Understanding The Many Uses of Hemp Oil
We know that there is a lot of confusion over exactly what hemp oil, CBD oil, and related products are. Let’s take a look at the basic facts about these versatile, popular, naturally-occurring supplements.
What It Is
First of all, what exactly is hemp oil? Let’s take a look at the most useful chemical compounds found in natural hemp oil to help you understand why this product is so valuable.
The primary active element in industrial hemp oil, cannabidiol, or CBD, is known for an incredible array of health benefits. CBD acts on signaling pathways in the brain, enhancing the activity of neurotransmitters including serotonin. Low levels of serotonin have been linked to both depression and problems with sleep. CBD also enhances the signaling of another neurotransmitter, anandamide, which is thought to play a part in pain relief as well as your eating and sleeping patterns.
Terpenes are the natural oils that provide different strains of the cannabis plant with their unique tastes and smells. Terpenes also work on the neurotransmitters in the brain, affecting both dopamine and serotonin production, and are thought to have a number of additional therapeutic effects. More research needs to be done, but the results so far are promising.
Hemp seeds, from which hemp oil is made, are a strong source of “perfect” protein, containing all 20 of the known amino acids – and most importantly, the nine essential amino acids that your body is unable to produce for itself.
Hemp seed oil has an impressive array of fatty acids, and is high in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, which are present in the ideal ration of three to one. Omega-3 fatty acids are known for many health benefits, from helping with joint pain and stiffing to fighting inflammation and protecting the cardiovascular system. Hemp oil also contains GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an element that is missing from more common fat sources.
What It’s Used For
Hemp oil has a broad range of uses, many dating far back in history. Here are some of the most common uses today.
Hemp oil is the primary ingredient containing cannabidiol, or CBD, used in the many CBD oil products available for sale for medicinal and health uses.
Hemp oil is becoming a more common ingredient in the world of beauty and skincare. Due to its high fatty acid content, hemp oil is a wonderful moisturizer containing Vitamin E, known for its antioxidant and anti-aging benefits.
Hemp oil has also made its way into many lotions, both for its moisturizing abilities and because the beneficial components, such as CBD, can be absorbed easily through the skin.
Hemp seed oil has a delicious nutty flavor, and has become popular in many kitchens because of this. You can use hemp oil for salad dressings, and it can also be used as a healthy alternative for many recipes, from hummus and smoothies to pesto and cold soups. You should avoid cooking with hemp seed oil, however, because it starts to smoke and change consistency at a relatively low heat.
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