Although hemp and marijuana come from the same species of cannabis plant, hemp has little to no THC. This means that consuming hemp is legal in the U.S. and will not cause you to become intoxicated or impaired.
It’s possible that ingesting CBD-containing oils like hemp oil can cause an upset stomach or diarrhea. Again, when you’re first introducing hemp oil into your diet, start small to see how it impacts you. Reactions may be different from person to person.
Potential Health Benefits of Hemp Oil
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Below are some of the health benefits.
12. Enhance Hair Growth
Since hemp seed oil is rich in GLA, which reduces weight by preventing weight regaining, one study found that formerly obese individuals taking GLA supplements for a year gained less weight. It is possible that omega-3s in hemp seed oil also enhance weight loss, but this still needs to be studied.
4. Moisturizes and Alleviates Skin Conditions
The hemp seed oil contains gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), which is needed to synthesize prostaglandins, compounds identical to hormones that contribute to many body functions. As scientists have found out, supplementing with GLA may improve hormone health and reduce symptoms associated with PMS, such as menstrual cramps. There is subjective evidence (not supported by research) that advocates that hemp seed oil may reduce breast tenderness, swelling, and feelings of irritability and depression.