Common symptoms include:
There have also been suggestions that CBD may aid in the treatment of cannabis and nicotine addiction. Further research is needed.
The findings suggest that CBD oil may be a suitable complementary therapy for people whose hypertension is complicated by stress and anxiety. However, there is no evidence that CBD oil can treat hypertension on its own or prevent hypertension in people at risk. While stress is known to complicate high blood pressure, it cannot cause hypertension.
Possible Side Effects
In an analysis of 14 published studies (nine involving animals and five involving humans), scientists with the University of Montreal concluded that CBD showed promise in treating people with opioid, cocaine, or psychostimulant addiction.
CBD oil may benefit those with drug addiction, suggests a 2015 review of studies published in Substance Abuse.
CBD oil is an extract of Cannabis indica or Cannabis sativa—the same plants that, when dried, make marijuana. CBD oil is believed by some to treat pain, reduce anxiety, and stimulate appetite in the same way that marijuana does, but without its psychoactive effects. CBD has also shown promise in treating certain types of seizures.
Part of this response could be explained by the way that CBD acts in the brain. In low doses, CBD may act as an agonist to several receptor sites, meaning it acts similarly to surrounding molecules that normally bind to the receptor, enhancing the signalling of those receptor sites. At higher doses, however, too much activity at the receptor site can lead to an opposite effect, negating the beneficial effects of CBD.
The relationship between GLA and easing PMS symptoms is so strong as studies continually support this. Researchers investigated a group of women with PMS symptoms who took 1g of essential fatty acids containing around 200mg of GLA per day to see if PMS symptoms eased. They found a significant decrease. Other studies found GLA effective in decreasing breast tenderness, depression, and mood changes related to PMS.
Disclaimer – medicinal cannabis and CBD oil are unapproved medicines in NZ which means that there is no conclusive evidence for their effect, apart from Sativex. Many doctors do not routinely prescribe cannabis medicines. The above article was written for general educational purposes and does not intend to suggest that medicinal cannabis can be used to treat any health condition. Please consult with your healthcare provider.
Hemp oil can be used for a range of purposes, spanning skincare to food. While much of the research is still in its infancy, hemp oil’s benefits make it a key player to keep an eye out for in the natural plant-based scene.
How to Use Hemp Oil ?
Because hemp seeds are packed full of nutrients, the hemp oil extracted from the seeds provides many heart-friendly benefits. Heart disease is the number one cause of death globally, and the rate continues to rise.
Hemp oil has many skin-loving benefits that you can experience by applying directly to your skin or consuming it. The benefits of hemp seed oil include:
The dosage will depend on your health concerns, but a typical amount to take is 1-2 teaspoons daily. Hemp oil can have a strong taste initially, so a popular way to take it is incorporating hemp oil into smoothies, soups, and other dishes. While hemp oil is generally well-tolerated, some people have experienced brief digestive discomfort in the initial stages as their body gets used to it.
Hemp oil processed from hemp seeds is incredibly nutritious and mainly consists of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which is considered a healthy fat compared to saturated or trans fatty acids. Adding hemp oil into your diet creates a highly satiating effect, meaning you can feel fuller for longer, great if you’re trying to cut down on portion sizes!
Spreading hemp oil on your skin as a topical application can also reduce symptoms and provide relief for several types of skin disorders. One study showed that hemp oil can act as an effective acne treatment, though more research is needed in this area. In addition, consuming hemp seed oil was found to improve symptoms of atopic dermatitis, or eczema, due to the presence of the “good” polyunsaturated fats in the oil.
Improved Cardiovascular Health
Potential Health Benefits of Hemp Oil
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Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports: “Cannabis for the Treatment of Epilepsy: an Update.”
In studies, the CBD in hemp oil has been shown to reduce seizures in rare types of childhood epilepsy that are resistant to other treatments, Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Regularly taking CBD can also reduce the number of seizures brought on by tuberous sclerosis complex, a condition that causes tumors to form throughout the body.