What exactly is hemp seed oil?
Hemp oil, also known as hemp seed oil, is obtained from the seeds of the hemp plant by cold pressing and is one of the most balanced and richest sources of essential oils, containing all essential amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids. It contains innumerable valuable nutrients, including a substance from the group of cannabinoids, which has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic effects, but unlike THC is not psychoactive.
Omega-3 fatty acids are a special group within polyunsaturated fatty acids. They belong to the essential fatty acids and are therefore vital for our body. Our body cannot produce essential fatty acids itself and therefore has to absorb them through our diet.
The heart and brain are perhaps the most important organs in the human body. Hemp oil contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 as well as unsaturated fatty acids in the ideal ratio of 1:3, which above all supports the entire cardiovascular system. Unsaturated fatty acids play an important role in many biological processes in the body and thus protect against the development of various degenerative diseases. The oil also contains omega-3 fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which is the basic building block of the human brain, cerebral cortex, skin, seeds, testicles, and retina. DHA is important especially in the first years of life and is also recommended for pregnant women for the organ development of the baby.
Hemp seed oil is an excellent vegetable alternative to fish oil, which often has a high mercury content.