Hemp Seed Oil Benefits For Digestion
You know that I am a big fan of cannabis edibles, and that definitely includes edibles made with Hemp oil!
Because of all the hemp seed oil benefits for digestion, I have made hemp oil a part of almost every meal I eat, and here is why:
It has been said that the gut is the root of all health, so the more love you can show your digestive system, the healthier you will be.
Animal research shows that cannabinoids like those found in hemp CBD oil improve the gut microbiome by increasing the numbers of beneficial microbes and decreasing strains of bacteria that would compromise the gut barrier.
Hemp CBD oil also shows promise for encouraging healthy digestion in general. Clinical studies show that hemp CBD oil and other cannabinoids seem to reduce temporary gut inflammation, overactive motility, bloating, abdominal discomfort, unsettled stomach, and poor appetite.
Hemp Seed Oil Benefits For Anxiety
So far I have mentioned the importance of Omega acids and zinc with regard to the healing properties of hemp oil. But when it comes to hempseed oil and anxiety, its magnesium that plays a lead role!
In fact, magnesium has been called the ‘relaxation mineral’.
If your diet is thrown off balance by too much alcohol, soda, coffee, or salt, it can lower the levels of magnesium in your body. That makes you vulnerable to stress and anxiety.
The good news is that taking just 1 to 2 servings of hemseed oil per day gives you more than half the recommended magnesium you need per day.
Hemp Seed Oil Benefits For Hormone Balance
I mentioned Gamma-linolic acid (GLA) earlier as one of the Omega 6 fatty acids present in hemp oil. Not only is it an effective anti-inflammatory, GLA also plays a key role in balancing and correcting levels of hormones in the body.
Under normal circumstances, the body converts other fatty acids into GLA. But since western diets are so poor and since some are unable to naturally convert fatty acids into GLA, hormonal balances are thrown off.
Hormonal balances can cause a number of not-so-fun symptoms like
- brain fog
- diminished sex drive
- facial hair growth (good for me. bad for ladies)
- fibrocystic breasts
- hair loss
- and skin wrinkles
…just to name a few.
But by introducing hempseed oil to your diet, your body wont need to convert GLAs from other fatty acids, since GLA is already present in the oil.
A few tablespoons a day are enough to keep those negative side effects away.
Hemp Seed Oil Benefits For Depression
This analysis of more than 8,800 people found that those under the age of 65 with the lowest magnesium intake had a 22% greater risk of depression.
On the other hand, in a randomized controlled trial in depressed older adults, 450 mg of magnesium daily improved mood as effectively as an antidepressant drug (17).
That suggests that adding hemp oil to your holistic approach to dealing with depression could have a dramatic impact on your quality of life.