What can hemp-derived CBD do for you?

Whether you’re looking for a natural way to help manage pain, ease into relaxation, reduce restlessness or all of the above, full-spectrum hemp extract is a viable solution.

But what exactly is hemp-derived CBD (we have an answer for you here!) and how can it help you?

Research—though in its early stages—indicates that hemp extract has a variety of health benefits. However, since research has been prohibited for decades, there is still a lot to learn. To help you navigate the growing cannabidiol (CBD) market, we’ve compiled a list evidence-backed benefits of the cannabinoid as a resource.

Pain
The human body endures a substantial amount of wear and tear over the course of a lifetime. From the common bumps and bruises, cuts and scrapes, to the more serious surgeries, strains and tears, there’s a good chance you’ve had an experience that caused you to seek relief for your pain.

Cannabinoids, including CBD, have been shown to be an effective and well-tolerated pain reliever for many. Ways to incorporate more cannabinoids into your own lifestyle span an array of products available on the market, including topicals and hemp-derived CBD edibles, like Azuca’s Simple Syrup, Chocolate Coins and Sugar.

Azuca’s very own Jonathan Teeters (General Manager, CBD Division) can attest to the pain-relieving properties of full-spectrum hemp extract. A former college athlete, Jonathan is familiar with the tired joints and inflammation that can afflict athletes during their careers, and even long after. “I take full-spectrum hemp extract before workouts to reduce pain and inflammation in the short-term—it helps me work out harder and longer. Post workout, I have Azuca chocolates, which contain CBD from hemp, for some of the good sugars my body craves and 25mg of CBD. Before bed I take a high-dosage, hemp-derived CBD tincture to help with inflammation during the night. Pain and stiffness post-workout can be mitigated with CBD naturally derived from hemp, helping me enjoy my time in the gym and spend more hours doing the things I love most, like hiking.”

Inflammation
Like pain, inflammation can be a debilitating symptom or condition that affects life’s daily activities. The good news is that evidence suggests that hemp-derived CBD may help regulate inflammatory responses, and that cannabinoids themselves are potent anti-inflammatory agents. Topical ointments and CBD-infused transdermal gels have also been cited as helping to reduce joint swelling.

Additionally, various studies suggest that hemp-derived CBD may be a promising method of treating acne—an inflammation of the skin—as it affects the way in which the body creates sebum, an oily substance that your body produces in order to keep the skin soft. Too much sebum creates an oily build up and potentially clogged pores, causing acne. CBD derived from full-spectrum hemp extract can help counteract this, and its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties can also help the body rid itself of unwanted bacteria and pollutants, which are also common breakout culprits.

Relaxation
How often do you find your shoulders nearing your ears, eyes and forehead tensed and jaw tightened? If you lowered your shoulders and relaxed your face after reading that, you’re in good company.

According to The American Institute of Stress, approximately 77% of people reported that they regularly experience physical symptoms of stress, and 73% regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress. From personal and professional responsibilities to turning to our devices for moments of escape, it can be hard to take time and truly step away from the chaos of the day. But even a few minutes of intentional relaxation can do wonders for your physical, mental and emotional health. Cannabidiol, for instance, is a natural way to help you de-stress and take a moment for yourself. Even just the motion of stirring some of our premier hemp-derived CBD sweeteners, like Azuca Sugar, into your coffee can be a relaxing ritual to take joy in.

Sleep
Hemp extract is highly regarded for its calming effects, with studies and anecdotal accounts suggesting that CBD can improve the quality and duration of sleep. For instance, one recent study presented strong evidence that hemp-derived CBD can boost one’s quality of sleep in the short-term.

As a bonus, the simple act of having a nighttime routine is a simple and everyday luxury that can act as your body’s signal to slow down and mosey into bed. Whether it’s reading a book, switching to candles past dusk or snacking on a coin of Azuca Chocolate after dinner (our personal favorite), incorporating a pre-bedtime routine into your day can make your dreams that much sweeter.

Full-spectrum hemp extract has the potential to benefit one’s physical and mental wellbeing. Whether you’re looking for a means to relieve pain or a calming solution when life feels out of hand, consider enjoying CBD derived from full-spectrum hemp extract to see what it can do to help you.

No matter your needs, be sure to check out Azuca’s range of full-spectrum hemp-infused products at azuca.shop. At Azuca, we pride ourselves on offering precise, pure and delicious edibles that are easy to dose, naturally derived and highly bioavailable. Your experience is our experience—let’s make it stellar.