what is hemp oil used for

Studies have shown that hemp oil, otherwise known as hemp seed oil, may be useful for a variety of reasons. Traditionally, hemp has been used for various industrial and medicinal purposes for centuries. In fact, researchers claim that the hemp plant may be one of the oldest plants known to man that has been cultivated for years. Hemp oil is extracted from hemp seeds through cold-pressing. The process is very much like the way olives are cold-pressed to extract olive oil. One of the most common misconceptions about hemp is that it is like cannabis. Although both hemp plants and cannabis plants come from the same family, they contain completely different compounds. 

Here’s a little background on hemp plants and the differences between the cannabis plant before we dive further into hemp oil. Biologically, hemp plants and cannabis plants are both from a form of the cannabis plant. However, because they have completely different compounds, they are intended for different purposes. This means that hemp contains only up to 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive compound that creates a “high.” On the other hand, marijuana contains up to 28% of THC, which results in a high. It’s important to note that legally, hemp cannot contain any more than 0.3% of THC, which is why it is permitted to be sold in the U.S. Hemp is not intended to be used as a drug, as it will never cause a euphoric-like or high effect when used or consumed, as opposed to marijuana. 

Now, let’s discuss more about hemp oil specifically. As previously mentioned, hemp oil is derived from hemp seeds and studies have shown that it may be used as a natural remedy for a number of conditions. Hemp oil can be consumed alone or incorporated into smoothies, foods, or even used as an olive oil alternative. However, the possibilities are endless. Let’s dive further into the different uses of hemp oil and the potential benefits that it poses.

About Hemp Oil

Studies have shown that hemp oil may be a contributing factor of certain health conditions. First off, let’s discuss the nutritional value of hemp oil. Hemp oil is known for its high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are alpha-linolenic acid, gamma-linolenic acid, and linolenic acid. In addition, hemp oil contains a high content of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, otherwise known as “good fats,” which are important to maintaining a healthy diet in moderation.

Because hemp oil is high in nutrients and fatty acids, many studies have shown that it may improve a number of conditions and may be good for certain individual’s diets. Here are some benefits that you may benefit from using or consuming hemp oil:

what is hemp used for

Improved Skin

Many studies have shown that oral consumption of hemp seed may improve a number of skin conditions. Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, has remained at the top of many studies, as they have shown that the fatty acids found in hemp seed oil may be responsible for improving symptoms of eczema. 

Additionally, other skin conditions may benefit from hemp oil, such as acne, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Hemp oil is known for its great nourishing properties, which may improve the overall health of the skin.

Pain Management

Hemp seed oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which may contribute to pain relief,  according to studies. Hemp oil is a popular natural remedy that many people use for chronic pain and headaches. Studies suggest applying hemp oil directly to the affected area to experience a natural pain relief solution.

Lowers Blood Pressure

Another benefit that studies have shown from consuming hemp oil is reducing blood pressure. Because hemp oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, it may contribute to improving the blood pressure of individuals who experience hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure. Studies suggest that individuals who suffer from high blood pressure should take omega-3 fatty acid supplements, in addition to blood pressure medicine. However, it is best to consult with your doctor before trying hemp seed oil as a supplement.

Just like with any supplement that we use for health benefits, it is always important to consult with your primary care physician beforehand to ensure that hemp oil is right for you.

what is hemp oil used for

How is Hemp Oil Used?

Hemp oil may be used in a variety of ways, including in food, by itself, topically, in combination with essential oils, and more.

Many individuals enjoy adding hemp oil to their daily diet alone or it can be added to smoothies, yogurt, salad dressings, and so many other types of foods. In addition, hemp oil may be used as an alternative to olive oil.

Another way that hemp oil can be used is topically. For those who suffer from chronic pain or headaches, studies show that you may apply a small amount of hemp oil to the area that is affected for natural pain relief.

Additionally, hemp oil may be added to essential oils, which is used by breathing in the amazing scent for its therapeutic properties or may be applied to the skin.

Regardless of how you consume or use hemp oil, it is always best to consult with your doctor before using hemp oil. Be sure to discuss with your doctor why you want to use it and how you intend to use it (oral consumption or as a topical treatment).

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