Tired? Stressed? You’ll feel better on Hemp Seed Oil. Here’s why.
What is in Hemp Seed Oil?
Trusty ol’ hemp seeds are a good source of the good kind of fats your body needs. Hemp seed oil delivers you brain health and better gut health. It’s been found recently that the stuff in these oils could be even more effective as reducing blood pressure than reducing salt intake AND some exercise! They actually have what is scientifically considered to be the ‘optimal range of omega 6 and 3’. It also contains all 21 amino acids, whereas your body is only able to produce 12 on its own. Fantastic.
And… only hemp seed oil contains 75-80% polyunsaturated fatty acids - the MOST in the available to us among seed oils.
Hemp seed oil offers quite startling benefits:
- Hormone Balance.
- Promotes Heart Health.
- Assists in Weight Loss.
- Moisturises and Alleviates Skin Conditions.
- Boosts the Immune System.
- Powerful Anti-inflammatory; Eases Arthritic Pain.
- Pain Relief.
- Improves Brain Function.
On mood, a balanced diet with the essential amino acids is majorly important. Amino acids work with neurotransmitters - responsible for controlling emotions, memory, moods, behaviour, sleep, and learning abilities. Hemp seed oil contains all 21 amino acids where no other source will, making it the perfect everyday supplement when it comes to brain health & happiness up-keep.
It’s a fantastic dietary addition for battling mild anxiety. Hemp seed oil is packed with stuff like magnesium, iron and B-vitamins to keep your brain happy. Whatever the cause of anxiety is, it’s worth looking at your diet - getting all the right stuff in your belly is the same as buying the expensive fuel for your car! It just runs better. You’ll thank yourself if your body is roadworthy, especially later in life. You can buy many cars, but you’ll only ever have 1 body.
Hemp seed oil is also, in fact, NOT going to get you high. It’s a light, nutty, tasty oil that goes great on salads. The only kind of joints you’ll be using your Hemp Seed Oil for are the ones in your body… because it’s also quite effective for treating arthritis symptoms in humans and even in animals.
Check out real reviews on our Hemp Seed Oil for Pets here.
”My 13-year-old arthritic dog has been taking hemp seed oil for a month now and he is a new dog! The vet commented yesterday on how much his joint stiffness and resistance had improved.” - Julz
”I brought this product for my senior Labrador who was lame in the back legs..his been off vet meds and purely on this stuff, and I have a pup back again! He’s back to walking...zooming around at the dog park again like his a spring chicken! I will be telling everyone about this product...especially in the German Wirehair Pointer group in Facebook! There are a lot of dog owners out there who would really benefit from this magic oil.” - Stace
You might ask yourself, how could oil help my mental health? Why doesn’t my olive oil or vegetable oil do that? First off, we’ll say that vegetable oil is (basically… but not literally) a poison to your arteries and cardiovascular health, and has been known to contain palm oil. Canola Oil is a whole other story - starting with the fact that ‘canola’ is not a plant, but a product name created to disguise an oil commonly used to lubricate ships and steamboats in wartimes - if you are thinking ‘ew’, then yes… very ‘ew’. An olive oil? Still healthy if you use good brands, but hemp seed oil is a different beast and your body will recognize that.
Hemp Seed Oil and Mental Health
Unlike some other oils, hemp seed oil contains abundant and perfectly-balanced levels of various omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids—compounds known to affect a person’s anxiety levels. These two fatty acids are known as ‘essential’ fatty acids, which means your body needs them to function optimally but cannot produce them itself.
Hold onto your hats because we’re about to get sciencey!...
So, grey matter - the dark tissue of the brain and spinal cord - is made up of about 50% polyunsaturated fatty acids, with 33% of that belonging to the Omega-3 family. So yes, very essential!
This also explains the link between omega 3 deficiency and decreased mental wellbeing.
Side note - if you ever see ‘linoleic acid’, that’s Omega-6 and ‘alpha-linolenic acid’ or ‘ALA’ is Omega-3.
Medscape Medical News shows us reduced anxiety in those using the omega-3s in hemp seed oil by as much as 20% - simply by having them take the supplement for just 90 days. It also showed that “IL-6” production was reduced by 14% after a few months. Without complicating this too much, IL-6 is a protein made where there is inflammation in your body. So, lowering it provides additional health-related effects such as reducing inflammation. Cool?
Another claim released in April 2015 by the Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain, shows us that proper amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can also help reduce the incidences of migraines and headaches.
Hmm! It’s not shocking. Did you know that your brain is made up of fat? About 60% of it - do not deprive the brain of what it is made of!. Those omega-3s are super beneficial for mental health, and you can get them in really great doses from hemp seed oil.
Almost half of Australians will have a mental health condition in their lifetime, with 1 million Australian adults suffering from depression, and over 2 million have anxiety, according to beyond blue.
It’s super easy to fall into this category - especially in the year 2020, where, on top of other modern-day pressures, so many of us have suffered losses of productivity, work, or even ill family members thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cooking with Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil has a really nutty, rich flavour paired with its signature dark green hue. It's far too sensitive to be heated in a pan, so sure, go with for olive, avocado or coconut oil for most cooking. Hemp Seed Oil is, therefore, best to use as a topping for soups or grain bowls and dressings - you can even put your daily dose into a smoothie for a nutty taste. Alternatively, drink it straight from the spoon. Each drop is like liquid gold so you’re damn sure your body will thank you.
Despite the health benefits, the cannabis plant is still controversial in the media and scientific community. This is because the plant contains THC, the active ingredient that gets you high. They call it a “psychoactive” compound, very similar to what you’d find in psychedelics. Hemp seed oil, however, contains virtually no THC at all, in any form.
You can grab some of the best hemp seed oil made in Australia here.