August 24, 2022 5 min read

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HEMP CREAM

CBD cream is useful for improving the skin's general health and wellness. However, quality is a factor. CBD cream is used for skin pain relief and skin health. Determining factors include prices, lab results, and brand.

Hemp is a plant of the genus cannabis. The hemp plant is useful not only for pain relief but also for skin benefits. Hemp cream is extracted from hemp seed through the cold press extraction process. This method is highly preferred because it preserves many nutritional properties of the hemp seed. After extraction, another step follows, depending on the type and use of the hemp cream being produced. The hemp seed oil is mixed with compounds like essential oils, emulsifiers, and other skin-friendly additives. Hemp cream is mostly preferred due to unnatural additives or synthetic agents used. This article will expound more about hemp cream.

Uses of Hemp Cream

Hemp cream is highly useful in human life. It can either be swallowed or applied to the skin. The following are some of the uses:

Pain Relief

Many people all over the world are using hemp cream for pain relief. Tyree et al. (2019) reported that treatment extracted from hemp is a highly effective alternative compared to other therapies in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Hemp creams interact with receptors in the brain, thus receiving chemical signals reducing pain. 

Skin Health

Some of the ingredients in hemp cream are hemp seed oil. The hemp seed oil contains polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), which is highly beneficial. PUFA assists the skin’s anti-inflammatory response. It is necessary to add anti-inflammatory metabolites that the skin uses to reduce inflammation. Şeker & Özlem (2021) clarified that hemp cream is used in rehydrating human skin.

Vitamin and Mineral Content

Hemp oil is loaded with omega -3 and omega -6 acids. It also has vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and others. According to VanDolah et al. (2019), this is proven that hemp is highly nutritious. Hemp seed is a great source of minerals like phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, calcium, and zinc.

Is Hemp Cream Legal?

Hemp cream is a legal product unless it contains THC. The cream is extracted from hemp seed from the hemp plant. This is done by pressing the seed. Many brands have assured the users about the absence of THC because it does not contain any. It has also been stated on the packaging. Hemp cream containing CBD is also legal in most states. When unsure of the product, consult the product brand for clarification.

How to Find the Best Hemp Cream

People feel unconfident when choosing the perfect hemp cream. Research and find more information about the products. The following are some of the areas you can get information about hemp cream:

Check the Label

Make sure that the product has an appropriate label. The label should indicate well on the product's intended purpose. It should also state a website or a way to contact the brand’s customer care department. The label on the packaging should also indicate the ingredient.

Third-party Lab Test Result

There should be an indication of a third-party lab. When the users see the label, they should be sure that the product is made of exactly what the brand claims. The third-party lab results are a certificate of analysis (COA). Pay attention to the potency levels. Many CBD brands have offered their products with potency levels exceeding 10%, unknowingly exposing customers to overdosing. The purity levels also determine whether CBD products will yield the intended function. Ensure they are void of heavy metals and chemicals solvents. Consider a brand using a certified independent lab since they offer accurate results.

The Brands History

Before buying any CBD product, assess its reputation. FDA is responsible for ensuring the various brands are offering quality. The body has issued warnings to brands offering their products with potency levels exceeding 10% variance. Besides, check the remarks left by Better Business Bureau (BBB) regarding the brand's effectiveness. Then check various reviews from existing customers to determine whether the brand's products deliver the stated effectiveness.

Other Elements

CBD products are manufactured with organic hemp plants alongside other elements to enhance quality and effectiveness. Before checking other elements, confirm on purity levels of the hemp plant. Best performing CBD brands with quality products obtain their hemp from either Colorado, Kentucky, or Oregon, the best hemp producers. These areas have fertile soil that allows sustainable growth of the hemp plant without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

The Prices

Although most people overlook the prices, they determine whether the products are of quality or not. Cheap prices might be unavoidably enticing. However, some come at a price, so compare the prices of various brands and get the best deals that cut across the market. However, low-quality brands have low prices. Some offer discounts to attract customers and widen their range of market.

Method of Extraction

Lazarjani et al. (2021) listed methods of CBD extraction. The method of extraction determines the quality of products. Various methods of extraction determine the quality of the products. Ethanol is effective but leaves the end products contaminated. CO2 minimizes contamination of the end products and the environment. Therefore, CBD cream is manufactured with organic CO2 hemp plant extracts.

Conclusion

Hemp cream is the solution to aches and pains. It seems that hemp cream is mostly used in American and US countries. Meanwhile, factor out the ingredients before use. Consider the product free from THC. Hemp seed is also used as food in other countries like China. It can be used raw, cooked, or roasted. The hemp plant also provides protein and fiber. The cream is extremely moisturizing and nourishing. To obtain quality CBD cream, there are several factors to consider, including checking on potency and purity levels to ensure the cream is safe for use. Besides, the brand determines whether the products are of quality or not. Some brands keep receiving warnings from the FDA regarding the quality of their products.

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