How to and why you might want to try Hemp oil edibles

Published Sep 16, 2019 12:00 p.m. ET
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Since the legalization of marijuana, infused goods like edibles have been making headlines for their fame amongst consumers and medical patients. Though it is always fun to get high and relax, sometimes you might not want to deal with the more adverse effects of cannabis. Luckily, there are so many different options to choose from that there are now more than ever before, including many healthier alternatives like Hemp oil edibles.

What is Hemp oil?

Hemp oil is typically processed by taking the seeds and cold pressing them to release the natural oils from within, however, some prefer to prepare their hemp oil with plant materials. Either way, this substance is jam-packed full of vitamins, essential fatty acids, cannabinoids and terpenes that can provide an array of health benefits when ingested.

Hemp oil edibles vs Cannabis oil edibles

Cannabis edibles are popular due to their potent THC content that can induce an intense sensation of euphoria, but Hemp oils are used for medicinal purposes. Since they are most often made with industrial hemp strains, it is rare for these plants to produce any substantial amount of THC, which makes it easy to accept all the powerful health benefits, without the stereotypical effects that are expected from consuming marijuana products.

Benefits of Hemp oil

Many potential consumers will take a look at your average bottle of hemp oil and have no idea where they should start with such a product. Though most seem to understand the effects and benefits of using marijuana products, hemp derivatives are nowhere near as talked about, and some of the most well-versed doctors and scientists are still unsure of how to use Hemp oil as a medical treatment.

Luckily, some of the hottest and most funded recent studies into the Hemp plant are looking to reveal just that, but in the meantime, here is what we do know you can get from ingesting Hemp oil.

  • Weight loss
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Regulated blood pressure
  • Skin conditions
  • Non-toxic
  • Non-psychoactive
  • Will not hinder your ability to pass a drug test

The good things in Hemp oil

Though there are hundreds of elements that are believed to be beneficial inside of hemp oil, here are a few of the most popular proven to be helpful for supporting a healthy body and diet.

  • High in essential Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids
  • High in amino acids
  • Rich in healthy fats

How to use hemp oil to make edibles

It is unfortunate that so many people end up investing in hemp oil without knowing how to use it, which tends to lead to a decrease in interest, and yet another supplement sitting idle in the medicine cabinet. Though Hemp oil can work quite well when ingested in doses directly from the bottle, that method of treatment can get boring quite quickly. However, those same consumers knew that they could make delicious health-boosting edibles with Hemp oil, but they might have a higher chance of obtaining the benefits from maintaining treatment.

Cooking with both cannabis and hemp oil is a relatively straightforward process that requires minimal measuring or skill in the kitchen. That is because this oil works perfectly in place of regular options like vegetable oil in some of the most delicious and easy to make recipes out there. That’s right, and you can make almost any of your favorite recipes into Hemp oil edibles in a matter of minutes. Here we will show you how to make hemp oil Jell-O in less than 5 minutes at home.

You will need:

  • One box of Jell-O mix
  • Hemp oil
  • Water

Tools

  • Measuring cup
  • Bowl
  • Whisk

Instructions

  1. Add the portion of water that needs to be heated to a kettle or pot and heats it until the liquid reaches a rolling boil.

  2. Pour the Jell-O crystals into a mixing bowl and slowly pour the hot water over them.

  3. Use a whisk to mix the juice until all of the crystals have dissolved.

  4. Now, measure out your cold water, only before you add it, remove a small portion and fill it to the line with hemp oil. The amount that you add is entirely up to you, but it is highly recommended to use at least ½ cup per box of dessert mix.

  5. Add the cold water and hemp oil and use a whisk to ensure that all of the ingredients are well blended.

  6. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and leave the Jell-O to set there for at least 2 hours before serving.

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