1. Maintains Hormonal Balance
Hemp is the only edible seed that contains gamma-linolenic acid, which is eventually converted to the protective hormone prostaglandin PGE1 that regulates the hormonal balance and supports menopausal health.
2. Regenerates and Energises the Skin's Protective Layer
Hemp oil has high content of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which makes it an excellent natural emollient and moisturiser. It is especially useful for dry, tired or dehydrated skin and nails. It increases the skin's elasticity and water retention capacity in tissues. Pure hemp oil can also be used to treat dry hair and is often included in hair conditioners.
3. Great for Vegetarians
Getting the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can be tricky for vegetarians and vegans. Hemp oil has the optimal ratio of these healthy acids.
4. Helps Lower Cholesterol
Hemp oil can help lower cholesterol levels by accelerating metabolic processes. With a faster metabolism, fats burn at a quicker rate and are not deposited on the artery walls.
5. Good for Diabetics
Due to its low carbohydrate and sugar content, hemp oil is a great food additive for diabetics. The nutrients present in it can help moderate blood sugar levels.
6. Help Prevent Psoriasis
Psoriasis is caused by a deficiency of omega-6 fatty acids in the body. The fatty acids present in hemp oil help improve skin oxygenation and hydration.
7. Boost your Immunity
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids also improve immunity and regulate intestinal flora, thus building a natural barrier against microbes and increasing the resilience of the body.
8. Helps Prevent Demyelination of the Nervous System
Essential fatty acids are necessary for a healthy cell membrane structure. They also prevent demyelination - the destruction of the myelin sheath (a membrane that protects the nerve cells).