The hemp plant has been used throughout the world for more than 10,000 years for a multitude of health purposes. Deliciously nutty, today it is popular as an oil for cooking and in products for the skin and hair. Extracted from the hemp plant, this very special oil is known to relax spastic muscle and is praised by some as a cure for cancer. Here are the top 5 ways in which hemp oil can have beneficial effects on your health:
1) High-quality essential fatty acids help combat common illnesses
Hemp oil is full of essential fatty acids and contains less than 11% of the less desirable saturated fatty acids. It is often called “nature’s most perfectly balanced oil” because of its 3:1 ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids. Hemp oil also contains 3 other important essential fatty acids: gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), oleic acid and stearidonic acid. Many of the common health issues that we experience, including varicose veins, arthritis, cancer, psoriasis and a weak immune system, are improved by increasing our intake of essential fatty acids which are easily found in hemp oil.
2) Lowers cholesterol
Due to its high content of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, hemp oil is known to accelerate the metabolism and thereby effectively reduce cholesterol levels. When metabolism increases, fat burns more quickly, leaving no chance for it to collect on the arterial walls.
3) Source of high-quality protein
Hemp oil is an incredible source of protein. Not only is hemp oil 25% protein, but the protein in the oil is much more easily digestible than other sources of protein such as meet and cheese. There are no known allergies to hemp oil or hemp seeds.
4) Beautiful hair and skin
The fatty acids in hemp oil both nourish and balance your skin and hair. Since the skin is the body’s largest organ, it is important to treat it with special care. The products that you apply to your skin are directly absorbed into the bloodstream. High in chlorophyll, hemp oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory oil, as well as an excellent moisturizer for both skin and hair. Fighting a case of acne? Hemp oil contains gamma-linoleic acid, which balances the hormones, reducing acne breakouts, while adding a youthful glow to your skin. Unlike many other chemical-based products, hemp oil does not clog your pores, but aids in balancing the skin’s pH levels.
5) Immunity boosting
Hemp oil is a powerful immune system booster due to its high content of Vitamin E antioxidants and essential fatty acids. These fatty acids promote a healthy microbial content in your intestinal tract, which is the key to maintaining a strong immune system.