What is Hemp Balm and How Does it Work?

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What is Hemp Balm and How Does it Work?

25 June 2020

Hemp Balm is a topical product applied to external areas of the body. And its name reveals its benefits with the active ingredient being Hemp. But its not only the Hemp in the balm that’s beneficial. As the very definition of balm implies, the product in itself, is designed to be therapeutic. Hemp Fibre has been discovered in tombs dating back to 8000 B.C.E, but it was only in recent history that we saw the development of Hemp infused Balm- and I, for one, am certainly glad about it.

In this article we’ll discuss the benefits of using Hemp Balm and how it applies to you.

What is Hemp Balm?

So, what exactly is Hemp Balm? Well, as discussed above its purpose is the same as any other balm, to provide a kind of therapy. What sets it apart is the added active ingredient of Hemp, or more specifically noted, CBD. To clarify things a bit, CBD is a substance extracted from the Hemp plant. Because of this, the terms CBD and Hemp are often used interchangeably. They simply denote a common derivative. The fact that Hemp Balm, is indeed a topical balm, means that the product is applied externally by means of gentle epidermal massage.


How does Hemp Balm work?

Hemp Balm works by penetrating your skin with targeted active ingredients. Elixinol’s Hemp Balm formulation not only contains high quality ingredients, 98% of which are of natural origin, but also advantageous additives as well.

The Copaiba in Elixinol’s Hemp Balm comes from tree resin with roots in Central and South America and works as a natural adhesive bonding the Hemp Balm to your skin.

While the Calendula, which is extracted from Marigold, offers anti-inflammatory aide.

A Health article medically reviewed by Dr. Cynthia Cobb of Chatham University says “Hemp oil is perfect for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging your pores. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin's oil production.”

 

Does Hemp Balm contain CBD?

The short answer is yes! Anytime you see the word CBD you can rest assured that Hemp is involved. CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound that is first extracted from the Hemp plant where it undergoes a conversion process becoming usable CBD Oil. Once the Hemp Oil is obtained it can then be added to the balm formulation.

Besides the obvious Hemp inclusion, you can also find supportive additions such as Rosemary Leaf Oil and Eucalyptus Leaf Extract in Elixinol’s Hemp Balm.


Why Use Hemp Balm
There are, assuredly, hundreds of products to choose from when it comes to topical balms. Over the Counter name brands have been offering relief for generations but touting the use of pharmaceuticals to achieve results. Hemp Balm often offers a more natural alternative to the standard medical approach, with ingredients carefully sourced and combined to create the perfect comforting cocktail.


Hemp Balm in Sports
Even if you’re not a diehard athlete you can appreciate relief from an effective topical product.  Athletes are known to push their bodies and they often require recovery assistance. But even us normal folk, from time to time, over do it. The use of Hemp Balm in Sports is a no brainer.  As the shift away from pharmaceutical dependency evolves, more and more athletes are turning to Nature for helpful solutions. Natural remedies continue to offer recovery options with less side effects compared to their pharmaceutical counterparts.

 

Athletes who Endorse Hemp Balm
As CBD and Hemp Product use gains more popularity, so too gains its notoriety among the reputable. This rings especially true for athletes. With the International Olympic Committee allowing 2020 Summer Olympic participants the legal use of CBD, more qualifying athletes have felt freer to voice their support of it. And Mainstream Sports have caught on too. George Kruis and Dom Day, two English Rugby players, became so inspired after their Hemp experience that they turned their collective appreciation into a business, founding fourfivecbd.

International Cyclist and  Tour de France Hopeful Josh Quigley is a big fan of Elixinol Hemp Balm and so is American Muay Thai kickboxer Tiffany “Timebomb” Van Soest.

Conclusion

Whether we’re an established athlete or normal joe, our bodies all have ups and downs. A lot depends on how you use it and also how you treat it. The good news is you don’t have to treat your body like a professional athlete to benefit from the use of Hemp Balm. Although athletes might have a few more reasons to use it, it’s a product that’s equally efficient for everyone. It should be your go-to when in need, chock full of natural ingredients, thoughtful oils and extracts, and of course, CBD Oil.

Give Nature the opportunity to help you recover before heading to the pharmacy. You might be surprised!