How Hemp Can Aid During the Covid-19 Outbreak

Hemp Promotes Calmness.

With a Pandemic virus spreading around the world many are suffering from grief, anxiety and stress. The CBD in hemp aids in reducing these symptoms and promoting a sense of calmness with the help of endocannabinoids in CBD. Endocannabinoids are small molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors. Unlike THC, endocannabinoids are produced naturally by cells in the human body or from hemp.

There are two major endocannabinoids: anandamide and 2-AG which are made from fat-like molecules within cell membranes and are synthesized on-demand. This means that they get made and used exactly when they’re needed, rather than packaged and stored for later use like many other biological molecules.

Anandamide.

Scientifically known as N-arachidonoylethanolamine (AEA), this fatty acid neurotransmitter is believed to have an impact on working memory and early stage embryo development.

2-AG. 2-ArachidonoylGlycerol previously known as a chemical compound, is present at high levels in the central nervous system, 2-ArachidonoylGlycerol (2-AG) has been identified in maternal bovine as well as human milk.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors and molecules located throughout the body and largely comprised of endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes that are believed to help regulate a variety of functions in human including sleep, mood, memory, appetite, reproduction, and pain sensation. Cannabinoids influence this balance by interacting with cannabinoid receptors to regulate natural homeostasis. CBD acts upon CB1 and CBD2 receptors located throughout the body to produce a variety of potentially positive outcomes. ... By stimulating the endocannabinoid system, CBD promotes homeostasis, reduces pain sensation and decreases inflammation.

Hemp aids in reducing stress.

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body's reaction to a challenge or demand and the Covid-19 pandemic is a recipe for stress and stress related illnesses. CBD can aid in reducing stress by activating our endocannabinoid system’s receptors which plays a crucial role in helping regulate a variety of physiological processes throughout the body.  CBD does not get rid of stress but may assist in improving stress response to help relieve stress and anxiety.