There is No THC in Hemp Seeds or Hemp Seed Oil
Contrary to belief, there is no THC in hemp seeds or hemp seed oil. Hemp refers to the non-psychoactive variety of Canabis sativa L and is often referred to as industrial hemp. This incredible renewable resource can be cultivated as a raw material and used in hundreds of beauty and health products.
Hemp oil is a nutrient-rich moisturizer with properties that hydrate all types of skin: oily, dry, sensitive, young and old. High in omegas -3, -6, and -9, hemp seed oil is an essential treatment for rough skin spots that need extra love – like an elbow or a knee cap.
But the benefits of hemp seeds and oil don’t stop there. Studies suggest that eating more hemp based food products may help to:
- Reduce “bad” cholesterol levels
- Decrease the risk of blood clots
- Reduce inflammation
- Lower the risk of developing certain cancers
- Promote fat burning rather than fat storage
Check your neighborhood grocery store or community health market to see if they carry any hemp products. While researching these products, focus on items that are cold-pressed and organic varieties.
For the topicals, we use Piping Rock’s cold-pressed hemp seed oil. FYI, it is also fabulous drizzled over oven-baked potatoes with green peppers and onion. Just sayin’ 🙂
This post is meant to be a brief breakdown of the benefits of hemp. You are encouraged to do your own research and visit the links provided in the “source credit” area below.
Source credit: Leafly