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is hemp oil bad for you

According to the FDA, some hemp products are safe for food, including:

Taking whole hemp seed by mouth can cause many side effects, including:

Are hemp seeds legal to ingest in the U.S.?


There are many ways to eat hemp protein, oil, and seeds, including:

Hemp seeds are also rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid that has been shown to have many health benefits. A 2016 study found that GLA has strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Hemp oil contains healthy nutrients such as:

Hemp seeds are high in soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber dissolves in water. Insoluble fiber does not. Both types of fiber are important for digestion. Because hemp hearts lack the fibrous shell, they are lower in fiber and other nutrients than whole hemp seeds.

If you’re experiencing any of the health conditions listed above, speak to your doctor before using hemp seed oil.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology: “Intensive cholesterol reduction lowers blood pressure and large artery stiffness in isolated systolic hypertension.”

If you are using hemp seed oil topically, be sure to try a small amount first to test for skin irritation. Hemp seed oil can also be used as a carrier oil for an essential oil mixture.

Health Risks

Omega-3 fatty acids abundant in hemp seed oil can help lower blood pressure in people with hypertension (high blood pressure). Research recommends using omega-3 fatty acid supplements along with blood pressure medicine to lower blood pressure.

Reviews in Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Pregnancy.”

Lowering cholesterol levels reduces your risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease.

Hemp seed oil is extracted from seeds of the hemp plant. The extraction occurs through cold-pressing, similar to the way that olives are cold-pressed to make olive oil.