My blog is dedicated to the exploration of industrial hemp in America including the rich history of all forms of cannabis, the evolving law and politics of hemp and marijuana, the many products made from cannabis and the capacity, real or imagined, of hemp to re-industrialize rural America and revitalize the American family farm.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
9 Reasons To Use Hemp Oil In Your Diet & Beauty Routine
Did you know that hemp oil is a drug-free, all-natural oil that is surprisingly good for you? It is drawn from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp oil is a type of vegetable oil that you can use for cooking, just like avocado oil.
It is a non-drug form of the hemp plant, unlike marijuana.
Looking for a recipe? Then check out the delicious spring salad in the featured image by food writer and photographer Edible Perspective.
1. Use Hemp Oil To Maintain A Hormonal Balance
Hemp is the only edible seed that contains gamma-linolenic acid. The acid is eventually converted to the hormone prostaglandin PGE1. This hormone regulates the hormonal balance and supports menopausal health.
2. It Can Regenerate Your Skin’s Protective Layer
Because hemp oil has a composition similar to skin lipids, it is an excellent natural emollient and moisturizer.
It’s also rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It is useful for dry, tired, or dehydrated skin and nails. Additionally, it increases the skin’s elasticity and water retention capacity in tissues.
Pure hemp oil can be used to treat dry hair and is often included in hair conditioners.
You may be surprised to know that hemp oil is the only vegetable oil to contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (3:1). Rather than being deposited on the artery walls, it can help lower cholesterol levels by accelerating metabolic processes and fats will burn at a quicker rate.
5. It’s Also Ideal For Diabetics
Since hemp oil has low carbohydrate and sugar content, it can be a great food additive for diabetics. The nutrients present in it can help moderate blood sugar levels.
6. Hemp Oil Can Help Prevent Psoriasis
Psoriasis is caused by a deficiency of omega-6 fatty acids in the body. The fatty acids present in it help improve skin oxygenation and hydration.