Hemp Oil – 7 Surprising Ways It Can Improve Your Health

Hemp oil is a versatile and healthy oil that is quickly becoming a staple in the wellness industry. Whether you use it as a cooking oil, in dressings, or as a supplement, it is a must-try for anyone interested in improving their overall health and wellness.

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All the Ways You Can Benefit from Hemp Oil

Hemp oil comes from the cannabis plant and is made from hemp seeds. Unlike marijuana, hemp oil contains little to no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol.) Hemp oil contains CBD(cannabidiol), which successfully treats everything from anxiety to epilepsy.

Hemp oil is a popular remedy for stress, inflammation, and skin issues; it even reduces your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Hemp oil is also beneficial for its wealth of nutrients, like omega-6 and omega-3 fats and all nine essential amino acids. Read on for more information on ways you can benefit.

Nutrition Information

Hemp oil is taken from organically grown hemp seeds and then cold-pressed processed. It contains the unsaturated fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 in a ratio of 1:3 (compared to sunflower oil 1:128). 

Your body can’t produce omega-3 and omega-6, so you must find dietary alternatives as part of a healthy and balanced diet. Hemp oil is an optimal vegetable alternative to fish, a common source of omega-3 and omega-6.

One serving of hemp seeds is 3 tablespoons. Each serving has the following:

  • 166 calories
  • 14.6 g total fat
  • 1.4 g saturated fat
  • 9.5 g protein
  • 5 g total carbohydrates
  • 01.5 g sodium
  • .45 g sugar

Hemp seeds contain zero trans-fat and zero cholesterol, so it’s a very heart-healthy oil. Hemp oil also has lots of vitamins and minerals, such as:

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin C
  • B vitamins
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Omega-6 fatty acids
  • Magnesium
  • Arginine

These nutrients support overall health while giving the body essential minerals. Plus, hemp seeds have a high iron content which can eliminate or prevent anemia or iron deficiency.

What’s the Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD?

Hemp oil comes from peeled hemp seeds that are cold-pressed and is mainly used as an edible oil in the kitchen (but can also be used in skin and hair care.)

CBD oil contains CBD as an extract. In an extraction process, manufacturers extract CBD from the hemp flowers.

To create the most beneficial effect, look for whole hemp extracts to best absorb CBD and the other valuable ingredients of the hemp plant (including all other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids).

Whole hemp extract means that it contains the full spectrum or the full power of the hemp plant. The body absorbs the valuable ingredients best in combination with each other. For example, taking a vitamin C supplement is great, but it works better if you eat an apple with your daily supplement.

How to Use it in the Kitchen

The taste is very nutty. The higher the quality, the nuttier the taste. Flavor is also an indication of shelf life. As soon as the taste changes to bitter, is no longer good. Store away from light and always close the bottle tightly. Unlike many other oils, this isn’t meant to be stored in the refrigerator. A cool place away from light is the best place for a long shelf life.

You can use it like any cooking oil, but like olive oil, it’s not suitable for frying. From about 165 degrees, the valuable unsaturated fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 are damaged and thus lose their effect.

The taste is better in cold dishes anyway, like giving lettuce a special delicious punch.

Kitchen tip: A bowl of organic , optionally with a few drops of pumpkin seed oil and/or olive oil to dip with white bread, is the ideal accompaniment to a glass of wine and also a delicious non-alcoholic edible “apéritif.”

How to Use Hemp Oil in Skin and Hair Care

You can also include hemp oil in your skincare routine.

Hemp oil is very nourishing and helps regulate the moisture balance in the skin. That is why more and more cosmetic products contain it. These products are particularly recommended for people with dry and irritated skin.

Hemp oil is also popular in hair care because of its beneficial effects on the hair and scalp. Mix it directly into your shampoo and use it normally. Or apply directly to your scalp, distribute it to the ends of your hair, and then shampoo and rinse as you normally would.

You can also use in your beard or hair as a conditioner. After washing, mix a small amount with an ordinary conditioner, leave on for 10-20 minutes, and then wash out.

Caution: Wash out with shampoo if you have fine and slightly greasy hair. Rinsing with water
should be fine if you have dry (often curly) hair.

You can use both orally and directly on the skin and hair. Less is more, especially with skin and hair care. Start with a small amount to determine what your skin and hair tolerate.

Hemp Oil for Animals

Hemp oil is excellent for your pet’s coat and skin. The ingredients like unsaturated fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 and the vitamins and minerals listed above are just as important for animals as they are for humans.

Potential Risks

Even though hemp and weed come from the same cannabis plant, hemp contains no (or very little) THC. Consuming hemp in the US is legal and doesn’t cause any intoxication. It’s a great way to supplement your diet or skin and hair care regimen and should cause no side effects while you test ways in which  is most beneficial to you

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JJ Smoak

Brooklyn native, accent-having, travel lover, wordsmith and bud enthusiast. Versed from the streets of NYC, mixed with some world influence, writer/editor and medical user extraordinaire, JJ is here to tell you like it is and guide you to the finest. Brooklyn's favorite feminine stoner, your neighborhood contributor, wrapping leaves like a bandage and bringing you along for the ride.

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