Since the federal-level legalization of hemp cultivation for pharmaceutical and medical purposes with the US Farm Act of 2018, the demand for various types of products made from it increased. One of the popular products is PCR oil and it is high in demand due to various health benefits associated with it. Besides, the general opinion is that it is a superior product than CBD oil, and this can be quite confusing for a first-time buyer. So, the purpose of this article is to give a better understanding of PCR oil and its benefits.
What Is PCR Oil?
PCR oil is phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil and it is superior to CBD oil because it contains all the 113 cannabinoids naturally found in the hemp plant. So, its extraction process focuses on a full-spectrum approach to extract all the cannabinoids and this gives it the added benefit of the entourage effect. This enhances the individual effect of each cannabinoid contained in it and hence is useful for treating a wide variety of ailments. Moreover, it is produced from hemp plant strains that have less than 0.3% of THC, so there is no need to worry about the high associated with THC.
PCR Oil Contents
As stated earlier, PCR hemp oil uses a full-spectrum approach for its extraction; hence it contains phytocannabinoids, essential fatty acids, terpenes, flavonoids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Some of the common phytocannabinoids, others than cannabidiol (CBD), are cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), cannabinol (CBN), cannabidivarin (CBDV) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Terpenes are aromatic metabolite compounds and their unique profile gives each hemp plant strain its unique aroma.
Flavonoids are the main compounds giving hemp plant products like PCR oil its unique flavor. Some of them are quercetin, cannaflavin, and kaempferol. Also, the oil is rich in minerals and vitamins like A, C, E, B complex vitamins, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, and beta carotene. Moreover, PCR hemp oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that are useful for maintaining cardiovascular health and immunity.
PCR Hemp Oil Benefits
The benefits of PCR oil are due to the influence of cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD) present in it, on the endocannabinoid system (ECS). These are listed below.
- Pain Management: PCR oil is effective in managing pain due to the higher concentration of CBD in it. It’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect aids in reducing pain due to ailments like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, wounds, etc.
- Treating Anxiety And Depression: Consuming PCR oil improves neurological functioning and emotional wellbeing due to its effect on the ECS. So, it is useful for treating the symptoms of anxiety and depression.