Hemptons Organic Hemp Seed Oil 500ml
Organically grown from Non-GMO Seeds, Not Irradiated
Excellent plant based source of all Essential Fatty Acids – Omega 3, 6, 9, GLA, CLA, SDA
Optimal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids at 3:1
Antioxidant factors with Tocopherols, Tocotrienols and Chlorophyll and Vitamin E
High in Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
Free from Trans-Fats
Ideal for Vegans and Vegetarians
Hemp Seed Oil should be taken daily because EFAs support the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune and nervous systems. Essential Fatty Acids are also needed for proper growth in children, particularly for neural development and maturation of sensory systems, with male children having higher needs than females. Foetuses and breast-fed infants also require an adequate supply of EFAs through the mother’s dietary intake.
While there are many sources for Omega-3 PUFA in the diet, Hemp Seed Oil is exceptionally rich in these compounds, which are usually present in the nutritionally optimal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 PUFA (LA to LNA) of 3:1 (Erasmus, 1999). LA concentrations normally range from 52-62% of total fatty acid composition while LNA concentrations ranges from 12-23%.
The proportions of EFAs in Hemp matches the ratios that have been determined by nutritionists to be most beneficial to human nutrition. Hemp seed oil contains omega 6 and Omega 3 EFAs in an ideal long term ratio of three to one (3:1). It also provides the derivative Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). Its content of GLA makes it unique among edible seed oils. No other common seed contains GLA. Hemp seed oil’s unusually well balanced profile means that one could use it for a lifetime without ever suffering an EFA deficiency.
- Adults: 1 to 2 tablespoons a day (approximately 1 tablespoon per 45Kgs of body weight)*
- Children over 14 months: 2 to 4 teaspoons*
- Babies under 14 months: 1 to 2 teaspoons a day*
This amount should provide between 8 to 16 grams of Omega 6 EFA and between 3 to 6 grams of Omega 3 EFA in a normal adult body.