Terpenes

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What are they?

These are potent, organic elements that occur in plants. They provide incredible smells, delicious flavours and therapeutic benefits to the fruits you love, the forests you’ve explored, and now the hemp products you use too bring health and wellness.

How does this relate to CBD?

CBD is a therapeutic compound that occurs in the Hemp plant. Hemp gives off a powerful scent, this scent is a result of the terpene content found within the Hemp flower. Cannabis has a pungent smell, as does Hemp. The scent comes from Myrcene, one of the most common Hemp terpenes, CBD rich Hemp strains contain complex mixtures of terpene compounds. They range from piney and earthy to floral and fruity. The different combinations of terpenes can influence the body and mind in unique ways. There are over 20,000 terpenes that have been identified in the natural world. Cannabis and Hemp have roughly 100. These are the common Hemp terpene:

  • Myrcene (musk & cloves)
  • Linalool (floral & spice)
  • Pinene (pine & sweet)
  • Caryophyllene (wood & spice)
  • Humulene (earthy)
  • Limonene (citrus)
  • Ocimene (floral)
  • Bisabolol (sweet & floral)

Each of the above also occur in other plants, here are some examples:

  • Myrcene: Lemongrass, citrus
  • Linolool: Lavender, citrus, rosewood
  • Pinene: Conifer, trees, pine
  • Caryophyllene: Basil, black pepper, oregano
  • Humulene: Hops, basil
  • Limonene: Lemons, peppermint
  • Ocimene: Mandarin, basil, peppermint
  • Bisabolol: Basil, chamomile, cedar wood

Terpene Benefits

  • Myrcene is a potent anti-inflammatory compound. It also can be sedating, relaxing and can help aid sleep.
  • Linalool relieves stress and depressive symptoms. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce pain.
  • Pinene has neuroprotective properties helping memory and it has anti-microbial effects, this can help fight bacteria and fungal cells and also reduces inflammation.
  • Caryophyllene shows promise in assisting cancer treatments, it also fights inflammation and reduces pain.
  • Humulene, another potent anti-inflammatory, shines in the treatment of allergic asthma symptoms.
  • Limonene is a great mood elevator, and studies have found it to be more effective than common anti-depressants. It is also capable of balancing hormone levels within the human system.
  • Ocimene is one of the significant elements of natural plants that provide anti-oxidants, anti-proliferative (inhibits cell growth, tumours) and anti-inflammatory.
  • Bisabolol reduces pain and is helpful in pain management.

so from this information, you can see why CBD, the other commands and Terpenes together offer great benefits for so many common ailments that we experience.

why choose hemp

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Hemp seed oil has been clinically proven to alleviate dry skin, minor skin abrasions, acne, eczema and psoriasis. Hemp seed oil is also the highest oil in essential fatty acids and is incredibly rich in omega 3 oils.

Filled with essential nutrients, Hemp seed oil is natures richest source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which are known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties. PUFAs increase the moisture retention of the skin, keeping it soft and supple. Retaining this moisture also strengthens skin and hair – enhancing the body’s natural defences against pollution, sun and dry hair. Hemp seed oil has a high content for vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that traps excess free radicals which can injure, age degenerate and kill our cells and tissues.

All our Hemp products are cruelty free, organic, vegan and sustainably sourced. Choose from Hemp hand wash, Hemp body wash, Hemp soap, Hemp shampoo, Hemp conditioner. We also do tattoo balm, beard balm, a pungent smelling foot gel, and our Hemp body lotion is helping many customers with skin issues, give it a try!

CBD and your Dog

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Dogs are a massive part of many peoples lives. These cheerful canines bring great joy, fun and companionship, however owning a pet also brings worry and issues with old age and illness. Its hard to see your fury friend suffer with chronic illness, pain, discomfort and disease. Dogs are prone to many of the same ailments and diseases as us humans such as anxiety, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and general pain and discomfort. Many struggle to do basic activities like climbing stairs due to old age. Have you felt like there are only few ways to help them? Have you looked into trying CBD oil?

CBD (cannabidiol oil) is a liquid extracted from Hemp plants. Recently becoming well-known for its therapeutic qualities. Not to be confused with THC also found in Hemp but is known for its psychoactive elements. CBD will not get your pet high. It has been shown to have various positive effects, such as calming anxiety, pain relief and inflammation, and even lessoning frequency of seizures, aiding sleep and cancer.

After centuries of experimentation and use on humans, CBD oil has entered the animal market. It is very important that you should not give CBD with any THC in. At Running On Hempty our drops contain Zero THC.

The same as humans, CBD oil interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) this is in all mammal, it is responsible for the regulation of sleep, memory and immunity to disease. During this interaction, CBD and other cannibiniods develop a therapeutic effect, capable of treating ailments like seizures, chronic pain, joint pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression and even insomnia. It’s medical effects have been known for thousands of years in humans, its just been a matter of time before its come into the pet market.

Is it safe?

Like in humans, some doctors/vets question the effectiveness and side effects and because they would prefer scientific evidence and a hard fast dosage they shy away. Other however, are promoting this and encouraging patients and animal owner to try it. CBD oil is considered low risk and safe. Like any new substance you should do your homework and make sure the oil you buy is from a trusted supplier that have third party lab testing, making sure its extracted safely with no pesticides, metals and toxins and THC free. It can have the same very low side effects for some as in humans, too much can cause fatigue, dry mouth and a possible upset tummy. You need to find out the correct dosage but even a lethal overdose would not be a risk. You should chat with your vet if your dog takes any medication, same for humans as CBD could interact with those tablets.

Dosage

The weight of your dog is very important in finding the right dosage as most methods rely on a number of mailgrams per a certain amount of weight.

In a 10 ml bottle of CBD oil there are 200 drops this means:

  • in a 250 milligram strength bottle there is 1.25 milligrams per drop
  • in a 500 milligram strength bottle there is 2.5 milligrams per drop
  • in a 1000 milligram strength bottle there is 5 milligrams per drop.

For both cats and dogs a good rule of thumb is to start with 1-2 milligrams for every 10 pounds your pet weighs.

For example our dog Dotty is 70 pounds, if we wanted to give her 1mg for very 10 pounds of 250mg strength CBD oil, we should be giving her around 6 drops as 7mg divided by 1.25 is 5.6mg.

If we wanted to instead give her 2 milligrams per 10 pounds of 250mg strength CBD oil we should be giving her around 11 drops as 14mg divided by 1.25 is 11.2.

If we wanted to give her the 500mg strength CBD oil and give her 1 milligram per 10 pounds she should be getting around 3 drops as 7mg divided by 2.5 is 2.8.

here is the math:

For 250mg bottle of CBD oil

  • (if wanting to give your dog 1mg) 1 milligrams for every 10lbs your dog weighs divided by 1.25
  • (if wanting to give your dog 2mg) 2 milligrams for every 10lbs your dog weighs divided by 1.25

For 500mg bottle of CBD oil

  • (if wanting to give your dog 1mg) 1 milligrams for every 10lbs your dog weighs divided by 2.5
  • (if wanting to give your dog 2mg) 2 milligrams for every 10lbs your dog weighs divided by 2.5

The purpose

The dosage will depend on what type of condition you are trying to treat. In general the CBD dosage will be lower if you are using the oil for therapeutic reasons such as anxiety, inflammation, and pain from injury. For medical purposes such as epilepsy or diabetes etc usually CBD is places under the tongue for faster absorption but this can be tricky with pets so putting in into their food is fine.

Mixing medications

This can be dangerous. If your dog currently takes any other medication you must consult with a vet. some medicines have negative interactions with CBD oil. A vet will be able to which is safe to work with CBD oil. Organic CBD is best, it needs to be third party lab tested and free from pesticides, heavy metals and toxins, also check how it is it extracted, C02 extracted is best. This is only a guide and other suppliers may use different guides. You must check the product and consult a vet to check suitability.

Before and after images of using CBD pain balm

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My daughter got stepped on by a horse! My go to treatment was an ice pack and to rub in our very own CBD VEGAN PAIN BALM 
Within 12 hours the swelling had gone, bruising was half and the pain was minimal. We applied it at teatime and bedtime and by the Morning the results were amazing. Available to order for speedy delivery. Always have a tin at home for emergencies. Use on bruising, muscle pain, joint pain. Eases pain, swelling, inflammation, and stiffness 

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CBD and OCD

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( obsessive compulsive Disorder) This condition is more common than originally thought according to recent reports from national institute of mental health (NIMTT) many people are starting to try CBD to help ease symptoms. OCD is a roller coaster and cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted or intrusive thoughts, memories and images that trigger feelings of distress. The resulting compulsions are various behaviours an OCD individual engages in to control the obsessions and / or cope with feelings of distress. 
Independent studies as well as history has provided evidence that CBD can offer therapeutic qualities and medical cannabis is widely being used for treating conditions that cause convulsions, seizures, muscle spasms and all sorts of anxieties. In the uk more tests and research is needed but is ongoing. Researchers know it can be very useful in helping with mood, sleep, anxiety, depressions, ADHD, menopause, PTSD and therefore can help with OCD regulating mood as well as dampening sensations of fear, stress, panic and anxiety and allowing better sleep. CBD increases production signalling and giving off a natural antidepressant “happiness hormone” as it’s been known ,helping with depression, anxiety and stress. OCD falls within this remit. Cannabinoids could help regulate neurotransmitters. These are chemical messengers which carry signals between cells in he body. The CBD enhances the body’s own Endocannabinoid system. Many OCD sufferers have had significant changes. Some still need other medications so it works alongside. Always speak to a medical professional if you want to try using CBD oil. It is important especially if you are taking other medications. As they can interact with them and make them less effective or more effective.At running on hempty our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease/ illness.

CBD and PTSD

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Most of us have experienced trauma in some way .It can come from many places- abuse, war ,accidents, disasters or traumatic loss or a traumatic experience.It can overwhelm and effect our ability to cope . Response to trauma can have devastating consequences. If someone is feeling distressed , disconnected, or isolated after experiencing or witnessing a life threatening, life changing or traumatic event. They may have PTSD . Current treatments don’t work for everyone and can cause side effects plus addiction .
Recently studies have shown that CBD can help ease symptoms naturally. CBD is a component of cannabis sativa .
WHAT IS PTSD ?
PTSD is a chronic psychological condition that can develop after experiencing a traumatic event . Some people feel that it can only happen to war veterans but it can effect anyone.
Trauma effects the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex system that involves nerves and cells, known as neurons 
Which transmit signals from the brain to parts of the body . When the brain experiences ANY event that has a negative consequence from stress or danger the hormone adrenaline kick in via the sympathetic nervous system. This is commonly known as “ fight or flight “ This is a naturally built in stress response . 
However in PTSD the stress response is heightened, and instead of returning to normal, soon after the threat is over , it’s pushed beyond its limits and becomes “ stuck”
The nervous system looses its ability to self regulate, leading to psychological and physical distress. This state is known as hyper vigilance the body stays continuously alert to avoid danger.
TREATMENT 
conventional treatment is usually psychotherapy, talking and include antidepressants. Unfortunately these treatments are not hugely effective and some find they get unwanted side effects and even addiction.
CBD has been found to greatly help sufferers and cause no side effects also using it alongside these other suggestions 
Yoga/meditation 
Relaxation 
Good sleep 
Using support networks 
Exercise 
A well balanced and clean diet 
PTSD IS NOT CURABLE but you can learn to live with it , ease the symptoms nd not let it run your life . 
BENEFITS FOUND OF USING CBD OIL 
*It significantly reduces nightmares ,flashbacks,night terrors and persistent memories 
*CBD disrupts the feelings of long term fear memory 
*reduces anxiety and depression 
*eases insomnia improves the quality and quantity of sleep 
*calms the fight and flight feelings 
SO HOW DOES CBD OIL HELP 
The CBD compound influences the body’s (ECS) Endocannabinoid system. It supports the internal balance maintaining homeostasis. The ECS plays a crucial role in brain and nervous system function. Helping with appetite, sleep , pain and cognitive function 

To break it down, CB1 and CB2 are receptors that cannabinoids like CBD target.

The CB1 Receptors: Regulating the Brain & Nervous System

These are found in the brain and the nervous system. CB1 receptors play a role in fear memory formation, appetite, pain tolerance, and mood. The mood enhancing neurotransmitter anandamide activates CB1, and when anandamide levels are low, it creates a deficiency of CB1 receptors leading to increased levels of stress and anxiety.

The CB2 Receptors: Regulating Pain & Inflammation

The CB2 receptors regulate inflammation, a primary cause of many diseases.

High concentrations of CB2 receptors are found in the immune and gastrointestinal system. CB2 receptors bind with CBD and regulate appetite, immunity, inflammation, and pain.

It’s thought that in people with PTSD, ECS signaling is disrupted due to endocannabinoid deficiencies or excess — resulting in increased anxiety, fear, and unpleasant memories.

Most cannabinoids act on both CB1 and CB2 receptors, helping them to regain normal function.

As a result, CBD may be useful for PTSD patients.

For therapists

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Are you a therapist or perhaps a physio that offer massage? Just before lock down i had offered local therapists an amazing deal on High quality, luxurious CBD massage oil . It is available from Running on Hempty for personal use . It is one of my best sellers as it gives so many benefits.
I had some great feedback from therapists using it and customers who had a massage . Get in touch with me either now or after lock down as I will be continuing to offer great discounts to therapists on this amazing product . 
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Pain
Stress
Sleep 
Sore , achey muscles 
Pain 
And more 
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CBD and acne

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What causes acne?

Acne is most common in teenagers, particularly when going through puberty, but it can affect people of all ages. It is a skin condition that causes whiteheads, blackheads and pimples as a result of hair follicles on the face and upper body becoming clogged with oil and dead skin.

Causes of acne

The area around the face and upper body have the most oil-producing glands, these oil glands (sebaceous glands) are connected to your hair follicles and can result in acne for four main reasons: –

Excess oil production – The sebaceous glands can overproduce oil (or sebum) giving a greasy look. This can lead to the blocking of the follicles.
Follicles become clogged by oil and dead skin – When the follicles are blocked, they become inflamed and a build-up of dead skin cells occurs. This problem gets progressively worse because more oil and dead skin continue to be produced and can result in cyst-like lumps forming.
Build-up of bacteria – The inability to clear the pores can result in them becoming infected with bacteria, which can worsen inflammation, compounding the problem
Hormones, medication and stress – A number of factors can make acne worse, including androgens, which are hormones released through puberty which cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge, causing blockages. Certain medications and stress have also been demonstrated as causes of worsening acne.
Common myths are that acne can be caused by eating greasy foods and by poor hygiene.

Can CBD oil treat acne?

CBD is thought to stop acne by reducing excess oil production from the oil-producing glands in the skin. This prevents the follicles from becoming clogged by oil which reduces dead skin build-up and consequently stops it from forming in the first instances.

CBD achieves this by exhibiting its anti-inflammatory effects on the oil-producing glands, resulting in a reduction in oil production

Over 90% of the population worldwide suffer from acne at some point in their life. And despite being so common, for some people, it can be a condition that affects their mental health and sociability due to its knock-on effects.

Promising studies have been done but not enough evidence has been documented. There are plenty of anecdotal evidence across the internet strongly backing its use . Many famous faces are saying they are using it for wellness and CBD now comes in many skincare products. We know that hemp seed oil has been clinically proven to help with problem skin , dry , scars , psoriasis and Eczema so it could well be true that CBD also has great potential too . More trials and research is needed. It seems the scientific theory is there it just needs putting on paper and getting it clinically assessed under the right setting to prove its effectiveness.
At running on Hempty are products are not intended to diagnose,treat,cure or prevent any disease or illness . Our products are either a food supplement or body product.
Consult a medical professional before taking cbd products.