Hemp seed oil comes from a growing variety of cannabis. It does not (however) contain THC – the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana. There are many Benefits of Cannabis Oils; Backed By Science in beauty products, and in Chicks Dig Beards’ products 🙂
In the not too distant past, competing industries saw hemp seed oil as a threat. They associated hemp with marijuana and getting “high”. Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act in the 1930’s, starting the decline of hemp use.
Today, things are much different, and hemp oil and marijuana are considered two different, and distinct entities. In most countries, there are regulations that call for a cap on the highest detectable limit of THC (the chemical compound in cannabis responsible for the ‘high’) in hemp oil. While many people still confuse the two, ingesting hemp oil or using it on your skin won’t cause you to get high. It does, however, offer some powerful health benefits when used both internally and externally. These benefits are the primary reason that Chicks Dig Beards uses cannabis sativa (hemp) oil in some of our products.
Scientific research has discovered that hemp contains amino acids and essential fatty acids that are necessary for human life. Hemp seed oil also possesses powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and is also considered to be the most balanced oil for nutrition.
Other Benefits of Cannabis Oils Backed By Science;
- Hemp seed oil has been found to help heal skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and other skin eruptions.
- The oil’s fatty acids are believed to affect immune responses in the body which helps to promote healing.
- Consuming the oil helps improve blood levels of essential fatty acids which can help speed healing from within
- applying hemp seed oil to the skin can relieve dryness and itchiness, which makes it the perfect addition to beard care products
- Nourishes dry skin without sticking to it, so it doesn’t clog pores as easily as other heavier oils
- It also helps to thicken the texture of hair, prevent dry skin which causes ‘beardruff’, and reduces hair loss
The primary benefit of adding cannabis sativa (hemp) oil to Chicks Dig Beards products is for the underlying skin protection, and beard thickening benefits. Citrus Sativa beard products penetrate right down to your skin, keeping it dandruff free, moisturized and healthy.