Why You Should Not Be Afraid of Hemp Oil


Hemp oil usage has gained traction world over with its usage being partly allowed in several countries like the United States and Italy, banned in other countries and fully legalized in others like the UK and Germany. This has been due to it containing CBD (also known as the Cannabidiol) whose functions and benefits to the human body have been subject to a series of debates and has attracted some controversy.

It has been proven that the CBD in Hemp Oil has no capabilities of making you ‘high’ but will give you a very relaxed feeling especially after exercise or even when you are traveling.

With this in mind, many tend to avoid Hemp Oil because they believe they will get ‘high’ (due to the connections with the cannabis plant), something that is not true. Hemp Oil? yes, it contains THC, but it is so low in content that it will not make you feel any psychoactive effects.

What is Hemp Oil?

Hemp Oil is a type of oil that is extracted from the seeds of the Hemp Plant. Hemp Oil is usually extracted from the industrial hemp plant, which is the only way to legally manufacture Hemp Oil.

Industrial Hemp is hemp that is specifically cultivated for the industrial production of Hemp Oil or other hemp products. It has very minimal to almost no levels of psychoactive substances, including THC. This makes it a very safe product to use since you will most certainly not experience any psychoactive effect.

Hemp oil can be extracted from the Hemp seeds and even the whole plant when it is properly crushed. A properly refined Hemp Oil has a minimal flavor and it is colorless.

What are the uses of the Hemp Oil?

Hemp Oil especially the industrially prepared Hemp Oil is deemed to be very beneficial for the human body and can be used for several reasons including;

  • Can be comfortably used in moisturizing the skin after taking a bath since it contains several essential fatty acids that can boost the skin’s health.
  • It can be used for cooking, though high levels of sustained heat can be bad and are discouraged.
  • It can be used as biofuel to power machinery just like other vegetable oils.
  • Hemp oil can also be used in paint production since it does not have any harmful toxins compared to some current paints being used.

What are the benefits of Using Hemp Oil?

  • Boosts Immunity – It contains the Omega 6 compound known as GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid) which can produce hormone-like substances that help to control inflammation.
  • Boosts Digestion – The hemp oil contains several soluble and insoluble fibers, which have the ability to make digestion easy and fast while reducing constipation.
  • Improves Brain Health – It contains a number of fatty acids, which have the ability to improve one’s memory ability and even improve mood. Several other studies have also shown that it has anti-depressant effects.
  • Improves the health of the hair – Washing hair with hemp oil products will boost the hair texture and prevent dandruff. It also helps to keep hair and scalp infection at bay. Several shampoos and hair oil contain Hemp Oil as part of their ingredients.

In addition, Hemp Oil has therapeutic abilities since it has some level of CBD and which has the ability to manage several ailments. These include; chronic pain, PTSD, schizophrenia, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and antibiotic-resistant infections,

Is Hemp Oil Safe for me?

With the above benefits and uses, it is very clear that Hemp Oil has positive uses. It is very much safe for use at any given time and you should not be worried that you will get intoxicated or anything.

The good thing about Hemp Oil is that it contains very low THC, the compound that has the ability to get you intoxicated. In fact, industrial Hemp Oil is very safe for use since the THC levels are almost zero.

However, it will be good to make sure that the area you are in has a law that permits the use of Hemp Oil and its related products. Several nations have banned the use of CBD and THC containing products with countries like the United Kingdom and Germany being an exception.