The human body uses fatty acids from food for building tissues and for specialised functions such as the production of prostaglandins: localised tissue hormones.
One major group of fatty acids is called essential fatty acids, which are polyunsaturated, and include two major groups: omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
They are called “essential” because the body cannot make them and thus must obtain them from food sources. Hemp seed oil is the only edible seed oil to contain over 80% polyunsaturated EFA’s and boasts not only the optimum ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6, but also Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Stearidonic Acid (SDA).
Hemp Seed Oil provides EFAs necessary for maintaining health and flexible skin cell membranes as well as exerting anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
Omega-3 fatty acids help support the cardiovascular system during exercise and also reduce the negative effect of intense exercise on the immune system.
Anti – Arthritis
Key fatty acids found in Hemp Seed Oil provide long-term support and maintenance of arthritic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis.
EFAs enhance immune function, speed up the rate of immune reactions, help to re-establish population control over intestinal bacteria and improve cellular energy for removing waste materials.
Hemp is the only edible seed containing GLA and magnesium-rich chlorophyll; both of which are beneficial in helping with PMS conditions including breast tenderness, bloating, cramping and other discomforts.
Metabolism & Nerve Function
The omega-3 fatty acids help nerve cells communicate with each other, which is an essential step in maintaining good mental health.
EFAs have been shown to work with oxygen and enhance electron transport, assist key activities in energy output within the cell as well as enhance nerve cell insulation.
Anti Inflammation & Allergies
Omega-3 helps produce PG3 (prostaglandin 3 series), the anti-inflammatory chemicals that work as local hormones in the human body.
Numerous studies show that EFAs have positive results in the treatment of many chronic diseases including eczema, itchy skin, acne, psoriasis, lupus and ulcerative colitis.
Omega-3 oils have been shown in hundreds of studies to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels – they are also effective in decreasing blood pressure, platelet stickiness and fibrinogen levels.
Numerous studies have shown that the substitution of polyunsaturated fats for saturated fats can reduce the risk of sudden cardiac arrest and high blood cholosterol levels. Research has found that for every 1% increase in omega-3, there was a 5mm Hg decrease in systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressure.