Hemp is currently all over the internet. Several social media influencers and food bloggers now proudly mention hemp as an ingredient in their recipes. However, there is still some awareness required about Hemp so as to allow the customers a better understanding of the product and make an educated purchase. The number one myth we need to bust is that hemp is not the same as marijuana; even though the hemp plant belongs to the Cannabis family, it does not have the psychoactive effects as that of its sibling marijuana.
Hemp seeds contain less THC (only 0.3%). So, no, you will not get high by consuming or applying hemp-based products. In fact, hemp-based products such as those manufactured by the Health Horizons are beneficial for your body and brain in a number of ways. Let’s take a look at some of these benefits:
- It promotes healthy hair, skin, and nails
Hemp seed oil is full of fatty amino acids and proteins essential for the healthy growth of hair, skin, and nails. It has been tested and proved that hemp oil moisturizes and thus decreases the dryness related problems, such as itching or rashes.
In addition to this, hemp oil also works as a good anti-aging agent, thanks to its sublime anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
- It regulates the immune system and brain development
Hemp seed extracts are full of compounds like DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and essential fatty acids. These compounds are known well for their anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-damage properties.
As per a survey conducted in 2018, the mothers who used hemp oil during pregnancy had kids with better eye-sight and cognitive abilities. This is because hemp oil is a good source of DHA, which is essential for the development of the retina and the brain. It also helps combat certain neurological conditions, such as Seizures, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease,
- It is good for your heart
Hemp seeds are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and amino acid arginine, which aids in the production of nitric oxide in the body. These compounds help keep the blood vessels in good shape. This further helps in keeping a check on blood pressure and the general health of the heart; hence reducing the risk of heart failure and diseases like arrhythmia.
- It is good for your joints
It is very common for aged folks to have joint-related problems, including pain, inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis. Since, hemp seed extracts consist of plenty of fibers, minerals, and proteins, it promotes good health of the muscles and tissues. Its anti-inflammatory property is also effective in reducing the risk of certain auto-immune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
- It helps fight anxiety and stress
The magnesium present in the hemp seeds supports the neurotransmitter functioning of the brain. The amino acids aid in the production of proteins along with the regulation of hormones. And, vitamin B boosts the metabolism, which also monitors the balanced production of stress hormones in the body.