Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, is a popular remedy that has been used for centuries. Its advocates claim anecdotal evidence of healing properties ranging from improving acne to treating cancer and slowing the progression of heart disease and Alzheimer's. The vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in hemp seeds can provide some important health benefits. For example, hemp oil is rich in vitamin E, which is useful in helping to maintain the functioning of the immune system.
It also acts as an antioxidant, helping to reduce free radicals that can cause cellular damage in the body. Hemp seeds are edible and highly nutritious. They have a high concentration of fiber and contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These fatty acids are essential nutrients for heart and skin health. At Blue Sky Hemp Ventures, both our hemp seed oil and our CBD oil are extracted from sustainably grown industrial hemp, derived from the Cannabis sativa plant.
In contrast, hemp seed oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds of the plant and not the flower and leaves. Therefore, hemp seed oil does not normally contain THC or CBD (cannabidiol), but it still has a number of health benefits and can be easily obtained and purchased in stores, online and through wholesale producers such as Blue Sky. It should not be confused with hemp oil, which is another name for CBD oil and hemp seed oil. The title of this section makes hemp oil look like a hard pill to swallow, but it's actually anything but. In fact, hemp seed oil is very tasty and should be considered a pantry closet staple, with the benefits of the toiletries cabinet. If our list of oral nutritional benefits isn't enough, keep reading. Hemp seed oil can also be used topically for even more notable uses.
Here are a bunch of wonderful home remedies you can make with hemp seed oil. And by the way, you'll also get many of the topical benefits (strong nails, healthy skin, nourished hair) by eating hemp seed oil regularly. Hemp seeds are a rich source of plant fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, along with vitamins such as A and E and minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and phosphorus, which help keep skin hydrated, soft, supple and disease-free. Three tablespoons of hemp contain approximately 1.2 g of fiber (both insoluble and soluble fibers) and the fibers are excellent for our digestive system. Fibers help with constipation, control weight, nourish healthy bacteria in our intestines, stabilize blood sugar levels and help fight cholesterol. Omega-3 fatty acids are great for your health, but it can be hard to get enough if you don't eat fish.
If pain or any of the above-mentioned health conditions cause anxiety, the potential for symptom relief and the proactive way to support an existing condition by using hemp seeds or oils can help reduce stress levels. Hemp seeds are a rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), known for its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Anxiety caused by pain or health conditions as such can be efficiently treated with hemp, as it can alleviate those conditions. Hemp seeds may also have other health benefits, although there isn't enough clinical research to confirm this with certainty. There are even hemp seed supplements available in case you want to enjoy some of the impressive health benefits of hemp in your diet. And don't forget that hemp has lots of proteins to aid healing, and it offers building blocks to help heal acne-scarred skin.
When combined with its anti-inflammatory properties, it becomes a useful ally for injuries, infections or autoimmune disorders that cause pain. Cooking hemp seeds or heating oil to temperatures above 350 degrees F can destroy healthy fatty acids.