Hemp Cannabis sativa
Clinical Herbalist, salve creator
At Vital You, the medicine of the Hemp plant is at the heart of what we do. Each one of our products is formulated around this central medicinal herb, so we wanted to take a few moments to introduce you!
Though Hemp and Marijuana share common lineages, they are vastly different plants with unique properties. The most prominent differentiators between the two are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), the primary constituents found within the plants. A large amount of THC is characteristic of Marijuana and creates a psychoactive “high” for users, while Hemp contains below 0.3% THC and produces no psychoactive effect. In addition, the Hemp plant is rich in CBD and other phytochemicals which make it a profoundly healing plant with a wide array of medicinal uses.
Hemp falls into a category of medicinal herbs known as nervines, which are plants that act therapeutically on the nervous system. When introduced to the body via ingestion or topical absorption, Hemp produces a profoundly soothing effect system-wide, making it a fabulous ally for those with chronic stress, insomnia, anxiety, trauma, or depression. Because the dose defines the medicinal effect, a small dose will help soothe daytime anxiety and stress while a larger dose acts as therapeutic for insomnia by making one feel very sleepy. We recommend experimenting with your individual dosage, as an appropriate dose will likely vary between people!
This powerful plant also shines as an analgesic, or an herb which relieves pain. Though the cause of someone’s pain can vary significantly, Hemp is profoundly effective due to its ability to address pain on many different levels (including neurological, inflammatory, and structural pain). While internal Hemp products provide full-body benefits, this plant is most effective as a pain reliever when it can contact the area directly, making a topical product the way to go if you want to address pain!
Though the healing potential of this single herb is remarkable, it never stands alone in our products. By pairing Hemp with the extracts of fellow medicinal herbs, we are able to achieve something truly extraordinary: synergy. By definition, this word indicates that the coming together of two or more substances will produce an effect which is greater than they would as individuals. With our extensive background in herbal medicine, each product we offer is formulated with a variety of different medicinal herbs + Hemp to create the most potent blends for your specific needs. With love, gratitude, and respect for the plant kingdom that sustains us, we are proud to represent the coming together of hemp, herbalism, and restorative bodycare.
"Though the healing potential of this single herb is remarkable, it never stands alone in our products. By pairing Hemp with the extracts of fellow medicinal herbs, we are able to achieve something truly extraordinary: synergy. By definition, this word indicates that the coming together of two or more substances will produce an effect which is greater than they would as individuals".
see how Vital You fuses this potent herb within our products