HEMP HEALTH BENEFITS

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Rich in CBD, hemp has been used for centuries to fight illness, improve sleep, and lower anxiety.  Always consult your doctor before you begin taking a supplement or make any changes to your existing medication and supplement routine. 


While hemp and  marijuana, are both varieties of cannabis sativa, one of the three main subtypes of the cannabis plant, they're different in a number of ways. Hemp contains negligible amounts of THC — the intoxicating substance in marijuana— and can't get you high. Marijuana can contain up to 30% THC, while hemp contains less than 0.3% (per dry weight) THC. Hemp also contains more CBD, a non-intoxicating compound with medical applications, than marijuana.

CBD DOSING

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In general, it is recommended that users begin with the smallest suggested dose, and gradually increase until it has an effect. A range of doses from 10mg to 600mg and higher amounts has been studied in scientific research, for sleep problems, anxiety, depression, stress, and other conditions. CBD can take time to work and similar to your health issues, it won’t happen overnight. The key is finding the right dosage. A general guideline is:

  • General Health: 2.5-15mg CBD
  • Chronic pain: 2.5-20 mg CBD
  • Sleep disorders: 40-160 mg CBD

SLEEP

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  • CBD has the ability to reduce anxiety, which can be helpful in reducing sleep difficulties and improving sleep quality.
  • CBD may increase overall sleep amounts, and improve insomnia, according to research.
  • CBD has been shown to reduce insomnia in people who suffer from chronic pain.
  • CBD, in smaller doses,  stimulates alertness and reduces daytime sleepiness.
  • CBD may help improve REM sleep abnormalities in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

PAIN AND INFLAMMATION

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  • The body’s own endocannabinoid system is involved in managing pain perception.
  • CBD is used in the treatment of pain in many different forms, including chronic and difficult-to-treat pain that’s associated with headaches, migraine, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
  • Researchers think that CBD interacts with receptors in your brain and immune system. Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells that receive chemical signals from different stimuli and help your cells respond. This creates anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects that help with pain management. 

Cancer

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  • CBD is being examined closely for its possible role in cancer treatment, on number of different fronts.
  • CBD can be effective in reducing pain and nausea in cancer patients.
  • CBD can also stimulate appetite. 
  • CBD is showing promise in treating several types of cancer directly, inhibiting cancer cell growth and metastasis.

DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

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CBD may help to improve both depression and anxiety, at least in part through its interactions with serotonin receptors in the brain. 

  • CBD can be an effective treatment for social anxiety.
  • Scientists are also studying the possible benefits of CBD for bipolar disorder.
  • CBD has been recognized as having anti-psychotic effects. CBD appears to reduce the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, and may offer a significant new treatment for this and other mental disorders.