So what are some of the main hemp oil uses and why is it considered healthy?
Hemp seeds are rich in protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 6, omega 3 and insoluble fiber. They are a good source of tocopherols, or Vitamin E antioxidants. They’re packed with minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, and phosphorus, plus microelements like strontium, thorium, arsenic and chromium. High in essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and omega 3, hemp oil can be used to increase immunity, counteract aging skin and improve cardiovascular health. Several studies show that the linoleic acid present in hemp oil can slow down the aging process and fight psoriasis.
1) Can Lower the Risk of Heart Disease
The fat profile of hemp seed oil is believed to prevent a wide range of heart conditions. A 2007 study discovered that the oil was able to prevent blood clotting. Researchers noted that this “may be of benefit in the protection against clot-induced strokes and myocardial infarctions.”
In another study, researchers concluded that hemp seed oil may provide significant protection against stroke. And, a recent analysis conducted by the American Chemical Society found that the high levels of an omega-3 fatty acids in the oil may offer beneficial physiological effects for coronary heart disease prevention. hemp oil uses
2) Relieves the Pain of Arthritis
Also related to the reduction of inflammation, consumption of hemp seed oil has been associated with relief from arthritis pain. A study published in the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatism found that consuming GLA found in hemp seeds was able to decrease arthritis symptoms by 25%. This effect was compared against a placebo, which reduced symptoms by just 4%. Hemp seed oil’s high GLA content combined with its ideal ratio of omega-3/6 fats and other anti-inflammatory nutrients, is believed to be why it is so effective.
3) Oil for Beautiful Hair
Hemp seed oil offers benefits to the hair as well. As such, there are many recipes for homemade shampoos, conditioners, and other hair products which call for the oil. Using hemp oil on the scalp can help improve blood circulation and prevent scalp infections. This results in stronger, healthier and longer hair growth. It also helps to thicken the texture of hair, prevent dandruff, and reduce hair loss. When used directly on the ends of the hair, it can moisturize and strengthen strands to prevent breakage.
4) Nervous system support
Essential fatty acids are crucial for the health of your nervous system and brain. Nerves that communicate with the brain are protected by a fat insulation called myelin.
Myelin helps ensure that signals from one nerve cell (or neuron) to another can properly reach their destination. Myelin is a conductor that carries electrical signals from one part of the body or brain to a different part.
5) Eases arthritis pain
The immune modulating effects of essential fatty acids may improve arthritis symptoms. Studies have found that long-term fatty acid supplementation can improve arthritis pain scores and reduce the number of NSAIDS (drugs like ibuprofen) taken by patients.
As mentioned earlier, hemp oil contains a wealth of anti-inflammatory Omega 3 fatty acids. Incorporating hemp oil into a green smoothie or taking it daily will drastically increase your Omega 3 intake. hemp oil uses
6) Good For Diabetics
Due to its low carbohydrate and sugar content, hemp oil is can be a great food additive for diabetics. The nutrients present in it can help moderate blood sugar levels.