Swansea and Ireland-based company Hemp Heros manufactures full spectrum cannabidoil products - better known as CBD. The company works directly with organic hemp farmers across Europe to ensure they use the finest raw materials in their range of CBD products that include oils, rubs, and creams.
All of Hemp Heros products are made using industrial hemp which ensures it has no intoxicating effects whatsoever. Hemp Heros are committed to continuous research and development which led to a scientific research collaboration with Swansea University.
Data suggests CBD has health and wellbeing benefits
Existing research has already suggested that hemp products can have a positive impact on people’s health but there was a lack of evidence when it comes to CBD. Hemp Heros collaborated with Swansea University's Healthcare Technology Centre to ensure the products are aligned with its health claims through university-led research, development and innovation.
The Healthcare Technology Centre (HTC) provided a comprehensive review of medical cannabis that is currently approved for alleviation of symptoms associated conditions with severe forms of epilepsy; the side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea and vomiting, and for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients suffering with muscle stiffness and spasms.
The team also explored the effects of CBD-based products on stress, anxiety, and sleep, and role effects of CBD in these areas of quality of life; and in the prevention and treatment of central nervous system disorders and diseases - such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
This initial study has opened the door for future research activities around four key pillars: pain, sleep, anxiety, and recovery.
To date, CBD-based medicines in the UK are currently approved for alleviation of symptoms associated will multiple complex diseases. The NHS only provides prescriptions for CBD-based medicines when no other treatment is suitable or alternative options remain ineffective.
Many of the current CBD brands promote effectiveness of their products without any underpinning research. The Hemp Heros-Swansea University team is collaborating through academically rigorous studies to explore data, information, and knowledge, to underpin the company’s current and emerging products.
David Hartigan - Co-founder, Hemp Heros
"We started Hemp Heros with a clear vision to create a better, everyday life for our customers the natural way. We wanted to provide high quality products that people can trust.
We fully believe in the benefits that our products can bring and through our collaboration with Swansea University we aim to prove this."
The study also provides evidence to support its use for improving the health and wellbeing of pets – and important area as the CBD pet product market was valued at $27.7 million in 2019 and is set to expand by an estimated by more than 40 per cent over the next few years.
John Phillips - Co-founder, Hemp Heros:
“My dog, Alfie, suffered with arthritis for years and he narrowly missed being put-down after I treated him with Hemp Heros CBD products. It gave him back a quality of life that I did not think was possible.
Hemp Heros is here for the long-run and following this collaboration with Swansea University we are excited to announce that we are expanding our product range across Europe and the USA – helping to improve the lives of even more people and animals.”
For more information visit: www.hempheros.co.uk
This project is part of the Accelerate programme which is part-funded by the European Regional Development fund, through Welsh Government.