Hemp oil is not only one of the most nutritious fats, but also tastes great. You can use it in the kitchen and in skin care. Although it is sourced from the same plant as marijuana, it has no psychoactive effect, so you can enjoy its wonderful properties without any problem, limitation or long period.
Cannabis (cannabis sativa) is an abundant herb.
Cannabis sativa (Cannabis sativa) is native to Central Asia. It is an annual thermophilic cannabis plant. Cannabis is dioecious, so there are male and female plants. Cannabis is really widely used. It is traditionally used as an oilseed plant and also as a fiber plant, that is, for the production of fibers, threads or ropes. They are used in the food industry (hemp oil, seeds), in the pharmaceutical, chemical industry (paints, dyes) and in papermaking. Hemp straw can be burned, which is why hemp is also one of the energy plants. The casing is used as a sealing material. Only varieties of cannabis (industrial hemp) that can be grown in the EU can be grown and contain less than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the substance responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. The THC content of food, pharmaceutical or cosmetic products that can be bought routinely is carefully controlled so there is no need to worry about narcotic effects. Cannabis products can be consumed by both adults and children.
Hemp oil is one of the highest quality fats.
Hemp oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Cold-pressed oil of yellow-green color with pleasant taste and aroma of hazelnut. Hemp oil is prized mainly for its high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), including omega-3 and omega-6 (over 80%). Dietary fatty acids are essential for the proper functioning of all body systems. In addition, the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids found in hemp oil have an optimal ratio of 3: 1.
Specific fat content in 100 ml of hemp oil:
Fat: 92 g, including saturated acids: 8 g, monounsaturated fatty acids: 10 g, polyunsaturated fatty acids: 72.4 g. Fatty acids in 100 ml (92 g). Linoleic acid: 50.9 g. Gamma-linolenic acid: 3.6 g. Alpha-linolenic acid: 16.7 g. Stearidonic acid: 1.1 g. Energy value: 820 kJ / 3443 kcal.
In addition to valuable nutritional fats, the oil also contains vitamins – it is especially rich in excellent antioxidants: vitamin E, vitamins A and D, as well as B vitamins and vitamin C, minerals include calcium, magnesium, potassium and trace elements iron. … Also worth mentioning is the content of phytosterols, which are important for blood cholesterol levels. Hemp oil owes its characteristic aroma to its terpene content.
Hemp oil and its relationship to health
The effects of hemp oil are mainly related to the healthy fat content. Hemp oil can be recommended for internal use as a support to support the proper functioning of the heart and immune system.
Topical application of hemp oil helps to maintain normal skin condition. You can either use 100% hemp oil for the skin (for example, for small wounds, bites, to massage areas of cellulite), or you can opt for a cosmetic product that contains hemp oil. You can find hemp oil in massage emulsions, classic hemp ointment, hemp shampoo, hemp ointment, face masks, etc. are popular. When hemp oil is applied topically, the skin remains soft and perfectly elastic. Hemp oil is well absorbed into the skin and does not make it oily.
Our tip: You can also use hemp oil to gently remove makeup and cleanse your skin – just apply it to a cotton swab.