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cannabis sativa hemp seed oil

Sourced primarily from Germany, our Cannabis Sativa seeds are harvested from September to October. After harvest, the seeds are cleaned, then pressed using a mechanical cold pressing method before the final filtration and purification step.

is an herbaceous oil cold pressed from hemp seeds. This naturally green oil is composed of up to 90% omega fatty acids.

Cannabinoids are active compounds produced in the Cannabis sativa plant and are generally concentrated in the plant’s leaves. Two of the most well-known Cannabinoids are THC and CBD.

Kiehl’s & Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil

The Cannabis sativa plant is a unique herb used in everything from textiles to food to skincare. Cannabis sativa contains about 80 cannabinoids which are active compounds that are generally concentrated in the plant’s leaves. Hemp and Marijuana are from the Cannabis sativa species but are genetically different and are used for different purposes.

THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is a cannabinoid and the primary psychoactive component found in Marijuana. Marijuana typically averages 10% THC—well above the amount found in Hemp.

In addition to THC, CBD—or Cannabidiol—is a non-psychoactive compound found in Cannabis sativa. While CBD generally has low levels of THC, they are generally higher than the amount found in Hemp.

Cultivated for use in everything from agriculture to food to skincare, Hemp is a multi-purpose ingredient with a range of benefits. Hemp is a well-known fiber used in clothing, textiles, and paper. Hemp oil and seeds also find their way into foods like granola and salad dressing. A rich source of omega fatty acids and essential nutrients, this highly effective herb is used in a wide variety of products.

Hemp seed oil provides the following health benefits:

One tablespoon (15 milliliters) of hemp seed oil contains:

Health Benefits

The many health benefits of hemp seed oil come from its high content of three polyunsaturated fatty acids: linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, and gamma-linolenic acid. Additionally, its ratio of omega-6 (linoleic acid) to omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) fatty acids is 3:1.

Science News: “Before an operation, low blood pressure rather than high is a risk factor for death.”

Journal of Hypertension: “Reduction of blood pressure and plasma triglycerides by omega-3 fatty acids in treated hypertensives.”