Hemp Oil: Benefits, Advantages, & Concerns

Before you jump into trying Hemp Oils, Topicals, or Edibles for the first time, there are some clear, research-backed benefits that you should be aware of. While ongoing confusion and controversies keep surfacing around hemp oil, whether it’s legal or not, and whether you are actually getting what you pay for, there are many research-based benefits that are hard to deny. I’m sure you’ve seen a large variety of hemp-infused products in retail stores and online, but like most people, you are skeptical about the potential health benefits? If so then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s uncover some of the potential health benefits of hemp oil.

Health Benefits of hemp oils that have made the News.

The biggest concern for many first-time hemp oil consumers is the simple question, “Will I get high?” The long and short answer is no. The fatty compounds derived from hemp plants are different from marijuana plants and contain very low levels of THC. To be considered legal under the 2018 Farm Act, legal hemp plants must contain less than 0.3% THC. So the answer is no, you won’t get high, however, hemp oil can provide you with several notable health benefits detailed below.

Hemp and Pain Relief

The most chronic pain disease is undoubtedly Arthritis with its’ severe aching properties. Others include migraine headaches and of course sport induced aches and pains. Studies have shown that hemp oil helps stop the body from absorbing anandamide which is the compound associated with regulating pain. Hemp Oil is best known for chronic pain management. In most hemp-related forums and discussion groups, you’ll find Hemp Oil is most often talked about for aiding in pain management.  

Hemp and Anxiety Management

While using THC laden marijuana has been shown to increase anxiety and paranoia in some people, hemp Oil does not contain psychoactive THC compounds, and has been shown to be a reliable anxiety reducer. It is important to remember that hemp does not make you feel high, rather it has been noted to provide a calming and focusing effect. Studies on hemp oil and Anxiety are extensive and ongoing, and continued research is needed to confirm and validate hemp's definitive effect on anxiety management. Current studies do show promise that hemp can be effective in helping people suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

Hemp extracts and Epilepsy Seizure Treatment

In a hemp-related Epilepsy breakthrough, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved EPIDIOLEX® oral solution for the treatment of epilepsy-related seizures associated with two epilepsy syndromes – Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome in June 2018. This was a long-overdue validation for longtime proponents of the viability of hemp as a health and wellness aid, and a clear sign that hemp Oil is on the radar of the global medical community for its overall potential.

Hemp and Nerve Cell Protection

Considered a neuroprotective compound, the consumption of hemp oil at the proper dosage has been shown to help individuals with neurodegenerative disorders. Hemp oil has been used to help treat patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease &  Alzheimers.

Is CBD for me? Conclusion

While we can all agree that continued studies into the medical effectiveness of hemp oils need to continue in an extensive fashion, it is hard to ignore current reports and evidence of hemp's positive benefits. That’s why our team at GRN hemp continues our dedication to manufacturing and delivering a wide range of the highest-quality & great tasting hemp oils all filled at our Henderson, Nevada facility, and confirmed by third-party lab tests. Nonetheless, when deciding whether or not to begin your hemp journey, it’s always recommended to consult your doctor for medical advice before substituting hemp-based products for any doctor prescribed health aide.

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