Popular Medicinal Hemp Products

In this day and age, more and more people are choosing to stop relying on pharmaceuticals and are instead turning towards more natural products to help alleviate pain and discomfort and promote good health. One of the most popular natural options for soothing aches and pains are medicinal hemp products. Medicinal hemp products can be purchased in many forms, such as:

Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is very versatile -- it can be ingested straight orally, or be added to food, such as salad dressings. The oil can also be applied directly to the skin to help with sore muscles or joints. In addition to helping bring pain relief, hemp oil is also packed with nutrients.

Hemp Capsules

Many people who use medicinal hemp products prefer hemp capsules for a number or reasons. These capsules are tasteless and it is very easy to keep track of dosages when using capsules. It is possible to buy capsules that contain just hemp oil, but depending on why a person is using medicinal health, hemp capsules that also contain cannabidiol. You can even find high strength hemp capsules.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are often used by people who want to add essential nutrients to their diet. Despite their small size, hemp seeds are packed with amino acids, iron, manganese, zinc, and both Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. While nutrients can also be found in hemp oil and hemp capsules, they are more dense in the actual hemp seed itself. Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, sprinkled on a salad, or added to a smoothie to make it even more nutritious. 

Hemp Tincture

A hemp tincture is made through the process of placing the dried flowers from female hemp plants in ethanol and letting it soak for an extended amount of time. A prepared hemp tincture is usually used by putting drops of the liquid under the tongue so it can absorb into the body. Many companies offer hemp tinctures that are flavored with vanilla, peppermint, or cinnamon.

Topical Hemp Products

There are a variety of hemp creams, lotions and balms on the market. Many people use these hemp topical products for sore muscles and joints. One of the biggest benefits of topical hemp products is the fact that they can help relieve minor aches and pains much like over-the-counter pain relievers can, but there are no side effects. Many people don't realize that acetaminophen and ibuprofen can damage the liver and kidneys, so topical hemp products are a much safer option for minor pain relief.