Hemp oil has a lot of benefits that you probably did not know about. It should not be confused with CBD oil, because the two are not the same. The production of CBD oil uses the leaves, stalks, and flowers of the hemp plant, which have a higher concentration of CBD (a potentially beneficial compound in the plant). Hemp oil on the other hand comes from the small seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. While the seeds do not contain the same levels of compounds as the plant itself, they still have a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids, as well as useful bioactive compounds. There is also full-spectrum hemp oil that contains plant matter that may add other effective compounds, which can help with certain health issues, like inflammation.
There are various benefits of hemp oil. First of all, it helps with skin health. The fatty acids that hemp oil contains can benefit skin health. The oil from the hemp seed is highly nutritious and can be especially helpful for the skin. The fatty acids together with the vitamins can help keep the skin healthy and also prevent breakouts. According to a 2014 study that looked at the lipid profile of hemp seed oil, it was found that it is rich in healthful oils and fatty acids.
The abundance of fatty acids in hemp oil makes it an excellent choice for nourishing the skin as well as protecting it from oxidation, inflammation, and other causes of aging. Topical application of hemp seed oil can strengthen the skin and make it better able to resist infection. Hemp seed oil can be a helpful treatment for a wide range of skin issues, including dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, varicose eczema, acne rosacea and lichen planus (an inflammatory skin condition).