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12 Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil Soap for Skin
Hemp seed oil also has an incredible list of benefits for beautiful skin and that’s what I’ll be talking about in this posts
1. Facial Cleanser
Deep cleanse your skin with hemp seed oil! It dissolves stale sebum and drives out grime, dirt and pollution from deep within the pores. To cleanse your face, simply massage a 1 tsp of hemp seed oil on your face for a minute. Next, soak and wring a microfiber washcloth in hot water and dab on your face. Repeat the process three more times, then finally use the washcloth to wipe off excess oil.
2. Moisturizes Skin
Hemp seed oil has a comodogenic rating of 0, meaning it does not clog pores at all, which makes it a great moisturizer for both oily and acne prone skin types. Its fatty acid content helps create a protective barrier over the skin which prevents moisture loss.
One of the most effective benefits of hemp seed oil for skin is it can be used to heal and calm acne prone skin. If you have such a skin type and you find that other carrier oils such as jojoba, coconut, grapeseed, etc cause breakouts on your skin, you must try using hemp seed oil. Its astringent properties balance sebum production of the skin thereby controlling greasy acneic skin. Internal consumption of hemp seed oil helps regulate hormones, thereby helping heal hormonal acne.
4. Alleviates Dermatitis
The rich omega 3 & 6 fatty acids in hemp seed oil help alleviate and soothe dermatitis. A 2005 study published in the ‘Journal of Dermatological Treatment’ discovered that common symptoms of dermatitis including itchy skin and dryness considerably improved after using hemp seed oil for a period of 20 weeks.
Hemp seed oil soothes calms and relieves itchy, painful, dry, inflamed and red eczema patches on the skin. Mix 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of peppermint essential oil in ¼ cup of hemp seed oil. Store in an amber glass bottle and apply this blend onto the affected areas twice a day to relieve eczema.
6. Prevents Premature Aging
Rich in antioxidants, hemp seed oil is a powerful anti-aging natural ingredient for smooth wrinkle-free skin. Hemp seed oil helps improves the skin’s elasticity and water retention in the skin’s tissues thereby keeping skin supple & youthful. Its skin firming, tightening and toning properties also help prevent sagging skin.
7. Softens Rough Patches
Just like jojoba oil, hemp seed oil has a similar composition to sebum, which makes it an excellent emollient. It’s rich EFA (essential fatty acid) content seals moisture into the skin, thereby softening and moisturizing rough and dehydrated patches. Use hemp seed oil to moisturize your elbows, knees, heels and other rough areas of your body. If your skin is extra dry and rough, you can mix hemp oil in shea butter to make a nourishing and lubricating natural lotion!
8. Soothes Skin Rashes
The anti-inflammatory properties of hemp seed coupled with its moisturizing and soothing properties help heal itchy, inflamed and red skin rashes.
9. Prevents & Helps Fade Varicose Veins
One of the less-known benefits of hemp seed oil for skin is that it can help prevent and reduce varicose veins. This is because it has blood thinning properties, due to its high omega fatty acid content, that help prevent build up of blood on top of the valve. This build-up is what causes the veins appear like they are bulging. Add hemp seeds/hemp seed oil to your diet or apply it topically on your varicose vein. Caution: If you have hypertension, heart disease or any other chronic/severe health conditions, please first consult your doctor before using hemp seed oil as it has anticoagulant properties.
10. Tightens & Shrinks Large Pores
Since hemp seed oil is a ‘dry’ oil with its light and thin consistency, it helps tighten, tone and firm skin. Its astringent properties help minimize large pores that secrete excess sebum which causes greasy skin, blackheads and pimples. If you have large pores, using hemp seed oil can help shrink and tighten them.
11. Prevents & Improves Psoriasis
Did you know that psoriasis can be linked to deficiency in omega 6 fatty acids? Hemp seed oil is super rich in omega 6 fatty acids and other EHA’s which fight inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis. Include hemp seeds or hemp seed oil to your diet to help prevent & fight psoriasis. Topical application of hemp seed oil can also be used to moisturize, soothe and calm dry inflamed and itchy psoriasis patches.
12. Balances Oily Skin
Hemp seed oil has light, thin consistency and is a ‘dry’ oil which makes it a good moisturizer for oily and greasy skin. It’s astringent properties help control excess sebum production which leads to an oily face. To use, simply rub two drops of hemp seed oil between your palms and apply on your clean face.
Ensure that you are not allergic to hemp seed oil before using it. Use a patch test on your inner wrist/elbow to see if it’s safe for you to apply – if you notice any burning, itching or skin irritation, do not use hemp seed oil on your body.
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Finding the Best THC:CBD Ratios Cannabis Oil
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When it comes to treating pain with cannabis, both the type of product and the ratio of cannabinoids matter. The two primary cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), though the cannabis plant contains many other cannabinoids, terpenes, plus other compounds that contribute to its therapeutic effect.
This cannabinoid is the star player in hemp products which are federally legal. CBD hemp products are required to have below 0.3% THC, which is such a small amount that it’s not intoxicating and won’t get you high. You’ll also find CBD in cannabis products that contain higher levels of THC.
The cannabinoid responsible for the “high,” if used in large enough amounts. Cannabis products containing over 0.3% THC remain illegal at the federal level and can only be legally purchased in states that have legalized recreational or medical marijuana.
Understanding the roles that both CBD and THC play in managing pain can help you find the best product for your needs. If you need a quick refresher on the types of pain that CBD and THC work best on.
➡️ Sublingual (placed under the tongue):
Sublingual administration can provide rapid relief, but there are few true oromucosal (sublingual) products on the market. Cannabinoids are fat-soluble and, in their natural state, do not absorb well into the oral mucosa. Moreover, cannabis products are often extracted into oils, and these products are not water-soluble. Patients often expect rapid onset when using tinctures, only to wait 1-3 hours for the dose to take effect. Many products marketed as tinctures will end up being swallowed and absorbed via the digestive system, regardless of how long they are held under the tongue. A true sublingual (a product in which the cannabinoids are formulated to be more water-soluble) absorbs rapidly into the mouth. The effects can be perceived in 15-20 minutes and can last 4-6 hours.
➡️ Understanding CBD:THC Ratios
Common ratios include 1:1, 5:1, 10:1, and even 20:1. What do these numbers mean? And how do they help with your pain? The ratio indicates the amount of THC compared to the amount of CBD
➡️ What’s the Best CBD:THC Ratio For Your Pain?
The CBD and THC cannabinoids work individually to target different types of pain. By combining them in different ratios, though, you can achieve different effects to fit your specific needs. While everyone is different, the following guidelines work for most people:
📌 # BALANCERATIO 1:1 – Equal amounts of THC and CBD. A good option to try for all kinds of pain, including neuropathic pain. Products with a 1:1 ratio can be uplifting but this ratio will most likely cause impairment if using the suggested serving size. Always start low, go slow, to avoid intoxicating effects.Medicinal purpose :
• Appetite Stimulation
• Certain Cancers Symptom
• Severe Pain
• Skin Conditions Applied Topically for skin cancer/
• Mental illness/disorder
• Chronic Fatigue
• Mood Disorder
• Menstrual Cramp
📌 # CBDRELIEF 1:5- Can provide optimized levels of both CBD and THC for medicinal use, based on the fact that higher doses of CBD are often needed for relief. Can be intoxicating.Medicinal purpose :
• Severe pain and inflammation
• Sleep disorders and insomnia
• Thyroid Disorder
• Anxiety, stress, and depression
• Skin conditions
• Low appetite and poor metabolic function
• Weaker immune system
Many people wonder if CBD oil without THC exerts the same benefits as a combination of both compounds. Many people know THC as the psychoactive component of cannabis. It is responsible for producing the “high” that many people associate with cannabis. Even though THC produces the psychoactive effects, it does not produce all of the health benefits that cannabis has become known for.
CBD on its own behaves in a different way within the body than THC does. This mechanism gives it a unique and special means of producing a positive effect on both physical and mental health.
Both THC and CBD have similar molecular structures, which is :
21 carbon atoms
30 hydrogen atoms
2 oxygen atoms.
What’s different though, is how those atoms are arranged. And this slight deviation is responsible for the vastly different effects the two compounds have on your body.Another thing that CBD and THC are similar to, are the endocannabinoids in your body. This is why they’re able to interact with endocannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid system is the system responsible for bringing balance to all other major organ systems in the body (digestive, nervous, endocrine, immune system etc.) Which is why CBD and THC can both have effects (albeit, different effects) on your digestion, immunity, hormones and mood.
Does CBD Oil Work Without THC?
CBD oil does work without THC. While THC does produce some benefits and also side effects on its own, CBD oil without THC produces unique health benefits.
• CBD Without THC Promotes A Healthy Mental State :
CBD acts as an agonist of 5-HT1A receptors. 5-HT1A receptors, also known as serotonin receptors, are thought to play a significant role in the regulation of mood and social behaviour .By interacting with these receptors, CBD may help to promote a positive mental state. Along with interacting with these receptors, CBD also promotes healthy functioning of the nervous system. When the nervous system gets out of balance, you can experience either extreme stimulation or intense sluggishness. The endocannabinoid system aims to balance the nervous system so that neither of these two extreme states harm your mental state but allow you to act in an alert, balanced state of mind.
CBD Promotes Healthy Sleep :
Sleep is essential to a healthy life. With more than 30% of the population reporting significant troubles getting to sleep, the promise of a better sleep is one of the main reasons people report taking CBD. Even without THC, CBD can help you get to sleep. It can increase the amount of sleep you’re getting if you aren’t getting enough.The endocannabinoid system shows signs of regulating one of the key stages of sleep, NREM sleep.CBD may also help those that cannot fall asleep by the ways it interacts with serotonin receptors.
THC Produces Psychoactive Effects
The “high” that many people associate with cannabis comes from THC. If you do not want to experience a dramatic alteration in your mental state, choose high strength CBD oil without THC. If you get the strongest CBD oil and feel the effects to be too much, you can just reduce your dosage. CBD promotes a positive mental state, however, it does not create the altering psychoactive effects that come with THC.
Other Benefits of HEMP CBD Without THC
There are so many benefits of taking CBD without THC. Along with
• Sleep and mental state
• CBD can support a healthy digestive system
• Promote health skin
• Encourage strong and healthy joints,
• Boots metabolism
CBD oil without THC holds just as many benefits as a combination of both compounds. THC produces the psychoactive effects that are commonly associated with cannabis. CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects but does have many health benefits on its own.
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MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND BREAST CANCER
THC VS. BREAST CANCER
A comparison of the antitumoral activity of single-molecule THC and whole plant cannabis oil.
It’s no secret that many cancer patients are using cannabis to help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects of chemotherapy. Less well known is the fact that extensive preclinical research shows that plant cannabinoids, most notably, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD),produce antitumor responses in lab.
The vast majority of this preclinical research has examined the anticancer activity of pure compounds, mainly THC isolates.
But medical cannabis patients aren’t using pure, single-molecule THC to battle cancer. Instead, they are consuming whole plant cannabis oil extracts that include hundreds of compounds, many of which also have therapeutic properties. These artisanal cannabis oil preparations are available in licensed dispensaries in states where medical cannabis is legal and elsewhere via the unregulated black market.
Thus far, however, few rigorous studies have analyzed the effects of whole plant cannabis extracts.
So a team of Spanish researchers, led by Cristina Sanchez at Complutense University in Madrid, decided to compare the efficacy of pure THC isolates and THC-rich oil extracts in a series of preclinical experiments that focused on breast cancer. (The oil extracts were provided by Aunt Zelda’s, a California-based medical cannabis producer.) The researchers also investigated the effects of pure THC and an artisanal THC-rich oil formulation when each was combined with standard chemotherapy drugs.
Their findings were reported in a 2018 article – “Appraising the ‘Entourage Effect’: Antitumor action of a pure cannabinoid versus a botanical drug preparation in preclinical models of breast cancer” – which was published in the journal Biochemical Pharmacology. The phrase “entourage effect” in this context refers to the full-spectrum synergistic interplay between numerous cannabis compounds – cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids – that impart a therapeutic impact that’s greater than the sum of the plant’s individual components.
Both THC and the artisanal THC-rich oil were shown to have antitumoral properties, but the oil worked better than the THC isolate for three different breast cancer subtypes.
Scientific Studies on CBD and Cancer
It is estimated that one in eight women will develop breast cancer. Breast cancer is tricky to treat because there are few biomarkers that signal when someone has the disease, and many patients show or develop resistance to current therapies.
Moreover, several specific types of breast cancer respond poorly to modern treatment. These difficulties underscore the importance of exploring new treatments for breast cancer.
Two biomarkers frequently used to diagnose breast cancer are hormonal receptors (the estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor) and the HER2 oncogene (a gene which can transform a normal cell into a tumor cell). But a more aggressive malignancy, known as “triple-negative breast cancer,” doesn’t express hormonal receptors or the HER2 oncogene.
No targeted therapy exists for triple-negative breast cancer, so patients are treated with harsh chemotherapies that indiscriminately kill proliferating cells, whether cancerous or not.
These three types of cancer :
• Triple negative
• Triple positive
..were used as models for “Appraising the entourage effect.” In all models of breast cancer studied, in vitro as well as in vivo, the whole plant extract was significantly more effective at producing anticancer effects than single-molecule THC. These results were largely consistent for type of cancer and type of model. Researchers tested the compounds in cell cultures (petri dishes) and in rodent models (mice).
THC & HORMONE-SENSITIVE BREAST CANCER
In the case of hormone-sensitive breast cancer cells, whole plant extract was found to be 15-25% more potent than THC alone. In live-animal models single molecule THC exhibited no significant antitumor response, unlike the whole plant extract, which had a pronounced antitumor effect. Testing on lab animals is a necessary step towards establishing the efficacy of a specific clinical treatment.
When the cannabinoid preparations were added to tamoxifen, a standard chemotherapy drug, in a cell plate, the combined therapy was about 20-25% more effective than chemotherapy alone. But these results were not replicated in live-animal trials. Importantly, the cannabinoids also did not negatively impact the efficacy of the chemotherapy. This suggests that at the very least using cannabis as an add-on treatment to deal with common side effects of chemotherapy, like nausea and appetite loss, won’t impede chemotherapy’s ability to destroy cancer cells.
In hormone-sensitive breast cancer, it appears that THC produces effects via interaction with the CB2 cannabinoid receptor. CB2 receptor activation has received significant attention because of its potential to treat diseases while avoiding the “high” mediated by the CB1 cannabinoid receptor, which THC also activates. When THC binds to CB1, it causes the swimmy-headed feelings of intoxication associated with cannabis consumption.
THC & HER2-POSITIVE BREAST CANCER
Whole plant extract was found to be significantly more potent than THC for HER2-positive breast cancer cells. Both single-molecule THC and whole plant extract showed antitumor effects when the experiment was replicated in mice. Additionally, both THC and the whole plant extract amplified the anticancer effects of lapatinib, the standard chemotherapy drug for HER2 breast cancer.
As with hormone-sensitive breast cancer, THC’s antitumoral effect in HER2-positive breast cancer experiments was shown to be mediated by the CB2 cannabinoid receptor. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, a subsequent report by Cristina Sanchez and other Spanish scientists noted that HER2 and CB2 receptors are often found in the same exact place on cells.
CB2 actually conjoins with HER2 – forming what is called a dimer – and this dimerization is associated with poor treatment outcome for breast cancer. The PNAS report shed new light on THC’s anticancer mechanism of action: When THC binds to the CB2 receptor, it breaks up the CB2-HER2 dimer, triggering a chain reaction of signals that culminates in tumor regression.
THC & TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER
Triple-negative, the breast cancer subtype with the worst prognosis, does not generally respond well to chemotherapy. But the Spanish group found that THC and THC-rich cannabis oil both offer some hope in improving treatment outcomes for this highly aggressive cancer. Again, the whole plant extract was found to be more effective than THC alone in decreasing the viability of cancer cells in vitro as well as in mouse model studies.
There are several other examples where a combination of plant cannabinoids and standard chemotherapy agents have produced a heightened antitumoral response that exceeded the potency of either therapy alone. A phase 2 clinical trial tested the strength of Sativex, an equal THC and CBD mixture, combined with temozolomide, the “gold-standard” chemo for brain cancer, and the results were positive.
Cancer patients are often treated with several single-compound drugs in an effort to create a treatment that can hit multiple targets. “Although current medicine is mostly based on the use of pure compounds that have single targets,” the Spanish scientists write, “it is increasingly obvious that for diseases as complex as cancer, multi-target approaches could conceivably be more effective.”
The results of the Spanish study, along with compelling data from other researchers, suggest a promising future for whole plant cannabis oil extracts and multitarget cancer therapies. But the Western medical system and its typical drug development procedures are not conducive to the approval of complex botanical preparations as multitarget medicaments – in part because elucidating a precise mechanism of action when numerous compounds are involved is much more difficult than studying a single-molecule pharmaceutical that’s geared toward a single, primary outcome.
CBD, THC & Cancer
The fact that both the THC isolate and the whole plant cannabis extract were shown to be effective at reducing tumor viability is truly groundbreaking and should be an impetus for advancing the development of nontoxic, cannabinoid-based treatments for breast cancer.
Cannabinoid therapies are particularly promising for tumor-producing cancers given that “no overtly cannabis-resistant tumors have been described so far,” according to the Spanish researchers. “Considering how different cancer subtypes are, and the fact that the viability of non-transformed cells is not affected by cannabinoids at the concentrations they kill tumor cells, it is tempting to speculate that these compounds tackle essential, as yet unidentified, cellular functions that all cancer cells share, and that are absent in their non-cancerous counterparts.”
The Spanish breast cancer study underscores the importance of the entourage effect by demonstrating that full spectrum artisanal cannabis oil extract with numerous components is more effective than pure THC.
Although the pharmacology of cannabis drug preparation extracts is obviously more complex to study, the researchers acknowledge, “this therapeutic approach has the potential to produce better therapeutic responses than pure cannabinoids.
The Spanish scientists emphasize that the whole plant cannabis drug preparation “did not, in any case, diminish the antitumor efficacy of any of the standard treatments.
” That’s good news for cancer patients who use cannabis to manage the adverse side effects of chemo. Cannabis is very likely a safe add-on therapy for treating pain and nausea and for appetite stimulation. And it may also increase the efficacy of standard chemotherapy treatments, which means that chemo could be more effective – requiring lower and less toxic doses – when used in combination with cannabis.
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10 Ways Hemp Oil Can Make Your Life Healthier
Posted on December 26 2016
The Health Benefits of Hemp Oil
Hemp – A brief history
Hemp has been grown for centuries in countries like China, Chile and nations in Europe. The name hemp refers to tall varieties of the cannabis plant, which produces useable products including seeds, oil and strong, hardwearing fibers.
Historically, hemp has been used for a variety of purposes. The seeds are high in omega oils and proteins, making them a nutritional food source, while the fibers of the plants have long been made into cloth, paper and even fuel.
Hemp oil in particular is produced by pressing hempseed and releasing the oil, which is increasingly used in body and skincare products for its rich nourishment.
10 benefits of hemp oil
1. Hemp oil for eczema
2. Actively anti-aging
3. Deeply moisturizing
4. Healthy for hair
6. Natural nail nourisher
7. Disease defense
8. Vitamin vitality
9. Stomach soothing
Maximum Moisture Cold Process Soap Recipe
- 5 oz hemp oil
- 5.2 oz olive oil
- 5 oz coconut oil
- 6 oz distilled water
- 2.3 oz lye
- 0.7 oz fragrance/essential oil (optional)
- Rubber gloves
- Safety goggles
- Large stainless steel or enamel pot
- Wooden or plastic soap mold
- Weighing scales
- Hand stick blender
- Two 3 qt size plastic pitchers
- Two thermometers
- Two wooden spoons
- Measuring cup, 2 or 3-cup size
- Freezer paper
- An old blanket or large rag
- Piece of cardboard cut to fit the mold as a lid
1. Wearing your goggles and gloves, weigh out the lye into one of the two pitchers and the distilled water into the other. Slowly add the lye to the water pitcher and stir until dissolved. Set the mixture on one side for a few hours while it heats up.
2. In the meantime, line your soap mold with freezer paper and weigh out the hemp oil, olive oil and coconut oil into an enamel or stainless steel pot and heat until the oils reach a temperature of between 100 and 110 degrees F.
3. When both the oils and the lye mixture have reached roughly the same temperature, add the lye solution to the oils and stir continuously.
4. Next, add any essential oils or fragrance to the mixture and continue to stir, or switch to a stick blender to speed up the tracing process.
5. When you see the mixture trace – or leave tracks – it’s time to pour the soap batter into your mold, cover with the cardboard lid and blanket, and leave to stand for about 18 hours.
6. Remove the soaps from the mold and let them air on an open drying rack – you can leave them in loaves or cut into bars at this point.
For the best quality soap, let the bars/loaves stand for between four and six weeks before use.The Health Benefits of Hemp Oil A few years ago, hemp oil emerged as the newest healthy oil on the market, possessing all kinds of beneficial properties. ]]>