While most people will think of the drug properties when they hear cannabis or hemp, there are some important details to understand, because hemp is not a drug. As a drug, THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid found in the female flowers) and CBD (the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the stalks) has since been proven as two of the most versatile medicinal compounds on the planet. For instance, CBD has been found to have inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects, as well as sedating, hypnotic, anti-epileptic and anti-dystonic effects, among other healing attributes.
CBD does not ‘get you high,’ as they say, but it will relax you, soothe pain, help regulate sleep patterns, control certain cancers, stimulates bone growth, and stops the growth of bacteria, as well as it suppresses muscle spasms and convulsions, slows inflammation, reduces blood sugar levels, reduces the risk of artery obstructions, decreases pressure in the blood vessel walls, helps control epileptic seizures, reduces risk of nerve damage, and eases nausea. THC has a long list of applications as well, but as we await further legalization, it is outlawed in many states around the US.
Now, hemp is a different animal because it’s not used as a drug, but is a very valuable fiber because the plant grows fast and the fibers are among the most durable in the world. Hemp fibers are so strong that they can place cotton canvas, metal, glass, as well as cotton denim, with other industrial uses. The fine folks over at iLoveBad Organics understand. They produce clothing, blankets and dog beds from hemp. I reached out to them to test out their hemp products and found that they are indeed some of the finest and most durable. But first, let me explain…
The boxer briefs are fitted, soft, and breathable, and are also made of organic cotton and hemp. Not that I push underwear beyond the one-a-day maximum limit, I do notice that upon summer’s hottest days, these work great at remaining fresher, longer. The socks are similar in this regard, because they offer a sweat-free and breathable sock experience that I’ve not found in other pairs, ever. The fabric is strong, stretchable and very breathable, which make them my goto sock for hot adventure trips. All of iLoveBad's products are very well crafted, made to last and for optimal livability.
If you would like to learn more about iLoveBad Organics, click here.
(Main photo by tusnelda via Flickr. Product photos by © iLoveBad Organics. Cali photos by E&P.)