Hemp Seed Oil is recognized by the World Health Organization as a natural anti-oxidant and the only balanced (perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3) source of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and is also a good source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA).
Hemp Seed Oil has a high content of the enzyme lipase, which is a superior non-invasive chelation therapy for removing plaque build-up (undigested protein and cholesterol) from arteries and cell membrane.
Cold-pressed, unrefined Hemp Seed Oil is light green and has a nutty/grassy flavour. The oil contains fatty acids. Saturated fats and
monounsaturated fats are not necessary in our diet as our bodies can make them. But there are some polyunsaturated fatty acids that our body cannot make – in particular Linoleic Acid and Alpha-Linolenic Acid. These fatty acids must be included in the diet and are therefore known as ‘Essential Fatty Acids’. Both these essential fatty acids are present in Hemp Seed Oil. Hemp Seed Oil provides a safer source of the essential fatty acids than from fish, where the risk of mercury poisoning exists.
Essential fatty acids are essential for the formation of healthy cell membranes, the proper development and functioning of the brain and nervous system. Our body can convert the linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid into longer chain fatty acids which serve as precursors for Eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are hormone-like substances which regulate numerous body functions such as blood pressure, blood viscosity, vaso-constriction, immune and inflammatory responses.
Eicosanoids can be produced from both Omega 3 fatty acids and from Omega 6 fatty acids, with opposing effects i.e. when made from Omega 6 they have the potential to increase blood pressure, inflammation, platelet aggregation, thrombosis, allergic reaction and cell proliferation, whereas when formed from Omega 3 they will have the opposite effect. Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids compete for enzymes in their desaturation, so excessive consumption of foods rich in Omega 6 fatty acids may compromise the conversion of Omega 3 fatty acids, with resultant health risks.
Hemp Seed Oil is nutritious and contains the essential Omega -3 and Omega -6 fatty acids as well as Gamma-Linolenic acid. Hemp is the best source of EFAs not only because it has the highest total EFAs of any seed oil (80%) but also because the ratio of EFAs is considered the optimum balance for human health. Omega -3 and Omega -6 in the right proportions lower blood pressure, help organ muscles to contract and regulate stomach acid and body temperature.
When we are deficient in EFAs, changes in the cell structure occur that can result in brittle and dull hair, nail problems, dandruff, allergies and dermatitis and many of the diseases associated with aging, from arthritis to liver spots on the skin.
Hemp Seed Oil can be used as a salad dressing. Because hemp requires little or no pesticide or herbicide application the seed can easily be produced organically, making it a desirable food supplement or addition.
Hemp seed oil’s high EFA content means it is vulnerable to spoilage. It requires cool, dark, oxygen-free storage conditions. An unopened container can be stored in the deep freezer indefinitely and in the refrigerator for one year; an opened container will last for ten to twelve weeks in the refrigerator and at room temperature, an unopened container can last four to six weeks. An opened container should be used within one to two weeks.
Hemp Seed Oil should be taken daily because EFAs support the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune and nervous systems. A primary function of EFAs is the production of prostaglandins, which regulate body functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood clotting, fertility, conception and play a role in immune function by regulating inflammation and encouraging the body to fight infection. Essential Fatty Acids are also needed for proper growth in children, particularly for neural development and maturation of sensory systems, with male children having higher needs than females. Foetuses and breast-fed infants also require an adequate supply of EFAs through the mother’s dietary intake.
Hemptons’ organic Hemp Seed oil is cold-pressed at temperatures below 20˚ Celsius in an oxygen-free environment and nitrogen capped to maintain freshness.
Hemp Seed Oil requires cool and dark storage conditions – it is the very thing that makes Hemp Seed Oil such a valuable product that makes it vulnerable to spoilage – its high Essential Fatty Content content.
Suggested Daily Oil Dosage :
- Adults: 1 to 2 tablespoons a day (approximately 1 tablespoon per 45Kgs of body weight)*
- Children over 14 months: 2 to 4 teaspoons*
- Babies under 14 months: 1 to 2 teaspoons a day*
- Adults: 2 Capsules 3 times a day*
- Babies under 14 months: Not recommended as they may choke (we recommend giving babies under 14 months raw Hemp Seed Oil – 1 to 2 teaspoons per day)*
- Children over 14 months: 2 to 4 capsules (please administer under supervision to ensure the child does not choke)
* always taken with food
This amount should provide between 8 to 16 grams of Omega 6 EFA and between 3 to 6 grams of Omega 3 EFA in a normal adult body.
Each 15ml (1 Tablespoon) contains the following Essential Fatty Acids:
|Linoleic Acid (Omega 6)||54.8%|
|Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3)||18.1%|
|Oleic Acid (Omega 9)||11.2%|
|Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)||4.8%|