What Are The Benefits Of Hemp Oil

For a while now, hemp foods have becoming more and more popular with the masses and some people have even called it a superfood. Well, it’s no surprise because seeds of the hemp are rich in essential amino acids as well as essential fatty acids and by adding even a small amount of it to your everyday diet can have long term health benefits.

What exactly are the benefits of hemp seed oil?

#1. It’s great for weight loss

Some people use it directly, while some add it to their soups and salads and other foods to achieve good results.  Hemp oil has a high fibre content and it’s also great for the digestive system, as it relieves bloating and constipation and helps ease digestive troubles. When you consume hemp oil, you give your body essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which help regulate the emission of digestive juices and hormones.

#2. It boosts your immune system

The healthy fatty acids found in hemp oil are highly concentrated and by increasing your intake, you ensure the balance of your immune system and the production of endocannabinoids. These are very important for your endocannabinoid system which regulates your immune system as well as memory, mood, temperature, appetite, pain and maintains your overall health.

#3. It helps cure heart disease

Hemp oil is rich in linoleic acid also known as omega-6 fatty acid that, apart being great for weight, loss is also great for curing heart diseases, as it lowers cholesterol and prevents further fat build-up in your arteries. If fat builds up in your arteries, your heart will need to work hard to keep your blood oxygenated, and this is what leads to blood pressure and blood clotting. Therefore adding hemp oil to your diet can significantly reduce your risk of heart disease and help you lead a longer, healthier life.

#4. It improves your mood

Having a healthy mind is just as important as having a healthy body when it comes to leading a long and happy life. We’ve already mentioned the endocannabinoid system and how it regulates your mood. This happens because the endocannabinoid system releases powerful neurotransmitters which play key roles in curing anxiety and depression. Even if you’re not suffering from these illnesses, a regular consumption of hemp oil can still make you happier and calmer without any side effects. The omega-3 fatty acids found in hemp oil have also shown to cure some symptoms of bipolar disorder, as well as ADD and autism.

#5. It is good for your skin

Hemp oil is a great and natural moisturizer which leaves your skin healthy and beautiful. Apart from clearing out zits and clogged pores, some studies have shown that a regular use of hemp oil can relieve symptoms of eczema, dermatitis and shingles if used for a longer period. Since different types of skin can react in different ways to the oil, it’s best if you first check with your dermatologist if they think you can use it.

Anna Smith

Hi there ! I’m Anna Smith, chief editor at Healthankering. I'm a proud mother of three passionate about health tips, beauty and ways to live healthier with more energy ! We start Healthankering to provide advanced material about not only the best ways to get healthy, but also to entertain and create a great community. Welcome aboard !

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