Hemp seed oil comes from just the seeds of the hemp plant. Since it comes from food-grain strains of hemp, there is little to no risk of intoxication. Hemp seeds contain a rich profile of fatty acids, nutrients and bioactive vitamins and minerals.
This nutrient-rich oil is popular for the skincare and general health benefits it offers, packed with healthy fatty acids and protein. Some of the positive health effects of hemp seed oil are linked to the 3:1 ratio of linoleic (LA) and a-linolenic acid (LNA), two essential fatty acids that may be beneficial for the heart.
The vitamins and fatty acids in this oil may help keep the skin healthy and prevent breakouts according to some studies. One study indicates that the topical application of hemp seed oil helps strengthen the skin and improves its ability to resist infection. Hemp seed oil may also help treat a range of skin issues, including:
- Acne rosacea
- Varicose eczema
- Lichen planus
The abundance of fatty acids may be what makes hemp seed oil beneficial for these conditions. Make sure you check with your doctor before applying it topically as a treatment.
Another study outlined the antibacterial properties of hemp seed oil and its ability to inhibit the activity of various types of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Micrococcus luteus. Staphylococcus aureus is a dangerous bacteria that can cause skin infections, pneumonia and infections of the bone and heart valve.
Maintains Brain Health
Hemp seed oil contains high levels of healthy essential fatty acids like omega-6 and omega-3, at ratios that are perfect for the health of your brain. Your brain needs plenty of healthy fats to function at its best. By taking hemp oil, you can potentially improve memory and prevent age-related cognitive decline.
Protects Heart Health
The essential fatty acids in hemp seed oil also reduce cholesterol levels in the blood due to their β-sitosterols content, helping to reduce your chance of getting heart disease. Hemp seed oil is also a good source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), which can reduce inflammation, further protecting the health of your heart.
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