8 Hemp Oil Benefits (Cannabis Sativa)

8 Hemp Oil Benefits (Cannabis Sativa)

 8 Hemp Oil Benefits

Hemp seed oil is a great source of high-quality nutrients and has a long history of use in Eastern culture as a multi-purpose natural remedy. Despite its widespread popularity, prejudice related to its association with cannabis has kept it from common use in the West. While the oil contains virtually no THC, the psychoactive element in cannabis, hemp oil is still considered sketchy to some. Thankfully, education is prevailing and the market for hemp seed oil is growing in the United States, with an increasing number of people seeking it out for its reported health benefits.

Supports Healthy Skin, Hair, and Nails

Hemp seed oil is often used as a moisturizer for the skin, and for good reason. Studies have indicated that hemp seed oil can dramatically decrease skin dryness to alleviate itching and irritation. Moreover, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may protect against the aging process while soothing the skin.


Hemp oil contains some of the same terpenes as dried cannabis bud. Terpenes are the aroma molecules found in plants. Beta-caryophyllene (pepper) and myrcene (musk) are both been found in hemp oil.  According to recent research, beta-caryophyllene acts as a cannabinoid in the body. It engages some of the same cell sites as smoked cannabis. In particular, the terpene interacts with cell receptors that regulate the immune system.  Myrcene has been found to have antidepressant and anti-inflammatory effects. It also acts as an antioxidant and helps molecules move across cell membranes. The combination of essential fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants and healing terpenes make hemp oil one powerful superfood.

Excellent Nutrition for Your Brain

Hemp seed oil contains essential fatty acids, including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), that are required for brain development. DHA is crucial to the health of the brain as well as the retina of the eye, particularly in the first year of life. Mothers who supplement with hempseed oil during pregnancy may provide brain- and eye-protective benefits for the developing baby.

Good for Heart Health

Hemp seed oil has a 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids, a balance that has been shown to support heart health and promote proper cardiovascular function. These nutrients play a role in many biological processes and may help prevent a number of degenerative diseases. 

Balanced Hormones

Hemp is a rich source of gamma-linolic acid (GLA), an omega 6 fatty acid. Studies have shown that GLA is useful in helping the body balance hormones. For women, supplementing with GLA can help ease premenstrual syndrome. They may also reduce cramping and pain during menstruation.

Mercury-Free Fatty Acid Supplement

Taking a fish oil supplement can be a helpful way to increase omega-3 fatty acids in your diet, a nutrient that is essential for brain development, immune system health, and mood regulation. Expectant mothers certainly want to include these nutrients in their diet; however, fish contains a great deal of mercury which can hinder neurological and developmental mechanisms in the unborn baby. Fortunately, hemp seed oil works as a terrific alternative to traditional omega-3 fatty acid supplements and doesn’t carry the same risk of mercury ingestion.  

Supports the Immune System

The essential fatty acids in hemp seed oil have been shown to promote healthy flora in the intestines and support immune system response and function. [10] This can be very helpful during the cold and flu season when viruses are running rampant at school, work, and in everyday social interactions.

Improves Mood

Yet another benefit of essential fatty acids is mood health. Several studies have shown that Omega 3 supplementation can improve symptoms in bipolar disorder. Others have found improvements in. This could be because essential fatty acids are critical to maintaining brain function.  Endocannabinoids are also essential for mood. The endocannabinoid system regulates the release of neurotransmitters, some of which play major roles in conditions like depression and anxiety. As mentioned previously, endocannabinoids are made from fat. Consuming extra essential fatty acids gives your body the ability to produce these lipids.


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  • maryann stanger
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  • Zatural

    Robin, hemp oil has zero cholesterol, so you should be fine to take it if you have high cholesterol.

  • Robin Davis
    Robin Davis

    Is Hemp Oil to persons with high cholesterol?

  • Zatural

    Kay Ness,
    Thank you for your inquiry. Because Diabetes is a medical diagnosis we are not able to make any claims concerning it. Im sorry!

  • Kay Ness
    Kay Ness

    My grand-daughter & her dog both have diabetes. Can this oil be used to alleviate or rid them of this horrible disease?

  • Kalena

    I purchased my first bottle, (from Amazon) several weeks ago. I started using it right away at night before going to bed. I am completely amazed at the improvements I am having with the quality of my sleep, lack of pain both day and night and overall mood. I have had Fibromyalgia for years and have tried and can’t take the medications which have been prescribed because of adverse reactions. I am very glad I decided to buy that first bottle and try it. I just purchased my second bottle, but this one is bigger than the first one.

  • Linda Leiser
    Linda Leiser

    I am having inflammation with pain throughout my body. Which product would be best for me? And how long should I expect it to take to see a difference?

  • Phillip Wheeler
    Phillip Wheeler

    Hemp Oil has a very low CBD count (3.5%) while CBD Oil has a CBD count (20%). How can Hemp Oil be medically helpful when it contains such low amounts of CBDs?

  • Paula

    Is Cannabis Sativa good for high cholesterol and high blood pressure and general heart health-anyone have thoughts on this?

  • Mona

    For the first time in my life my backache is gone! I’ve been taking this oil for the last 2 weeks and feel free of pain, my energy level is. up, and sleep like a baby!!!!

  • Dan Jackson
    Dan Jackson

    This really works in just two days pain almost gone.

  • Tia Tarpley
    Tia Tarpley
    Just receive my cannabis oil through Amazon. Excited about trying the product. I am a very bad sleep walker. I am hoping this will help me rest at night.
  • Amy

    Hi Carole,
    The amount of THC is less than .03%. It will not make you high or show up in a drug test. However, we suggest you consult with your doctor before taking any supplement.

  • Carole  Mount
    Carole Mount

    I am in an out patient drug rehab. I showed this to them and they told me I can’t use it. Will it show up in a drug test? My body has been thru so much turmoil, I would really like to reap the benifits of this product.

  • Amy

    Hi Emily,
    We would love to help you. What country do you live in? If this is something you ordered from us please call our customer service dept.

  • Emily

    How to sensibly buy LEGAL cbd oil online? Because I got a letter saying customs has confiscated my package two times already and I’m pissed.

  • maryann stanger nd
    maryann stanger nd

    Look under Suggest Use. This might help you.

  • maryann stanger nd
    maryann stanger nd

    Recommended you take no more than 2 TBSP per day. But because it is so cleansing and nutritional, please start slow, maybe 2 tsp or as recommended by a healthcare professional.
    It can be taken in the morning and/or evening. Morning to assist with pain and anxiety during the day and evening for pain and a better night’s rest. It can also be applied topically for skin care and hair care.
    Here is another link to more information.

  • maryann stanger nd
    maryann stanger nd

    We do have several customers using our Cannabis Sativa for their animals. It can be toxic in large doses for animals and humans, but it is safe for all mammals.
    Depending on the product you are referring to as we have 4 hemp products that can be taken internally, I recommend you cut the dose in half as recommended for humans.
    Some of the products are by drop and some are by tbsp.
    We do have several customers using our Cannabis Sativa for their animals. It can be toxic in large doses for animals and humans, but it is safe for all mammals.
    Depending on the product you are referring to as we have 4 hemp products that can be taken internally, I recommend you cut the dose in half as recommended for humans.
    Some of the products are by drop and some are by tbsp. If you are not comfortable with half, then start at 25% and move up to half if he/she is doing well.
    Here is a link to all our Hemp products:
    Please let me know if I can be of any further help.

  • maryann stanger nd
    maryann stanger nd

    Because this is pure Cannabis Sativa, it does contain trace amounts of THC, but is is soooo trace, you will pass a drug test and will not get the effects of THC. All our Hemp products contain CBD. Some in it’s natural form and some with added CBD.
    Check this article for more information.

  • DIane White
    DIane White

    Just purchased Cannabis Sativa Hemp Oil (128oz) through Amazon. My significant and I are new in trying cannabis oil. We would like to how to consume this product. Please send us ideas on how best to use this product.

  • Holly Watson
    Holly Watson

    My son uses this product and has recommended that I give it to my ten year old dog with cancer and is currently on chemo. She weighs 50 pounds. I would like to know how much to give her. I would prefer to administer it with a dropper. I have read many articles on dosage and know that too much can become toxic. What do you recommend?

  • BArbara cLark
    BArbara cLark

    How does cannabis Sativis hemp oil differ from CBD oil? Does each have a similar effect on a person? Should these be taken together? How can Cannabis Sativis be taken internally? For what purpose?

  • maryann

    You can take up to 2 Tbsp daily. You should not take more as it can become toxic. You should NOT take Hemp Oil 2 weeks prior to surgery.

  • Romeo Luna
    Romeo Luna

    How do you apply this? If you will take this internally how much is the dosage?

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