The hemp plant carries so much potential with its ability to produce hemp seed oil, fiber, and cannabinoids. While cannabinoids get the majority of the attention, the benefits of other parts of the plant are equally important. With health at the forefront of everyone’s minds currently, many are wondering, “What does my body need to function optimally?” To answer this question, we must look at the source of these plants, their seeds.
In order to function optimally, our body needs energy from the food we eat. An important source for this vital energy is fats, which are one of the three main nutrients required by the body. Cells depend on fat to build membranes. They also aid in the body’s absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Not all fats are created equally, though. Some fats are healthier than others. Unsaturated fats improve body functions like cholesterol levels, heart rhythms, inflammation, and much more. Certain types of oils contain high amounts of these healthy fats such as those derived from seeds, vegetables, nuts, and fish.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seeds yield a significant amount of oil. The oil content in these seeds can be as much as 30%. Oil from hemp seeds contains a significant amount of polyunsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats contain omega-3 and omega-6 fats, essential to cell growth and brain function.
This seed, harvested from industrial hemp plants, has an abundant source of oil-soluble vitamins and minerals. This part of the plant contains little to no cannabinoids at all, eliminating any psychoactive side effects may be seen in cannabinoids like THC, found in other parts of the plant. The aroma and taste of hemp seed oil classify it as a gourmet oil. Hemp seed oil can be found in high quality sublingual drops for both humans and animals.
Hemp Seed Oil & Health
These are just a handful of the things that set this oil apart from the rest. It is probably fair to say that this part of the hemp plant is earning everyone’s full attention. The plant starts as a seed. Maybe now, this seed can also start the actions taken to improve our health.