If you’re serious about your health and wellbeing, then it’s time to take a look at the latest superfood on the block – hemp oil.
This wonder oil is made from protein-packed hemp seeds which are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 3 & 6 and fibre – as well as a fantastic array of minerals and vitamins. Let’s take a look at some of the key, proven benefits in adding this delicious natural oil to your diet.
1. Beauty benefits
Hemp oil is a powerful tool in the fight to combat ageing. Due to its naturally high levels of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, the oil is an excellent moisturiser and emollient, providing especially useful results for dry skin, nails and even hair. You’ll find it as an ingredient in some hair conditioners for this reason, but you can also make your own natural hemp oil hair mask – just wash it out well afterwards! One particularly vital attribute of hemp oil is its ability to boost skin elasticity and water hydration level in skin cells – helping skin to look softer, more moisturised and younger overall, with an energised appearance.
2. Hormonal benefits
Hemp oil contains a vital compound called gamma-linolenic acid, which converts to prostaglandin PGE1; a hormone that protects hormonal balance and helps with health, particularly during the menopause. Hemp is the only edible seed to offer this benefit, so the oil is particularly well worth taking for women.
3. Tackle cholesterol
Again, due to the balance of omega 3 and 6 found in hemp oil, it can help to keep cholesterol levels low, by boosting your metabolism. A faster metabolic rate allows your body to burn fat more rapidly and prevents damaging deposits from being left on artery walls, where it can build up and cause health problems.
4. Ideal for vegetarians
Vegetarians often struggle to get the optimum balance of omega fatty acids in their diet – and vegans even more so. Hemp oil provides the optimum ratio and is easy to add to food to boost its nutritional power.
5. Valuable for diabetics
Hemp oil is naturally low in sugar and carbohydrates, and by virtue of being an oil it helps to promote satiety and prevent hunger. This makes it a great food ingredient for diabetics. As an extra bonus, the oil’s naturally occurring nutrients also help to preserve a balanced blood sugar level.
6. A natural guard against psoriasis
Experts believe that psoriasis is caused when individuals have low levels of omega 6 fatty acids in their system. Again, hemp oil has these in optimum ratios and their addition will help to promote the hydration, health and oxygenation of your skin – without the use of chemical additives.
7. Better immunity
Hemp oil’s nutritional profile and rich profile of beneficial fatty acids helps to regulate the vital intestinal flora that helps to preserve our own immunity. By tackling gut health at the source and supporting the body’s microbial health, the user can enjoy greater resilience against bugs and bacteria – particularly useful in the colder months when everyone else seems to be going down with colds!
8. No more varicose veins!
For those plagued with unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins, hemp oil will help to reduce and prevent this condition by thinning the blood – also reducing the risk of blood clots in the process.
9. A healthy nervous system
Last but not least, hemp oil helps to prevent the nervous system from experiencing a degrading process called demyelination – which is where the myelin sheath, which protects the nervous system, breaks down. Again, the naturally occurring presence of these beneficial fatty acids found in hemp oil prevents this from happening by promoting a healthy structure of cell membranes.
Can you believe that just one oil provides so many powerful, beneficial benefits to our health, wellbeing and appearance? Try it for yourself and enjoy witnessing and experiencing the positive benefits. You can take hemp oil in various forms, including tinctures, capsule and edible form.