Nowadays people use hemp oil to treat a number of ailments and are often used as a very popular natural remedy. Hemp oil is derived from many different cannabis sativa, which do not contain high amount of tetrahydrocannabinol, also called THC. You must know that THC is one of the psychoactive compounds present in cannabis, which is responsible for the high feeling.
Farm bill has been introduced in the year 2018 that legalized cultivation of industrial hemp nationwide. As a result, you can see that there has been huge increase in various products, which were cannabis-derived in the market.
Like many other carrier oil like sunflower seed oil or jojoba oil, hemp oil is also cold-pressed extract obtained from hemp seeds. As they are derived from the hemp plant, hence it is known as hemp oil. Hemp oil is high in fatty acids and omega-3 acids and antioxidants. However, it does not contain THC or CBD.
Hemp seed oil can be produced by pressing seeds from non-drug strains of hemp plant. They have very low levels of cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are present abundantly in CBD oil that can interact with our body’s endocannabinoid receptors.
Nutritionists always consider hemp oil as healthy and nutritionally-balanced oil and it can provide:
- Essential fatty acids
- Monounsaturated fats
- Alpha-linolenic acid
- Linoleic acid
Generally, it has low amount of saturated fat. Just a single tablespoon of this hemp seed oil in a day can give you your daily requirement of essential fatty acids. Often they are used in kitchen to prepare foods.
Various ingredients of the hemp oil
- Omega-3 and 6
You will find both omega 3 and 6 abundantly in hemp oil. Therefore, it can help in healthy skin. It can also play an important role for following:
- Blood clot and inflammation.
- Cell membrane health
- Skin, hair and nail benefits
- Improved itchiness
Magnesium is also present in the hemp oil and that can be useful for:
- Metabolism of food
- Protein and also fatty acid synthesis
- Useful for osteoporosis and coronary heart disease
- PMS syndrome for women
- Alleviates weight gain, insomnia, bloating and leg swelling,
- Plant-based protein
Hemp oil is good source of protein almost like lamb or beef can offer. Therefore it is a good source of amino acids too. Hemp protein is however much easier to digest.
- Amino acid
Due to presence of sufficient amount of amino acids, it can help converting nitric acid in the body that can prevent heart ailments.
Benefits of hemp oil
Having known about the various key ingredients of the hemp oil let us now summarize few the important benefits of using hemp oil:
- Lower your blood pressure
- Improve immunity levels
- Can improve organ function
- Reduce inflammation and symptoms of arthritis
- Increases energy levels and metabolic rate
- Improves cardiovascular circulation and function
- Reduce and treat your dry skin and also hair conditions
- Improve muscle recovery after exercise
- Reduce symptoms of menstrual cramps and PMS