For all of you who are still on the “Just Say No” bandwagon, you might believe that hemp seed oil, which is derived from the seeds of the cannabis plant, is just another way for those dang hippies to get high. However, while the flowers this controversial plant are capable of bringing about mild hallucinations and making everything on FOX News seem hilarious, the seeds and the beneficial fatty oils that they contain, will do no such thing. In fact, hemp seed oil is thought to be one of the most beneficial supplements a person can take in order to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
Once upon a time before politicians and business interests got involved, hemp was an important crop with any industrial and medicinal uses. On the health front, the seeds of the hemp plant were found to be an almost perfect food source, containing 80% of the essential fatty acids that our bodies need as well as globule edestins which is a rare protein that is similar to globulin. Hemp oil is easily digestible and contains pretty much all of the essential fatty acids that the body needs in order to stay functioning properly. Modern Research studies have found that taking hemp oil on a regular basis can help repair a damaged immune system and even reverse wasting making it an important natural supplement for both cancer patients and people with AIDS
Taking Internally Hemp Oil Can:
Help with motor skills
Ease Arthritis Pain
Strengthen the Immune System
Decrease Sun Related Damage to the skin
People with conditions caused by deficiency in LA (Omega 6) and LNA (Omega 3) can be treated by taking hemp oil because it has those essential fatty acids (EFA) in balanced, ideal proportions.
Hemp seed oil has a low level of Stearic acid (18:0) which is beneficial for health because high levels of Stearic acid form flow-impeding clots in blood vessels and work against the healing qualities of the EFA’s.
How much to take:
On the daily basis you can take 2-4 dessert spoons (up to 50 ml) per day. In the case of therapy you can increase the dose up to 150 ml per day for approximately 7 days, then return to the regular daily amount.
CBD Hemp Seed Oil has a nutty flavor that most people find pleasant. It is an ideal additive to salad dressings, dips, or cold pasta. It is not suitable for frying, since excess heat will greatly reduce many of its life giving benefits. It can also be used externally to treat skin conditions such as eczema. You can find it many health food stores.
Hemp is a fantastic product. As a food source hemp is second to none offering a complete source of protein and one of the highest concentrations of polyunsaturated fats (helping to reduce cholesterol and heart disease), as well as the best balance of the Essential Fatty Acids. It is also a brilliant beauty product with the perfect skin absorbency rate, making it a good choice for any one with dry skin or in need of some skin softening. Getethical really wants to encourage consumers to use hemp. We will be regularly reviewing hemp products, especially unusual and innovative uses of hemp and welcome suggestions from consumers and suppliers -if you have any suggestions for reviews please get in touch with us. Please note we receive no payment from the suppliers and producers of these products and our reviews are completely independent.
It is also a brilliant beauty product with the perfect skin absorbency rate, making it a good choice for any one with dry skin or in need of some skin softening. Getethical really wants to encourage consumers to use hemp. We will be regularly reviewing hemp products, especially unusual and innovative uses of hemp and welcome suggestions from consumers and suppliers -if you have any suggestions for reviews please get in touch with us. Please note we receive no payment from the suppliers and producers of these products and our reviews are completely independent.
Canolio Beauty Products
Lucie L’tourneau, created Canolio while working on her MBA in biotechnology management. With Canolio she applies the principle of biochemistry to her lovely range of beauty products -the most fantastic we have ever come across. All products are GM free, contain no perfume and involve no animal testing. Hemp oil, according to L’tourneau and other experts, is the only plant-derived oil with the perfect rate of nutrients and compounds for the body to absorb, and is also packed with antioxidants and linoleic acids to help maintain healthy skin.
We tried: Canolio CBD Hemp Oil
We are converts and could recommend this oil ad nauseam -it really is good. Not only does it smell wonderful, but it really does rehydrate your skin, leaving it feeling fresh and smooth. Our testers all said this was, without doubt, the best bath oil they had ever used. The oil is especially good for dry skin and one could imagine regular use would work wonders. Sheer luxury and, as with all the Canolio products, beautifully and minimally packaged. Active ingredients: Hemp Oil, Sunflower Oil, Bitter Orange Oil, Tangerine Oil.
Canolio’s Hemp Body Milk
Lovely lavender scent that lingers for hours. The body milk really does soften and moisturise your skin. Again highly recommended. All Canolio products are beautifully presented and would make excellent gifts. Active ingredients: Hemp Oil, Lavender essential oil, Rosewood essential oil.
Hand Made Natural soap
Sara Phillips soaps are divine. Made in Norfolk, UK, all soaps are made using a cold-process technique (no boiling of soap or addition of chemicals). The ingredients include purified water, edible-grade olive oil, coconut and palm as well as nutrients such as shea butter and essential oils for scent. Although we only tried her hemp soap we can imagine all her soaps are just as good.
We tried: Hemp Soap
The hemp soap contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and enzymes that are easily absorbed by the skin. We found it very rich and moisturising and would definitely recommend it for people with sensitive skins. Very pretty packaging makes this a lovely gift as well as a real treat to use.
Manitoba Harvest hemporer
We met these guys at a natural product fair- not only are they lovely people, passionate about their products, but their range is extremely good. All Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils are grown without herbicides or pesticides, using non-genetically modified and contain no additives or preservatives and are gluten free. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Oil Lovely rich cold pressed green oil containing a good balance of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids. Hemp oil is a natural source of GLA (3%) and the richest source of the Essential Fatty Acids (76%) and is a rich source of GLA (3%). GLA is especially good for the elderly who become essential fatty acid deficient as they age and the high level of Polyunsaturated fats have been shown to be beneficial for the prevention of heart disease.
This oil has a mild nutty flavour making it perfect for salad dressings, soups and sauces. It can also be used as cooking oil as long as the recipe does not require heating about 160c. We have tried a number of hemp oil and can honestly say the Manitoba one is streets ahead. It is also the darkest green hemp oil we have come across and this is due to the high content of chlorophyll. Because of the low-temperature processing, the chlorophyll is not destroyed.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Nut
Hmm, Hemp seeds! I had actually long been put off hemp seeds, after my health food cafe introduced them in a compulsory way to all their salads and lunches. Despite the cafes enthusiasm I found them extremely bitter. So it was with some trepidation I tried the Manitoba seed nuts. I found they had a really pleasant and almost addictive nutty flavour – the nuts can be sprinkled on soups, salads, put in sandwiches or just eaten on their own. Not only delicious but very healthy, an excellent source of the Essential Fatty Acids, amino acids and GLA.