HEMP SEED MEAL

Cannabis sativa is a herbaceous plant with palmate leaves that can reach several meters in height under favorable conditions. The flour is obtained from the seeds of the plant.

Benefits: Hemp seed flour contains fiber and protein that gently exfoliates, resulting in cleaner, smoother skin.

Table 2 includes its composition in terms of the main substances of interest in cosmetics.

 

Ingredients Content(%)
Proteins 36,4
Total Fact 9,7
Saturated 1,1
Mono Unsaturated 0,9
Polyunsaturated 7,7
Carbohydrates 4,7
Sugars 1,9

Tabla 2

The main component are proteins with a content of 36.4%, followed by lipids (9.7%) and carbohydrates (4.7%) which also include sugars. This combination of substances makes hemp seed flour a very valuable ingredient in the cosmetic industry.

Its protein content provides the necessary skin conditioning after exfoliation produced by clays, acting as a complementary ingredient. On the other hand, lipids and sugars provide substances similar to the natural hydration factor of the skin, hydrating and nourishing the skin. Other components of interest found at low concentrations are the tocopherols present in the lipid fraction, with antioxidant properties.

Origin: The Cannabis sativa plant has been known and used since ancient times. It is native to Asia and evidence of its use has been found dating back to 3000 BC. Seed flour is obtained from industrial hemp seeds2 from organic farming. The seeds are small (8-27 mg) and dark in color.

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