Health knowledge and news provided by doctors.

Hemp seed oil proven efficient in healing atopic dermatitis, says new study

Hemp seed oil as a supplement heals atopic dermatitis

Scientists have found that dietary hemp seed oil helps healing atopic dermatitis, which may include: eczema or a skin inflammation that results in itchy, red, swollen and cracked skin. The reason why hemp seed oil was efficient in relieving the symptoms of atopic dermatitis, was because it raised plasma fatty acids profiles in the subjects, according to scientists.


A deficiency in essential Fatty acids like omega 3 and omega 6 has been found to be one of the reasons for many skin conditions. It is well established that these fatty acids have a role in normal skin function and appearance, as they give rise to potent signaling molecules, called eicosanoids, a chemical messenger, that influences the inflammatory response in skin.

What is in hemp seed oil that aids with healing atopic dermatitis?

Follow eMaxHealth on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
Please, click to subscribe to our Youtube Channel to be notified about upcoming health and food tips.

Hemp seed oil is technically a nut and is rich in fibers, essential fatty acids, Protein vitamins and minerals, which are needed for optimal health. But the key for its effectiveness in healing atopic dermatitis is in the ratio of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6, which in hempseed oil is normally between 2:1 and 3:1, a ratio that is considered to be optimal for human health.

Hemp seed oil is also rich in sulphur bearing amino-acids like: methionine, cysteine and cystine, which are needed to build strong hair, nails, skin, muscle and connective tissue. Hemp seed oil also can tackle other nutritional deficiencies like vitamin b12 deficiency, linked to varied skin conditions.

Besides being packed with the antioxidants omegas 3 and 6, and other important vitamins, proteins and minerals needed for good health. Hemp seed oil is also rich in vitamin E, which is known for protecting skin from various negative effects due to solar radiation by acting as a free-radical scavenger, and has been used to treat atopic dermatitis in many clinical trials.