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Top 6 Benefits of Using Hemp Oil

Benefits of using Hemp Oil

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Top 6 Benefits of Using Hemp Oil

What is Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is full-spectrum oil obtained by pressing hemp seeds from the Cannabis sativa plant or hemp seed oil, which is oil that comes from just the seeds of the hemp plant. Cold-pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavor. It is primarily used in body care products. Hemp seed oil is used in the production of soaps, shampoos, and detergents.

If you have any physical injuries, trauma, or infections, then your definitive natural option is Hemp oil.

Injuries or infections cause pain. There are multiple ways to treat pain which includes medicines. But, if you are looking more for natural alternatives, hemp oil is beneficial and it helps in relieving the pain without any severe side effects.

Hemp oil is the oil extracted from seeds of the Cannabis plant. That is why, it is also called hempseed oil, as it took solely from the seeds. For making this oil, tall-growing varieties of cannabis. However, hemp oil does not contain THC, the chief psychoactive compound in Cannabis. The oil which contains THC is called hash oil, or cannabis oil.

Hemp oil has enormous benefits. It acts as an excellent anti-inflammatory substance which helps in reducing chronic pain and aches.

Hemp oil is good for calming the nerves which result in pain.

Hemp oil is not the same as cannabidiol (CBD) oil. The production of CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant, which contain a higher concentration of CBD, another potentially beneficial compound in the plant.

Most of the health benefits of hemp seed oil come from its excellent ratio of omega -6 to omega – 3. which is what the body needs. Hempseed oil provides powerful nutrition and it can be consumed orally, applied topically or sublingually, or smoked via vaporization. It is proven to be one of the best sources of omega fatty acids.

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The fact that hemp oil comes from the cannabis plant, which is forbidden in many countries of the world because of its psychoactive capabilities has led to significant masking of data regarding hemp oil. Most countries now have regulations set in to determine what deserves to be called hemp oil.

Recently the popularity of the use of Hemp oil escalated after had been used in threatening for cancer, and even AIDS and the market is expected to grow even more from $6.6 billion in 2016 to $24.1 billion in 2025.

How Does Hemp Oil Work in Our Body?

Hemp oil contains the cannabinoids which interact specifically with the CB-1 receptors and prevents their activation.

This interaction soothes down the hyperactive nerves, nervous and immune system. It helps against mental, nervous and auto-immune diseases, by improving the mental clarity, balances the nervous system, supports the healthy response against inflammation and acts as an antioxidant agent.

Different types of Hemp Oil

Hemp oil.

It is extracted from the stalk of a hemp plant, mainly due to CBD content and it must have less than 0.3 percent THC.

Hemp seed oil.

Hemp seed oil is extracted from hemp seeds and it contains little to no THC or CBD and is instead extracted for its healthy fatty acid profile.

CBD oil.

CBD oil can be made from Cannabis sativa or hemp and is made from the whole plant, including the flowering portion. In countries where cannabis is illegal, CBD oil must be made from hemp, which includes the stalks of the hemp plant.

Cannabis oil.

This oil is derived from the Cannabis sativa plant that can contain both CBD and THC in varying concentrations. Cannabis oil can also contain higher amounts of THC, which could be problematic for those not looking for the psychoactive effects of cannabis oil.

Hemp oil benefits

Not much is known clearly about the health benefits and therapeutic properties of hempseed oil, while there is still a need for higher-quality studies regarding the benefits, the available research and clinical evidence are compelling.

Skin health benefits

The oil from the hemp seed is highly nutritious and may be especially helpful for the skin. The vitamins and fatty acids in this oil may help keep the skin healthy and prevent breakouts.

2014 study looking at the lipid profile of hemp seed oil found that it is rich in healthful oils and fatty acids.
The abundance of fatty acids may make the oil an excellent choice for nourishing the skin and protecting it from inflammation, oxidation, and other causes of aging.

The authors suggest that hemp seed oil may be a helpful treatment for a range of skin issues, including:

These benefits are likely to be due to the high quantity of beneficial fats and other helpful compounds in the oil.

Brain health

recent study in mice found that a hemp seed extract containing active compounds that are able to help protect the brain against inflammation. The hemp seed oil contains polyphenols, which may play a role in protecting the brain.

The fatty acid content of hemp seed oil may also be good for the brain, which requires plenty of healthful fats to operate properly. Hemp seed oil is also rich in other compounds that may help protect the brain.

Although these results look promising, scientists need to carry out studies in humans to confirm the benefits of this founding.

Hemp Oil For Eczema

A study [1] found out that people taking hempseed oil internally benefitted in their symptoms of atopic dermatitis ( eczema ). Hempseed oil is very rich in PUFAs ( polyunsaturated fatty acids ) which have been noted to be extremely healthy and strongly anti-inflammatory. Within about 20 weeks, the plasma lipid profiles of patients changed considerably. Their blood now contained more of healthy fats, which was doing their skin good.  Omega – 3 and omega – 6 fatty acids in hempseed oil were responsible for such an effect.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a dangerous and rare condition in which the nervous system degenerates. The exact cause and mechanism of this condition is still not fully known. It mostly affects young adults. A recent study [2] finds that supplementation of the diet with hempseed oil and evening primrose oil improves the health of MS patients. These people were kept on a special diet containing “heating” foods, like black pepper etc.

Hempseed oil for Inflammation

People who suffer from chronic inflammatory diseases should really try hempseed oil. It’s so rich in omega -3 and omega – 6 fatty acids, which are strongly anti-inflammatory. These essential fatty acids are required by the body to lower systemic inflammation. With regular use, one can clearly see an improvement in inflammation and even pain in conditions like arthritis.

For Acne

Using hemp seed oil in the diet has a beneficial effect on acne. Its omega – 3 fatty acid content aids the body in reducing inflammation of the skin. This reduces the redness of pimples and may also prevent future breakouts.  Preventing breakouts with topical solutions can be very tough, as many products, even many natural oils are comedogenic ( block pores ) and lead to breakouts.

Hemp oil for Hair

Hempseed oil can also be used in hair and scalp treatments. It can be used to reduce the oiliness of oil-based shampoo. Using hemp oil on the scalp doesn’t lead to hair fall. On the other hand, it improves scalp health by providing EFA ( essential fatty acids ) directly to the skin.

Omega – 3 in hemp seed oil improves the texture of hair, making them look shinier and stronger.  These fats are good for the health of hair follicle. Hemp oil also provides the scalp with many vital amino acids.

Hemp oil may have some anticoagulant effect. People who are about to have surgery should stop taking hemp oil two weeks prior to surgery.

Hemp oil should also not be used for frying purposes. It is a healthy ingredient in salads because it is mostly PUFA fats. Learn more about doses and usage of hemp oil

References

1. Efficacy of dietary hempseed oil in patients with atopic dermatitis. Callaway J, Schwab U, Harvima I, Halonen P, Mykkänen O, Hyvönen P, Järvinen T. NCBI
2. Association of Expanded Disability Status Scale and Cytokines after Intervention with Co-supplemented Hemp Seed, Evening Primrose Oils and Hot-natured Diet in Multiple Sclerosis Patients. Soheila Rezapour-Firouzi,  ,  Seyed Rafie Arefhosseini, Mehdi Farhoudi, Mehrangiz Ebrahimi-Mamaghani, Mohammad-Reza Rashidi, Mohammad-Ali Torbati, and Behzad Baradaran. NCBI.
3. The cardiac and haemostatic effects of dietary hempseed. Delfin Rodriguez-Leyva and Grant N Pierce. Nutrition and Metabolism
4. The importance of the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 essential fatty acids.Simopoulos AP. NCBI.
5. The Composition of Hemp Seed Oiland Its Potential as an Important Source.of Nutrition. Cary Leizer David Ribnicky Alexander Poulev Slavik Dushenkov Ilya Raskin

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