Diet and Fitness Gerson Therapy Health By Moses Marasco / April 13, 2017 Share Share Hemp seed oil… It’s quite a powerful substance… When comes to healing and helping the body, it can be super potent… Heart Health One of the most important benefits of hemp seed oil is its promotion of heart health. Heart disease remains the number one killer in the United States, usually brought on by a combination of poor eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle, and chronic stress, among other causative factors. Hemp oil, however, can help reverse some of this damage since it has a three-to-one ration of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids, a ratio shown to support good cardiac function and decrease the changes of heart disease or stroke. Skin, Hair and Nail Health Hemp seed oil can be used topically as well and in this function can be an excellent moisturizer for the skin, combatting redness, itchiness or irritation. Its powerful antioxidant properties can reverse damage to the skin caused by the aging process and reduce inflammation as well. It nutrients also help to nourish the hair and nails and make them stronger and less inclined to break, dry out or become dull. Supports Good Cognitive Function Hemp seed oil is an incredibly rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (better known as DHA), which is often found in a variety of supplements. This is because DHA is essential for the continued acuity and good health of the brain and has a positive effect on eye health as well. As a matter of fact, many nutritionists encourage women to take this supplement during pregnancy to help with the neural and visual development of their unborn children. Is a Mercury-Free Source of Fatty Acids Some of the best sources of the Omege-3 fatty acids are cold water fish such as salmon or tuna; unfortunately, this are the very kind of fish that are likely to contain mercury levels that are unhealthy, especially if consumed too frequently. Hemp seed oil has the dual virtues of both being able to provide high levels of Omega 3’s but at the same time being mercury-free. Hemp seed oil, like probiotics, foster a healthy development of flora in the intestines. This, in turn, helps to increase the immune response and make it easier for the body to fight off microbes and other disease-causing pathogens. It is especially helpful during the cold and flu season since it is antiviral as well.