How Hemp can help Veterans and all Vets need to know .

Posted by VA.ORG on Nov 6th 2023

How Hemp can help Veterans and all Vets need to know .

How Hemp Extract helps Veterans: everything you need to know to start your wellness journey.

How Hemp Extract Works

Hemp Extract stimulates receptors in your endocannabinoid system to help with movement, pain, emotion, mood, thinking, appetite, memories, and more. This stimulation helps your body address issues naturally. 

Where Does Extract Come From?

Raw hemp paste is extracted from the flower of the cannabis plant along with other cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. Using a fatty carrier, such as hemp oil (produced from hemp seeds) or MCT(produced from coconut) can be used to consume the extract.

Hemp benefits the environment. Most hemp plants are grown organically and sustainably. They are the safest and most effective.

How Does Hemp Extract Make You Feel?

Extract is the ideal treatment for those with an overactive, anxious lifestyle due to its calming effect. You will feel better centered and relaxed, and you will be able to perform your daily tasks with more ease. In addition to its calming effect, Extract is also well known for its ability to alleviate pain(such as menstrual and muscle pain), inflammation, and to enhance concentration.

Benefits and Uses of Hemp Extract

Many common ailments can be treated with cannabidiol. Cannabis or marijuana contains over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. There are some scientific studies that suggest it may ease the symptoms of ailments such as chronic pain and anxiety.

The following are the health benefits of Hemp Extract oil based on scientific evidence.


Cannabis was used to treat pain in 2900 B.C. Extract can relieve pain. Various functions of the human body are regulated by the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system bind to endogenous cannabinoids.

Increasing endocannabinoid receptor activity, decreasing inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters may reduce chronic pain. In another study, Hemp Extract injections reduced pain response to surgical incisions, while an oral treatment reduced sciatic nerve pain in rats. 


Depression and anxiety can have devastating effects on health and well-being. Depression causes more disability worldwide than anxiety disorders. Anxiety and depression treatments often cause drowsiness, agitation, insomnia, and sexual dysfunction. Benzodiazepinescan be addictive.

Depression and anxiety can be treated with Hemp Extract. A Brazilian study gave Extract or a placebo 90 minutes before the test. During the test, a 300-mg dose of Extract reduced anxiety significantly. A placebo, 150 mg and 600 mg did not reduce anxiety. C

Extract has antidepressant-like effects in animals. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior, including PTSD, is regulated with Hemp Extract.


Cancer treatment may reduce nausea and vomiting. A study with 177 cancer patients with pain. The extracts significantly reduced pain. It may also reduce nausea after chemotherapy. Alternative treatments are sometimes used when medications don’t relieve symptoms.

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting were reduced. Animal studies have shown Extract to be anti-cancer. Concentrated Hemp Extract killed human breast cancer cells in a test tube study. It inhibited breast cancer cell growth in mice. Based on test tubes and animals, these studies are only indicative of what will work in humans. We need more studies.


Neurological disorders might benefit from brain signaling systems and the endocannabinoid system. Neurological disorders such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis can be treated with Hemp Extract. Studies in this area are still relatively young, but the results have been promising. They have been proven to reduce muscle spasticity in people with MS. 

In 214 patients with severe epilepsy, Hemp oil doses ranged from 0.9-2.3 grams per kilogram. Seizure activity was reduced by 36.5% with Hemp Extract in children with Dravet syndrome, an epilepsy disorder. Both studies are associated. Extract has also been shown to reduce inflammation and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in animals. It was administered to mice genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease and prevented cognitive decline.


There are several health benefits of Hemp Extract, including lowering high blood pressure. High blood pressure is linked to stroke, heart attack, and metabolic syndrome. Extract may help lower it. The Hemp oil reduced resting blood pressure in nine healthy men compared to a placebo. Participants also underwent stress tests, which increase blood pressure. It caused the men’s blood pressure to rise less than normal.

Extract lowers blood pressure due to its stress- and anxiety-reducing properties. The powerful antioxidant and stress-reducing properties of Extract may reduce inflammation associated with heart disease. In diabetic mice with heart disease, it reduced oxidative stress and prevented heart damage.


Nicotine is highly addictive, so quitting is difficult. Many users experience withdrawal symptoms. Tobacco addiction goes beyond the desire to smoke more. There are withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and depression. There is no cure.

If withdrawal were easy, smoking addiction wouldn’t be a health issue. It interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which maintains homeostasis. Extract inhibits FAAH, an enzyme that breaks down endocannabinoids in the body. CB1 receptors in the brain bind to these endocannabinoids, which affect mood, pain, sleep, and reward. By using Hemp oil, you maintain a sufficient level of your cannabinoids and reduce their dysfunction.


A seizure is a sudden electrical surge in the brain. This is epilepsy. Epilepsy treatments aren’t effective for 30% of people. Ask your doctor about Hemp Extract. It may help reduce seizures. Research takes time. Scientists have struggled to study it's potential to control seizures because of strict government regulations. 

Oils and edibles containing less than 0.3% THC are legal in the United States, although Epidolex is the only FDA-approved Hemp Extract drug. Products may help certain groups of epileptics since the rescheduling of Hemp Extract. Most studies did not control dosage or preparation.


One may have heard that Hemp Extract can treat diabetes. Cannabis produces cannabidiol. Ongoing research will determine if it helps control blood sugar, soothe inflammation, and ease diabetes-related nerve pain. 

Results showed:

  • Low blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Lower cholesterol and “bad fat”
  • Improves insulin production

The chemical in cannabis that causes a high, THC, has different effects on the body. People with type 2 diabetes did not benefit, but a variation of THC did. Hemp Extract products lowered insulin resistance and boosted gut hormone levels, so further studies are needed.


Hemp Extract and Alzheimer’s research continues to grow. It reduces inflammation, oxygen buildup, and brain cell degeneration. In Alzheimer’s patients, Extract increases levels of proteins that eliminate dead cells and plaques, improving memory.Brain inflammation releases oxygen. Inflammation makes Alzheimer’s worse. Memory is impaired by releasing more oxygen to the brain. Memory loss and other brain deterioration increase brain oxygen. As an antioxidant, Extract reduces oxygen stress and improves brain function.

Alzheimer’s patients’ brain cells die quickly. Hemp Extract appears to stimulate the brain and has been shown to reverse and even prevent Alzheimer’s effects. In a 2011 study, it inhibited memory loss. It was designed to enhance the cognitive functions of the brain by boosting levels of proteins (IL-33 and TREM2). Regular injections improved cognitive abilities in mice with Alzheimer’s disease.

Side Effects

Although Hemp Extract is generally well tolerated and considered safe, some people may experience adverse reactions to it. Studies have shown the following side effects:

  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Changes in weight and appetite
  • Exhaustion

How to Use Hemp Extract

Hemp Extract comes in many forms, which we have described below. Choose whichever type of supplement you'd like to take, then select the strength you need.  


Gel capsules, or soft gels, are one of the most popular products. The Hemp oil will be protected by the hermetic sealing of the soft gel capsule. It will not be affected by light or air. Softgels are also used by many manufacturers, as they are easy to swallow.


Gummies are edibles that contain Hemp Extract, and easier to digest given its sweet taste and texture.


Hemp Oil is the most popular in the health and wellness field, with some studies suggesting it provides the most medicinal value.


Studies suggest that Hemp Extract may reduce inflammation and pain. The use of topical Hemp Extract products, such as roll-ons, has also been shown to alleviate a variety of pain sensations, including arthritis-related pain.


Collections of the same type of product, such as different oils or gummies to give you the most value.

Dosage and Preparation

There are no guidelines as each person is different. It is commonly taken sublingually (under the tongue). Most oils come in 30-milliliter (ml) dropper bottles, while softgels, capsules and gummies come in 30-packs (one per day/monthly)

For beginners, we suggest starting with 750mg for the first month, then increase dosage as needed to get your desired relief. The following months, adjust strength based on your first month experience.  

If you're experiencing more than average issues, then start with 1500mg and adjust as needed. The most popular is the 2500-3000mg as its provides strong relief for the entire month.

Or even easier is to take this supplement quiz to pick the right Hemp Extract just for you.

Pros of Hemp Extract

  • Is an excellent pain reliever
  • May reduce depression and anxiety.
  • Alleviates cancer-related symptoms.
  • Alleviates acne.
  • May have neuroprotective properties.
  • Beneficial for heart health.
  • Other benefits are also possible.

Cons of Hemp Extract

  • Symptoms of dizziness.
  • Exhaustion.
  • A mouth that feels dry.
  • Digestive discomfort.

5 Tips for Veterans Who Want to Try Hemp Extract

Below you will find tips for veterans who want to buy and use Hemp Extract to benefit their health.


It is always important to use whichever form of supplement you are most comfortable. This will help you stick to your daily regiment as its important to be consistent.


In this case, a certificate of analysis is a report from an accredited laboratory detailing the chemical analysis of a substance. Each batch of products is typically tested individually, and a COA is generated for each. Third-party labs perform most certificates of analysis.


Only buy from reputable companies that offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Then you'll have peace of mind knowing you'll be able to return it if its doesn't help your issues.  


Any Hemp Extract product which claims to have unheard-of benefits beyond the clinically listened ones must be avoided at all costs. Such products may not be verified.


Avoid vaping if possible as these substances can significantly damage the lungs.


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DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Most work place drug screens and tests do not delect the presence of  legal natural hemp based constituents. Studies have shown that ingesting Full Spectrum Hemp Extract can cause confirmend positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of employment drug testing or screening, we recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO NOT take our products. Before taking our products, consult with you healthcare practitioner, drug screening testing company or employer. This website requires you to also be at least 18 years or older to purchase our products.  Military Grade does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA).