Hemp for your Health
We all know the Hemp plant is great for making a whole host of products from rope to paper, plastics, paints and beyond. But did you know hemp is also a great health supplement? Yep. Whether it’s hemp seeds, hemp oil or CBD oil, hemp’s got some amazing health benefits. Here are just a few:
1. Hemp seeds are nutritious (and delicious!)
Though technically nuts, hemp seeds are a delicious and nutritionally dense food! Rich in omega-6 and omega-3 fats, 25% of calories in a hemp seed comes from clean, vegan, high-quality protein. They’ve been used as food and medicine in China for at least 3,000 years.
Hemp seeds are a great source of vitamins and minerals, too. They contain vitamin E and a host of minerals, including potassium, sodium, phosphorous, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, zinc, and iron!
You can cook them, eat them raw, or roast them for a nutritious addition to salads, muesli and more!
2. Hemp oil may help improve your skin
Hemp seed oil is rich in fatty acids, which some studies have shown relief of symptoms like itchiness and may help treat many conditions like dermatitis, eczema and acne. This is due to hemp seed oil’s abundance of fatty acids and anti-inflammatory compounds – the perfect moisturiser for any skin type and any condition.
PS. Don’t forget to check out our range of hemp skincare products!
3. Hemp can help with PMS
Hemp’s a great source of magnesium and a fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA). There’s some speculation that the severity of PMS symptoms can be linked to a deficiency in GLA around that stage of the menstrual cycle. By ingesting healthy hemp seed oil, you might be able to get those GLA levels back in balance!
4. CBD Oil may assist with anxiety and sleeplessness
Although it’s not legally available in Australia (yet), CBD oil, can also be produced using industrial hemp, and can assist with many health issues.
Lots of people report more restful sleep and a reduction in the symptoms around anxiety after taking CBD oil regularly. We’re keeping a close eye on this one and hope it becomes legal in Australia soon.
So there we have it. Just a few of the many ways hemp products can help you to live a healthier, hempier life!
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