The hemp plant belongs to the cannabis genus just like marijuana. Marijuana is widely known to contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that makes individuals who consume it to become high. Although the hemp plant and marijuana are in the same genus, hemp contains little to no amounts of HTC ingredient. It is practically impossible for an individual to become high from consuming the hemp plant.
Hemp seeds contain high levels of proteins, omega 3, omega 6, vitamin E antioxidants, polyunsaturated fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous and zinc. Hemp seeds are cold pressed to generate hemp seed oil. There are many hemp seed oil benefits due to the beneficial components in the seed. The oil benefits range from cardiovascular to skin to cancer treatment.
Hemp oil has the optimal ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 of 3:1. This composition is similar to the skin lipids making it ideal for moisturizing and maintaining healthy skin. It is used explicitly in the dry and dehydrated skin and nails as it improves water retention and increases skin elasticity. Individuals who frequently use hemp seed oil on their skin have soft, beautiful, fresh, hydrated and healthy skin. The oil is also added to hair conditioners because it moisturizes and strengthens hair. The oil is unique because it does not clog the pores on the skin and contains linoleic acid that which regulates sebum production.
Hemp seed oil is used in the treatment of eczema. It relieves eczema symptoms by internally moisturizing the skin through the polyunsaturated fatty acids. The oil should be taken orally thrice a day accompanied by the application on the affected areas. Hemp seed oil also treats dry scalp by relieving itchiness, dandruff and dryness. It gives hair a shiny glow and promotes the growth of thicker hair. Linoleic acid found in hemp oil prevents fine lines and wrinkles making it an anti-aging component.
Hemp seed oil contains arginine amino acid that produces nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide helps blood vessels to dilate and relax hence reducing blood pressure and the risk for heart diseases. The fatty acids in the oil lower cholesterol level by increasing metabolism. This high metabolism rate means that fats will not be deposited on the walls on the arteries. Hemp seed oil benefits are majorly due to the presence of fatty acids. These fatty acids improve immunity increasing body resilience, fights cancer and inflammation and aid in the development of the fetal brain in pregnant women.