It is considered the most nutritious of all oils available, it has a wide variety of medicinal, nutritional, and cosmetic uses, making it a wonderful all-purpose ingredient. Hemp oil is the oil extracted from the seeds of the Cannabis plant. That is why it is also called hemp seed oil, as it is taken solely from the seeds.
However, hemp oil does not contain THC, the main psychoactive compound in Cannabis. The oil that contains THC is called hash oil. These two oils should not be confused. It has a history of use for its medicinal and nutritional properties dating back to 4000 BC in China and has long been a popular natural remedy in Eastern cultures. Hemp seed oil provides the body with all the essential amino acids necessary for health and well-being.
High-quality Omega 3.
This oil offers even better results than fish oil. In addition, it is beneficial at the cardiovascular and brain level due to the proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
If we look at the nutritional values of the hemp seed we will see that it has 5.13 g per 100 g of alpha-linolenic acid (Omega 3). A single dose of 30 g of hemp seeds already provides us with 1.54 g of Omega 3. According to the Regulation that establishes the list of authorized declarations of health properties of foods, the beneficial effect for health is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of this fatty acid.
It also contains tocopherols, which can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and macular degeneration due to age, in addition to having antioxidant activity, being its total phenol content higher than in other vegetable oils.
– Cardiovascular disease.
It reduces the risk of heart attacks, as it reduces the blood clotting effects and improves cholesterol profiles. Daily hemp oil rapidly lowers both LDL (bad cholesterol) and overall cholesterol levels. Another study showed that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids significantly reduced the risk of cardiac arrest among heart attack survivors. It is recommended in cardiovascular patients, the substitution of saturated animal oils and fats with hemp oil.