Hemp seed oil has a large variety of uses and benefits. It provides powerful nutrition and can be used topically as well as internally. Hemp seeds one of the best sources of omega fatty acids and is rich in protein, omega 6, omega 3 and insoluble fiber as well as a good source of Vitamin E antioxidants. Hemp seed oil is high in essential fatty acids (omega 6 & omega 3) and therefore is helpful in increasing immunity, improving cardiovascular health and counteracting aging skin.
The fatty acids that hemp seed oil contain are beneficial for your skin so many skincare products containing hemp oil as the main ingredient. They work well to nourish and moisturize your skin. Hemp oil prevents skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, acne and dry skin. In addition, it acts as an anti-aging benefit too and can be beneficial for your hair. Using a hemp oil shampoo/conditioner can help thicken hair texture and keep the scalp moisturized, preventing dandruff.
Hemp seed is a rich source of gamma-linolic acid (GLA), an omega 6 fatty acid. Studies have shown that GLA is useful in helping the body balance hormones and that for women, supplementing with GLA can help ease premenstrual syndrome as well as reducing cramping and pain during menstruation.
The essential fatty acids contained in hemp seed promote heart health. It’s been discovered by Dr. Johanna Budwig that high doses of essential fatty acids have successfully treated heart infractions. That same linoleic acid that has proven to be so beneficial also can lower bad cholesterol and prevent saturated fat buildup in the arteries.
It’s no surprise that with regular use hemp seed oil works well for reducing inflammation and even relieving pain from conditions like arthritis. It’s all thanks to those omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Hemp seed oil is also known to be a great source of plant-based protein as well. Hemp oil is comprised of 25% protein. The oil is considered to be a complete protein source, meaning that hemp seed oil offers all the essential amino acids. The structure of hemp oil proteins makes them easy to digest. Hemp oil provides the protein and amino acids the body needs without adding unnecessary calories.
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