There are many types of oils available on the market nowadays and their multitude can be overwhelming sometimes.
A sense of confusion is crossing my mind at the rich display in front of my eyes and I want to make sure that I get the best healthy oil, irrespective of its price.
Lately, a new healthy oil is making headlines among of the top nutrition magazines – the hemp seed oil.
Obtained from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant, this oil contains the perfect concentration of omega fatty acids. The seed of the hemp plant contains some of the most balanced and richest sources of oils on the planet.
When it comes to the oil pressed from the hemp seeds, a great number of studies point out that the essential fatty acids in these oils are fundamental in restoring health and immune function. Perhaps the most interesting fact is that the hemp seed oil contains 80 percent essential fatty acids, the highest in any plant.
As you may already know, the essential fatty acids are important for the proper functioning and development of the brain and nervous system and the production of healthy cell membranes.
The same oils are also a sine qua non for your hair and skin. They deliver the necessary nutrients and aid in various other functions in the body.
The special properties of hemp oil are:
- Hemp seeds are the only ones to contain vitamin D, which is necessary for calcium absorption;
- Hemp oil includes a great quantity of vitamin E;
- Hemp oil can ease premenstrual stress;
- It effectively repels the harmful sun rays.
Last but not least, you should know that the most promising use for the hemp seed oil is in the treatment of eczema. Upon studying the benefits of hemp seed oil on patients with atopic dermatitis (eczema, the researchers from the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Kuopio, Finland concluded the following:
We saw a remarkable reduction in dryness, itching and an overall improvement in symptoms.
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