Hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds of the plant rather than the flowers or leaves. Hemp oil does not contain THC or CBD (cannabidiol), but nevertheless always has great positive effects on:
– brain health,
– skin and
– problems with inflammation.
Hemp oil is high in complete polyunsaturated fatty acids with a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, which can help the body metabolize fats. It also contains antioxidants (vitamin E), carotene, phytosterols, phospholipids, minerals, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, iron, potassium, phosphorus and zinc.
Hemp oil is excellent as a food supplement for humans and animals.
POSITIVE EFFECTS OF HEMP OIL
Hemp oil contains a high level of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in a ratio of 3:1. These essential fatty acids work to lower blood cholesterol levels and thus help prevent cardiovascular disease. Gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) in hemp oil is known to reduce inflammation.
Scientists have identified the importance of GLA found in hemp oil. GLA improves hormonal health or balance and reduces symptoms associated with PMS. It also affects menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, irritability and anxiety. Consumption of fatty acids with GLA does not cause side effects.
We are again talking about the GLA in hemp oil, which has anti-inflammatory properties and effects on inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, rheumatism and fibromyalgia.
EFFECT ON PAIN
Hemp oil also has the effect of reducing pain if it is consumed or applied topically to the site of pain. Above all, it is a combination of anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving action.
EFFECT ON DIGESTION
The fatty acids in hemp oil encourage the good microbes in the intestinal flora. In addition, they relieve the digestive tract with anti-inflammatory action, which in turn affects good digestion.
IMPACT ON BRAIN FUNCTION
Essential fatty acids in hemp oil are known to improve memory, reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression and anxiety.
HELP IN WEIGHT LOSS
Gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), found in hemp seeds, can reduce sugar cravings and is a natural appetite suppressant that helps you lose weight by consuming fewer calories.
EFFECT ON THE SKIN
Hemp oil has really positive effects on the skin, so it’s no wonder that the production of hemp oil skin products is increasing. It is worth mentioning the effect on moisturizing and retaining moisture in the skin without clogging your pores. At the same time, the oil soothes the skin and acts against inflammatory processes, such as skin inflammations, autoimmune skin conditions, sensitive scalp and against acne, as it regulates the production of skin oil. When used on the scalp, it is also vital for promoting hair growth. Hemp oil improves the circulation of the scalp and nourishes the hair follicles.
HOW TO ENJOY HEMP OIL?
Take 1 to 2 teaspoons daily.
As a culinary ingredient: Use as a cold culinary oil. It can be added to salads, sauces, soups, pestos, smoothies, etc. We are attaching two more delicious recipes as an idea of where you can use it.
HEAMP OIL MAYONNAISE
This hemp oil mayonnaise recipe is great for use on sandwiches and salads.
- 1 large egg at room temperature
- 3⁄4 cup hemp oil
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1⁄2 tablespoon of mustard seeds
- 1⁄2 teaspoon of salt
Add the egg, lemon juice, mustard seeds and salt to a food processor and blend until smooth (mayonnaise can also be made with a stick blender). Then slowly drip in the hemp seed oil over one to two minutes while stirring constantly. Store in the refrigerator.
SMOOTHIE WITH HEMP OIL
- 1 banana
- 1 Greek-style vanilla yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of hemp oil
- handful of hemp seeds
- if desired, add some fruit
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