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is hemp safe to take

Hempseed oil comes from hemp seeds only. It is not derived from the Cannabis plant itself. Hempseed oil does not contain any psychoactive properties. You can not use it to get high. Hemp oil has its own unique properties and health benefits.

Are hemp seed hearts the same as hemp seed?

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This ratio is difficult to get in the Western diet. Western diets tend to be too heavy in omega-6 fatty acids, which can be found in foods like vegetable oil. Many Western diets don’t contain enough omega-3 fatty acids. These are found in foods like salmon and other wild-caught, cold-water fish.

Hemp oil is often used as a hair conditioner or a skin moisturizer. Some studies found that hempseed oil may improve dry, itchy skin and help symptoms of eczema, a common skin condition. When used for eczema symptoms, it may reduce the need for prescription medication.

Hemp seeds contain a 3-to-1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. This is considered an optimal ratio for heart and brain health.

There are currently no standard hemp oil dosing guidelines or defined upper limits. However, hemp has been safely consumed for millennia. In scientific studies, long-term use of 1,500 mg of CBD per day (and even and doses as high as 6,000 mg of CBD per day) have been well tolerated in humans.

For a long time, researchers were only concerned with studying delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component that is concentrated in marijuana. However, within the past decade, they have become increasingly interested in the therapeutic benefits of the other compounds found in both varieties but especially concentrated in hemp, namely cannabidiol (CBD).*

As hemp becomes more extensively researched and widely available, we are starting to realize the true power of this special plant.* But it still generates a lot of confusion. Today, we’re clearing up the murkiness surrounding hemp oil and hemp extract products and how to take them safely to reap their wide array of benefits.*

How to choose a hemp oil product.

When deciding which hemp oil extract to use, these are the criteria you should look for:

Hemp oil extract is generally considered safe. Feeling tired is a common “side effect” (or benefit, depending on your goals) at higher potencies of hemp CBD.* And though quite rare, some less pleasant side effects have been reported with CBD including decreased appetite, nausea, and loose stools.

Topical hemp oil products are different than oral supplements, and they can be applied directly onto the surface of the skin.

Hemp CBD has also been shown to help us snooze, with sleep scores significantly improved in clinical research.* Of course, this benefit is dependent on timing (i.e., during wind down before bedtime) and dose (typically 40 mg or higher of CBD), which currently lacks clinical consensus and can be quite individualized.