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cannabis sativa seed oil side effects

There is not enough clinical research data available to back up claims that hemp is safe or effective as a treatment for illnesses. It is still used as a remedy for many illnesses, though, including:

Hemp contains chemicals that may affect the heart, and might help reduce blood pressure. Hemp also contains terpenes. Terpenes are the compounds that give plants their distinctive odors. Some studies suggest that terpenes may have health benefits. These benefits may include:

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Cardiac glycosides, such as Lanoxin (digoxin) help the heart beat strongly and can slow down the heart rate. Hemp is also known to slow the heart rate. Taking hemp with cardiac glycosides could result in bradycardia. Ask your doctor before taking hemp with Lanoxin.

Many hemp products come in different forms, including:

Hemp hearts do not contain any THC. The shells of whole hemp seed do have trace amounts below 0.3% THC. If you are recovering from cannabis addiction or just want to avoid exposure to THC in any amount, avoid eating whole hemp seeds.

Kaul N, Kreml R, Austria JA, et al. A comparison of fish oil, flaxseed oil and hempseed oil supplementation on selected parameters of cardiovascular health in healthy volunteers. J Am Coll Nutr 2008;27:51-8. View abstract.

Hemp is used for constipation, high cholesterol, eczema (atopic dermatitis), arthritis, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Don’t confuse hemp with Canadian hemp, hemp agrimony, cannabis, or cannabidiol (CBD).

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Girgih AT, Alashi AM, He R, et al. A novel hemp seed meal protein hydrolysate reduces oxidative stress factors in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Nutrients. 2014;6(12):5652-66. View abstract.

7 CFR 990: Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program. Federal Register: 2021-00967. January 19, 2021. Available at: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2021-00967 (Accessed 3/11/2021).

Jin S, Lee MY. The ameliorative effect of hemp seed hexane extracts on the Propionibacterium acnes-induced inflammation and lipogenesis in sebocytes. PLoS One. 2018;13(8):e0202933. View abstract.

Montserrat-de la Paz S, Marín-Aguilar F, García-Giménez MD, Fernández-Arche MA. Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) seed oil: analytical and phytochemical characterization of the unsaponifiable fraction. J Agric Food Chem. 2014;62(5):1105-10. View abstract.