Today, the cultivation of low-THC hemp is permitted in many countries, like Australia. Production, distribution, processing, export, and import are regulated by Health Australia. They require obtaining an annual license and following several regulations, the most important of which, of course, is that which limits the THC content of the plant. The maximum content is limited to 0.3% of the weight of the leaves and 10 parts per million (ppm) in the case of oil and flour produced from the seeds. Food products to basic hemp are so low in THC they cannot cause positive tests if urine samples. In this context, we discuss some facts of hemp oil and Hemp oil Health Benefits?
A versatile and ecological plant
The cultivation of industrial hemp for its very resistant fibers offers enormous potential: paper of all kinds (printing, newspapers, packaging, etc.), various textiles, various construction materials (insulation, chipboard, bricks, furniture, mortar). It can also be made into ethanol, cables, carpets, auto parts, animal litter, etc.
Another advantage is that growing and processing hemp is less damaging to the environment than producing paper from trees and producing textiles from cotton. Its fiber yield per acre is 4 times higher than that of wood and its transformation into paper is less polluting. Its culture is also much less demanding in pesticides than that of cotton. The oil obtained from the seeds is very popular in the natural cosmetics sector because it is said to have very good moisturizing and penetrating power.
About hemp seeds and oil
It is their content of essential fatty acids that make hemp seeds particularly interesting. Indeed, the vast majority of oils and foods consumed in Western countries provide too much omega-6 fatty acids (linoleic acid) and too little omega-3 fatty acids (ALA alpha-linolenic acid). This imbalance – about 10 to 30 omega-6 to 1 omega-3 – causes conditions conducive to cardiovascular and inflammatory disorders. However, in hemp seeds, the omega-6 / omega-3 ratio is 2/1 to 3/1 and corresponds to the ideal proportions for human health.
The protein in hemp seeds is of good quality compared to that of other seeds 10. They contain significant amounts of sulfur amino acids (methionine and cystine) and arginine, an amino acid that appears to play an important role in cardiovascular health. On the other hand, the proteins in the hemp seed are digested better, because they do not contain a trypsin inhibitor (trypsin is an enzyme that digests proteins).
Manufacturing of Hemp seed
Unshelled hemp seeds are edible, but they are very crunchy. Manufacturers add them, after grilling them, to products in which this texture is desired. The seeds can be incorporated into all kinds of recipes (dressings, dips, sauces, muffins, etc.).
Hemp Oil Health Benefits
Very little human research has been published on edible hemp, as is often the case with food. Some of hemp oil health benefits are:
Heart health: Because of the interesting omega-3 content of hemp seeds and oil, there is interest in their potential preventive effect on cardiovascular disease. So far, a few animal trials have shown mixed or modest results. In humans, the effects on cardiovascular risk markers have been minor or absent.
Eczema: The particular lipid profile of hemp oil has raised the interest of researchers in the field of eczema treatment. A preliminary study (20 subjects) has given promising results, but these have not yet been confirmed by another trial on more subjects.
So, you can consume hemp for its health aspect, but you should consult the specialist before using hemp. Your consultant determines the right quantity of hemp for you.