Hemp oil is characterized with a low percentage of THC. THC is the biochemical substance that cause the mind-altering "high" state that everyone keeps talking about. Hemp oil has extremely low measures of THC (
In addition to this, hemp is also effective for many other chronic health issues, including depression and anxiety as mentioned earlier. There are also an ever increasing number of studies that show hemp is also effective in the treatment of disease like diabetes, PTSD, alcohol addiction and other neurological disorders. The cannabinoids present in hemp oil help relieve the unpleasant symptoms of craving, pain, seizures, spasms etc.
Hemp oil has restorative and nutrition value, and it can be both used externally as well as ingested. Research is currently being conducted on pinpointing how exactly these compounds present in hemp oil help in bringing down inflammation and alleviating pain, particularly because hemp oil appears to work even when other medications do not.
Consuming hemp seeds along with the application of hemp oil can help the arthritis patients get relief faster, as the nutritional value increases. To elaborate, you get nutrition by consuming the hemp seeds and get relief from pain through external application of the hemp oil.
Ongoing investigations have demonstrated that cannabinoids have good anti-inflammatory properties. This implies that hemp oil will have an immediate and direct effect on any inflammation based health problems, for example, joint pain due to arthritis, rheumatoid joint inflammation, osteoarthritis and some more.
Woodcock emphasizes that while CBD seems to have potent anti-inflammatory qualities, THC does, too, and the two often work more effectively together. In her opinion, a full-spectrum medical cannabis product containing both THC and CBD will work faster due to THC’s direct effects on the receptors which control inflammation on the body.
“Overall, the research literature indicates that cannabinoids, including CBD, could potentially be very effective anti-inflammatory agents for nervous tissue inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, vascular inflammation and certain types of cancers that are triggered by chronic inflammation,” Riggle told Weedmaps.
Woodcock asserts that, compared with other anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen, CBD represents a safe alternative. “CBD provides inflammation relief without the blood-thinning or stomach ulceration side effects that traditional over-the-counter anti-inflammatories can cause.”
CBD shows potential as a plant-derived anti-inflammatory without the side effects of medications. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
“I have taken CBD to fight inflammation and have tried four different brands,” Allen explained. “I didn’t notice a difference with any of the brands. So, I prefer to use my other anti-inflammatories, like Plaquinel, low-dose naltrexone, and turmeric.”
Inflammation and oxidative stress are involved in many diseases. Chronic inflammation may be caused by autoimmune disorders, untreated infections, or illnesses, and often plays a role in conditions such as asthma, cancer, and diabetes. Factors such as smoking, obesity, or stress may also contribute to chronic inflammation.
Orr first experimented with medical marijuana with mixed results, then discovered CBD. “I’ve found more long-term success with fewer side effects from CBD oil,” Orr stated.
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CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. More study in humans is needed in this area to substantiate the claims of CBD proponents about pain control.
Some CBD manufacturers have come under government scrutiny for wild, indefensible claims, such that CBD is a cure-all for cancer, which it is not. We need more research but CBD may be prove to be an option for managing anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. Without sufficient high-quality evidence in human studies we can’t pinpoint effective doses, and because CBD is currently is mostly available as an unregulated supplement, it’s difficult to know exactly what you are getting. If you decide to try CBD, talk with your doctor — if for no other reason than to make sure it won’t affect other medications you are taking.
The bottom line on cannabidiol
Cannabidiol (CBD) has been recently covered in the media, and you may have even seen it as an add-in booster to your post-workout smoothie or morning coffee. What exactly is CBD? Why is it suddenly so popular?
CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a "high." According to a report from the World Health Organization, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."
CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and, in some cases, it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking. Recently the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.