Hemp oil, which is sourced from the Cannabis sativa plant, has several health benefits. Hemp oil contains very low levels of THC – the psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. However, many people still associate the prejudice that they have for marijuana with hemp.

Nonetheless, today millions of people across the world are benefiting from using hemp oil. In this article, we’ll look at the benefits of hemp oil.

Before we proceed, it is important to highlight that hemp oil and CBD oil are not same (though they are both derived from cannabis). With that said, CBD is one of the ingredients in hemp oil.  

Prevents Heart Diseases:


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Hemp oil contains Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids, which are critical for maintaining a healthy heart. These acids not only help in mainating cholesterol levels but also increasing the HDL level (a good form of cholesterol). As a result, you are spared from fatal heart diseases like heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular diseases, cardiac arrest and so forth.

Protects Brain and Eyes:

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is one of the ingredients of hemp oil. This acid plays a vital role in our brain development as well as protecting the retina tissue in our eyes. Studies show that pregnant women who include hemp oil in their diet had kids who experienced fast brain development and good eye sight.

Improves Immune System:

The vitamins and nutrients in hemp oil play a very important role in supporting our immune system. Studies show that the fatty acids in hemp oil promote healthy intestines and thereby strengthen our immune response and function. A strong immune system helps in safeguarding us against viral fever and infectious diseases.

Controls Anxiety:

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There is a body of research that claims the presence of CBD in hemp oil helps in decreasing activities in the limbic part of our brain, which consequently reduces anxiety level. This also helps in controlling mood swings and promoting a positive mental attitude.

Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease:

A series of pre-clinical studies have shown that hemp oil can successfully prevent the development of neurological conditionns like Alzheimer’s disease. However, more conclusive research is certainly needed to strengthen this claim.

Helps in Epilepsy Treatment: Hemp oil has proven to be effective in the treatment of epilepsy – particularly in stopping seizures. Last year, the FDA approved two CBD-based drugs for fighting seizures associated with epilepsy in children.