10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Hemp Seed Oil

Yeah, we know that you are quite the pro when it comes to your knowledge about the nutrient rich Hemp. Let’s check if your knowledge is as thorough as you thought.

10 Facts About Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp Seed Oil is nutrient rich, constituting amino acids, fatty acids, phytonutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, that can boost overall health in many ways. Pure Hemp Seed oil is a natural botanical concentrate best derived through cold-pressed extraction process from the seeds of the plant. 

1.Hemp Seed Oil is more nutritive than most other oils

Hemp Seed oil is loaded with minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium, that is required by the body. Hemp oil constitutes of 80% unsaturated fatty acids and only 20% undesired saturated fats. Not just that, the oil is rich in essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, which are necessary for a good functioning of your immune system and for cardiovascular health.

2. Blessing for women 

Hemp Seed Oil helps control hormonal balance, PMS and menopause symptoms. The oil consists of gamma-linolenic acid, that converts into prostaglandin, a protective hormone in body. This provide a good hormonal balance to support menopausal health and reduce the PMS symptoms.

3. Brilliant Skincare

Hemp seed oil benefits the dry, red, flaking skin while nourishing. It is therefore used in cosmetic products, such as lip balms, lotions and soaps. Research studies suggest hemp seed oil can help treating atopic dermatitis, eczema and other skin inflammations. 

Hemp Seed oil can easily penetrate into the last layer of the skin and right into the blood cells. This is possible because the constituting fatty acids are in the perfect ratio that our body accepts. It improves overall skin immunity and help fight the infections. 

Product Recommendation for skin – Hemp with Neroli Body Butter

Constituting the strong ingredient list of Hemp Seed Oil, Moringa Oil, Jojoba Oil, Bees wax Oil, Shea Butter, Neroli Essential Oil, this body butter is great to improve skin elasticity while nourishing dry and damaged skin. Its mystic fragrance, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties makes it a top choice. 


4. Great tonic for hair

Hemp Oil contains ceramides, which is the key ingredient of most conditioners, therefore it works to make hair silkier and shinier. Amino acids and fatty acids present in Hemp Seed Oil makes hair strong, improves blood circulation, moisturize the scalp. The best part is that this oil is quickly absorbed by the scalp and hair without creating any stickiness. 

Hair is made of keratin, up to 90% of which is a protein. Hemp Seed Oil provide protein for hair, it is even better if included in diet.

Product Recommendation - Hemp with Avocado Hair Oil

This product is made with Hemp Seed Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avacado Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil and Tea Tree Essential Oil. It stimulates the growth of new hair, while moisturizing the scalp, and protection from damage. It smells nice with the sweet yet spicy scent of Avocado Oil, with added freshness of Tea-tree and Peppermint.

5. Mood Elevator

Fatty acids are essential for the proper functioning of brain. Hemp Seed Oil also contains endocannabinoids, that help to improve mood, reduce depression and anxiety. There are evidences that omega-3 fatty acids help improve the symptoms of bipolar disorder and ADHD. 

6. Rich in Vitamin E and Antioxidants

Hemp Seed Oil help protect your DNA and cell, in order to improve an overall health. Vitamin E is a vital element to having a beautiful skin and also helps to avoid the signs of skin aging. 

7. Panacea for Vegetarians and Vegans 

Vegetarians and vegans don’t get required omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in their diets, Hemp oil is especially beneficial for them. Additionally, it contains two other fatty acids that are missing in most cooking oils, stearidonic acid (SDA) and gamma linoleic acid (GLA).

8. Reduces Arthritis Pain

Hemp Seed Oil contains gamma-linolenic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, that helps reduce inflammation. Based on that, some research work was done, and results suggested that consumption of Hemp Oil reduced arthritis pain in patients by 25%.

So those who are applying the oil regularly have eased their arthritis symptoms. 

9. Lowers Cholesterol

Hemp Seed Oil contains essential fatty acids, specifically omega-3’s and omega-6’s, it helps reduce cholesterol levels in the body. The oil also contains alpha-linolenic acid, which boosts our metabolism. When metabolism is faster, fats burn more quickly, and there is no fat deposition on the arteries.

10. Moderates Blood Sugar

Hemp seed oil help diabetic patients as a blood sugar moderator. It is low in carbohydrates and glucose and speed up your metabolism, so aids in blood sugar reduction.


Lately, the awareness and research about exceptional nutritional value of Hemp Seed Oil has improved drastically. The laws for legalization and use for medicinal benefits is also a result of increased awareness around it. 

Do tell us how many of these facts were you already aware of!

Written by Namrata Kothari, Upward Media.