Hemp Benefits 

Hemp benefits have been around for centuries and are coming back around stronger than ever this time.  

You may have heard people mention CBD oil benefits or hemp seed benefits and the motto “Get healthy not high”.

If you don’t quite know what it all means, our goal here is to get you up to speed so you can start taking advantage of this mighty plant.

“Get healthy not high” is the motto because unlike marijuana, hemp is very low in THC, the psychoactive part and very high in CBD.  

Marijuana is just the opposite.  Since hemp is very low in THC, no matter how much you consume, you will NEVER get “high”.

Both CBD and THC have their own health benefits and when combined, they are a very powerful combination.  

CBD is an antioxidant, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, antipsychotic.  It also balances and regulates both the neurological and the immune system.

THC is an anti-tremor, analgesic, appetite stimulant, anti-spasmodic and is used to fight vomiting and nausea and many other things.


What Exactly Is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol.  Cannabidiol is one of the most important cannabinoids that are found within the cannabis plant.  

Cannabinoids are the natural compounds that have countless effects on the body’s health.

CBD oil is easily extracted from the flowers, stalks and leaves of the hemp plant.  This oil can be processed into many different forms, such as capsules and liquids. 

It is also being infused into many different beverages like hemp tea, coffee, milk, water, energy drinks and even beer, wine and vodka.

According to Echo Connection, CBD hemp oil aids in the following health benefits:

  • Discomfort
  • Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Memory
  • Nausea
  • Inflammation
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Much, much more…

The CBD oil benefits are quite lengthy when it comes to disorders, but at Echo Connection there is a list from A to Z of conditions and how CBD hemp oil plays a part in each one.


Endocannabinoid System 

All humans and mammals have an endocannabinoid system that produces cannabinoids.  The problem is that we don’t produce enough to keep our bodies regulated and in balance. 

The endocannabinoid system has CB receptors running throughout the body, with the two main receptors being the CB1 and the CB2.

The CB1 receptor is located primarily in the brain and balances and regulates the neurological system. The CB2 receptor regulates and balances the immune system. 

By supplementing our bodies with CBD hemp oil, we are able to keep all of our CB receptors, bringing out bodies back into homeostasis (balance). 


  Flavonoids Are Another Component

Flavonoids are phytonutrients and are among the many compounds in plants.  They are what give plants their color, block out the UV rays and prevent plant diseases.

You may be wondering what this has to do with us.  Flavonoids promote healthy effects in our body and studies have shown that they are beneficial as an:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-cancer
  • Anti-allergic

Flavonoids have a very high volume of antioxidant properties that encourage the detoxification of molecules that damage tissue.  

As always, research is an ongoing process and these conditions are being looked into on a continual basis.


What Are Terpenes

Terpenes are what give plants and fruits their beautiful aroma and flavor.  

When used by the plant, they are used to deter insects, fungus, bacteria, along with other factors that come into play with nature.

Researchers have discovered an estimated 200 terpenes in the cannabis plant, promoting the proof of hemp benefits. 

Here are just a few:

Alpha-Pinene 

  • Memory retention
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Alertness
  • Helps with airflow to the lungs

Beta-Caryophyllene 

  • Arthritis
  • Ulcers
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • May aid in the treatment of addiction

Limonene 

  • Antibacterial
  • Fights breast cancer cells
  • Aids in immune disease treatment
  • Antifungal and antibacterial properties
  • Elevates mood

Linalool 

  • Anxiety
  • Anesthetic
  • Sleeping aid

Myrcene 

  • Inflammation
  • Studies show it helps against cancerous tumor growth
  • Sedative

We have only touched the surface on how complex and how important of a role the hemp plant plays when it comes to our health. 

Not only is it going to change our health as humans, but it’s changing the health of our pets and the health of this great planet.


With over 50,000 uses for the hemp plant, I can’t wait to see what the future holds.