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 (
Hemp Oil is helpful in treating Arthritis Pain
NEW DELHI , Jan. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hemp oil is extracted from the plant called "Cannabis Sativa". Despite the fact that it is a similar plant from which marijuana (hemp’s infamous cousin), people have finally started realizing its benefits. The difference between the two is especially crucial for those who want to keep any mind-altering substances at bay; on that note, it is important to note that hemp is the non-mind-altering version of the cannabis plant.
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.
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.
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Specifically to this topic, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, one of the key endogenous systems regulating pain sensation, which has modulatory actions at all stages of pain processing. The interaction of CBD with this system creates analgesic (pain relief) and anti-inflammatory effects.
More studies are currently being conducted to understand the exact nature of how these compounds work in reducing pain and lowering inflammation, especially due to the fact that they seem to work where even the most potent pain medication doesn’t.
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Luckily, after decades of cannabis-related stigma, governmental organizations are finally waking up to the enormous healing potential that CBD oil has for those suffering from chronic health issues. Research results are unequivocal and mounting, as failing to approve a medicinally valuable substance with no side effects is becoming recognized as entirely divorced from reality. We hope to see FDA approval of CBD as a medicine for the many disorders it’s being shown effective against very soon.
The anti-inflammatory action of CBD means that CBD oil will have direct benefits for all inflammation-based health disorders, such as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and many more.
A 2016 study conducted on a rat model of arthritis reported that CBD gel was effective in reducing the pain and swelling in the rats’ joints. They found that the effectiveness has a hockey stick correlation with the dosage, and that the plateau already begins at quite low amounts.
Cancer pain results from inflammation, invasion of bone or other pain-sensitive structures, or nerve injury. If this pain is severe and persistent, it can often become resistant to treatment with opioids.
In this report, researchers reviewed 16 previously published studies testing the use of various cannabis-based medicines in the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain and found some evidence that cannabis-based medicines may help with pain relief and reduce pain intensity, sleep difficulties, and psychological distress.
The research on the side effects of CBD oil is extremely limited. CBD is the major non-psychoactive component of cannabis. Due to the lack of regulation, there is inconsistency in content and purity. The amount of CBD may not be consistent, and products can contain varying amounts of the psychoactive component THC.
Common types of chronic pain include:
Chronic Neuropathic Pain
So far, much of the evidence for CBD oil’s effects on pain management comes from animal-based research. This research includes a study published in the journal Pain in 2017, in which scientists observed that treatment with topical CBD helped thwart the development of joint pain in rats with osteoarthritis.
When taken orally, CBD has poor bioavailability. Topical CBD application to localized areas of pain appears to provide more consistent levels of CBD with less systemic involvement.
In studies using varied doses, routes of administration, and combination or whole products with THC, a number of side effects have been reported. These include anxiety, changes in appetite and mood, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, low blood pressure, mental confusion, nausea, and vomiting.
While very few clinical trials have explored the pain-relieving effects of CBD oil, a report published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2018 examined the use of a variety of cannabis-based medicines and found they might be of some benefit in the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain.