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hemp extract oil uses

This summer the FDA approved the first-ever hemp extract drug for the treatment of seizures in rare forms of epilepsy [8]. This ground-breaking approval may allow for continued research into the medicinal benefits of hemp extract.

Hemp extract has external benefits as well as internal. In fact, hemp extract has been found to reduce acne [12].

Due to the fact that hemp extract binds to receptors in the brain responsible for mood, sleep and appetite, mimicking the neurotransmitter serotonin, there is indication that hemp extract oil may be a possible treatment for anxiety and depression.

6. Hemp extract could help lower risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Several studies have found that hemp extract and hemp extract oil may relieve chronic pain and reduce inflammation, showing promising results for future research. A recent review of studies found that hemp extract can reduce inflammation in joints and other parts of the body in rats with no possible side effects [1]. This gives hope that the same can be found in humans.

While they recognize that hemp extract oil is not a cure, hemp extract has been shown to aid in slowing the progression of several types of cancer, including breast, lung, prostate and colon [6].

Hemp extract can also alleviate pain associated with cancer, such as nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy [7].

Hemp extract (or CBD – cannabidiol) is one of over 100 compounds found in the cannabis plant. However, unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive because of its chemical properties and reaction in the body. Recently, CBD has gained popularity for its health benefits. This summer the FDA approved the first ever CBD (or hemp extract) oil for treatment of epilepsy (Read more here).

The endocannabinoid system closely interacts with and supports healthy immune function.* In fact, immune cells have cannabinoid receptors and even secrete their own endocannabinoids and have a transport system for these chemicals. Endocannabinoids exert an immune-modulating effect, enhancing immune function when needed, as well as down-regulating immune function in cases of autoimmune conditions.*

The shaky, sweaty, nervous-stomach stressed state appears to be no match for phytocannabinoids.* A 2011 double-blind study found that 600 mg of the phytocannabinoid CBD administered to those with social anxiety disorder (SAD) 90 minutes before a public speaking test helped manage the physiological symptoms of stress.* Participants maintained normal blood pressure and heart rate and reported lower levels of discomfort, resulting in a similar presentation as those without SAD.* In fact, a neuroimaging study found that participants had increased activity in the brain region associated with mediating stress when they took 400 mg of CBD oil than when they did not.*

2. It can soothe aching joints.*

Hemp oil extract is rich in many health-promoting compounds, especially those that interact with our endocannabinoid system—a widespread regulatory system that affects digestive and immune functions, brain health, and more.*

Hemp oil can be purchased in various forms, including oil, capsule, and topical products. Although there is no standard dosage, integrative neurologist Ilene Ruhoy, M.D., Ph.D., explains, when it comes to recommending a dose, it “really depends on what I am treating, and there is a wide range, but often up to 300 mg per day.”

One in three American adults reports not getting enough sleep, according to the CDC. Lack of sleep, whether it is due to anxiety, diagnosed sleep disorders, or other disruptions, causes more than just groggy mornings; over time it can affect overall health.