The use of hemp and CBD oils has rocketed in the last few years and for good reason. The benefits are widely talked about but how much of it is true and how much of it is hype?
What is hemp oil?
Hemp oil is a cold pressed oil made from the hemp seeds. Cold pressing is the best way of extracting the highest level of nutrients out of a fruit, vegetable or plant. Hemp oil has very high levels of natural nutrients and antioxidants (which come from the high level of vitamin E) but contains none of the cannabinoids or addictive qualities of its close relative cbd (which comes from the same plant). It also has very high levels of omega 3 and omega fatty oils, and the ratio between the two in hemp is seen by scientists as having the optimal possible ratio. Due to all these great qualities, it is no surprise that hemp and hemp products are now seen as being practically a superfood.
What are the benefits?
Due to the phenomenal constitution, it’s not at all a shock to find out about all the health benefits that hemp oil and products made of them are causing.
Hemp is seen as being really good for the heart and cardiovascular system. The products can also reduce blood pressure and the risk of blood clots due to the inclusion of an amino acid called arginine.
As mentioned before, hemp contains a great combination of fatty acids and one of those is GLA (gamma linolenic acid) which has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. This has led to its widespread use in conditions affecting the joints such as arthritis or skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema.
More skin benefits
GLA can also help the body to manage hormone levels, so people who struggle with or suffer from acne, particularly when it is related to hormone levels can find that hemp products can make a massive difference to their skin. Many of the proteins included in hemp also work well helping the body with healing which can in turn lessen the impact of acne scars. It’s an oil readily absorbed by the skin meaning that it is less likely to clog pores as well.
GLA has an impact on hormone levels as previously mentioned, and whilst this can have an impact on conditions such as acne, it also has much wider reaching benefits in relation to hormones. GLA and therefore hemp products have been seen to help minimise the impact of PMS in women. It can also benefit women who are menopausal by balancing hormone levels as women’s oestrogen levels are dropping, thus meaning that many symptoms are eased.
How to take it
Hemp oil is available in a wide range of products and you will need to work out what is best for you and the conditions you want treated. If skin dryness is a complaint, then an external cream or ointment might be best. For internal use, try to maximise the benefits by finding Liposomal Hemp Oil which helps ensure the body is maximising its benefits by delivering it in a easier to absorb format. Liposomal delivery of drugs and medications can also have fewer side effects and better results than drugs delivered via traditional methods. This is due to the substance being delivered in tiny fat-like particles.