Anti-aging oil #1: Hemp Oil
Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant that is known for its durable fiber that sailors of long ago used in making rope for their sailing ships. Today, you can find a wide assortment of clothing and accessories made from hemp that is popular among counter-culture individuals who are pro-legalization of marijuana. Although the plant that hemp oil is derived from is related to the type of Cannabis grown for marijuana, it either has no or very little of the psycho-active delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In spite of this, growing hemp is illegal in the US. However, in its oil extract form, it is commercially available from seeds grown in other countries.
Used as cooking oil known for its nutty taste, the chief benefit of hemp seed oil is that it is rich in alpha-linoleic acid that reportedly can reverse the atherosclerosis developing in your arteries.
“Hemp oil helps keep your heart healthy as your age,” says Ms. Reinagel. “It’s one of the richest vegetable sources of omega-3 fatty acids,”
Aside from using as a healthy anti-aging cooking oil, hemp oil can also be integrated into your butter. Ms. Reinagel recommends making a spread of hemp seed oil by mixing one stick of butter with ½ cup of hemp seed oil in a blender into a smooth consistency that spreads over bread without tearing.
“You’re going to get a spread with all the taste of butter, but with only half the saturated fats,” says Ms. Reinagel.