For many years Hemp products have been available on the market in many different forms from culinary products to cosmetics, soaps, lotions and balms helping us understand hemp oil uses. When the focus was shifted to the effect of cannabis with regards to the medicinal benefits it offers, it was quite easy for anyone to get confused with hemp oil and CBD oil. Hemp, as often used for industrial purposes, is a plant that grows very high and has less than 0.3% THC. It is legal to sell and ship and to use for consumption. CBD oil extracts are mostly obtained from the leaves and flowers of the Cannabis Sativa plant and even though Hemp and Sativa or Indica are classified under the general name Cannabis, it does not have the same effects.
It is important to understand what hemp oil is and to see what role it has to play.
What is Hemp Oil Used For?
Hemp oil has so many Health Benefits it is almost impossible to name them all. It goes without saying that this amazing superfood should not be left out for bettering your health. The World Health Organization recognizes Hemp Oil as a potent natural antioxidant with a perfect balance of 3:1 ratio (Omega 6-3, Omega 3-1) source of essential fatty acids. It also contains Gamma-Linolenic acid and has a very high content of enzyme lipase that is very effective for removing arterial plaque build-up. To crown it all, Hemp Oil is the only plant oil that has Vitamin D that is of utmost important for Calcium absorption.
If by now you are not convinced of the incredible benefits of Hemp oil uses, let’s point out some more,
- It maintains hormonal balance
- It regenerates and energized the skin’s protective layer
- It lowers cholesterol
- It helps to prevent Psoriasis as it is caused by a deficiency of Omega 6 fatty acids
- It improves brain function
- Protects and prevents certain types of cancer
- It boosts the immune system
- Reliefs arthritis pains
It provides so many health benefits, but it would be unwise to avoid warning people using blood thinners not to use Hemp Oil as it acts as an Anticoagulant. It thins blood and helps to prevent varicose veins, but if the person is prone to blood clotting and blood thinners are used, it would be better not to take Hemp Oil.
Hemp oil also gets used in topical applications and therefore is used in soaps, lotions and shampoos or conditioners. Hemp seeds can be consumed just as it is or used in protein form as a very healthy food supplement. There is virtually no THC present in Hemp oil or Hemp products and the product is totally legal.