Some of the many possible benefits of hemp oil include promoting a healthy heart and providing anticancer and antioxidant benefits. Hemp oil may also reduce inflammation in the body and improve lipid metabolism. Additionally, hemp oil may provide positive effects on degenerative and dermatological diseases, according to NewsMax Health.
The benefits of hemp oil are attributed to its ideal fatty acid ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 and the plant chemicals it contains. Aliphatic alcohols and the omega-3 fatty acid linoleic acid in hemp oil may help to prevent coronary heart disease and reduce the risk of heart attack by lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol levels and reducing platelet aggregation, according to Medical News Today. The aliphatic alcohols in hemp have also been associated with anticancer and antioxidant benefits. Additionally, hemp oil contains the beneficial plant chemicals beta-sitosterol and campesterol, which are associated with cholesterol-lowering effects.
By lowering inflammation, hemp oil may slow the progression of atherosclerosis and reduce arthritis pain, according to Healthline. The antioxidant tocopherol found in hemp oil is known to protect against degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and atherosclerosis, states Medical News Today. Hemp oil has also demonstrated benefits for improving lipid metabolism and having a positive effect on dermatological diseases. In animal studies, hemp oil has delivered promising results for reducing the negative physiological effects of stress.