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The health benefits of hemp seed oil

Hemp oil, processed from the seeds of the hemp plant from the Cannabis sativa family, has had a long and eventful history with people, particularly when it comes to human use and legislation. Modern scientists, however, reveal hemp oil contains all the essentially fatty acids (EFA) necessary for healthy human life. Here’s why hemp oil is nature's perfect food and why you should add it to your diet.

Hemp oil benefits

Hemp oil has the richest, perfectly balanced concentrations of essential fatty acids on the plant. It contains 80% essential fatty acids—the single highest concentration of any plant. Essential fatty acids are the omega fats that must be ingested into the body because the body cannot produce them on its own. The balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3 in hemp oil is a perfect 3:1 ratio that is recommended by the World Health Organization for optimal health benefits.

Essential fatty acids are important for restoring human immune function and health. Dr. Johana Budwig, seven-time Nobel Prize nominee and pioneer of EFA research has reported success in treating heart infraction, arthritis, cancer, high blood pressure and other common diseases with high doses of essential fatty acids.

Other notable benefits of hemp seed oil include the nourishing effect at the cellular level and surface benefits on the skin and hair. Hemp oil absorbs into the skin easily and those wonderful EFA's immediately go to work. You possibly can get all the essential fatty acids you need for a healthy life by simply adding hemp oil in your diet.

Misconception about hemp

Hemp is often confused with marijuana because it belongs to the same family. The two plants, however, are quite different particularly on the level of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hemp contains less than 1% of the psychoactive drug, while marijuana contains 20% or more. So, NO; you won’t get high on hemp!

How to use hemp oil

Hemp oil is suitable for salad dressing, dips and even mayonnaise. It may also be used as a nutritional supplement for general health and well being. Additionally, you may apply it externally on the skin to moisturise and restore dry or damaged skin.

The recommended daily allowance for hemp oil is 14-28 ml (1 to 2 tablespoons). This allowance provides between 3 and 6 grams of Omega 3 and between 8 and 16 grams of Omega 6. Hemp oil is readily available in all leading health-food stores.

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