A growing body of scientific evidence suggests great promise for using hemp oil for anxiety. With hemp oil becoming more accessible, there is also an overwhelming amount of circumstantial evidence (individuals sharing their stories) that show the efficacy of hemp oil for anxiety, from soldiers suffering from PTSD to people with social anxiety disorder.
Here’s a rundown of what you need to know about hemp oil for anxiety and some links so you can try our delicious products for yourself!
Using Hemp Oil for Anxiety
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the United States. That means 40 million people, with many more undiagnosed or only suffering from intermittent anxiety.
If you’ve ever experienced anxiety, you know what a roadblock it can be. It can prevent you from achieving life goals, both personal and professional. It can make you feel guilty and lonely. Many have turned to some combination of prescription pharmaceutical drugs and therapy. Many more are not receiving treatment or self medicate, which can make the condition even worse.
Hemp oil taps into our naturally occurring Endocannabinoid System, a series of cell receptors and corresponding molecules that help regulate everything from sleep and immune function to motor function and pain regulation. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that hemp oil can also be used to maintain and improve emotional health.
Studies and where to order hemp oil
A 2017 study conducted at São Paulo University in Brazil found that hemp oil reduced anxiety in patients with social phobia. A 2013 study from the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that hemp oil acted as an anxiolytic (reducing anxiety) and antipsychotic agent. Unfortunately, American scientists still face many obstacles in studying hemp oil. Chief among these obstacles is a persistent lack of funding.
Because hemp oil is non-toxic, non-addictive, and legal in many states, you can simply try some for yourself and see how it works for you!
Delicious Hemp Oil Products from Baked at Home
Baked at Home combines wholesome, natural foods with the highest quality hemp oil. As you’ll see in our infographic, the hemp oil health benefits aren’t limited to anxiety. We only use full spectrum hemp oil grown right here in Kentucky as part of the University of Kentucky’s pilot program.