3 Hemp Seed Oil Benefits
Despite the fact that it’s now legal, there’s still lots of confusion and/or stigma around using anything associated with marijuana. Hemp seed oil is a great example. Long used in many eastern cultures as a multi-purpose remedy, it isn’t nearly as well accepted in the west.
But when you look at the number of well documented and commonly accepted health benefits and the limited side effects of hemp seed oil you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it sooner.
Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is often confused with CBD oil. But there’s a difference. On a basic level, there are two types of cannabis plants. One version contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana that gets you ‘high’ and cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component that is credited with many health and medical benefits.
Another version of the plant is cannabis Sativa, or hemp, which is not linked to drug use. Hemp seed oil is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant and delivers many similar benefits as CBD oil.
- Can Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease – Hemp seed oil is perhaps best known for its high levels of essential fatty acids (EFAs), including omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. They are considered “essential” because we need them to live, but we must get them from our diets or herbal supplements like Highly Hemp Ultra EFA’s. In addition to helping reduce the risk of heart disease, EFAs also help in the formation of our cells, boosting our immune systems and regulating blood pressure.
- Reduced Inflammation – The anti-inflammatory benefits of hemp seed oil are due to its high levels of the amino acid arginine, which is linked to a reduction of c-reactive protein in your body, a known inflammation indicator.
- Relief from Eczema – Hemp seeds are also well-stocked with polyunsaturated fatty acids, which can improve immune responses in your body and reduce the symptoms of painful skin disorders, including eczema.
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