Hempseed oil is usually derived by pressing hemp seeds, although the whole cannabis plant can be pressed for oil. Cold pressed oil which has not been refined has a rich, nutty flavor and a green tint. After refining, hemp oil becomes colorless, and the flavor is fairly minimal. There are a number of uses for it, from skin care to nutrition products to plastics to paints to biofuel.
Hempseed oil typically has no traces of THC and therefore not psychoactive properties.
USAGE IN SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Hempseed oil contains a number of fatty acids which are very healthy for your skin. These fatty acids nourish and moisturize your skin in the right manner and sufficient amount. There are many skin products like face creams and body creams which have hempseed oil as the main ingredients. This is because it is herbal and has almost no side effects. A skin massage of only hempseed oil, would give you healthy and rich skin which looks very young and held. If you are a regular user of hempseed oil products for the natural skin care, it acts as an anti-aging benefit too. Hempseed oil helps prevent skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, acne and dry skin.
USAGE IN NUTRITION PRODUCTS
Hempseed oil has been dubbed "Nature's most perfectly balanced oil", due to the fact that it contains the perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 (linolei/LA) to Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic/LNA) essential fatty acids, determined to be the optimum requirement for long-term healthy human nutrition. In addition, it also contains smaller amounts of 3 other polyunsaturated fatty acids in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), oleic acid and stearidonic acid. The EFA combination is unique among edible oil seeds.
Hempseed oil also provides an adequate supply of antioxidants (Vitamin E), carotene (precursor to Vitamin A), phytosterols, phospholipids and a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, along with modest amounts of iron and zinc. Hempseed oil also provides a good source of chlorophyll.
CAN HEMPSEED OIL MAKE YOU HIGH?
No. The washed hemp seed contains no THC at all. The tiny amounts of THC contained in industrial hemp are in the glands of the plant itself. Sometimes, in the manufacturing process, some THC- and CBD-containing resin sticks to the seed, resulting in traces of THC in the oil that is produced. The concentration of these cannabinoids in the oil is infinitesimal. No one can get high from using hempseed oil.