A recent study found that one gram of hemp seed extract could make an effective alternative to the oil from traditional seeds such as hemp seed butter.
The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota, who found that hemp seed extracts were effective in boosting immune cells in mice.
“We found that a very low dose of hemp oil significantly improved the expression of several cytokines, including TNF-alpha, IFN-γ, IL-2, and IL-4,” said the study’s lead author, PhD student Naveen Rajakumar.
“Furthermore, the oil also produced more anti-inflammatory responses in the lungs of mice than conventional oil.”
According to the researchers, this study provides evidence that hemp oil may be a viable alternative to traditional seeds, which are often used as a supplement for treating allergies and other ailments.
“In terms of topical applications, hemp oil is known to be safe, as it is extracted from the plant, so we do not expect any adverse effects,” said Rajak Kumar.
“However, the use of hemp as a plant oil is still in its infancy and we are hoping that the findings will be helpful in its development.”