Hemp is a variety of Cannabis sativa plant that has been planted to get the derived products like Oil and Seeds. Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds that are found in the Hemp plants and it is especially known for its excellent health and skin benefits. Unlike other cannabis plants, hemp is a produced for its industrial use and its seeds that have very low content of THC (the compound that is especially responsible for making you high).
Most of us know that smoking cannabis in any form is not legal in many parts of world and law restricts any consumption or sale of these products in Australia and several other countries. But the usage of low-psychoactive hemp as a food product became legal in Australia after 12th of November 2017. Before the legalization of hemp products in Australia, only medical marijuana was available for the patients to use.
Hemp oil in Australia became increasingly popular after knowing the widespread benefits. Hemp oil contains a high amount of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in a very healthy ration of around 1:3. Hemp oil also contains a large number of anti oxidants which is often used in skin care procedure that are very beneficial in preventing many diseases and improves the overall immunity of the body.
Skin Benefits of Hemp Oil
the fats content of the hemp oil is similar to those found in the skin, the high composition of omega fats make it a great additive to your moisturizers and also works as a great skin protector. Because of the moisturizing properties of the Hemp oil, it is also used in many cosmetic products.
2) Healthier Skin:
Hemp oil helps in maintaining healthy skin in two different ways: first it assists in better blood flow throughout the body which results in the better supply of oxygenated blood towards skin cells. Second, it helps in better digestion and eliminating the toxins more efficiently from the body that lead to the healthier looking skin.
3) Reduces Rashes and Acne:
Hemp oil helps in preventing diseases like psoriasis, this happens in the absence of omega-6 fatty acids. Hemp supplementation also leads to skin hydration and helping in flushing all toxins from skin cells.
Overall Health Benefits
Good For Vegans:
Since most of the good food sources contains animal products vegans find it quite difficult to consume food items that has a high composition of essential fatty acids. Hemp oil contains right ratio of essential omega 3 and 6 oils that are very important for the overall body health and these essential fats also plays a crucial role in improving the overall cognitive function of the brain.
Better Heart Health:
Hemp oil contains an abundance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 oil, that is very beneficial for reducing the blood cholesterol levels and plays a vital role in overall heart health. Another study conducted on the volunteers who were given 30ml of Help oil every day for 4 weeks were found to have reduced cholesterol level and elevated HDL cholesterol levels.
Beneficial for diabetics: due to its low carbohydrates and low in sugar content, Hemp oil has proven to be very beneficial for the patients of diabetes.
Improves Brain Health:
Many people have a misconception that consuming fat is bad for healthy but reality is 60% of your brain is made of fatty tissues. Consumption of healthy fats is very essential for the better cognitive function of the brain. Hemp oil contains all the essential fatty acids that are essential to make brain function properly.
Reduces Blood Clotting:
Because of the presence of Omega 3 fatty acids, Hemp oil works well in thinning the blood which leads to better blood flow, reduced clotting and prevention of varicose veins.
Hemp seeds are proven to be beneficial for the digestion because of its high soluble fibers content which helps in reducing the bloating and constipation.
Hemp oil is one of the most incredible nature’s gift to us and we should definitely include it in our daily diet. Help oil is not just a good source of essential fatty acids but also contains vitamin and minerals like Vitamin A and E, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium and phosphorus.