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This podcast is treatment agnostic. You can find more content and resources at https://anxietyroadpodcast.blogspot.com

Sep 28, 2022

There is a lot to learn about Hemp Seed Oil (HSO).  The main reason why I wanted to cover it was that there is a lot of misinformation about the product. It is not hard to find hemp in food products. 

It is dang easy to find claims or promises of calm or relaxation.
 
People that have an anxiety condition are prime suckers for dark side entrepreneurs. Ignorance helps them to take advantage and money. Or worse, place your health at risk.
 
If you know the core basics, you might still be anxious but you will be an informed consumer.

To summarize:

 
The oil is legal on the federal level, provided the seeds and the resultant product contains less than 0.3% THC or psych-active properties.
 
Those states with legalized hemp and marijuana laws permit the sale of this product. Other states do not and it will be up to you to know the difference.
 
Hemp Seed Oil is good for a lot of things:
 
  • There is some nutritional value
  • Can be used for cold food recipes like salad dressings and other foods
  • Good for the hair, skin and nails
 
What it is not good for is treatment for anxiety symptoms. It does not have the properties to relax you or help you control your symptoms.
 
So yeah, unless you or someone you know is operating under the power of the placebo. it isn't going to do much for you.
 
However, in this episode, I talk about safe ways to obtain the product and pay a fair price. They are very similar to buying CBD oil. 

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 


The U.S. Food Data Central Database has a branded search feature helps you to find products with hemp in them in the U.S. and NZ. It is one of the ways I found out about some of the U.S. oil vendors.
 
U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to understand what it means when you see something that states it is FDA approved. They have an FAQ page.

I'm not linking to these vendors. They are for example purposes only.  I do want to show examples of vendors that can be found in brick and mortar stores, direct to vendor websites or at third party vendor websites.
 
Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Seed Oil, has a website for both U.S. and Canadian customers. The company has both hemp and CBD products and shipping to all states for the oil. They have recipes and information about the product.

Nutiva also has a website, but you won’t find HSO under oils but under seeds. Has a store locator which might help you find it locally and the do have shipping.
Foods Alive’s website also has a store locator and shipping.
Knwble Grwn Pure Hemp Seed Oil - this is a company or subsidiary that belong to multinational food corporation ADM aka The Archer-Daniels-Midland corporation. You cannot purchase from the site but you can see an example of when cannabis becomes legal they will be in the game.

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.