Hemp seed oil is made from shelled hemp seeds – known as hemp hearts – which can easily be snacked upon for plenty of health benefits in their own right. Despite having its chemical make-up comprising almost 85% polyunsaturated fatty acids, it has long been considered one of the world’s healthiest oils – we’ll get into exactly why later.
Read on to discover even more about what makes hemp oil great.
Is Hemp Seed Oil CBD?
Where flaxseed oil really comes into its own is in the beauty department. Loaded with vitamin E, it can help improve hair loss and reduce dandruff, while its omega-3 content means it can be applied topically as something of a skin conditioner . Modern science is also slowly starting to back up flaxseed oil’s centuries-old usage in complementary medicine, and offering conclusive proof that flaxseed oil can be used to soothe and improve sensitive skin .
On the face of it, you might think that flaxseed oil has the edge – after all, you’ll find a much greater level of omega-3 in flaxseed oil than in hemp seed oil. However, as we’ve discussed, hemp seed oil’s ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 makes it an all-round healthier option.
Both hemp seeds and flaxseeds are known for their hearty doses of protein, fibre and omega-3 fatty acids. As a result, it’s no wonder that hemp seed oil and flaxseed oil (also known as linseed oil) are both packed with similar natural goodness, and are a popular choice for kitchen cupboards around the world.
These are the special oils the body uses for detoxification, building brain cells, hormones, neurotransmitters and many other systems and functions in the body, not to mention resisting and reversing obesity.
Hemp seeds are incredibly nutrient-dense. Besides containing arguably the highest-quality protein in concentrations that exceed that of most other food sources, hemp seeds rule the world when it comes to polyunsaturated fatty acids like omega-3 and 6, among others.
From a nutritional standpoint, the leaves, flowers and seeds of hemp plants provide essential organic nutrition that cannot be obtained elsewhere. Interest in the oil from its flowers and seeds is at an all-time high, showing no sign of slowing down.
As a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, hemp seeds contain 11% more than sacha inchi seeds, 62% more than flax seeds, 96% more than chia seeds, 104% more than fish oil and 460% more than whole fish.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is not just beneficial for humans. Pets have the same endocannabinoid system as humans, allowing our furry best friends to benefit from CBD as well. CBD oil may have a relaxing, calming effect on our pets while reducing their anxiety which is helpful in pets with separation anxiety and various noise phobias. CBD Oil, like Omega-3s, is an anti-inflammatory that may help relieve joint discomfort. Also like Omega-3s, CBD supports cardiovascular function and helps promote a healthy heart.
EPA may help with conditions that cause inflammation of the heart, kidneys, skin, and joints—such as arthritis. It can ease inflammation due to allergies, and reduce itchy skin and dandruff. This can also be an effective way to potentially decrease the incidence of hot spots on your pets. Like many fat supplements, it promotes a shiny, healthy coat, and reduces shedding. DHA, the other omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil, is important in brain and eye development in puppies and kittens. Giving fish oil to pregnant or nursing pets may also benefit the babies once they’re born.
One of the best combinations out there for improving our pet’s health and overall well being is a mixture of Omega-3s from fish oil and Cannabidiol (CBD). Omega-3s fish oil contain two essential fatty acids: EPA and DHA (or eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid). Both are omega-3 fatty acids that can only be made in a limited capacity in dogs and are even more poorly synthesized in cats. EPA, one of the two omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, acts as an anti-inflammatory.
In summary, we recommend giving your pet, whether young or old, CBD and a high quality Omega-3 rich source such as Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil daily. Our Pets by TerraVita tincture is formulated with THC-Free CBD Isolate and Wild Alaskan Salmon oil.