It has been a while since we first heard of hemp seed oil and all its benefits. Are we sure we know enough about all the benefits of hemp seed oil? Is it as amazing as they say, does it help cure skin and health problems?
In this article, we will break down all the benefits of hemp seed oil to understand how useful it can be in everyday life and what can we use it for.
What Hemp Seed Oil is?
Hemp seed oil is obtained by cold pressing the seeds of the hemp plant. It shouldn’t be confused with cannabis oil. They are two completely different oils, coming from different parts of the plant.
Hemp seed oil does not contain THC nor could it be used as an antidepressant – as it is (in many states) cannabis oil. Because of the psychoactive part, typical of cannabinoids, that it contains. Instead, the hemp seed oil is rich in fatty acids, that our body doesn’t naturally produce. Therefore they must be introduced through the diet, such as omega-3 and omega-6.
A Pinch Of Hemp History
Start using it were the Indian shamans to treat their patients. It was common in those days to administer drinks made from hemp leaves or even chew the same leaves. This is precisely due to its pain-relieving and relaxing beneficial effects. We will talk about this in more depth later.
Subsequently, with the advent of the hippie culture, hemp began to take on other forms of use, not exactly therapeutic. Rather intoxicating (or to better say to-get-high). As the use of cannabis increased and with it the addiction, the cultivation of this plant was banned. In all its forms.
It was possible, only in more recent times, to return to cultivating hemp. The hemp plant can give us handless materials, such as fibres, and therefore textile materials. The particularity of this fabric is that is extremely resistant. Another of the properties of hemp is precisely the resistant textile that can be obtained from it. Furthermore, with the legalization of hemp cultivation, and with new processing technologies, it is now possible to obtain paper, plastic, paints, and even fuels from this amazing plant.
To summarize, in addition to the richness of fatty acids contained in the seeds of this plant, the plant itself is also very useful. Not just for the textile sector.
Now let’s go into a little more detail to see what the beneficial effects of hemp seed oil are. Including benefits for the skin and the body in general.
Hemp Seed Oil Benefits
As mentioned, many beneficial effects come from this plant. These little seeds are chock full of natural nutrients such as omega-3 and omega-6, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and numerous vitamins including A, E, B1, B2, PP, and C.
Also, increase the number of noble proteins or those proteins that contain all the amino acids essential for the proper functioning of the body.
Among its many benefits, hemp seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties, and physical well-being, and is used naturally for healthy skin.
Hemp Seed Oil Side Effects
If you do a little research online you will immediately notice how little we know about the side effects of using hemp seed oil. Well, do you know why? Because being a natural oil it has very few if any. Another bonus point to this fantastic plant.
The contraindications found, for those who use it regularly, is that of a minimal presence of THC in the blood. So unless you are subjected to constant drug tests you can safely take hemp seed oil. In addition, we must remember that this oil is a natural anti-coagulant, so you should consult a doctor before taking it, in case you suffer from heart disease.
What is Hemp Seed Oil for?
The benefits of using hemp seed oil are varied. But let’s try to understand how we can use it in everyday life.
We have listed some of the more common uses of hemp seed oil – found them out below:
- Painkiller & Anti-inflammatory
Yes, among the many benefits of hemp seed oil, there is also a powerful pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. This is because the active ingredient contained in the oil, called cannabidiol, interacts with the endocannabinoid system present in our body. These interactions ‘tease’ receptors such as serotonin. And that’s why it’s pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory power.
No worries, we won’t start talking too scientifically: if you’d like to know more about the endocannabinoid system you can do so on Wikipedia.
- Healthy Diet
You can take hemp seed oil orally or just add a teaspoon to your meals, soups or fav dress salads. In short, you can ingest it however you like. By adding this little pearl to your daily diet, you will bring a massive dose of Omega 3 and 6, calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. We could call it a food supplement.
- Hair Care
When it comes to hair, cannabis can provide hydration and shiness. In addition, it rebuilds damaged hair, giving elasticity and softness thanks to the vitamin E it contains. It nourishes the scalp, an action due to the gamma-linolenic acid, present in this oil, which helps keep the hair free of dandruff while remaining hydrated. The hemp seed oil contains essential fatty acids useful for hair regrowth. The use of this oil, pure on the skin for a shock effect, or added to shampoo will give the hair a very healthy look to envy.
Yes, hemp seed oil can be used to treat skin diseases, like eczema and psoriasis. It is thought that there may be a connection between the skin and our endocannabinoid system. Furthermore, some research has shown that ingested non-psychoactive cannabinoids, such as hemp seed oil, can reduce or completely inhibit the production of keratinocytes, a compound often associated with skin diseases.
Hemp Seed Oil To Heal The Skin
As mentioned above, the hemp seed oil is full of precious substances for our bodies. Of all the naturally occurring vegetable oils, it is the one that contains the highest concentration of essential fatty acids. These acids, essential for skin health, make it oil with antioxidant properties.
Therefore, unsurprisingly, big cosmetic brands use this oil as a health-skin elixir. In fact, it can restore the skin’s lipid barrier.
Let’s see in more detail how modern cosmetics use it.
Wrinkles & Eyes Area
The hemp seed oil has fantastic anti-oxidant and anti-ageing properties, no wonder why the best natural-based cosmetic company uses it.
One of its many properties is precisely being an excellent ally against wrinkles, in fact, in addition to moisturizing and soothing the skin, hemp oil has anti-ageing properties. It is an excellent ally to combat fine lines and wrinkles, preventing the development of the signs of ageing.
The linoleic acid and the oleic acids present in this oil hemp – cannot be produced by the body naturally. They can play a crucial role in skin health and anti-ageing, so they are important nutrients to be added to your diet or to look for in beauty products.
Hemp seed oil must be of the highest quality to perceive its beneficial effects.
We want to share with our readers what we think are some of the best hemp seed oil skincare products!
The first hemp seed oil-based product we want to share with you is the men’s firming face serum from the VALUXXO HEMP SKINCARE range. Thanks to its natural composition and the blend of natural active ingredients, this serum acts as a bomb of wellness for the skin and face. It has a light, almost transparent consistency that is easy to absorb so as not to weigh down men’s skin faces. A face serum designed to fight the first signs of ageing and the loss of radiance with an ultra-firming action.
The production of the serum took place thanks to the latest cutting-edge technologies in the cosmetic field, such as the cold pressing of all oils. The difference between over-the-counter products and high-quality organic products lye behind the percentage of the active ingredient of the single ingredient. It has been entirely designed by biologists specialized in natural ingredients, so much so that 99.7% of the ingredients contained are of organic origin.
This serum boasts among its main ingredients: Hyaluronic acid, the absolute protagonist when it comes to reducing wrinkles, firming and improving the skin texture. In combination with Hyaluronic Acid, we find another protagonist of well-being, namely Hemp Seed Oil alongside Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil and Emulium Mellifera (winner of the 2014 cosmetic innovation award).
All products branded VALUXXO HEMP SKINCARE is free of parabens, mineral oils, silicones, petrolatum, SLS, propylene glycol, synthetic dyes and fragrances, PEGs and carbomers. All ingredients that are potentially harmful to the skin and that could cause damage and allergies.
How to use it? Apply directly on the cleansed face, and massage gently starting from the neck towards the forehead. Apply twice a day to see visible results right away.
Second only by mention comes this amazing revitalizing eye cream, still by VALUXXO HEMP SKINCARE. This cream, unlike the serum which is lighter, has a creamier and denser consistency, due to the delicateness of the area surrounding the eyes. We need to protect ourselves from all pollutants to which we’re daily exposed.
Same as for the serum, all the ingredients contained in the eye cream come from an organic source. All VALUXXO products include only raw materials processed using advanced tech methods but are strictly natural and respectful of the environment. Starting with the fully recyclable glass packaging.
All these ingredients can fight wrinkles, under-eye bags and dark circles, tiredness, dehydration and loss of tone. Naturalness in a bottle. A cream with a completely natural fragrance, to preserve all its goodness without damaging the skin with chemical agents. A top-priority mission for VALUXXO.
99.7% of the ingredients are natural and full of active ingredients useful for the well-being of the skin, among which we find Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil and Hemp seed oil to strengthen the skin with its essential fatty acids. Come hand-in-hand with all this goodness of naturalness, Shea Butter and Squalane Oil (considered by many to be a real beauty elixir).
How to use it? Place a knob of cream under each eye and gently tap the fingertip around the entire area. Use your ring finger to do so. Apply it morning and evening for maximum effectiveness.
If you would like to know more about eye-cream and best use, please refer to our article: Guide-in how to use men’s eye cream
Hemp Seed Oil FAQs
What is hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil is made by cold-pressing the seeds of the hemp plant. It is a non-psychoactive oil that contains a variety of beneficial compounds such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants, and minerals.
What are the benefits of using hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil is believed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing, and moisturizing properties. It may also help with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It is also rich in essential fatty acids and can be beneficial for heart health.
Is hemp seed oil the same as CBD oil?
No, the hemp seed oil is not the same as CBD oil. CBD oil is made from the flowers, leaves, and stalks of the hemp plant and contains high levels of cannabidiol (CBD), which is believed to have therapeutic properties. Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is made from the seeds of the hemp plant and does not contain significant amounts of CBD.
Can you cook with hemp seed oil?
Yes, hemp seed oil can be used for cooking and baking. It has a high smoke point, which means it can be used at high temperatures without breaking down. However, it is not recommended to use it for frying, since it could become rancid, and it is best used for adding to salads or dressings.
Is hemp seed oil legal?
Hemp seed oil is legal in most countries, including the United States. However, it is important to check the laws and regulations in your specific country or state before using them.
Can hemp seed oil help with hair growth?
Hemp seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, which can nourish the scalp and hair and promote healthy hair growth. It can also help to moisturize the hair and reduce dryness and dandruff.
How should I store hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil should be stored in a cool, dark place, such as a refrigerator, to preserve its freshness and prevent it from going rancid. It’s also important to keep it tightly sealed and away from light.
Our Bottom Line
Well-Well-Well: after our full immersion in all the benefits of hemp seed oil, now that you know much more on the topic, shop with responsibility. Make sure to feed your skin with the best. Better spend a bit more money today than see a dermatologist tomorrow (I must have heard a quote about this!).
Here at Valuxxo, we are extremely grateful that this plant is again legal to be cultivated. Let’s be honest – it would have been a waste of goodness for the well-being of our body, entirely and externally.
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