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Hemp Seed Oil 8 fl oz

$28
Our Hemp seed oil comes from the hemp cultivar CFX-2 seed which contains high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) (70-90%) and is a good dietary source of essential fatty acids, linoleic and linolenic acids (see fact sheet FAPC-196 Lipid Glossary). Linoleic acid (50-70%) is the major fatty acid in the seed oil. Hemp seed oil is considered healthy because of its desirable omega-6: omega-3 fatty acid ratio, 3:1 (see fact sheet FAPC-135: Foods, Health and Omega-3 Oils). Although the omega-6: omega-3 ratio between 3:1 and 5:1 is considered optimal for good health, the topic is still controversial. Unlike many other commodity seed oils, hemp seed oil contains significant amount of γ-linolenic (GLA), 0.5-6%, and stearadonic acid (SDA), 0.3-2.5%. GLA is an omega-6 PUFA found in human milk and several botanical seed oils such as borage, blackcurrant and evening primrose and typically consumed as a dietary supplement. There are scientific reports indicating GLA supplemented diets decrease various inflammatory reactions. SDA is an omega-3 fatty acid that serves as a precursor for production of other omega-3 fatty acids. In humans, dietary SDA is easily converted to health beneficial long chain omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) (see fact sheet

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