You’ve probably heard of “hemp,” but perhaps you’re confused by where it comes from, or you may be wondering if it’s the same thing as cannabis.
Hemp is a strain of the cannabis plant, but it doesn’t contain any THC, therefore it won’t produce any psychoactive effects.
I repeat: Hemp contains little to no levels of THC or CBD, which are the chemicals that are associated with the psychoactive properties of marijuana. Meaning, it won’t give you a “high.”
Hemp Seed Oil has gained popularity in the health food industry lately because it may help you to maintain good health and may actually alleviate symptoms of chronic conditions.
"Good" vs. "Bad" Fats
Myth: “ALL FAT IS BAD FOR YOU!"
Fact: Certain fats, such as hydrogenated oils should be avoided. But the truth is, we need good fat to function properly. We need the right amount of healthy fat or fatty acids in our diet.
The right kind of fat includes “essential fatty acids.” Our bodies can’t product Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs for short) so we need to get them from food. They’re also essential because they’re vital to our cells, and play a protective role against inflammation and chronic disease. In fact, Omega-3 fats may help control autoimmune conditions like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and eczema, and have been shown to help prevent heart disease and stroke.
Unfortunately, a lot of us are deficient in these essential fatty acids because here in North America we tend to eat a diet high in animal fats, and not enough plants fats (where a lot of these nutrients can be found).
Studies have shown that many common illnesses are related to a deficiency, or imbalance, of fatty acids in the body.
Full Spectrum Omega Supplement
Hemp Seed Oil contains a full spectrum of omegas (3, 6, 7 & 9, SDA and GLA), SDA stands for Stearidonic acid. It’s a special omega-3 fatty acid because it converts to EPA in our body. EPA may sound familiar as it’s an anti-inflammatory that can be converted to DHA, which is important for brain development and health. GLA stands for Gamma-Linolenic Acid. GLA may be helpful for weight management, and helps to balance hormones.
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.
Hemp products may provide the following health benefits:
- Reducing inflammation in the body;
- Improving cholesterol levels and blood pressure;
- Supporting immune function;
- Increasing energy levels & metabolic rate;
- Reducing symptoms of PMS & Menopause;
- Improving muscle recovery;
- Relieving dry skin (including Psoriasis and Eczema);
- Improving eye health;
- and brain function
Why try Dr. D's Pure Hemp Seed Oil?
Just one tablespoon of Dr. D’s hemp seed oil provides you with a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, and the richest and most balanced source of EFAs that nature has to offer!
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. Plus, it is is vegan, non-GMO and gluten-free, and grown and processed in Canada.
Dr. D’s Hemp Seed Oil is cold-pressed at an optimal temperature so it retains its nutrients. And you’ll notice it comes in a dark glass bottle. The dark bottle helps to protect and stabilize the oil, and prevents it from losing its important nutrients. This in turn increases its shelf-life. It is also available in a delicious orange flavour!
If you’re looking for a plant-based source of omega’s that’s easy on the digestive system, Dr. D’s Hemp Seed Oil is a great option.
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