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Hemp Oil Benefits

The most common CBD uses are listed here along with effectiveness figures & the hemp oil benefits themselves.

4 Most Common Hemp Oil Uses:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia/ Sleep Problems
  • Joint Pain & Inflammation
  • Depression

CBD Effectiveness*:

52% of CBD users claim CBD is more effective than their prescription meds

66% of CBD users claim CBD is more effective than their OTC meds

80% of CBD users found CBD effective or very effective

42% of CBD users stopped using pharmaceutical meds & take cannabis instead

Benefits of CBD Hemp Oil

Benefits for Anxiety

    The Anxiety & Depression Association of America reports that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, & CBD has been shown to be a highly effective treatment.

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Benefits for Depression

    Affecting more than 16 million American adults in the United States, depression is one of the nation’s most common mental disorders. Depression is a serious mood condition that involves feelings of severe despondency and dejection. While more research still needs to be done, evidence collected so far indicates that cannabidiol (CBD), a natural compound found in the stalks and seeds of plants like hemp, is beneficial for treating depression symptoms.

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Benefits for Pain

    According to data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 11.2 percent of American adults (25.3 million people) have experienced some form of pain every day for the past three months. The study also found that even more people, 17.6 percent of American adults, suffer from "severe levels" of pain. CBD has been shown to be highly effective for pain relief & is not addictive..

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Benefits for Inflammation

    Approximately 43 million Americans have some form of arthritis, or joint disease. About 30 million Americans have diabetes & 5.5 million have Alzheimer's disease. All of these diseases are inflammatory-related. Inflammation acts as a protective measure against the initial damage suffered by the immune system. It is our body's response to injury, or harmful stimuli. There are 2 categories of inflammation: Acute & Chronic. Acute inflammation is usually a direct result of illness or injury, which it subsides with healing. Chronic inflammation is associated with long-term inflammation that can occur as a result harmful cells and pathogens, or repetitive issues which cause the body's inflammation response. CBD has been shown to be highly effective against chronic inflammation & is one of the top reasons it is used for.

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Benefits for Migraines

    The common thread you can find throughout the existing scientific research on this subject is that CBD oil can improve some migraine symptoms for most people.

    According to a 2015 survey taken by Care By Design, 100% of patients with headaches and migraines reported some decrease in pain or discomfort. View the full Care By Design patient survey report.

    In 2016, Pharmacotherapy published a study showing how the frequency of migraine headaches dropped from 10.4 headaches a month to 4.6 in a group of 121 medical marijuana users. View the entire Pharmacotherapy study.

    Education, Collaboration, & Hope's summary on CBD and Migraine Research states that studies suggest that cannabis is effective at providing analgesia effects caused by chronic neuropathic pain conditions that are otherwise resistant to other pain relief treatments. The findings of one study even suggest that a dysfunction of the endocannabinoid system may contribute to the development of migraines. View the complete ECHO article.

Benefits for Sleep

    Research finds that 50 to 70 million adults have a sleep disorder. Women and the elderly are most likely to have difficulty with sleep, but disorders can affect children as well.

    Current research into sleep and the mechanisms involved suggest that the endocannabinoid system may be intimately involved in how well we sleep. And targeting this system with phytocannabinoids such as CBD may exhibit potential therapeutic benefits for patients with sleep disorders.

    For a deeper dive into CBD and sleep disorders, view the entire article by Curative Biosciences.

Correct CBD Dosage

Finding the therapeutic amount of CBD can be difficult for someone starting out. In essence, the goal is to self-administer consistent, measurable doses of CBD that a person is comfortable with. Start small and graduate slowly is the common approach.

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CBD Drug Interactions

Research has clearly shown that CBD, has the potential to effectively provide relief from many ailments by stimulating the endocannabinoid system with few unintended effects. However, some of cannabidiol’s side effects can be dangerous if they are not properly understood. When taken with medications, CBD can cause the medication to stay in the system longer, effectively making them stronger. Always consult with a medical professional before taking any combination of drugs at the same time as alternative medications or dosage adjustments may be required.

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The CBD use list above includes the most common uses of CBD. View a comprehensive list of CBD hemp oil uses. You can also read more in this excellent article on the benefits of CBD in this Huffington Post CBD Primer. More benefits are discovered with greater frequency as research advances & public awareness increases. For more information on CBD research, education, & law, check out the ECHO site. ECHO helps guide those who are desperate for the therapeutic effects of CBD and cannabinoids through a comprehensive approach consisting of Education, Collaboration, and Hope.

*Data from Aug 2017 HelloMD/ Brightfield Group CBD Study.