Hemp Seeds and Oil: Benefits You Didn’t Know About

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Although oftentimes confused with its notorious relative (hash oil), Hemp seed oil is one of those products associated with a background of fascination among many current, and potential users. Organic Hemp Oil

Hemp oil poses monumental health benefits to everyday advocates, however there are still questionable elements that remain when it comes to first time buyers of the product.

If you haven’t yet experienced hemp seed oil in all its glory, we’ll look at the top reasons why you should in a moment, but firstly, what is hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil is a contemporary variety of vegetable oil that’s made from the raw seeds of the hemp plant. It is generally used as a dietary supplement and for beauty enhancement purposes. Although the whole plant can still be used, the seeds are by far the richest part.

Hemp oil carries a strong, nutty flavour and due to some recent law changes, is now legally available in the purchase in Australia. Hemp oil also contains only the minimum amounts of the psychoactive substance (THC), making it harmless. This is in spite of the commonly skewed negative perceptions that a lot of people worldwide have about hemp products.

It’s a great supplement for vegans and vegetarians as some may find it quite a struggle to maintain a consistently high level of fatty acids in their diets. The oil can be used in only low-heat cooking as starts to smoke at a very low temperature.

Hemp seed is also the only consumable seed with a linoleic acid content which transforms into the prostaglandin PGE1, helping balance hormone levels and promotes menopausal health. In addition, it carries the majority of the essentials your body needs, and then some!

In terms of beautification, Hemp seed oil can be used as a natural moisturising agent. It can be applied directly onto the skin or blended into beauty products like soap varieties.

Let’s take a look at the key health benefits of incorporating Hemp seeds and hemp oil into your everyday organic lifestyle! 

Health Benefits of Organic Hemp Seeds and Oil Organic Hemp Seeds

  • Rich in protein and polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • High source of insoluble fibre
  • Contains significant amounts of Omega 3 & Omega 6
  • Vitamin E antioxidants (tocopherols)
  • Loaded with six primary minerals – potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Improves overall cardiovascular health
  • Contains anti-aging agents to enhance your skin’s health, rejuvenating and protecting your skin’s layers
  • Has Linoleic acid to combat psoriasis
  • Aids hormonal imbalance

oFarm Organic Grocers on Sydney’s Northern Beaches are now a proud supplier of Hemp seeds and oil varieties in Australia.

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