Health Benefits of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil
Everyone is talking about hemp extract and for good reason. Not only is hemp oil high in protein and omega 3’s, eco-friendly and vegan, but it offers a myriad of health benefits. Doctors all over the globe are producing studies every month and adding to the evidence that taking hemp extract on a daily basis can lead to improved health and wellness.
Our full-spectrum hemp extract, which is the primary ingredient in our products, comes from the flowers of the hemp plant, is non-psychoactive, and is full of the cannabinoids that offer many potential health benefits. Our hemp extract products can be ingested or used topically. Here are just a few of the benefits many users tell us they experience when they use our hemp products regularly.
According to the US National Library of Medicine, “Hemp oil is useful for the treatment of eczema and a host of other skin diseases like dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, varicose eczema, psoriasis, lichen planes, and acne rosacea.” Hemp oil is full of vitamins and fatty acids that help build and maintain healthy skin. Our skin is strengthened by hemp oil and it becomes better able to resist bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
Fatty acids in hemp oil also help to nourish the skin and protect it from oxidation which causes signs of aging in skin. Healthline has a great article that outlines how hemp oil also moisturizes and soothes inflammation. Here at First Crop, we have our own board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Jason Papenfuss, who worked with us to develop our USDA certified organic hemp extract body and skincare products.
Hemp extract may be most well known as a pain reliever. It is known to reduce inflammation from the inside out and reduce tension in the body. In 2018 this research review found that the cannabinoids in full-spectrum hemp extract were successful in treating pain.
Another study found that women with PMS experienced fewer, less severe symptoms after taking only 1 gram of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a type of omega-6 fatty acid found in hemp. Many people report positive experiences when treating muscle tension, joint pain, tendonitis, arthritis, and other pain caused by exercise or aging.
Getting enough sleep in our digital age has become a challenge for so many people. According to the Sleep Doctor, hemp extract has the ability to reduce anxiety, which can be helpful in reducing sleep difficulties and improving sleep quality. Hemp extract may increase overall sleep amounts and improve insomnia.
The cannabinoids in our full-spectrum hemp extract help relieve sleeplessness due to normal aches and pains from exertion or age. They also help relax the mind and body and promote a healthy stress response to promote feelings of tranquility.
You cannot talk about the body while ignoring the mind. Anxiety can cause a host of other issues in the body if not carefully considered. Hemp extract helps relieve many symptoms associated with daily stress and has been shown to promote a strong immune response.
A great article in Medical News Today outlines how hemp extract oil helps with anxiety. They found in a 2011 study that cannabidiol could reduce social anxiety. In that study, 24 subjects who had social anxiety disorders were given either 600mg of full-spectrum hemp oil or a placebo before completing a public speaking assignment. The results showed that those who took the hemp extract were much less anxious, cognitively impaired, and uncomfortable.
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