9 Hemp Oil and CBD Oil Benefits (Cannabis Sativa)
9 Hemp Oil Benefits - including CBD Oil benefits
Hemp 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 concerning to some. Thankfully, education is prevailing and the market for hemp oil is growing in the United States, with an increasing number of people seeking it out for its reported health benefits.
1. Assist With Pain, Anxiety, and Sleep*
CBD Oil is commonly used for assisting with pain, stress, sleep, anxiety, and more. To assist with Pain, Stress, Anxiety takes as recommended once a day in the morning. To assist with sleep take as recommended in the evening. All of Zatural's Hemp products are always 0 THC. If needed, one may increase the daily recommended dosage slowly according to their needs.
2. 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.
3. Powerful SuperFood*
THC Free Full Spectrum CBD Oil contains some of the same terpenes as dried cannabis buds. The combination of essential fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants, and healing terpenes make CBD oil a powerful superfood:
- 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. '
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.
5. 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.
6. Assists with Balanced Hormones*
Hemp seed oil 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.
7. Mercury-Free, Vegan 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.
8. 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.  This can be very helpful during the cold and flu season when viruses are running rampant at school, work, and in everyday social interactions.
9. Improves Mood*
Studies show that 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 with symptoms 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.
- Maryann Stanger