Health Benefits & Uses Of Hemp Oil.
Hemp seed oil has tremendous application for personal use, much of which has been understood only recently. These are some of the most prominent health benefits of using hemp oil.
- Hemp Oil For Eczema
People taking hemp oil internally benefited in their symptoms of atopic dermatitis (eczema). Hempseed oil is very rich in PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids) which have been noted to be extremely healthy and strongly anti-inflammatory. Within about 20 weeks, the plasma lipid profiles of patients changed considerably. Their blood now contained more of healthy fats, which was doing their skin good. Omega – 3 and omega – 6 fatty acids in hemp oil were responsible for such an effect.
How much hemp oil to take daily for this effect ?
Well, one should take about 1 – 2 tablespoon of hemp oil daily. This provides significant amount of healthy PUFAs.
- Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis is a dangerous and rare condition in which nervous system degenerates. The exact cause and mechanism of this condition is still not fully known. It mostly affects young adults. A recent study finds that supplementation of diet with hemp seed oil and evening primrose oil improves the health of MS patients. These people were kept on a special diet containing “heating” foods, like black pepper etc. This may have something to do with the bioavailability of nutrients from these oils.
- Hemp Seed oil for Inflammation
People who suffer from chronic inflammatory diseases should really try hemp seed oil. Its so rich in omega -3 and omega – 6 fatty acids, which are strongly anti-inflammatory. These essential fatty acids are required by the body to lower systemic inflammation. With regular use, one can clearly see an improvement in inflammation and even pain in conditions like arthritis.
Taking 1 tablespoon of hemp seed oil daily is good enough to start seeing its effects.
- For Acne
Using hemp seed oil in diet has a beneficial effect on acne. Its omega – 3 fatty acid content aids the body in reducing inflammation of the skin. This reduces the redness of pimples and may also prevent future breakouts. Preventing breakouts with topical solutions can be very tough, as many products, even many natural oils are comedogenic ( black pores ) and lead to breakouts.
- Hemp Oil for Skin
Filtered hemp oil can be applied directly ( undiluted ) to the skin. This topical application has the following effects.
- Moisturizer – Hemp oil acts as a good natural moisturizer which doesn’t feel and look too oily in comparison to something like olive oil.
- Drying effect – This oil dries up after some time, making your skin look normal and natural.
- Anti-aging – Hemp oil can have anti-aging effects on skin. It improves the composition of epidural lipids ( fats in the outermost skin layer ) and improve the overall functioning of skin.
- Improve water resistance – hemp oil protects the skin from reverse osmosis effects of water which causes skin to lose its nutrients. This explains why your skin looks dull after a shower, especially in places where the TDS in water is high.
If the oil feels too dry, mix it with olive oil for a better “oily” feel. This is helpful when doing a massage. In that case, you don’t want the oil to get absorbed so quickly.
- Hemp oil for Hair
Hemp Seed oil can also be used in hair and scalp treatments. It can be used to reduce the oiliness of oil based shampoo. Using hemp oil on scalp doesn’t lead to hair fall. On the other hand, it improves scalp health by providing EFA ( essential fatty acids ) directly to the skin.
Omega – 3 in hemp seed oil improves the texture of hair, making them look shinier and stronger. These fats are good for the health of hair follicle.
Hemp oil also provides the scalp with many vital amino acids.