It’s a lifestyle

We can all attest to the fact that hemp is a fascinating plant, yet it remains one of the most controversial topics in the health and wellness field. 

Many people claim that a hemp supplement truly changed their lives—in extreme, undeniable ways. 

Sometimes the observed benefits are less intense, but just as meaningful. 

For most, a hemp supplement is the difference between tossing and turning in the middle of the night and waking up peacefully before the morning alarm. It’s a feeling of being present, focused, and having a heightened sense of overall well-being. 

And in other instances, the benefits go unnoticed. 

Many people try a hemp supplement for a few days and experience no observable changes. 

Why is this? 

Here, we use basic hemp science to educate you on why your supplement might not be working—and what you can do to have a better chance at experiencing the effects of this powerful plant compound. 

But first, it’s crucial to understand why hemp supplements produce these benefits for people in the first place. 

Enter: the endocannabinoid system. 

Discovered only 30 years ago, the ECS is the largest known system of receptors in mammals. According to the National Institutes of Health, this system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological and cognitive processes, including mood, energy level, immune activity, metabolism, hunger, and stress—to name a few. Hemp compounds bind to these receptors and allow the ECS to reach “homeostasis”—aka a balanced, all-encompassing wellness baseline. Essentially, the ECS is crucial to how we (and our pets) experience everyday life.

But, just as we all have unique physical, mental, and physiological attributes, all endocannabinoid systems are not the same—and they do not all respond to hemp in the same way. 

Another factor is whether or not you’ve consumed hemp before. For example, someone who has never ingested hemp compounds may have a more immediate effect from taking their supplement, compared to someone whose ECS has interacted with hemp cannabinoids before. 

So, what to make of all this? 

Hemp is not a one-time fix-all—it’s a lifestyle

  • Studies suggest that taking hemp extract as a daily regimen, rather than as-needed, will give you a much greater chance of experiencing noticeable benefits. We recommend taking your hemp supplement at the same time every day, as consistently as possible. A great spot for your hemp supplement to live is in your medicine cabinet, or in a more visual spot, like next to your coffee maker or toothbrush. Set a reminder and keep track of how you are feeling day to day.

Be patient and consistent with your regimen.  

  • For a baseline, it can take up to three weeks for your ECS to adjust to the new hemp supplement. Many variables come into play with the endocannabinoid system, such as age, body weight, and metabolism.

Pair up your daily hemp supplement with a topical or nighttime regimen.  

  • If you pair an additional hemp supplement with your existing routine, your body will likely adjust and reach receptor balance more quickly. There are a number of different hemp delivery methods to incorporate into your lifestyle, from fast-acting inhalables and water solubles to long-lasting oil tinctures and gummies

It’s recommended to start with a daytime oil tincture for a morning pick-me-up and a nighttime gummy for deep, fulling rest. If you are looking for a fast-acting pairing, try a water soluble to sip throughout the day and a topical cream for soothing body recovery.

If you are more interested in an “as-needed” hemp situation, there are inhalables, bath soaks, and skin care products that provide immediate calming effects. 

But as for utilizing hemp’s fullest wellness potential—it has to become a part of your everyday life. If three weeks go by without noticeable benefits, increase your milligram intake and incorporate an additional morning or nighttime hemp supplement. And remember—we tend to notice discomfort more than we notice the relief of it.* Pay attention to your body and mind. 

Developing a personal hemp regimen is like any healthy habit; put in the work, and the wellness benefits will follow. 


*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.