MAY 21, 2020 3:20 PM PDT

Hemp Oil Lessens Neuropathic Pain by 10 Times

WRITTEN BY: Annie Lennon

Researchers from The University of New Mexico have found that legal hemp oil derived from cannabis can reduce pain sensitivity by ten times. Having carried out the study on mice, they hope their findings will go on to help human sufferers of chronic postoperative neuropathic pain. 

Hemp refers to cannabis plants with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of less than 0.3%. Although offering much less intense psychedelic experiences than cannabis plants with more THC, research has found that hemp provides profound and often immediate relief from pain, anxiety, and depression. 

For their study, the researchers examined the effectiveness of ‘LyFeBaak’, a hemp oil produced by Organic-Energetic Solutions, on mice experiencing postoperative chronic neuropathic pain. The researchers studied how the oil impacted their ability to feel pain equivalent to several years of chronic pain in human patients. 

In the end, they found that the oil provided effective pain relief for the mice for several hours after they consumed the oil. In fact, throughout the period, they exhibited the same pain sensitivity as mice before the surgical operation. 

"We grow hemp that is optimized to potentiate the plants utmost health and vitality through hypermineralization techniques, rather than merely plants that are grown in a state of fight-or-flight, which unfortunately is common in the cannabis industry. These techniques have enabled us to produce hemp products that patients swear are effective for treating dozens of mental and physical health conditions. The new changes in hemp laws are now allowing us to test these claims," says co-author of the study and hemp grower, Anthony L. Ortiz.

The authors nevertheless caution that as research is limited on the long-term use of hemp oil, how effective hemp is to treat pain in the long run is still unknown. Until then however, as the product is now widely available, people can still take advantage of its short-terrm benefits in the meantime. 


Sources: Medical Xpress, MDPI

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