Hemp oil or ‘hemp seed’ oil is harvested by cold-pressing the raw hemp seeds. Since it is organic and unrefined, the end product is a clear green oil with a nutty flavor. Hemp oil in Colorado is very popular because Colorado is one of the states where medical and recreational marijuana use is legal. However, many people mistake hemp oil with cannabidiol CBD oil or THC oil (known also as Rick Simpson Oil) because they all come from the Cannabis cannabis plant.
CBD oil is made from extracts of the cannabis or hemp plant such as the stalks, leaves, and flowers. These contain a high concentration of CBD which is another beneficial compound that can help with some medical conditions. But CBD is different from tetrahydrocannabinol or THC which causes the psychoactive effects of taking marijuana. Usually there are traces of THC in CBD oil, but they are so low and insignificant that you don’t need to worry about “getting high.”
Meanwhile, hemp seed oil is produced from the small seeds of the plant itself. While the seeds do not contain CBD, they have a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids, and useful bioactive compounds that can be good for our health. Full-spectrum hemp oil in Colorado may even contain other organic compounds which can address health issues like inflammation and high cholesterol. It is actually considered safe for most people to use, so we will list three health benefits that you may not know about hemp seed oil.
Top Three Benefits of using Hemp Oils
1. Healthier skin
Scientific studies have found that the vitamins and fatty acids found in hemp oils may help keep the skin healthy – preventing breakouts, redness or inflammation, and acne.
Fatty acids actually help nourish the skin and protect it from oxidation and other signs of aging. Directly applying hemp oil on the skin will strengthen it and help with resisting infections.
The properties of hemp oil may even provide treatment for other skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
2. Reduced risk for heart problems
Hemp oil contains a comprehensive nutrient profile which may have a positive effect on medical conditions like high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and even cholesterol levels.
Studies have shown that one of the fatty acids in hemp oil, alpha-linolenic acid, can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Linolenic acid can also be found in fish oils and flaxseed oil which are popular for reducing the risk for heart disease, especially among the elderly.
3. Improved brain function
Since the fatty acid content of hemp seed oil is very high, it is believed that hemp oil can be good for the brain. Our brain is working 24/7 and it requires these healthy fats to function properly. Some of these healthy fats, among other compounds, can be found in hemp oils.
A recent study found that hemp oil contains polyphenols which help protect the brain against inflammation.
Full-spectrum hemp oil in Colorado is a different product which contains other plant matter and additional compounds, such as CBD. The higher concentration of organic compounds may bring some additional benefits to the body but more scientific studies are needed to prove these.
Many of the studies on hemp oil, however, were conducted on mammals. While these initial results are very promising and helpful, more research is definitely needed to confirm the health benefits from using hemp oils.