Hemp oil is an amazing new herbal supplement that's becoming increasingly popular as an aid for pain, sleep and anxiety issues. This contains dozens of cannabinoids, compounds derived from hemp that provide remarkable health benefits without the "high-inducing" THC present in the smoked form.
The only inhibitor to using hemp oil and its CBD component has been that good brands of hemp oil, because of how expensive they are to produce, are usually somewhat pricey. A big problem is that a lot of brands unfortunately spend too much of their money on promotion and not enough on the quality of the product itself. So, unless you're able to get it from a dispensary (where quality control is regulated), I highly recommend using hemp oil products from the Terry Naturally® brand, which are excellent quality and very reasonably priced for what they contain.
The Terry Naturally® line of hemp oil supplements uses a full-spectrum formulation, which means it contains eight key cannabinoids (and dozens of others) to provide powerful benefits for pain, sleep and calming. They also make a version that includes curcumin. However, the curcumin version contains only 5 mg CBD per capsule compared to 10 mg in the non-curcumin versions — so for hemp oil, the non-curcumin is a better price value (twice as much CBD per cap). To be clear, curcumin itself is a wonderful supplement for pain, but those wanting to take it should do so as a separate supplement, such as Curamin®.
More good news? Hemp oil can also be used topically on painful areas of your body. To make this easier to do, Terry Naturally® makes Hemp Select™, a hemp oil product that comes in liquid form that you apply with a dropper. Two 1-ml droppers has the same effective amount of hemp oil as you'd have by opening one of the 50 mg Hemp Oil capsules. But one or two drops in Hemp Select will spread more easily over a good-sized area, making it much lower cost for localized areas of pain. This can also, of course, be taken orally for those who can't take pills (though if you can take pills, stick with the capsule form as they're more cost-effective).
The effects have been dramatic for pain, sleep, and even anxiety. The optimal dose is three capsules twice a day and five at bedtime. I would start with this dose and give it two weeks to see the effects. After that, reduce the dose to find the lowest amount that gives you the most benefit for the buck!
Hemp oil — one more excellent tool to help you get your life and comfort back!
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.