Himalayan Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is a Raw, cold-pressed oil | Rich in Omegas 3 & 6
Use of Hemp Oil:
- Immunity booster
- Aids Weight Loss
- Improves skin and hair health
High Plant-Based Protein
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1. Is hemp legal in India?
Hemp has always been legal in India for research, scientific and horticultural purposes under the law. In recent times, there have been many developments with regard to the laws surrounding hemp in India.
Medical cannabis has been declared legal by the Indian government with licenses, guidelines and procedures in place to manufacture and distribute. Hemp has been recognized as a food under the FSSAI in the year 2021.
2. Does consuming Hemp cause psychoactive behaviour or get you “HIGH” or “ADDICTED”?
No. The psychoactive behaviour in the human brain is caused by a cannabinoid called THC. Although hemp contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a compound that produces psychoactive effects in humans, this variety of Cannabis cultivated in particular has only small amounts of THC (less than 0.3% ), and in essence does not exhibit sedative or narcotic properties.
It is present in a great amount in marijuana but industrial hemp contains optimally minimal amounts of THC. Therefore, Hemp can do a lot, but it can’t get you “high.
3. Is Industrial Hemp the same as Marijuana?
No. Both industrial hemp and marijuana are varieties of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Both hemp and marijuana come from the same Cannabis species, but are genetically distinct and are further distinguished by use, chemical makeup, and cultivation methods.
However, industrial hemp is a variety that has low levels of THC (less than 0.3%) and causes no psychoactive behaviour in the body. On the other hand, the prime use of marijuana is as a recreational drug but hemp has no such use.
4. What are the benefits of hemp in comparison to other food crops in terms of sustainability?
The cultivation of the hemp plant requires little or no fertilizers and also naturally resists pests. It has deep roots that serve well for the soil. Hemp can grow on the same soil for as many as two decades without depleting it.
The plant has natural healing and therapeutic benefits which make it a better food product. Moreover, the water requirement of the plant is also very less as compared to other conventional food crops.
5. What kind of fats are found in Hemp?
Most of the calories in hemp seeds come from fat and are mostly unsaturated fat. Hemp seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs), that you must eat because your body can't make them. These include linoleic acid, which is an omega-6 fatty acid, and alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid.
Hemp seeds also contain a more rare type of omega-6 fat called gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Because they are high in fat, hemp seeds can also be high in calories. So it must be consumed in the right quantity.
6. What is the nutritional composition of Hemp?
These tiny seeds are packed with protein, healthy fats, fibre, and numerous vitamins and minerals. On average, a 3-tablespoon serving of hemp seeds provides about 10 grams of protein, 15 grams of healthy omega-rich fats, and 3 grams of carbs. Hemp seeds' nutrition profile also includes magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, calcium, and fiber.
In addition, they have been identified as a source of various antioxidants, including polyphenols, flavonoids, and flavanols.
In fact, the National Hemp Association touts them as being more nutritious than any other edible plant food grown on earth.
7. What is the nutritional composition of Hemp?
With a protein base composed primarily of Edestin and Albumin (the same amino acid that gives eggs their glory), Hemp protein is easily digested (rated as a 90% digestibility protein) which is the reason it's ranked above the other kinds.
Hemp protein is a natural plant-based product that contains all 20 amino acids including the 9 essential and 2 semi-essential amino acids required for the human body. Hemp protein powder specifically is very high in insoluble fibre, which is very important for the body to eliminate toxins which in return prevent diseases and improve the functioning of the digestive system.
8. What is hemp protein powder and what are the benefits?
Hemp Protein Powder is derived from the crushing process of Hemp Seeds from the Hemp Plant and is a great source of premium quality plant-based protein, it also consists of Essential Fatty Acids, Omega 3+6, Edestin protein, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Vitamins E + B’s, Minerals and dietary fibres.
The benefits are way better than that of Whey protein since it contains the above nutrients which are almost absent in Whey. It helps with:
- Building lean muscle
- Aids digestive health
- Boots fat metabolism
- Improves memory and brain function
- Maintains energy levels
- Builds immunity
- Helps muscle repair
- Assists weight loss
- Improves skin health
9. What is hemp protein powder and what are the benefits?
Hemp seeds naturally contain all the essential fatty acids and oils along with a high number of proteins and essential minerals. Hemp seeds do not contain any THC and are thus a perfectly safe addition to a diet. They are a powerhouse of amazing nutritional composition.
They are easy to digest and provide the body with all the essential nutrients. They can be eaten raw, blended into smoothies, sprinkled on oatmeal, or even consumed in the form of Hemp milk. As a diet supplement, they reduce the risk of heart disease among other health benefits.
The use of Hemp in food has grown largely with people opting with healthier, organic sources of protein and nutrients. Hemp oil can be used to drizzle on salads, curries, pastas or anything! Hemp seeds can be replaced or used with flax/chia seeds in a number of ways. Hemp based desserts such as Hemp Cookies, Hemp Flour cakes, Hemp Seed Truffles are very popular in the West, and slowly being recognized for their versatility by Indian Chefs.
10. Is it safe for children and pregnant women to consume hemp?
Although Hemp contains numerous nutrients, including folic acid, which could be a nutritious and delicious addition to expectant mothers’ diets as well as for children.
It is recommended to consult a physician before consumption.
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1. What is hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil is harvested and extracted by cold-pressing the seeds of the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa L.) to produce one of the most diverse and nutritionally strong oils available. It is cultivated for non-drug use. Since Hemp seed oil is made from the hemp seed itself, it usually doesn’t contain any THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
Hemp seed oil is growing in popularity because it provides a long list of health benefits and nutritional content. The oil is well-known for being nutrient-rich and for its general health benefits as it is composed of healthy fatty acids, protein, and carbohydrates.
2. How to consume hemp oil?
Hemp Seed Oil can be consumed topically and is edible at the same time. It can be used on skin and hair, and directly consumed for a plethora of benefits.
3. What are the health benefits of hemp seed oil?
- Rich in Vitamin E and Antioxidants
- Boosts Heart Health
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Aids Diabetes Treatment
- Maintains Healthy Hair & Skin
- Helps Women during PMS
- Reduces Arthritis Pain
- Boosts brain health
- Boosts Immunity
- Enhances Digestive Health
- Mood Enhancer
- Beneficial to Pregnant Mothers
4. Can one cook with Hemp seed oil?
Hemp Seed Oil can be used in baking and light cooking. However, hemp oil has a low flash point, which means it will start to smoke at fairly low temperatures. It’s also delicate, and if you cook at too high of a temperature such as frying chicken, it may cause the oil to hydrogenate.
Hence, it is best used in its raw form which helps keep its properties intact. However, you can use Hemp Seed Oil in any way that you deem fit.
5. What are the benefits of hemp oil on hair?
Hemp seed oil is said to have many health benefits, among them that it protects hair from damage.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are considered to be good for hair when taken as an oral supplement. The hemp seed oil has plenty of both. These properties make the oil fit to stimulate hair growth, strengthen hair and make it smoother.
6. Why choose hemp oil over fish oil as a source of Omega?
Hemp oil is more viable since it has the perfect balance of Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid and Omega-6 linoleic acid and is more than 90% unsaturated. No single food has them all, but the hemp seed has all eight amino acids. Hemp seed oil is plant-based, cold-pressed, packaged, and stored appropriately as it does not oxidise or spoil as easily.
Moreover, consuming high levels of oily fish increases the chance of poisoning from pollutants in the ocean, omega-3 supplements affect blood clotting and interfere with drugs that target blood-clotting conditions.
It is also perishable & can spoil very easily due to its unstable nature of highly unsaturated DHA and EPA. Therefore it’s safe to say that hemp seed oil is a better and more sustainable option for our health, but also a more sustainable option for the environment.
7. What are the benefits of Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp Seed Oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-acne, it acts as a healing ingredient to people with eczema, psoriasis & lichen planus and may improve blood levels of essential fatty acids. It plumps tired, dry skin and rejuvenates the skin, creating a more youthful glow.
In addition to moisturising and soothing the skin, hemp seed oil has anti-ageing properties. It provides long-lasting moisture. It’s also calming & soothing on the skin.
Read more about the benefits of hemp seed oil for the skin.
8. How to use Hemp seed oil on your skin?
Hemp Seed Oil can be used in several ways:
- It can be applied under the eyes to get rid of under-eye bags & wrinkles and make your own body butter.
- It can be used as a carrier oil in aromatherapy.
- Post-shower body oil for all types of skin, especially dry skin.
- It can be used as a moisturiser over a cleansed face.
- Get rid of blackheads and whiteheads: Wash and clean the face with water. Next, gently massage hemp oil into the affected areas of the skin and allow it to dry for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off with water. This can be used for skin rashes, to tighten and decrease the size of pores as well as to cleanse the pores of white and blackheads.
- As a make-up remover: it can be used as a nourishing cleanser that eliminates impurities, including makeup, without stripping skin of its beneficial natural oils. Dip a soft, clean cloth into 1 tsp. of hemp carrier oil, then gently pat it on and rub it into the areas of skin with makeup, including the eye area to ensure the oil does not get into the eyes. After rinsing off the oil, apply a toner and pat the skin dry.
Advait Pillai –
The hemp seed oil is my go-to for my personal skin & hair care and more importantly for my dogs’ skincare. I apply hemp oil on itchy areas and it definitely slows down/stops the itching. One tbsp/meal in each of their bowls ensures they get the nutrients they need to stay in top shape. They love the taste of hemp oil and even the roasted hemp seeds! Suitable for myself and my dogs. Thankful to have the option to buy healthy products at affordable prices. I gave it a 5-star rating because of the positive changes I’ve noticed on my skin, my dog’s itchy skin and also because it tastes rich.
Tarun (verified owner) –
Wildleaf’s Hemp Seed oil acts as an anti-inflammatory medicine which helps in Pain Relief. My experience in ordering was smooth and I got the product within a few days.