The oil and water debate

April 8th, 2016 by Brandy Palmer

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Hemp is a sticky subject for a lot of reasons.  The fact that it’s an oil is simply the most obvious one. (Not what you were thinking? “Stick” with me anyway…)  Many of us take multiple supplements every day – vitamins C and E are two that are included in my daily regimen.  Vitamin C is water soluble while E is fat soluble.  The difference is important because it determines how the vitamins are going to act in your body.

Vitamin C, or any water soluble supplement, is absorbed quickly and easily into your body.  The continuous supply your body needs calls for a steady intake, but, because our bodies are approx 60% water, we can take in those nutrients and use them fully.

Vitamin E, or anything fat soluble, will travel through the lymphatic system and be processed by the small intestine. They are stored in your body for a longer period of time, but may not be fully absorbed and processed.

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Traditional hemp oil supplements would fall into the latter category, but, scientists have also been able to modify the compound and make it water soluble.  So you’ve got options when determining the best way for you to get the calming and balancing effects of hemp oil into your daily supplement regimen.  Pretty cool, right?

As always, our goal at Green Wellness Life is first to education.  We encourage you to do your own research into hemp and how it can help you live a healthier, happier life.  Thanks for reading!