The Facts and Benefits of the Hemp Oil
Hemp oil, or also known as hemp seed oil, is obtained by extraction from the hemp seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp oil is produced from Cannabis plants, but it contains insignificant amounts of the psychoactive ingredient THC, and it does not have psychoactive elements.
Usually the hemp oil is made for industrial purposes and the refined hemp oil has no color, has a little flavor and it is a clear liquid. The refined hemp oil is used for making different types of cosmetic products, as well as body care products such as shampoos, soaps or shower gels. Industrial hemp oil is used for making inks, paints and different kinds of lubricants.
The refined hemp oil has a much longer shelf life than the unrefined hemp oil. Unrefined hemp oil quickly goes bad, so it is usually stored in dark containers and refrigerators. Refined hemp oil is more stable and can go for longer periods of time, but it loses some of its benefits after being refined.
Hemp plant is a bit controversial plant, because of its association with the Cannabis, but the hemp oil should not be confused with hash oil. Hash oil is used for medicinal and recreational purposes, but the difference is that hash oil contains higher amounts of THC ingredient, while the hemp oil does not.
Hemp seed oil is not suitable for cooking or frying as it has a low smoking point. It has polymer-forming properties and it can get solid very quickly. It is also used as a food supplement, and it has proven that can relieve the symptoms of certain skin diseases such as eczema, and also battles against liver degeneration.
Hemp oil is full of LNA (Omega 3 acids) and LA (Omega 6 acids), so you can use it as a part of your daily diet. Recommendable daily usage for people with average body and body fat is two to dour dessert spoons per day. Hemp oil can be used as a part of you nutritional program for maintaining and improving of your general health.
It is a perfect for usage in salad dressings, dips, mayonnaise’s, etc. Hemp seeds are one of the richest sources of essential oils, and another good thing is that the hemp oil is easily digested in the organism. Hemp oil is also used externally as a natural moisturizer for treating damaged, dry skin.
Another usage for the hemp oil is in the petroleum industry as a bio-diesel fuel. It is used just like the other vegetable oils; it is non-toxic and environment friendly. Also all forms of plastics should be made with hemp oil without using the petroleum, because the petroleum based plastics are releasing harmful and toxic chemicals in their decomposing process, while the hemp oil based plastic is non toxic at all.
Hemp seed oil has many essential fat acids, which are crucial for our bodies and are helpful more than any other vitamins or dietary supplements. Essential fatty acids are helping the production of the life energy in the human body and without them, life is impossible.
Besides the fat acids, hemp seed oil is full of antioxidants, carotene, Vitamins A and E, and many important minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, zinc, potassium and smaller amounts of iron.
Hemp oil is also helpful in treating cancer, due to its essential amino acids. With regular usage of the hemp oil in cancer patients, the chances of relieving symptoms and even curing are significantly higher.