Thursday, April 27, 2017

9 Reasons To Use Hemp Oil In Your Diet & Beauty Routine

By: Ajableu Oldham

hemp oil

Pass the hemp oil, please!

No, I said hemp oil! 
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.
Below are 9 ways hemp oil might benefit your body, mind, and spirit (again, totally drug-free!). You can read more about the interactions on WebMD and talk to your doctor before ingesting.
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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.

3. It’s Ideal For Vegetarians

Hemp oil helps vegetarians and vegans get the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. You should try it in your cooking!
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4. Hemp Oil May Help Lower Your Cholesterol

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.
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7. Hemp Oil Can Boost Your Immunity

As well as improving immunity and regulating intestinal flora, hemp oil builds a natural barrier against microbes. Also, it increases the resilience of the body.
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8. It Helps Prevent Demyelination Of Nervous System

Not only are essential fatty acids necessary for a healthy cell membrane structure, they also prevent demyelination, the destruction of the myelin sheath (a membrane that protects the nerve cells).

9. Hemp Oil Can Help Prevent Varicose Veins

Like other compounds high in omega-3s, hemp oil can thin your blood, reducing blood clots and varicose veins.

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