The Benefits Of Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp oil has become popular particularly in the last couple of years, now being a common ingredient in many skincare and beauty products. So what is it and what are the benefits of hemp oil? Read on for all your questions answered.
What is hemp oil?
Hemp oil is an oil made from hemp seeds, which is derived from a variety of cannabis plant. It doesn’t contain THC, the compound that produces a high in cannabis plants.
Are CBD and hemp oil the same thing?
You may be wondering, ‘what’s the difference between hemp and CBD?’. Both hemp and CBD derive from the cannabis Sativa plant, but the process of manufacturing is what differentiates them. Hemp is made from the seeds of the sativa plants, while CBD oil comes from leaves and stalks of the sativa plant, which typically has a higher concentration of the compound CBD. As a result, the uses for each differ. CBD oil is often used with chronic pain management and can help ease anxiety and depression due to its CBD content. Hemp however does not contain much CBD, and so is instead used for its physical health benefits similar to supplements, rather than for its mental health benefits.
What are the benefits of hemp oil?
The main driver in hemp’s increasing popularity in recent years is the promise of better skin. Studies have shown it can particularly help with atopic dermatitis (eczema), and can also help treat acne, rosacea and psoriasis.
Promotes brain health
The hemp seed oil contains high levels of fatty acids, which are important for healthy brain function and development. A study showed that hemp oil can help prevent inflammation in the brain.
Though hemp isn’t used to help mental health unlike CBD, it can be used for physical health and can help alleviate pain, though more studies need to be conducted on humans to gain better insight.
Read our article on CBD oil next!
By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.