5 Health Benefits Of Hemp Seed Oil That You Need To Know!

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Health Benefits Of Hemp Seed Oil

Here are the 5 health benefits of hemp seed oil. The hemp seeds are the seeds of the plant known as hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). This plant is from the family of marijuana but a different variety from that of the drug. But they do contain traces of THC which is a psychoactive compound found in marijuana. These seeds are highly nutritious as they are rich in protein, healthy fats as well as minerals. These seeds have been used long in the history right from the Eastern culture as a multi-purpose natural remedy.

Health Benefits Of Hemp Seed Oil

Despite its popularity as well as the prejudice as it’s associated with the cannabis plant group has made the seeds a topic of opinions and hence less popular in the west.  What is not known to many is that there are virtually no traces of TCH in this oil. Thankfully, people have crossed that path and is now more accepting and understanding enough to realize that hemp oil rather has a large number of health benefits and the market of hemp oil is more popular unline any in the united states. Here are the 5 health benefits of hemp seed oil that you should know about.

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  • Health Booster

Hempseed oils have Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids in the ratio of 3:1. This balance is said to be the best combination for maintaining good heart health and function in humans.

  • Healthy Skin, Hair, and Nails

The moisturizing properties of the hemp seed oil are said to be for healthy skin, hair, and nails. Studies have shown that the hemp seed oil drastically helps in decreasing skin dryness hence making it one of the best treatments for irritation and itching of the skin. The oils also have anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidants which may protect us against the anti-aging process.

  • Brain Nutrient Supplement

Hemp seed oil contains around 85% EFAs (essential fatty acids) in a ratio of 6:1 of the omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid) to omega-3 fatty acid (alpha-linolenic acid). Linoleic acid plays a key role in supporting better brain health and Omega-3 fatty acids like alpha linoleic acid play an important role in eye health.

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  • Mercury-Free Fatty Acid Supplement

Usually, people take fish oil supplement to increase omega-3 fatty acids in the body. The nutrients in the fish oil are essential for the development of the brain, immune system and well as to regulate the mood. But the problem with fish oil is that it contains a lot of mercury which can cause a reverse effect on the neurological and developmental mechanisms of the unborn baby. Making it not an ideal option for carrying mothers. The hemp oil can be used as-as an alternative for the traditional omega-3 fatty acid supplements

  • Immune System Booster

The immune system is one of the most important systems in a human body, it can be literally called the firewall of the human body, protecting it from infections and virus. The hemp seed oil is also great to promote the health of the gut as well as the immunity system. Taking a spoon of hemp oil is known to help with allergies and seasonal flu.

I hope this article on “5 Health Benefits Of Hemp Seed Oil“ helped you understand that hemp seed oil is a complete package of nutrition that has been avoided with illiterate assumptions.  The actual benefits as scientists vouch are yet to be uncovered. But so far this is so good, in the west the hemp seed oil had become a staple food.

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People have learned to understand the benefits of including oil in their everyday diet.  The traces of THC if that’s what you are worried about is < 0.3%. If you are an addict to marijuana I would suggest that you avoid the hemp seed oil or the use of hemp in any way, for others, it’s fec\rfects normal to use this oils as a supplement as the oil is rich in good fats, high-quality protein, and several minerals.

Angeline is a registered dietitian currently working in research. She have participated in many public health programs organised by WHO, and other health organisations around the world. She studied in North Ireland and in the USA to complete a BSc in Human Nutrition from Ulster University. She then went on to complete my PhD focusing on diet, exercise, weight management and more recently completed a postgraduate diploma in dietetics. She enjoy walks on the beautiful north coast of Ireland and is passionate about providing evidence-based nutrition advice for the general public. You can connect with her any time for a health advice.

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