Benefits of Hemp Oil


Hemp is growing every day in popularity and rightfully so. So, what are the benefits of Hemp Oil? 

Cannabidiol is a compound found in cannabis plants that may have various benefits in treating various ailments and medical conditions. Hemp oil comes from hemp and has less than 0.3% THC. It is non-psychoactive, so it won't make you high or alter your brain functionality at all. The cannabinoid that does make you high is THC, which is found in cannabis.

In our body, we have what is called an endocannabinoid system which works with the natural cannabinoid receptors in our brain and immune system to reduce inflammation, pain, anxiety. 

The World Health Organization published a report in 2017 stating potential benefits of Hemp oil.

Below are the top 5 benefits of Hemp oil products according to the World Health Organization

  1. Pain and Inflammation Relief
  2. Anxiety and Depression Relief
  3. Promotes Better Sleep
  4. May Prevent Seizures
  5. Improves Overall Mood

Hemp may be able to help you manage your pain and reduce inflammation. Studies have shown that when Hemp enters your body, it interacts with our endocanabinoid systems and more precisely our Hemp1 receptor. The CB1 receptors, which are present throughout our body, but mainly our brain, deal with pain, emotion, mood appetite and memory. 

Other studies have shown positive effect of Hemp Oil for arthritis and joint pain. If you have an inflammatory disease causing you pain, Hemp might be able to help. It could provide a natural way to reduce your pain without taking over the counter medications or prescription pain killers. Not to mention the risk of dependency is much lower.

  1. Anxiety Relief

Over 300 million people in the world suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization. Depression is the single largest contributor to disability in the world, while anxiety disorder ranks 6th. 

Studies have shown the benefits of using Hemp to reduce depression and anxiety. It also helps with social anxiety, PTSD, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive-disorder (OCD).

These qualities are linked to Hemp's ability to act on the brain’s receptors for serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior.

  1. Promotes Better Sleep

A lot of people think that Hemp oil is a sedative but it's not. Hemp enhances relaxation, reduces anxiety and stress. This makes it easier for you to fall asleep at night and have a long and better sleep. 

  1. May Prevent Seizures

Since Hemp acts on our endocannabinoid system and other brain signaling systems, researchers believe that Hemp may help those with neurological disorders such as seizures.

Epidiolex is the only FDA approved medication containing Hemp for seizures. According to the clinical trials, Hemp oil may reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of seizures. However, despite these promising signs, the FDA has warned that more research is necessary before any health claims to Hemp can be made. 

  1. Improves Overall Mood 

Hemp can have a positive effect on your internal hormonal balance and overall mood. Just like Hemp regulates stress and anxiety, Hemp also regulates your mood. It can also increase your level of serotonin. 

The Bottom Line 

Hemp has shown a huge promise in helping ease and relive a number of diseases. As research on the health benefits of Hemp continues to be done, more will be known about the efficacy, and uses on this natural remedy.