100% Organic Hemp Seed Oil
R249.72 – R537.15
The 80% EFAs in hemp-seed oil is the highest total percentage among the common plants used by man. Flax comes a close second at 72% EFAs. The supreme nutritional benefits of hemp seed oil are mainly due to the perfect ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids.
- HORMONAL BALANCE
- HAIR, SKIN & NAILS
- NERVOUS SYSTEM, BEHAVIOUR & ADHD
- CARDIOVASCULAR TONIC
- IMMUNE ENHANCEMENT
- PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE
One to three tsp daily or as recommended by a practitioner. Best taken with food.
Oil Profile – 1 tsp (5ml) provides
Linoleic acid – 2250mg (omega 6)
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) - 115mg (omega 6)
Alpha linolenic acid - 750mg (omega 3)
Hemp seed oil has a ratio of 3:1 omega-6 to omega-3, which is the level suggested by the WHO and present in a healthy Japanese diet.
Potential applications: eczema, allergies, psoriasis, hypertension, acne, dry skin, dandruff, atherosclerosis, elevated cholesterol/triglycerides, rheumatoid/osteoarthritis, auto-immune disorders, fatigue, multiple sclerosis, learning difficulties, ADHD, infections, candida, and sports nutrition.
Pregnancy and lactation – essential fatty acids are key nutritional factors both before and during pregnancy. Organic hempseed oil provides a ‘toxin-free’ source of important EFAs which are ideally suited for those looking for suitable alternatives to fish oils.
Known contraindications: Those with gallbladder or liver disorders should introduce nutritional oils into their diets gradually.
Interactions: None known. However, nutritional oils may need to be carefully dosed in those taking anti-coagulant medications.
Useful links: hemp seed oil links well with, magnesium, vitamin B6, and a multivitamin/mineral in PMS cases.
Amazing fact: King Henry the Eighth passed a law making it compulsory to plant all spare land with hemp; such was its nutritional and commercial importance.