What is hemp seed oil?
In this article, we will introduce you to 11 reasons and health benefits of hemp seed oil and how it can make you and your life healthier.
We will also give you some bonus recipes and tips on how to make your own prep at home for you to make the most of it.
Not to be confused with CBD oil, the hemp seed oil is obtained by cold pressing or grinding the seeds and extracting the oil. It is composed of 10% saturated fatty acids, 13% monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), and 77% polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) including 59.5% omega-6 and 17.5% omega-3, and has many virtues.
Hemp seed oil, extracted from hemp seeds, is one of the most nutritious oils in nature because of its high content of omega-3 and 6. Hemp has always been consumed worldwide as part of cuisine as well as medicine because it is one of the first plants to be cultivated intensively. Although marijuana and hemp are obtained from the same plant family (Cannabis Sativa), hemp seed oil does not contain any THC (responsible of making you feel “high”) which makes the oil legal in New Zealand, so rest assured you won’t be in any trouble if you use it or purchase it.
The usage of hemp seed oil goes back to old centuries and there are records of its use during the old Egyptian era. People used to include this oil in their daily meals aware only of some benefits. There are also records of the Ancient Chinese, back in 2737 B.C. were extracting oils from hemp seeds to aid in pain relief.
Benefits of Consumable Hemp seed oil
Particularly rich in essential fatty acids, this oil is very easily assimilated by the body and well supported by the intestines, even the most sensitive.
It has a delicate nutty flavor and is ideal for seasoning salads or flavoring a dish. On the other hand, it is not suitable for cooking because of its high content of omega-3 fatty acids, which oxidize easily when exposed to air or heat.
Regarding its conservation, it is important to consume it within 6-8 months after opening the bottle to fully benefit from it all. It should also be kept in a cool place, away from light to limit oxidation.
The recommended dosage of Hemp Seed Oil is one tablespoon per day, and that could be easily added to many of your meals, shakes, and smoothies or simply taken individually as if a regular food supplement. There are also tons of products you can purchase that were made with Hemp Seed oil in their recipe.
By adding it to your life, Hemp seed oil can help you become healthier and will fighting against:
1- It can help with Diabetes.
According to professors of medical chemistry and natural products, hemp seed oil not only prevented diabetes but also stopped the development of this disease. Hemp oil balances blood sugar levels, improves the effectiveness of insulin and reduces complications from diabetes including vascular impairment, diabetic neuropathy, progressive kidney failure, retinal damage, risk of vascular infarction, varicose ulcers, thrombosis.
2 - Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure.
If you have high cholesterol in your blood, you should consider taking hemp seed oil supplements. Research indicates that omega 3-6-9 fatty acids help fight cholesterol and lower blood pressure.
3 - It helps Cardiovascular health.
In a large study involving 13,000 people, hemp oil was found to regulate blood pressure and heart rate, dilate blood vessels, and prevent blood clots.
4 - It can help the Immune System.
Cannabinoids, consisting of hemp seed oil, suppresses the compromise of the immune system. Those suffering from lupus, HIV, autoimmune thyroid gland, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, allergies can benefit from this oil which reduces future autoimmune attacks.
5 - It Contributes To Hormonal Balance.
Hemp contains fatty acids that promote intestinal flora detox and is the only edible plant that contains gamma-linolenic acid and that is why it is even useful in treating premenstrual and menopausal symptoms. Clinical research suggests that hemp oil can act as a muscle relaxant, which helps to calm menstrual cramps
6 - It can protect the brain and other organs
Hemp seed oil can also be a very good substitute for other vegetable oils such as olive oil or linseed oil in food. Rich in vitamins A, B1, B3, B4, B6, and E, carotene, minerals, omega-3 and 6 and essential fatty acids, it reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, improves certain digestive disorders linked to stress and helps prevent the onset of certain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, arteriosclerosis, as well as menopausal disorders.
Here is our Organic Certified NZ grown Hemp Seed Oil:
Cosmetic Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil.
Hemp seed oil is also used in several skincare products. Recent research showed that hemp seed oil could cure many skin conditions for some people and improve the skin and hair of others.
On the cosmetic level, it is mainly used for the following properties:
- Anti-wrinkle and anti-aging
- Firming and toning
It is therefore ideal for taking care of your skin and hair, especially when you have dry, dehydrated skin or dry and brittle hair.
The properties mentioned above give the oil the capability to be used for the following:
7 - It can be used as a skin cleanser
Hemp seed oil is an excellent cleanser for skin. Its light consistency helps to remove excess sebum from the face and purifies clogged pores. In addition, it has incredible anti-inflammatory properties perfect for acne-prone skin. Mix it with tea tree oil and a few drops of jojoba oil and lavender essential oil and you get the perfect cleanser for oily skin. This beauty tip has been used by tribal women for years and is sure to give you great results.
8 - It can instantly treats rashes
Hemp seed oil is known for its effectiveness on irritated skin or rashes and this applies to eczema and psoriasis (inflammation of the skin) as well. Mixed with other essential oil or on its own on a cotton pad, when applied to the affected areas, it gives magical results. In a few minutes, the rash will diminish or even disappear. It has been the ingredient of choice for labor soldiers and farmers for generations.
9 - It has an anti-aging effect
The presence of polyunsaturated and again the fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6 help restore the elasticity of the skin. In addition, since hemp seed oil reaches the deepest skin layers, it boosts collagen production and as a result, keeps your skin soft, supple, and wrinkle-free.
10 - It is a very good moisturiser
During the day, your skin is exposed to a lot of dust, dirt, and pollution. To maintain healthy skin, apply some hemp seed oil and let it do the work. Every evening, after removing your make-up, cleanse your skin with hemp seed oil. The fatty acids it contains will penetrate your epidermis and give it all the hydration it needs. And it lasts over time, thus preventing your face from drying out.
11 - It can make your hair better
If hemp seed oil is beneficial for the skin, it is also beneficial for the hair and in particular dry hair and sensitive scalps. It has been proved effective on several hair treatments and the anti-inflammatory Property helps to regulate natural oil production on the scalp unclogging pores and clearing hair roots.
The Bottom line
We’ve numbered those 11 reasons for you to use Hemp Seed Oil but as you could see through this article there are even more reasons and benefits as we didn’t cover them all and some were placed together to facilitate understanding of this oil.
it is also possible to use it for external (as a topical) or internal use (as food and supplement):
For external use: You can apply it directly to the skin or use natural skincare products that contain the oil in their ingredients. You can also apply it directly to the hair, as you would with a classic hair mask. Just use 1 to 2 tablespoons of hemp oil and apply it to the scalp and lengths. Then leave on for about 5 minutes and then wash your hair with a shampoo to avoid the unattractive greasy hair. You can also use other hair care products as long as they have hemp seed oil as an ingredient.
For internal use: As mentioned before you can consume it pure, simply swallow a tablespoon of oil every morning or use it to season salads and other dishes, and from that you’ll feel your body responding and performing to its optimum.
It was a pleasure having you here and hopefully, this article was helpful and motivational for you to add some Hemp Oil in your life.
And here is our range of Hemp Skincare: