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In this video we cover hemp seed oil for hair growth, is it a myth or fact? Watch the full video to find out whether it’s worth trying, hemp seed oil vs. CBD oil, side effects, how to use it, and more!
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With the ever-expanding legalization of weed around the world, there’s been an increased interest in cannabis and its many by-products. One such by-product which is often misunderstood is hemp seed oil.
In this post, I’ll discuss exactly what hemp seed oil is and how it differs from other by-products of cannabis, such as CBD oil.
I’ll then outline the potential benefits of hemp seed oil for hair health, as well as ways you might incorporate hemp into your routine.
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp seed oil is an oil which is extracted from the seeds of the cannabis (or hemp) plant (1).
Someone holding a handful of hemp seeds
The oil is used in cosmetics and in cuisine worldwide. Hemp has also been used in the health community for years as a source of nutrients and minerals.
Hemp seed oil doesn’t usually contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the compound in cannabis that is responsible for the high of its users.
Hemp Oil Versus CBD Oil: What’s the Difference?
It’s true that both hemp oil and CBD oil come from the cannabis plant.
These two oils come from different parts of the plant, however, and this can affect their nutrient contents and abilities.
As the name suggests, hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the cannabis plant. The oil is obtained through a pressing process.
CBD oil, on the other hand, comes from the flowers and leaves. This oil is often extracted through a chemical process.
It’s good to get definitions out of the way. But what about the difference between the capabilities of hemp seed oil and CBD oil?
In general, CBD is better understood by the scientific community. It’s been included in an array of research studies and trials and, as such, has established itself as the “better” of the two oils.
Is that true? Not necessarily, but more research with hemp seed oil would provide is with a greater understanding of its capabilities and how it could be utilized.
Can Hemp Seed Oil Be Used to Promote Hair Growth?
Let’s get this out of the way: There is currently no evidence to suggest that hemp seed oil can be used to promote hair growth.
That doesn’t mean, however, that the oil is completely useless.
Let’s take a look at some of the oil’s known benefits to determine if it might be of use to hair loss sufferers.
Hemp seed oil is composed of multiple fatty acids. The breakdown according to this 2017 article is as follows (2):
This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease