Hemp Seed Oil
Want a sustainable, plant-based omega supplement? Rich in healthy plant compounds, hemp seed oil is not only good for you but good for our planet too. From joint, brain, and skin health to PMS and menopause - Hemp seed oil is fast becoming a popular choice.
The correct balance of omega 3 and 6 oils is essential for our health. When excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids are consumed, or there is a high omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, it can contribute to inflammatory conditions and pathways in the body.
Known for its optimal omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, hemp seed oil is said to be natures perfect oil. Containing a special type of omega-6 called GLA (gamma linolenic acid), hemp seed oil can help to support female hormonal balance, so it a good choice for women looking for extra PMS and menopause support.
Hemp seed oil also contains a rare compound called SDA (stearidonic acid). This special type of omega-3 fatty acid makes hemp seed oil more bioavailable than other plant sources of omega-3. Because SDA can be converted into EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosapentaenoic acid) - the key compounds in fish oil - this also makes hemp seed oil an excellent choice for joint, brain and skin health.
While hemp seed comes from the same species as cannabis, the variety is different. Both hemp seed and hemp seed oil do NOT contain the neuroactive compounds found in cannabis leaves and flowers, so do not have the same psychoactive effect.
Hemp seed oil for skin
The presence of SDA and GLA makes hemp seed oil especially useful for skin health. These specialised fatty acids both support healthy inflammatory pathways for soothed, smooth skin from the inside out, and when used topically, can also help to moisturise and balance both dry and oily skin, without clogging pores.
If you are conscious about choosing a sustainable omega 3 supplement for you and the environment, hemp seed oil is a great option.