Hemp oil is known to relieve pain, calm racing minds, help you sleep better, it can even be part of your beauty routine and applied topically.
Help oil can be taken in many forms; from oils, drops and capsules, to vapes, rollers and edibles.
In our community, we see that when incorporated into daily life it can help towards making you feel relaxed if that’s what you need, or there are options to make you feel more alert and energised if you’re after a boost!
Some people with chronic pain use topical Hemp products, in particular Hemp oil to manage their symptoms of pain, inflammation and overall discomfort. The natural plant-based remedy is becoming a more popular form of treatment, as an alternative to over the counter or prescription medicines.
How does Hemp oil work for pain relief?
The body has a cell-signaling system known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). A system of natural biochemicals and their responding receptors which are responsible for proper brain and body function. Research shows that Hemp interacts with a core component of the ECS - the endocannabinoid receptors (tiny proteins attached to your cells) in your brain and immune system. They receive signals, mostly chemical ones, from different stimuli and help your cells respond. This response creates anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects that help with pain management, meaning that Hemp oil may benefit people with chronic pain, including arthritis.
Hemp Oil can also be used to help ease stress and Anxiety, bringing a sense of calm to the mind and body if you are starting to feel anxious. Hemp Oils which contain supportive amounts of phytocannabinoids and terpenes can have additional positive effects on the neurological system. Phytocannabinoids contained within the Hemp plant play an important role in the body’s ECS.
An article published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology in January of 2012 states “the ECS can be considered as a regulatory buffer system for emotional responses.”
Therefore maintaining its health is critical to maintaining healthy levels of anxiety.
Hemp terpenes “are fragrant oils that give Hemp its aromatic diversity.” Some aromas provide more anti-anxiety benefits than others. For instance, the terpene linalool has a floral, citrus, or spice smell and it provides many benefits related to anxiety, stress, and insomnia. Additionally, the terpene limonene has a lemon or orange aroma, making it another effective anti-anxiety option. When combined together these two compounds can help users relieve their feelings of anxiety.
If you’d like to know more about cannabinoids and terpenes see our guide
At Molecule, we have a range of hemp products to help relieve pain and create balance in the mind and body. If you’re interested in trying Hemp for pain or anxiety get in touch and we can find the right product for you.