At times, you may feel that a particular digestive issue may be caused by hemp oil. But you can stop using it for 24 hours and then identify whether that’s actually the case.
While there are a few side effects, the positive effects of hemp oil win against these.
Hemp oil is processed from the seeds and stalks of the hemp plant and despite its source, it contains little to none of the psychoactive element Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This means it cannot get you ‘high’. For instance, hemp may contain 0.3-1.5% of THC whilst marijuana contains anything from 5% to 20% plus. Hemp oil’s main components are in fact omega fatty acids, similar to those which can be found in fish and olive oil.
Almost everything we use in our diet to prevent or manage health problems has some risks or side effects, and hemp oil is no exception. Firstly it is important to note that the negative side effects of hemp oil are rare and some may only occur in extreme cases, and they can maybe be considered minor in comparison to the side effect of pharmaceuticals. To date, there have been no reported cases of toxicity from the ingestion of hemp seed oil. Let’s look at a few side effects that may be brought about by hemp oil.
If you’re living in the UK it’s completely legal to find, purchase, and consume this oil. However, the availability and legality of hemp oil in the US are complex and confusing due to the complicated relationship between state and federal legislation.
Down to its versatility and myriad of health benefits, Hemp Oil has reached an all-time high in popularity . Men and women who wish to make healthier lifestyle choices are actively choosing and using this oil. Hemp is an all-natural ingredient that can support your health and well-being through a high supply of:
Small portions can be stimulating and positively improve focus and mood. But higher doses may lead to drowsiness and fatigue. This is one of the reasons why people prefer using it in their night-time routine.
Improved Cardiovascular Health
The amino acid arginine is present in hempseed oil. Studies have shown that this ingredient contributes to a healthy cardiovascular system. Consuming foods with high arginine levels can help decrease the risk of heart disease.
Potential Health Benefits of Hemp Oil
Hemp oil is made from hemp seeds. In one serving of hemp seeds (3 tablespoons), you’ll find the following:
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