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HEMP APRIL 12, 2023

Hemp Oil – What It Is and Why You Need It

You may have heard quite a bit about Hemp Oil lately – and for a good reason. It is a nutritional powerhouse containing essential fatty acids, plant cholesterol, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. 

 

Hemp Seed Oil is not psychoactive, meaning it will not get you "high". It is 100% legal in all Australian states and territories, and you do not need a script to access it. Hemp oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant, with the best Hemp Seed Oil produced by cold-pressing premium quality fresh Tasmanian seeds. It can be used both for topical use on your skin and for dietary use with your food – let's take a closer look at three critical components of Hemp Seed Oil.

 

1. Essential Fatty Acids 

Essential fatty acids need to be eaten in foods like Hemp Seed Oil – it's the only way to get them into your body (this is why they're considered "essential"). Three of the most important ones are Omega 3, 6 and 9, all of which are found in Hemp Seed Oil. Omega 3 is concentrated in fish oil and, until very recently, was thought to be the answer to heart problems – however, new research has demonstrated that fish oil provides no health benefits to your heart. Fish oil is severely unsustainable and decimates our oceans with its unethical extraction methods and massive processing ships. Check out a comparison of Hemp Oil vs. Fish Oil here. Hemp Seed Oil, on the other hand, has a composition similar to our skin's fatty acids and therefore makes an excellent moisturizer for dry, tired or dehydrated skin. Clinical studies have shown hemp seed oil to be an effective treatment for dermatitis and eczema. Also, unlike Flaxseed oil, which is comparable, these fats have a higher concentration of omega-6. In addition, science has demonstrated that a specific ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (which is the ratio in hemp seed oil) is vital for reducing inflammation! Read more about Hemp Seed Oil for Skincare.

 

2. Vitamin E

 

 Hemp Oil for the Skin

 

Vitamin E is comprised of molecules called tocopherols and tocotrienols, and within each group, there are four different types. Hemp Seed Oil has them all and – very importantly – contains much higher levels of tocopherols than most other edible oils. Hemp Seed Oil's vitamin E makeup is essential in helping the body combat a variety of degenerative conditions. The antioxidants in Hemp Seed Oil's Vitamin E content counteract the destructive power of free radicals. If left to accumulate in our bodies, free radicals can cause serious problems such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and certain types of cancer. One teaspoon of Hemp Seed Oil a day will help keep your body free of these nasties!

 

3. Plant Cholesterol

There are two main types of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). HDL cholesterol is considered "good" cholesterol. In contrast, LDL is considered "bad" cholesterol, as high levels of LDL can lead to cardiovascular-related health problems. "Good" cholesterol from plants is known as phytosterol, and scientific research has shown that phytosterol helps lower bad (LDL) cholesterol by preventing its absorption during the digestion process, which ultimately reduces the LDL cholesterol in the body. The good news is that Hemp Seed Oil contains HEAPS of phytosterols. In comparison to other common vegetable oils, the total phytosterols content in Hemp Seed Oil is higher than in soybean or sunflower oils. The health benefits of phytosterols are associated with lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases, as they inhibit the absorption of cholesterol from dietary fat, ultimately reducing LDL cholesterol.

 

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A Round-Up of Hemp Seed Oil's Primary Benefits:

A. Hemp Seed Oil for the Skin 

MoisturizerMoisturizer: Hemp oil acts as an excellent natural moisturizer. Unlike other moisturizers, it doesn't look or feel oily. It's easily absorbed into the skin, and it will leave you feeling soft and supple for hours afterwards.

Anti-Aging: Hemp Seed Oil improves the composition of fats in the outermost skin layer and improves the overall functioning of the skin.

Eczema/Acne: both dietary consumption and external application to the affected area of skin is a powerful strategy to counteract the imbalance of essential fatty acids that are often the cause of these conditions. 

 

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B. Hemp Seed Oil for Inflammation

Hemp Seed Oil contains the optimal 3/1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, which has been scientifically proven to be anti-inflammatory. With regular use, improvements in inflammation and pain related to conditions such as arthritis may be experienced. As with skin conditions, the "inside + outside" approach is recommended for optimum effects.

 

C. Hemp Seed Oil for Reduced Cholesterol and a Healthy Heart

Including phytosterol in your diet is the most effective natural treatment for high cholesterol. Thus, daily use of Hemp Seed Oil will contribute to improving your cardiovascular system.

 

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New Research

Hemp Seed oil also functions as a carrier for CBD dosing for a range of products. All seed oils are extracted with an oil-seed press machine, and hemp seeds are no different. The oil produced here for diluting into CBD products is pure, raw and unprocessed. This, however, can leave a grassy taste in your mouth! So to avoid this, look for cold-pressed oil, depending on your needs. Ever wondered if using cannabis can help you loose weight? Read our in depth article here. 

Beyond the incredible uses listed, in a recent study (2020), it was found that Hemp Seed Oil effectively treats chronic neuropathic pain. Commonly affecting the hands and feet in humans, neuropathy is a mix of weakness and pain stemming from nerve damage. Researchers found that the oil reduced pain sensitivity 10-fold for several hours in mice with chronic post-operative nerve pain.

  

 

Hemp Oil What is it good for?

 

With a wide variety of uses and an excellent nutritional profile, Hemp Seed Oil is in high demand amongst Aussies, leading to a shortage from many sources. Luckily, we have plenty of seeds in the ground at our family farms in rural Victoria and Tasmania. Our company has been supplying hemp oil products to the Australian market for over 5 years! We are well established and have thousands of 5star reviews for many different products. 

You can rely on The Cannabis Company for a secure source of clean, organic, cold-pressed Australian-grown Hemp Seed Oil for a long time to come! 

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