Friday, April 20, 2012

Benefits of Hemp Oil - 'Nature's most perfectly balanced oil'

Hemp seed oil contains small amounts of 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in gamma-linolenic acid, oleic acid and stearidonic acid. It provides a good source of chlorophyll, an adequate supply of antioxidants (Vitamin E), carotene (precursor to Vitamin A), phytosterols, phospholipids as well as a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulfur,  potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc.  Hemp seed oil contains the perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 essential fatty acids which is needed for long-term health.  High-omega-3 foods inhibit the thickening of the arteries, reduces inflammation throughout the body, keeps your blood from clotting excessively and also maintains the fluidity of your cell membranes.  To learn more about why high-omega-3 foods are good for you, click here.


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