Considered nutraceutical, that is, healing, for its nutritional properties.
A food that I can no longer do without. Let’s see, quickly, what it is, its effects, how to take it and store it properly. Let’s start.
What is Hemp oil
Hemp oil, which is obtained by cold-pressing Cannabis Sativa seeds, has a color ranging from light to dark green, with a flavor reminiscent of nuts. And it is famous for its therapeutic virtues.
What are its properties?
An extraordinary natural supplement and ally of our health. Hemp oil, with a very low caloric intake, each gram containing only 9 calories, is a beneficial mix of essential fats, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Famous for its optimal balance of omega 6 to omega 3, with a 3:1 ratio. A ratio that no other food can offer in nature.
Just one teaspoon of this oil provides 1.7 grams of omega 3, which is the daily requirement of an adult male. And it doesn’t end there.
It has significant amounts of amino acids, which are essential for the proper functioning of our bodies.
The numerous vitamins, including: A, E, PP, C, B1, B2, B6
And mineral salts such as: iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus
Remember, in order to preserve its nutritional components, always prefer hemp oil obtained by cold-pressing, unrefined, and avoid those obtained through the use of solvents.
The benefits of Hemp oil
With anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-stimulating properties, it has been shown how, taking hemp oil daily, benefits our health.
Let’s take a look at its benefits:
Cardiovascular disorders. Decreasing excessive blood levels of triglycerides and LDL (“bad” cholesterol). Reducing the risk of thrombosis, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Making blood vessel walls more elastic and preventing the accumulation of fat in the arteries.
For skin care. To be applied directly to the affected area, hemp oil has proven most useful in cosmetics, for: psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, mycosis, allergy irritations, dry dermatitis and for all localized inflammation or irritation. A lifeline for acne-affected skin and effective for nail fungus treatment.
For inflammatory diseases. Used for the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases such as, chronic bladder infection, treatment of irritable bowel and Crohn’s disease.
It strengthens the nervous system. Treats learning problems, memory deficits, concentration difficulties and lack of attention. Chronic depression and postpartum depression.
Respiratory problems. For the treatment of asthma, sinusitis, tracheitis and respiratory affections.
And finally, for imbalances in the female hormonal system: ovarian cysts, menstrual pain, premenstrual syndrome and in menopause, fighting osteoporosis. Women give thanks.
How many tablespoons of Hemp oil should I take?
There is no exact answer. Doses vary from person to person. But, for those who take it for prevention, one teaspoon is sufficient. Whereas, for those with medical conditions, one tablespoon per day is recommended.
It is essential that you take it in the morning, on an empty stomach, before breakfast. Doing so will be markedly more effective. Now you are ready to start your day, but first, where to store it?
After opening it is a good idea to put it in the refrigerator. In dark glass bottles, tightly sealed and away from light and heat sources.
Hemp oil or CBD oil?
CBD oil is obtained by extracting CBD, or cannabidiol, and the main components of cannabis, such as: terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids, such as THC.
Safe and natural, it is used for the treatment of various diseases. From the excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, relaxing and analgesic properties. CBD oil proves effective in combating anxiety and accumulated stress, improving mood and sleep quality. But that’s not all.
Numerous studies featuring it have demonstrated the effectiveness of cannabinoids in treating symptoms of cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and many others.