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Scientists believe that CBD reduces nerve pain by binding to glycine receptors in the brain that regulate the speed at which nerve signals pass between nerve cells.

Potential drug-drug interactions with CBD include:

Heart Health

Many of these interactions are mild and require no adjustment to treatment. Others may require a drug substitution or the separation of doses by several hours.

CBD oil may reduce the risk of heart disease by alleviating hypertension (high blood pressure) in certain people, suggests a 2017 study in JCI Insight.  

Since some CBD oils contain trace amounts of THC, you should avoid driving or using heavy machinery when taking CBD oil, particularly when first starting treatment or using a new brand.

Although most of the studies showing promising effects of hemp extract on anxiety and depression have been animal studies, there has been limited research on humans [3, 4, 5].

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.

3. Hemp extract relieves cancer symptoms and may reduce tumor-growth cells.

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

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.

Hemp extract has been studied in patients with Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia and has shown anti-psychotic properties for both [9, 10].

Whole hemp seeds contain 20% soluble and 80% insoluble fiber. The fiber in hemp seeds may help digestion. It may also help lower bad cholesterol and improve heart health. The insoluble fiber in hemp seeds has also been linked to a lower risk of diabetes.

Store hemp seeds and hemp oil in an airtight container. Keep these products in a cool, dark place. It is best to refrigerate hemp products after opening.

Hemp Oil Vs. CBD Oil

There are three different plants in the Cannabis genus, also called the Cannabaceae family. These include Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. Hemp varieties of Cannabis contain 0.3% or less THC. Marijuana varieties have more than 0.3%. Higher amounts of THC can produce a high.

Are hemp seeds legal to ingest in the U.S.?

Always ask your doctor before taking hemp or any other herb. The recommended dosage may not be right for you.