What is Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp seed oil is extracted from hemp seeds. This edible oil is manufactured from a variety of Cannabis Sativa (herbaceous plant) which has been cultivated throughout recorded history. The process includes clearing the seeds to 99.99% prior to pressing the oil. No active Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is left within the hemp seed. Nutritionally, the seeds of the plant are one of the most complete sources of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids (omega-3/6) which matches the balance required by the human body. It also has powerful antioxidant activity. Hemp seed antioxidants outperforms flax-seed, soybean and grape-seed extracts, according to anti-oxidant tests taken.
Hemp Seed Oil for Hair and Skin
Hemp seed oil is also used as a beauty product. When applied on the scalp and hair it seals in the moisture while preventing water-loss. It also helps to enhance the growth of the hair, it softens, adds shine, prevents breakage and is a dandruff deterrent.In addition, hemp seed oil is an effective anti-aging agent and a great remedy for skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. Hemp seed oil may be used as a shampoo/conditioner, soap, cream and butters. To enhance your blood circulation it may be massaged into the skin, leaving it soft and glowing.
Hemp Seed Oil for Overall Good Health
Unrefined cold pressed hemp seed oil hold the highest nutritional value. It may be consumed as a dietary supplement which serves the body in many ways. It provides minerals like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. It’s a source of energy and stands in the way of medical conditions like depression, heart attacks and arthritis.
Are there side effects to Hemp Seed Oil?
Yes. You may want to refrain from heating hemp oil above 121 degrees F. This will break down the polyunsaturated fat within the hemp oil into harmful peroxides. Exposure to this compound may damage your organs including your skin. It is advisable to use the hemp seed oil only on warm and cold dishes. Hemp seed oil should never be taken in excess. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are responsible for cardiac dysfunction, cancer growth and susceptibility to bacterial infections.
The daily recommended allowance of hemp seed oil is 14-28 ml (1-2 tablespoons). This allowance provides between 8 and 16 grams of omega 6 and between 3 and 6 grams of omega 3. For more information on how hemp seed oil may affect your health consult your doctor.