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Why Hemp Honey Is So Good For You

If your tummy’s feeling rumbly from bad bacteria then, as Winnie the Pooh likes to sing, “Hum dum dee dum. Hum dum dee dum. Time for something Sweet” Joe’s. There's no doubt honey has the power to kill bacteria. Studies have shown that it is effective against dozens of strains, including E. coli and salmonella. 

While humans have been harvesting honey for its medicinal properties since about 8000 B.C. the additional benefits of hemp honey in particular have been largely unsung.

Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C.

The food we eat plays a vital role in the health of our bodies. However, new research also shows a direct link between our gut and our mood. Hemp honey combines two superfoods to provide incredible benefits for the body and mind. 

Hemp Honey Benefits the Body

How Honey Kills Bacteria

An enzyme in honey naturally generates hydrogen peroxide and is acidic, which protects both the honey and its consumer from unwanted microorganisms and acts as an anti-spoiling mechanism

Sore Throats

Honey is often used to soothe and treat sore throats. A more holistic take on the common saying “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” should more appropriately be, “a spoonful of honey is the medicine.” No need for refined sugar or manufactured drugs. 

Upper Respiratory Aid

One study’s results showed that taking ½ tsp (2.5-mL) dose of honey before sleep worked better on coughs caused by upper respiratory infection than the common drugs dextromethorphan (DM) and diphenhydramine (DPH). 

Blood Pressure 

Honey’s mix of phytonutrients and antioxidants are additionally linked to lower blood pressure and reduced risk of heart attacks and strokes. There is even evidence mounting that honey may have the potential to be an anticancer agent through several mechanisms. 

CBD Honey

Broad Spectrum Hemp

Broad Spectrum Hemp contains the full range of the cannabinoids and terpenes contained in the hemp plant. This full range of phytocompounds work together and interact with the body's Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Similar to the nervous system, the ECS is complex and is made of cell receptors. It is often called the body’s master control system and works to regulate body functions and maintain homeostasis. An example of maintaining homeostasis is when a person is hot, and begins to sweat to cool down. 

The body produces endocannabinoids that bind and interact with the ECS’s CB1 and CB2 cell receptors. When the interaction occurs, the ECS is activated to help bring back balance.

Some experts are researching if low levels of cannabinoids, called Endocannabinoid Deficiency, are connected to medical conditions. Broad spectrum hemp may be one solution to help with low levels of cannabinoids produced in the body.

Cannabinoids produced by the hemp plant are called phytocannabinoids. When phytocannabinoids are absorbed, the body does not distinguish them from the endocannabinoids it naturally produces. The additional phytocannabinoids from hemp are then used to activate the ESC and facilitate homeostasis. 

CBD honey is a perfect place to start balancing your gut and calming your mind

Mood - The brain-gut connection 

Taking a holistic approach to wellness rather than just treating the symptoms of anxiety and depression starts with your gut. 

Replacing processed foods and sugars with wholesome supercharged sustenance like CBD honey is a perfect place to start balancing your gut and calming your mind.

Your gut has a neural network that is capable of leveraging your gut’s bacteria to produce essential chemicals. This gut bacteria is called a microbiome. Consider this; your gut contains 90% of the body’s serotonin receptors

Serotonin is a chemical that has a wide variety of functions in the human body, and it contributes to wellbeing and happiness. As a result, Serotonin is often called the happy chemical. 

Here’s What’s Special About Sweet Joe’s Raw Hemp Honey

Sweet Joe’s raw unfiltered Colorado hemp honey is packed with superfood goodness to support your full range of needs. Sweet Joe’s is Beegan friendly. 

A beegan is someone who abstains from all animal products from their diet, with the exception of honey. This is important because it means Sweet Joe’s Colorado hemp honey is environmentally friendly, cruelty free, healthy, and supports the bees. 

It also fuels your body with phytonutrients and antioxidants to help prevent or slow damage to cells caused by excess free radicals. 

Free radicals naturally occur in the human body; a balance of free radicals and antioxidants are needed for proper function and regulation to prevent adverse effects such as disease. Using CBD hemp honey routinely in your diet can help achieve improvements in your health and wellbeing.

Also, Sweet Joe’s is both an adaptogen and a honey nootropic. CBD honey helps you adapt to stress and exert a normalizing effect upon your body processes. Hemp honey benefits the mind by being a source of polyphenols and other nootropic compounds that potentially aid in focus, improved memory, and reduction in anxiety with daily use.

The more we understand about the body’s complex interactions the more we realize the food we eat is the new frontier of health. The pantry is the new medicine cabinet, so grab some Sweet Joe’s CBD honey and start living a better type of wellness.

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Ahmed, Sarfraz, and Nor Hayati Othman. “Honey as a Potential Natural Anticancer Agent: a Review of Its Mechanisms.” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : ECAM, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2013, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3865795/.

Boukraâ, Laïd. Honey in Traditional and Modern Medicine. CRC Press, 2016.

“The Brain-Gut Connection.” The Brain-Gut Connection | Johns Hopkins Medicine, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/the-brain-gut-connection.

Carpenter, Siri. Monitor on Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2012, www.apa.org/monitor/2012/09/gut-feeling.

Khalil, M I, and S A Sulaiman. “The potential role of honey and its polyphenols in preventing heart diseases: a review.” African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines : AJTCAM vol. 7,4 (2010): 315-21. doi:10.4314/ajtcam.v7i4.56693

Lusby PE, Coombes AL, Wilkinson JM. Bactericidal activity of different honeys against pathogenic bacteria. Arch Med Res. 2005;36(5):464-467. doi:10.1016/j.arcmed.2005.03.038

Naidoo, Uma. “Gut Feelings: How Food Affects Your Mood.” Harvard Health Blog, 27 Mar. 2019, www.health.harvard.edu/blog/gut-feelings-how-food-affects-your-mood-2018120715548.

Mijanur Rahman, Mohammad, et al. “Neurological Effects of Honey: Current and Future Prospects.” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Hindawi, 27 Apr. 2014, www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2014/958721/.

Russo, Ethan B. “Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Reconsidered: Current Research Supports the Theory in Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel, and Other Treatment-Resistant Syndromes.” Cannabis and cannabinoid research vol. 1,1 154-165. 1 Jul. 2016, doi:10.1089/can.2016.0009

Shadkam MN, Mozaffari-Khosravi H, Mozayan MR. A comparison of the effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and diphenhydramine on nightly cough and sleep quality in children and their parents. J Altern Complement Med. 2010;16(7):787-793. doi:10.1089/acm.2009.0311






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