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Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Pain Management


Hemp extract used as a form of pain management is quickly gaining popularity. When cells become damaged due to injury or chronic illness, the body senses this damage and cranks inflammation to HIGH and begins pumping inflammatory agents into your cells. Full-spectrum hemp oil or cannabidiol is a natural pain relief option that comes from oil that is extracted from hemp plants. Many users report good results in treating pain and inflammation caused by physical exertion and the effects of aging.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil For Chronic Pain*

This study from the Journal of Experimental Medicine shows how cannabinoids mitigate persistent inflammation and neuropathic pain by targeting 3 glycine receptors. The study also found that subjects did not build up a tolerance to hemp oil, and therefore would not have to increase their dose continuously.  

Hemp Extract for Arthritis*

A 2016 study from the US National Library of Medicine used hemp extract on rats with arthritis. The rats received full-spectrum hemp oil gel for four days in a row, and researchers found reduced inflammation and reduced overall pain in the rat’s joints. These benefits were enjoyed without side effects. 

Hemp Extract for Migraines*

There is a very promising 2017 study that the European Academy of Neurology (EAN)  published. They found that cannabinoids are just as suitable for treating migraine headaches as pharmaceutical treatments. In the study, they took about 130 people with chronic migraines and gave them cannabinoid compounds for three months. The EAN found that “when analyzing use in the treatment of acute pain, the researchers came across an interesting phenomenon: cannabinoids reduced pain intensity among migraine patients by 43.5%.” 

Other Uses*

Promising research is being conducted that indicates that hemp extract may aid a variety of other health conditions including drug withdrawals, multiple sclerosis, seizures and epilepsy, anxiety, Alzheimer’s, mental health disorders, and diabetes. While more studies still need to be done, the early results on the uses for pain management are encouraging. There are currently over 160 clinical trials underway. 

If you’re interested in trying hemp extract, start slowly to see how your body reacts to it before you work your way up to a higher dose. If you have any concerns, talk with your doctor. Here at First Crop, our best hemp extract products for pain and inflammation are our Relief Tincture and Relief Capsules. If you have any other questions about the benefits of hemp extract or which product to consider, don’t hesitate to reach out!

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