The Benefits of Hempseed Oil for Hair & Skin

The Benefits of Hemp seed Oil for Hair & Skin

Hemp seed (Cannabis Sativa) is the oldest cultivated and grown plant on the world that has multiple uses including fiber, food, and medicine. Cannabis Sativa has been used for centuries to treat various medical conditions. Hemp seed oil is cold pressed from the seed of the hemp plant and does not contain THC ( the psychoactive component of cannabis Sativa that gets you high).Organic cold pressed hemp seed oil has a rich nutty smell & has a taste similar to sunflower seeds. It's dark green color comes from its high chlorophyll content.  Hemp seed Oil provides an array of amazing benefits for your hair and skin.

Hemp seed oil contains a extremely high content of arginine and is one of the few plant sources that contains all ten amino acids for protein building. The high level of protein in hemp seed oil is the main ingredient in the formation of keratin. Keratin is the key building block of hair strands. Hemp seed oil makes your hair strands healthy, soft, & shiny. Along with protein, hemp seed oil contains a variety of  vitamins, minerals, palmetic, oleic, and linolenic acid.  The presence of omega-3, 6, & 9 and unpolysaturated fats are an component of healthy cell generation which makes it an excellent ingredient in skin care. Also, the presence of omega 3, 6, &9 provides the necessary fatty acids that supply the proper nourishment to hair follicles which aids in stimulating blood circulation to the scalp. It's anti-fungal & antiviral properties make hemp seed oil especially useful to individuals that suffer from severely dry skin, a topic dermatitis, and eczema. 



Hemp seed oil is non-comedogenic and contains oleic acid which is full of properties that help lock moisture into the skin. Its natural humectant properties allow the oil to permeate the top layer of the skin help restore moisture. This plants natural synthesis provides it the ability to help your skin produce linolic acid to keep your skin healthy & balanced. Along with the fact that hemp seed oil is considered a dry oil, when used on a daily basis it does not clog up pores. Hemp seeds also contain palmatic acid which is an excellent emollient and essential in the anti-aging process. The high presence of Vitamin E, oleic and palmatic acid enables hair strands to restore and retain moisture. 

The linoleic acid that hemp seed contains has a component called GLA(gamma-linoleic acid) which helps helps regulate the amount of prolactin that the body produces. This is especially beneficial to women who suffer from painful pre-menstral and menstral symptoms. The GLA component in hemp seeds help decrease inflammation, pain, breast tenderness, irritability, and fluid retention linked to PMS (pre-menstral syndrome). 

Hemp seed Oil Vs. CBD oil

With the booming hemp industry, there have been a ton of new hemp based products on the market. It is important to know the difference between hemp seed and CBD oils. Hemp seed Oil is extracted from the seeds of the industrial hemp plant. The seeds are cold pressed to create hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is not psychoactive (meaning you can not get high). It possesses no cannabinoids such as CBD or THC. CBD oil is extracted from the flowers of the industrial hemp plant from specific strains that are rich in the CBD cannabinoids. Most CBD oils do not contain THC. 

It is important to investigate the company that is the produces either oil to make sure that the company only uses organic ingredients to make their products. Make sure the manufacturer clearly lists ingredients on the label of the product.



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