Difference between hemp oil and marijuana
Modern medical and nutritional research, as well as more knowledge on hemp seed composition, now suggest that there are more uses for hemp oil.
Its fatty acid spectrum renders hemp oil “a balanced and tasty source of essential and other rare fatty acids for human consumption.” Hemp seeds also supply essential amino acids, vitamin E, and other relevant nutrients.
Hemp oil for diets and better skin
Hemp seed oil is a rare source of nourishment for vegetarian diets. It is also beneficial for cardiovascular health, skin, hormonal balance, diabetes, etc.
Hemp oil also provides significant amounts of the rarer ‘super’ polyunsaturated fatty acids, notably gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA).
These are not essential themselves, but our body only naturally produces them from the linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) essential fatty acids, respectively.
Some patients dealing with atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions have also shown improvement upon receiving hemp seed oil with GLA and SDA. Clinical trials of the benefits from ingested hemp oil have been conducted at the University of Kuopio in Finland to assess the extent of these potential benefits. GLA and SDA content in hemp seed vary considerably with variety and this needs to be considered when using hemp oil to treat such symptoms.