Hemp seed is extraordniarily healthy, containing a favorable ratio of Omega-3 fats to 6′s. In addition, it has almost as much protein as soybeans, and by percentage, more essential amino acids than soy. Hemp has a large percent essential fatty acids (EFAs), which lower the risk for heart disease, boost the immmune systems, and protect against arrhythmias. The body does not produce EFAs, so it is necessary that you obtain them from outside sources. Like UliMana!
This study compared olive oil with hempseed oil in its moisturizing qualities, specifically in soothing patients with dermatitis (also known as eczema).
[from the abstract]: “Dietary hempseed oil and olive oil were compared in a 20-week randomized, single-blind crossover study with atopic patients. Dietary hempseed oil caused significant changes in plasma fatty acid profiles and improved clinical symptoms of atopic dermatitis. It is suggested that these improvements resulted from the balanced and abundant supply of PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids) in hempseed oil.”
[from the abstract]: “Technically a nut, hempseed typically contains over 30% oil and about 25% protein, with considerable amounts of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Hempseed oil is over 80% in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and is an exceptionally rich source of the two essential fatty acids (EFAs) linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (18:3 omega-3)… Hempseed has been used to treat various disorders for thousands of years in traditional oriental medicine. Recent clinical trials have identified hempseed oil as a functional food, and animal feeding studies demonstrate the long-standing utility of hempseed as an important food resource.”