Hemp has been used in the food, culinary oil, and textile industries for decades. Recently, full spectrum hemp oil products have exploded onto the dietary supplement scene. So what does that mean for you? These new hemp products have been proven to provide a range of health benefits.
For those new to hemp oil, it’s important to note that there’s a difference between full spectrum hemp oil and cannabidiol (CBD) products. CBD itself is only one of more than 400 compounds that have been identified in Cannabis Sativa L. Unlike CBD isolate products, a full spectrum phyto-rich hemp extract includes a wide range of cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and fatty acids found naturally in the whole hemp plant. All of these compounds work together in what is called the entourage effect.
The science behind behind hemp as a dietary supplement is growing. How will this help you? Here are some of the ways full spectrum hemp oil can play a role in a healthy lifestyle:
Natural Anti-inflammatory and Pain Reliever
If you or someone you know has fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or some other condition where pain is a dominant symptom, then you know there’s a never-ending quest to seek relief. While there’s a plethora of pharmaceutical and over-the-counter options out there, the recent opioid crisis has many people searching for safer, non-addicting alternatives.
Research is ongoing about the effectiveness of cannabinoids in full spectrum hemp oil to suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain. One study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine showed these compounds significantly reduced chronic inflammation and pain in some mice and rats. In addition, the study showed the rodents didn’t build up a tolerance to the compounds.
Anxiety can literally stop you in your tracks and sometimes traditional drug options don’t cut it because they lose their effectiveness over time. A report in Neurotherapeutics, a peer-reviewed medical journal, found existing preclinical evidence strongly supports cannabidiol as a treatment for generalize anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder when administered acutely.
Helps Reduce Seizure Activity
Research has found that Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the components of full spectrum hemp oil, to be a promising therapeutic treatment for epilepsy and seizure disorders in both adults and children. A study published in Epilepsy & Behavior noted that CBD reduced seizure frequency in 85 percent of children while 14 percent experienced complete seizure freedom.
CBD has also demonstrated cancer-fighting capabilities in breast, lung, prostate, glioblastoma, and colon cancers. In addition, a study has shown that it has helped cancer patients manage the pain and nausea associated with chemotherapy.
Treatment Potential for Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurogenerative Disorders
Research has shown that using CBD to treat patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease may help limit, slow, or prevent permanent neural cell damage. When administered shortly after a blow to the head or a stroke, CBD’s anti-inflammatory potential may prevent neurological damage.
Research continues to uncover other potential health benefits of cannabinoids in full spectrum help oil. From promoting sleep to encouraging bone growth to providing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, hemp oil products provide all-natural, non-pharmaceutical options for a healthier lifestyle.
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NOTE: As with any supplement, check with your doctor before adding full spectrum hemp oil to your regimen to ensure it’s a good choice for you. This is especially true if you are taking certain anti-seizure medications. While full spectrum hemp oil is generally considered safe for most people, a few people may experience side effects such as depression, nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth, dizziness, or digestive troubles.