Scientific research now shows the many health benefits of Hemp Oil. Hemp Oil is a component of hemp plant, but it does not produce the psychoactive effects that have made marijuana attractive for recreational use. Hemp oil benefits are real because it does produce strong medicinal and therapeutic effects for even the most common conditions.

Digestive Aid

A healthy appetite is vital to a healthy body, especially when the body is healing. Some illnesses decrease the appetite to the point of preventing the body from healing itself. Hemp oil stimulates appetite, according to the National Cancer Institute. In the human body, Hemp Oil bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body. Scientists believe these receptors play an important role in regulating feeding behavior. Hemp Oil stimulate appetite when they dock onto these receptors.

Hemp Oil can also ease nausea and vomiting. This is especially helpful for individuals enduring chemotherapy and other treatments for serious diseases.

Analgesic

Hemp Oil bind to CB1 receptors in the body to relieve pain. Hemp Oil also has an anti-inflammatory effect that reduces swelling.

Anxiety Relief

Hemp Oil may alleviate severe social anxiety. Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder, or SAD, is one of the most common forms of anxiety disorders that impair quality of life. Some consumers complain of increased social anxiety after marijuana use but this may be due to low levels of CBD proportionate to the higher levels of THC.

In a 2011 study, scientists wanted to study the effects of hemp oil on people with SAD. The scientists selected 24 people with this condition who had never received treatment for SAD then divided participants into two groups. One group received 600 mg of hemp oil while the control group received a placebo. The scientists then asked study participants to take part in a simulated public speaking test while researchers measured blood pressure, heart rate and other measurements of physiological and psychological stress.

The hemp oil group showed significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance. In comparison, those in the placebo group presented higher anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 15 million adults in the United States have social phobia and about 6.8 million have a generalized anxiety disorder. Traditional treatment usually involves counseling and medications. Treatment with hemp oil may be better than anti-depressants because it acts quickly and does not cause side effects or withdrawal symptoms.

Cancer Spread

The National Cancer Institute details several studies into the anti-tumor effects of hemp oil. One study in mice and rats suggest hemp oil “may have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors.” Hemp oil may do this by inducing tumor cell death, inhibiting cancer cell growth, and by controlling and inhibiting the spread of cancer cells.

One study by California Pacific Medical Center suggests hemp oil “turns off” the gene involved in the spread of breast cancer. These scientists found hemp oil inhibits ID-1, an action that prevents cancer cells from traveling long distances to distant tissues.

Antipsychotic

Hemp oil relieves psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia, according to research by University of Cologne in Germany. Schizophrenia affects about 1.1 percent of the population, or approximately 2.4 million adults in the United States.

Hemp oil continues to surprise medical researchers with the variety of common health benefits it provides.

An increasing number of scientists, physicians and consumers are learning about these health benefits and incorporating hemp oil into a healthy lifestyle plan.