Written by Benjamin Semmens, Registered Nutritionist (BHSc)
Don’t underestimate the power of hemp seed oil—it has a plethora of health benefits that will leave you amazed. Whether you enjoy using it in cooking, as a salad dressing, in a capsule form or as a topical, all of the above will benefit your health in a multitude of ways. Read on to learn more about the benefits of hemp seed oil.
To get the most out of your hemp seed oil you should take at least 3g of hemp seed oil capsules or a tablespoon daily.
1. Reduced pain and inflammation
One of the major symptoms of inflammation is pain, redness and swelling. Hemp seed oil contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the perfect ratio of 1:3 that have a crucial role in regulating inflammation. When you consume hemp seed oil on a regular basis—a minimum of 3 grams for optimal effects—you are helping balance inflammation in your body.
2. Healthier Skin
Hemp seed oil can be used in multiple ways to boost your skin health. It can be applied topically to act as a moisturizer or orally to reduce inflammation thanks to its content of high gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and essential fatty acids, such as omega-3. Studies have shown that the fatty acids found in hemp seed oil can help improve symptoms ofacne,psoriasis,dermatitis andeczema. Hemp seed oil can even act as an anti-ageing supplement due to its anti-wrinkle properties.
3. Healthier hair and nails
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids found in hemp seed oil have been shown topromote hair density, protect against hair loss, and promote healthy hair growth when taken orally. You can apply hemp seed oil topically to the hair and scalp to help balance the natural oils. To get the best results, massage a couple of drops onto the scalp daily. Don’t forget to also apply it onto your nails for stronger and healthier buds.
4. Menopause & PMS
Hemp seed oil can be used to manage emotional and physical symptoms of PMS byhelping to reduce prolactin sensitivity. Hemp seed oil can also be used tofight off complications caused by menopause that’s believed to be due to its high GLA content.
5. Immune health
Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential component of immune health. They help promote the activation of immune cells to have more rapid immune responses to fight off infections. They also have an essential role in maintaining the health of immune cells by making up the outer layer making the cells more robust.
6. Brain health
Essential fatty acids found in hemp seed oil also play many important roles in brain health.Inflammation has been shown to be associated with depression and anxiety and hemp seed oil may help to reduce symptoms due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The hemp seed oil has also been shown toprevent age-related brain function decline and improve memory.
7. Heart health
Increasing your omega-3 intake can help manage complications associated with heart conditions. Hemp seed oil contains an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids that may help tolower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels.Moreover, hemp seed oil contains high levels of arginine that turns into nitric oxide that helps dilate blood vessels and keeps the blood vessel walls smooth and elastic.
This article does not constitute medical advice and does not take into consideration your personal circumstances. Please see your medical professional before implementing the above