What is hemp seed oil?
Hemp oil is cold-pressed, unrefined hemp seed oil. It is a nutty flavor that is produced from raw hemp seeds. Contrary to popular belief, it is not cannabis oil and it will not give you the THC effects you may be looking for. Instead, hemp oil can be used for health benefits, whether it’s used for cooking and/or skin care reasons.
Hemp seed oil health benefits:
Hemp seeds are rich in protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 6, omega 3 and insoluble fiber. They are a good source of tocopherols or Vitamin E antioxidants. They’re packed with minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, and phosphorus, plus microelements like strontium, thorium, arsenic, and chromium.
High in essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and omega 3, hemp oil can be used to increase immunity, counteract aging skin and improve cardiovascular health. Several studies show that the linoleic acid present in hemp oil can slow down the aging process and fight psoriasis.