Although hemp is best known as a drug that is either legal or illegal, depending on the geographic location, the oil extracted from this plant has very little THC—the one substance responsible for the “high” commonly associated with its consumption. What it does have though is the ability to improve your health. In fact, here are just a few benefits of using hemp oil:
- More beautiful skin. Wash and dry your skin and then follow up with hemp oil and you will notice that your face and body feel smoother and more supple thanks to the oil’s fatty acids. This helps you look younger, while also easing some common skin issues like acne and psoriasis.
- Healthier hair. Shampoos made with hemp oil add moisture to your hair, giving you a lusher, thicker mane. Massage it into your scalp and you will also likely notice fewer dandruff flakes thanks to its moisturizing effect. It can also boost your brain function as a result of better blood flow. Speaking of better blood flow…
- Better circulatory function. Hemp oil contains alpha-linoleic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that helps enhance the health of your circulatory system. Specifically, it works to reduce your risk of heart disease, while also lowering your bad cholesterol levels.
- Higher protein intake. High in protein, hemp oil can help you meet your recommended daily allowance of this particular macronutrient. And it does it in a way that doesn’t add too many additional calories in your diet, which helps when you are trying to watch your weight.
To enjoy these types of health-related benefits, add one to two tablespoons of hemp oil to your diet daily. It can be added to cold or warm liquids or dishes, but try to avoid cooking it as high heat breaks it down and may even turn it into a harmful substance.
Have you ever tried hemp oil? What did you think of it? Did it help?