How Nutritional is Hemp Seed Oil?
Natural Omega 3 Supplement - New Zealand Hemp
As a Pharmacist, I am forever telling patients that Omega 6 is the bad oil due to the fact that it increases inflammation. Hemp seed oil does contain omega 6, however, most of the omega 6 is made up of something called Gamma-Linoleic Acid or GLA. What’s interesting here; is that GLA, even though it’s omega 6, is actually anti-inflammatory. This is due to dietary GLA increasing D-GLA (the anti-inflammatory compound) in white blood cells. White blood cells lack the enzyme which converts D-GLA to arachidonic acid (the inflammatory omega 6), therefore the overall effect of consuming GLA results in reduced inflammation. How good!
So what does this mean for you? Although we cannot promote Hemp seed oil, or GLA for its anti-inflammatory effects; there is much anecdotal evidence for it supporting people with the following inflammatory conditions:
- PMS (GLA can balance hormonal health)
- Breast Pain
- Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis (in rats)
Skin allergies (Christchurch whānau affected by chlorine!)
There have been no peer-reviewed randomised controlled trials performed on our Hemp seed oil (sorry, we are not a filthy rich multi-national corporation) but the stories we have heard from people using our product have been positive and therefore I have confidence in it.
All of this is before we have mentioned that Hemp seed oil also contains the much acclaimed omega 3 essential fatty acids. The Brothers Green Hemp Seed Oil is the best plant-based source of omega 3 available in New Zealand due to it being present in the perfect ratio of 3:1 which is considered optimal for human health.
Omega 3 (generally from fish oil) has been promoted for heart and brain health for decades but now you can increase your omega 3 intake, without negatively affecting our marine life. This is one of our core values here at The Brothers Green - improving not only the health of ourselves, but that of our planet too!
In my opinion, every kiwi should be starting to incorporate The Brothers Green Hemp Seed Oil into their daily diet as a New Zealand omega 3 supplement. This would go a long way towards helping reduce our outrageous chronic disease stats in NZ.
Click here to find out even more about the benefits of hemp for inflammation.
~ Brother Brendon
You cannot heat hemp any more than 40 degrees before it denatures the essential fatty acids (good fats). It won’t be harmful if you do heat them, however you will lose the beneficial properties. When adding hemp to hot food it is best as a garnish or topping once the meal is presented on the plate.
Can you heat your oils, hearts and hulled hemp seeds without losing the medicinal properties ??
Kia Ora Ron, thank you very much for reading and for your question.
There is no increased risk of bleeding with our hemp seed oil and aspirin (we are assuming you’re taking 100mg daily?). It is a very good plant based source of omega 3 (as well as the omega 6 described above). The only potential concern would be if you were on an anti-coagulant such as Warfarin or Dabigatran.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are taking any other medicines, just so he can double check (he is a Pharmacist so you’re in good hands).
Tried a sample of your hemp oil at NW Prestons. Considering purchasing.
You are promoting it as an omega 3 supplement, but described as omega 6
I’m on daily aspirin ( for blood thinning) have read (Mayo Clinic web site) that omega 3 taken as a dietary supplement can increase bleeding risk?