Hemp Seed Oil

Remarkable Product

Hemp seed oil has a remarkable essential fatty acid content, being very high in the desirable omega 3, 6 and 9. It also contains GLA (gamma - linolenic acid) that is absent from the fats we usually eat.

Nutritional advisers and even some doctors believe these compounds to be very beneficial to health. Hemp oil also contains 57% linoleic (LA) and 19% linolenic (LNA) acids in the 3 to 1 ratio that matches our nutritional needs. These EFA's (essential fatty acids) so called because we need to consume them, must be sourced externally as it is not produced by the body.

Omega 3 acids reduce the clotting tendency of the blood and improve cholesterol and lowers risk of heart attacks. There has been a lot of recent success for skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema and most other irritations including burns and scars.  It also has a natural anti - inflammatory effect that makes them useful for people with arthritis and autoimmune disorders. 

Health Benefits

Hempseed Oil …… by Dr Andrew Weil, M.D. author of " Natural Health Natural Medicine " The Nutritional composition of oil could be beneficial to your health.

To most people " Cannabis Sativa " is synonymous with Marijuana, but the plant's Latin name means the " Useful Hemp ". The use of the hemp plant has provided human beings with fibre, edible seeds and oils and medicine, not just an over hyped notorious mind-altering drug.

Because of Governments and big business, in the western world, the uses of hemp are no longer familiar. This is all about to change as supporters of hemp cultivation are working to educate people and governments about the immense potential of this plant and to reintroduce it into environmentally friendly economic commerce. Now grown in 4 states of Australia.

Hemp seeds contain 25% high quality protein and 40% fat in the form of excellent quality oil. Hemp oil is now on the market, but still, The Australian government will not allow the sale of it for consumption …external use for healing or moisturising the skin is permitted. Legislation may be changed in the near future for internal consumption as it now is in the UK, Europe, Canada, and Asia. Etc.

Produced by G.R.E.E.N Hemp Aust Pty Ltd, it is sold through greenhemp.com or retail at natural / hemp shops, health food shops, some chemists and various general stores right across Australia. It is Australian grown and cold pressed. It is 'food grade' but can only be sold presently for external use. Comes in 125 ml dark blue glass bottles; 1lt bottles or 20 lt drums and kept under refrigeration.

Extract from 'Fats that Heal Fats that Kill ' / Fats & Oils (Alive 1986)
Good books on nutrition, say, " that the problem is freshness ".
Unless you get flax oil right from the processor and freeze it until you start using it,
It will already have deteriorated by the time you buy it.

Hemp seed oil contains more EFA's (and best balance of omega 3,6 & 9) than flax, and actually tastes good. A nutty flavour, free from the objectionable undertones of flax oil.

The most asked question is whether it has any psycho activity. The answer is no.
The seeds are washed and cleaned before being pressed. As a result, no THC is found in the final product.

The oil is legal although cannot yet be sold for consumption just external use.

Paper / Fibre - fabric / Food and Medicine
Hemp is also used as a renewable source of pulp for the manufacture of paper, a superior fibre cloth, and food. We rarely use hemp fibre and know little about hemp medicine. Medicinally, THC extracted from the hemp plant is used by Cancer patients and finding it to be a superior remedy for the nausea caused by chemotherapy, and some people with multiple sclerosis are grateful for its relaxant effects on spastic muscles.

Hemp oil benefits for babies and mums
The health benefits of EFAs have been well documented and individuals can reap these benefits with a daily tablespoon of hemp seed oil. Furthermore, there are a few population groups where EFAs are extremely important for growth and maintenance of good health. Two of these are pregnant women and babies.

In the developing foetus the brain and eyes have a tremendous demand for EFAs. Indeed, fatty acid nutrition is crucial to developing full cognitive and visual potential and deterring common conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, retinitis, poor night vision and dyslexia.

During gestation, the foetal brain may grow as many as 250,000 nerve cells each minute and will eventually manufacture over 100 billion neurons. A remarkable 70% of total brains cells that will last our lifetime have divided before birth. EFA's -- particularly DHA which is a derivative of omega 3 -- are essential for this normal brain development.

Consequently, preterm infants may run a greater risk of visual and cognitive problems because they miss the final weeks of gestation when the retina concentrates the EFAs and the brain has a critical need. Unborn babies are completely reliant on the mother for their EFA supply. It is therefore very important for the mother to ensure an adequate intake of EFAs both for herself and the baby.

Studies show that mothers with low EFA levels are at greater risk for developing obstetric complications. Low EFA levels may also contribute to postpartum depression. Because a developing baby takes the fatty acids it needs from the mother's blood supply, many women's stores decline during pregnancy and get lower with each successive child. Researchers suggest a link between such deficiency and depression, which may help explain the increased risk of depression among new mothers.

Once the baby is born the high demand for EFAs continues and this is ideally supplied with breast milk. Breast milk is the finest form of nutrition for a developing infant brain. It contains a vast array of fatty acids including ALA, GLA, DHA among others. Many studies show that breast fed infants appear to develop better visual acuity and higher IQ's. Once again, it is important for the mother to maintain adequate levels of EFAs in her diet to supply this demanding baby. Up until recently, formulas contained little or no EFAs. However, based on the continual research, manufacturers are beginning to add some of these important EFAs to their formulas.

As the hemp industry grows, we will see more and more "hemp babies" and these children will be the best confirmation of the benefits of hemp seed oil and EFA nutrition. Ensuring optimal amounts of EFAs with hemp seed oil in pregnant and lactating women can go a long way toward giving our next generation the best chances for health and success.