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5 Surprising Uses of Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is among the most studied substances in the world, which makes sense because the more they study it, the more uses of hemp oil they find.

We’ve written in the past about using hemp oil for anxiety and hemp oil for arthritis.  Now we bring you five truly surprising (and proven) uses of hemp oil.

We were delighted to learn them and we hope you are too!

Cigarette Addiction

One of the most surprising uses of hemp oil is for cigarette addiction. Smoking rates in the United States are down, way down actually, but 38 million people still smoke according to the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hemp oil could be an answer to those struggling to quit. In a double-blind, placebo controlled study of 24 smokers hemp oil was found to reduce cigarette use by a whopping 40% compared to a placebo.

Check out Jenny’s Hemp Infused Chocolate Brownie Mix for a sweet and soothing snack.

Diabetes

Let us start this one with a disclaimer — there are many uses of hemp oil, but controlling diabetes is not one of them.

That being said, a National Institute of Health study using hemp oil on mice did find a significant reduction in IL-12 by splenocytes, a cytokine that plays a huge role in many autoimmune diseases like diabetes.

Numerous studies are underway to discover if hemp oil could be used to control diabetes or reduce the likelihood of developing it.

Check out Jenny’s delicious and nutritious Hemp Infused Olive Oil.

Acne

Acne — a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that includes everything from whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples to cysts and nodules — is very common.

85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24 report suffering from it. Many older people deal with periodic bouts of acne as well.

We’ve shared the amazing impact of hemp oil for skin care before, so perhaps it’s no surprise that a study published in the National Institute of Health and the Journal of Clinical Investigation found hemp oil an effective treatment for acne.

Check out our Organic Hemp Infused Green Tea Healing Salve. Just apply to the affected area to reduce redness and irritation!

Insomnia

The hypnotic effects of hemp oil are well documented. Several studies have shown a direct correlation between hemp oil use and sleep duration and sleep quality.

This is exciting because the most effective existing sleep aids are also habit-forming and come with undesirable side effects like grogginess and irritability.

Check out Jenny’s Hemp-Infused Ginger Tincture

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, is one of the most common chronic pain conditions.

Affecting an estimated 10 million people just in the United States, fibromyalgia can also cause fatigue, memory, sleep and mood issues.

A study comparing the efficacy of traditional treatments (largely anti-inflammatory drugs) with hemp oil found the latter to be far more effective at reducing pain.

About Jenny’s Baked at Home

As a cancer survivor that knows the amazing benefits of hemp oil firsthand, I only use the highest quality full spectrum hemp oil derived from hemp grown right here in Kentucky as part of the University of Kentucky’s pilot program.

I hope you’ll try some of my creations. Thanks for reading!

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