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10 Health uses for Hemp Oil
Hemp oil provides powerful nutrition and can be used topically as well as internally. It is one of the best sources of omega fatty acids and today we’ll tell you about 10 of its uses.
1. Hemp is loaded with minerals, vitamins and fibre
Man has been using the hemp for its superb nutritional benefits for over 3000 years! In fact, the Ancient Chinese relied on both oil and seeds as a medicine. This is because it’s a rich source of fibre, vitamins C, E and A, minerals such as sulphur, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
2. It reduces bad cholesterol
Both hemp oil and seeds have the power to break down bad cholesterol. The fat profile of hemp seeds helps fend off a variety of conditions like blood clotting and heart attack caused by very high cholesterol.
3. It is an antioxidant powerhouse
Hemp packs high levels of vitamin E – an essential antioxidant. Furthermore, it contains tocopherol, which has the power to improve conditions like atherosclerosis and Alzheimer’s. It also contains phytol, which has anticancer and antioxidant properties.
4. It helps reduce inflammation
Hemp oil boast an array of alcohols and plant sterols that fight inflammation. Inflammation is the main cause of a wide range of chronic diseases. With regular use, one can clearly see an improvement in inflammation and even pain in conditions like arthritis. Hemp oil contains the perfect balance, a 3:1 ratio of the two essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6. Did you know that no other nut or vegetable oil contains this ratio? Yes, it’s true!
5. It treats skin conditions
Taking hemp oil can drastically help improve clinical symptoms of atopic dermatitis. Hemp seed oil can also help heal skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema and other rashes. This is due its abundant and balanced supply of polyunsaturated fatty acids that affect immune responses in the body which helps to promote healing. Furthermore, because of its light consistency, hemp seed oil is actually great for acne-prone skin.
6. It helps keep your skin healthy
Hemp oil acts as a good natural moisturizer which doesn’t feel and look too oily in comparison to something like olive oil. This oil dries up after some time, making your skin look normal and natural. Furthermore, hemp oil has anti-aging effects on skin. It improves the composition of epidural lipids ( fats in the outermost kin layer ) and improve the overall functioning of skin. It also protects the skin from reverse osmosis effects of water which causes skin to lose its nutrients. This explains why your skin looks dull after a shower, especially in places where the TDS in water is high.
7. It improves degenerative diseases
Hemp oil has wonderful pharmaceutical value for degenerative chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis.
8. Hemp seeds are a plant-based source of protein
If you’re vegan, you’re probably already supplementing your diet with hemp seeds are one of the best plant-based sources of protein. In fact, 1/4 of the seeds’ calories come from protein. Therefore, making hemp seeds richer in protein than flax and chia seeds.
9. Hemp helps reduce symptoms of PMS
If you’re a woman you probably know all about PMS (premenstrual syndrome). It’s not only annoying but brings emotional and physical discomfort. The main cause of PMS is a hormonal imbalance that can lead to a lack of gamma linolenic acid (GLA ) in your body. However, hemp oil is packed with GLA and essential fatty acids. This makes it the perfect solution for reducing symptoms of PMS as it levels out your hormones.
10. Hemp oil for Hair
Hempseed oil can also be used in hair and scalp treatments. You can also use it to reduce the oiliness of oil based shampoo. It helps improve scalp health by providing EFA ( essential fatty acids ) directly to the skin. Omega – 3 in hemp seed oil improves the texture of hair, making it look shinier and stronger.
There’s no time to waste. It’s time to start using hemp products right away!
Hemp oil makes for a great healthy alternative. You can drizzle it over your salad or in your smoothies. Remember, heat makes it lose its potency.
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