Hemp-infused Hand Sanitizer
In the midst of our current challenges something as simple as running to the grocery store can cause stress and uncertainty during this chaotic time. Hand sanitizer is essential to keep us clean and protected - but why add CBD & CBG?
Our Hemp-infused hand sanitizer contains a 1-1 ratio of CBD and CBG designed to reduce symptoms of pain, stress, anxiety and inflammation all while keeping your hands clean, protected and moisturized.
There are two types of hand sanitizers, depending on the active ingredients used they can be classified as two types: Alcohol-based or alcohol-free. Our Hemp-infused hand sanitizer contains 70% alcohol. There a few ways that alcohol can kill bacteria and viruses, the most important one is that they will denature proteins. According to the World Health Organization, alcohol based hand sanitizers are designed to inactivate microorganisms and/or temporarily suppress their growth. Alcohol solutions containing 60% to 95% alcohol are most effective.
“Alcohol is effective at killing different types of microbes, including both viruses and bacteria, because it unfolds and inactivates their proteins. This process, which is called denaturation, will cripple and often kill the microbe because its proteins will unfold and stick together.” - Biologist Jeffrey Gardner
What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid called Cannabidiol, that is one of approximately 113 known and identified cannabinoids in the Cannabis Sativa plant. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, unlike THC, so it won’t get you high. As a topical agent, CBD oil can be directly applied to certain areas of the body as an effective means of relieving pain, soreness, reducing inflammation. Part of what makes CBD so beneficial to the skin is its rich omega-6 and omega-3 content, it can even help to hydrate and balance your skin.
What is CBG?
Like CBD, CBG is a cannabinoid, or a naturally occurring compound that is present in hemp and cannabis plants. CBG may not get as much attention as CBD, but a growing body of research suggests it offers many of the same benefits —and then some. Here is a breakdown of some of these benefits:
- CBG may offer pain relief. CBG has been known to have pain-relieving properties. This is true for other cannabinoids including CBD and THC, but there’s some evidence that CBG may have even more pain-relieving properties than THC.
- CBG may function as a natural muscle relaxant. For this reason, CBG may be useful for the management of sports injuries or chronic pain.
- CBG may have antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties. CBG may offer relief from depressive symptoms. There’s also some evidence that CBG may increase natural levels of anandamide (also known as the “bliss molecule”) in the brain, thereby offering anxiety relief.
- CBG may have antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. A number of studies have found that CBG may possess both antifungal and antimicrobial properties.
- CBG may have a neuroprotective effect. That’s a fancy way of saying CBG may help keep the brain healthy by protecting against cognitive decline.
- CBG may help strengthen bones. It’s possible that CBG may play a role in stimulating bone marrow growth. While more research is needed, this suggests CBG might be able to assist in the healing of bone fractures and possibly protect against osteoporosis.
As you can see, CBG and CBD has a lot in common. Here is a break down of some of those similarities:
- Both CBG and CBD are cannabinoids. They are both naturally occurring compounds derived from the cannabis or hemp plant.
- Both CBG and CBD interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. While researchers are still working to understand the intricate workings of the endocannabinoid system, they do know that both CBD and CBG affect the human body by interacting with this system.
- Both CBG and CBD may have a number of therapeutic effects. Both CBG and CBD have therapeutic effects that are distinct to those compounds, but there is also some overlap. For instance, CBG and CBD have been shown to assist in alleviating pain, relieving anxiety and depression, improving skin health, offering neuroprotective benefits, and assisting in the management of cancer and other health conditions.
- Both CBG and CBD are non-psychoactive. That means neither compound provokes a “high” or mind-altering effect.
Even though there are a lot of similarities between CBG and CBD, it’s important to remember that these are two different compounds with slightly different effects on the human body. There’s some evidence that the beneficial effects of these cannabinoids may be magnified when taken together as opposed to in isolation. This phenomenon is called the “entourage effect.”