Hemp seeds may reduce the symptoms of PMS due to the gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) that they contain. PMS symptoms are likely caused by a sensitively to the hormone prolactin which is damped by GLA. (2, 3)
One of the most common misconceptions about hemp seed oil is that it will give you a high of some kind. However, this is untrue. Made from solely from seed of the hemp plant, the oil has barely any, if no THC, the cannabinoid responsible for the cannabis ‘high’. Hemp seed oil retains many of the well documented health benefits that hemp and other cannabis extracts are renowned for and is becoming a popular supplement for many people and their pets.
Hemp seed oil is well known for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Growing numbers of people are steering away from conventional over the counter pain killers and resorting to natural options such as hemp seed oil. For many people hemp seed oil becomes their go-to pain reliever with none of the well-known side-effects that even aspirin or paracetamol have with them.
One of the growing areas where hemp seed oil is fast proving itself is in the area of skincare. Taken both orally and topically in various forms, the extremely healthy oil demonstrates remarkable abilities in supporting general skincare and nutrition as well as in combatting a variety of common skin disorders. There are growing numbers of acne products, for example, that are now infused with hemp seed oil with research showing the hemp seed oil is extremely good at helping maintain a healthy balance of oil in the skin especially prevalent in teenagers. The high levels of fatty acids make the oil the ideal choice for nourishing the skin and protecting it from inflammation, oxidation, and other causes of aging. The skin disorders that hemp seed oil is known to assist with include:
For the brain to function optimally it needs a good concentration of certain fatty acids. A normal diet for many people has insufficient levels of these fats and thus hemp seed oil is the ideal supplement. Studies and tests on mice have shown that hemp seed oil is not only healthy for the brain but also protects it from inflammation. The results are promising and general use among the human population is showing that the same may be true for us.
Hemp seed oil has a broad spectrum of health benefits with another being improved heart health. The natural supplement is well known for lowering blood pressure and reducing and levels of cholesterol. The high levels of fatty acids in hemp seed oil are furthermore demonstrating the capacity to reduce cardiovascular disease.
Overall hemp seed oil is a safe to use supplement or food additive that helps maintain healthy levels of fatty acids throughout the human body while providing further support with a wide range of other minerals and essential compounds. Hemp seed oil should not replace any existing medication and before using it is worthwhile seeking professional medical advice.