There is a lot of talk about CBD oil and I have done a lot of research to figure out if it's all hype or not. A lot of my patients have brought one in and some test well for it and some don't. For those that do test well for it they are getting good results and feel a difference. I have finally decided to bring Hemp Oil to the office. I like the one from Standard Process. Here are the health benefits of Hemp Oil.
Assist With Pain, Anxiety, and SleepHemp Oil is commonly used for assisting with pain, stress, sleep, and anxiety.
and more. Hemp Oil contains the terpenes beta-caryophyllene and myrcene. According to recent research, beta-caryophyllene acts as a cannabinoid in the body. It engages some of the same cell sites as smoked cannabis. In particular, the terpene interacts with cell receptors that regulate the immune system. Myrcene has been found to have antidepressant and anti-inflammatory effects. It also acts as an antioxidant and helps molecules move across cell membranes. The combination of high levels of vitamins E, B, B1, and B2 found in Hemp oil along with its content of potassium, magnesium, and omega-3 make hemp a powerful superfood.
Supports Healthy Skin, Hair, and NailsHemp seed oil is often used as a moisturizer for the skin, and for good reason. Studies have indicated that hemp seed oil can dramatically decrease skin dryness to alleviate itching and irritation. Moreover, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may protect against the aging process while soothing the skin.
Excellent Nutrition for Your BrainHemp seed oil contains essential fatty acids, including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), that are required for brain development. DHA is crucial to the health of the brain as well as the retina of the eye, particularly in the first year of life. Mothers who supplement with hempseed oil during pregnancy may provide brain- and eye-protective benefits for the developing baby.
Hemp seed oil has a 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids, a balance that has been shown to support heart health and promote proper cardiovascular function. These nutrients play a role in many biological processes and may help prevent a number of degenerative diseases.
Good for Heart Health
Balanced HormonesHemp seed oil is a rich source of gamma-linolic acid (GLA), a type of omega 6 fatty acid. Studies have shown that GLA is useful in helping the body balance hormones. For women, supplementing with GLA can help ease premenstrual syndrome. They may also reduce cramping and pain during menstruation.
Supports the Immune SystemThe essential fatty acids in hemp seed oil have been shown to promote healthy flora in the intestines and support immune system response and function. This can be very helpful during the cold and flu season when viruses are running rampant at school, work, and in everyday social interactions.
Improves MoodYet another benefit of essential fatty acids is mood health. Several studies have shown that Omega 3 supplementation can improve symptoms in bipolar disorder. This could be because essential fatty acids are critical to maintaining brain function. Endocannabinoids are also essential for mood. The endocannabinoid system regulates the release of neurotransmitters, some of which play major roles in conditions like depression and anxiety.
Hemp oil gets confused with Cannabis oil so here is the break down: Hemp Oil is from the Cannabis Sativa plant but only the seed is cold-pressed to obtain the oil. It is also called Hemp Seed Oil. It is not tested for CBD content but most likely contains a small amount as it is from the Cannabis Sativa Plant. Hemp Oil is regulated in its production and is tested to not contain THC. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant, most commonly known as cannabis.
Both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body and brain, but they differed dramatically in their effects. CBD is non-psychoactive which means that it will not get the user high.
Besides Hemp Oil there is also Hemp Extract Oil also known as CBD oil. CBD oil is also from Cannabis Sativa plant. Hemp Extract is made from the entire plant including leaf, seed and stem. Most oils on the market selling as CBD oil are 97% or more Hemp Seed Oil, mct oil or vegetable glycerine and 3% Hemp Extract. This does not contain THC and is legal in all 50 states.
Cannabis Oil is from the marijuana plant, Cannabis Indicas. The oil is extracted from the leaves of the Cannabis plant. It contains high levels of THC. It is illegal in most states. It is used for medicinal purposes and as a recreational drug.
So if you think you have one or more of the above health concerns and hemp oil could help you let me know and I can test you at your next visit to see if it's what your body needs!