarly to cannabinoids, some terpenes activate the body's endocannabinoid system. A review in Frontiers in Neurology discovered that patients with epilepsy who took a hemp full spectrum extract improved their symptoms and fewer side effects than those who took isolated CBD. This suggests that the other components in hemp, such as the terpenes, could have a better impact on the body, when combined together. It is referred to as the entourage effect.  For this reason, full spectrum hemp oil offers many more benefits than CBD isolates because the rich combination of the natural compounds complement each other and are most effective when in synergy.

 


About bluezone

If you are interested in hemp oil to sleep better, longer and feel rejuvenated the next morning, consider giving bluezone a try. We grow our own hemp plants in Colorado, carefully extract the oil bio-dynamically, then create organic products which are third-party tested. We ensure that there are no added chemicals in any of our products. Purity is what we are after to make you feel the difference. As we support the athlete community and promote longevity of life, it is important for us to offer healthy and organic formulas all while farming and manufacturing our products sustainably for our communities and the planet.

 

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