Hemp Seeds and Hemp Seed Oil have gained popularity in the health food industry lately because these products help to maintain good health and may actually alleviate symptoms of chronic conditions. Although they contain overlapping health benefits, there are a few differences which makes it optimal to consume both.
It is important to note that Hemp contains little to no levels of THC or CBD, which are the chemicals that are associated with the psychoactive properties of marijuana.
Due to its full spectrum of omegas (3, 6, 7 & 9, SDA and GLA), Hemp Seed Oil provides cardiovascular, neurological, immune and hormonal support. It has also been helpful to alleviate skin conditions when ingested or applied topically. Chlorophyll gives hemp seed oil its green colour. This is an important component of Dr. D’s Hemp Seed Oil as chlorophyll is known to be a natural anti-carcinogenic. Hemp Seed Oil is unique to other oils which contain omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9 because they are present in a perfectly balanced ratio, optimizing therapeutic effects. The benefit of Dr. D’s Hemp Seed Oil is that along with providing all of the essential omegas, it is plant-based, free of mercury/toxins, free of gastrointestinal irritation-causing peroxides, does not disturb the eco-system and does not oxidize or spoil as easily as other popular omega oils.
As a maintenance protocol or if you are experiencing mild pain/inflammation, the recommended dosage is 1 tablespoon per day. For people who are experiencing advanced inflammation or have a medical condition, the recommended dosage is 2 tablespoons per day. Feel free to take Dr. D’s Hemp Seed Oil at any time of day, with or without meals as it is a food itself. Enjoy alone or add it to your favorite soups, salads or shakes! Most people describe the taste as “nutty” or “earthy” however we also have our new natural orange flavour which is becoming increasingly popular. Do not cook with it as high temperatures will destroy the oil’s nutritious properties. You should also refrigerate it after opening.
Hemp Hearts are small seeds, also referred to as Hemp Seed Hearts or Hemp Seeds, with a delicious nutty flavour and are packed with protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fatty acids such as omegas 3&6. What’s unique about Hemp Hearts is the protein content. Proteins serve many vital functions in the body, but their main function is to supply amino acids for the growth and maintenance of healthy tissue. Hemp protein contains all 20 amino acids, including a sufficient supply of the 9 essential ones which our bodies cannot produce (hence the term “essential”). It also lacks a specific type of carbohydrate which is notorious for causing abdominal discomfort and gas.
Hemp Hearts are rich in vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, zinc & B vitamins. The health benefits of Hemp Hearts include brain and nervous system, cardiovascular and immune support. They can also aid in digestion. Hemp seeds provide more omegas compared to flax seeds. Hemp seeds also do not spoil as easily, provide more balanced omegas, and have a richer profile of essential fatty acids.
In case you were wondering, yes, Hemp Seed Oil comes from Hemp Hearts. So, if you’re already using Hemp Seed Oil in your soups, salads and smoothies, you may be wondering if there would be nutritional value added in introducing Hemp Hemps to your diet as well. The answer is: ABSOLUTELY!
The reason is because Hemp Seed Oil is cold pressed from Hemp Seeds, and although the omegas are well preserved in the process, the content of fibre and protein is not. It is important to note that the oil contains a higher, more balanced ratio of omegas compared to the seeds, while the seeds contain a richer profile of fibre and protein. Consuming both daily therefore offers optimal benefit.
Dr. D’s Hemp Seed products are not only gluten-free and vegan, but also pesticide and herbicide free, and are non-GMO.
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