Rapid advances in scientific and medical research have uncovered the astounding therapeutic potential of the hemp plant. Recently, heavyweight organizations, like the American Medical Association and Harvard Medical School, have been conducting clinical trials with hemp to study its effectiveness as a medical treatment, as the pharmaceutical industry looks on with great interest.
The human brain contains cannabinoid receptors, which help the body regulate mood, memory, appetite, and pain sensation. The body can naturally produce these endocannabinoids or they can be introduced into the system by way of hemp. With an increased focus on these health-inducing compounds, medical professionals have begun recommending cannabis in treatment for a wide array of medical conditions, from Alzheimer’s disease to Epilepsy, Cancer, Glaucoma, Stress, Insomnia, Hyper-tension, Back Pain, and more.
Hemp comes in many forms today, including capsules, sprays, ice cream and skin cream. You can even juice with hemp in its raw form (meaning that you can get the medical benefits without experiencing the high). And major advances in dosing have evolved, as more strains are lab-tested to determine their potency and levels of the various therapeutic compounds (aiding in our ability to target specific illnesses). The fact that hemp is a versatile supplement to traditional treatment methods, with little to no side effects, and can be used by patients who want to take charge of their own health, only adds to its allure.