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  1. What are the benefits of taking hemp seed oil?

    Like fish oil and flaxseed oil, hemp seed oil is beneficial for cardiovascular health and reducing inflammation in the body. However, from the make-up of hemp seed oil, it is speculated that its effects would lower blood pressure, cholesterol and inflammation, and that it may ease arthritis, help treat ADHD, asthma, improve immunity, mood, organ function, metabolism, cardiovascular health, post-exercise recovery and carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Evening primrose oil, borage and blackcurrant seed oil are all natural sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and hemp seed oil also contains a small amount of this essential fatty acid. GLA is important in reducing the linoleic acid (Omega 6) inflammatory pathways in the body. Recent research has identified that some people who have eczema or psoriasis cannot convert linoleic acid to gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) due to a deficiency of delta-6-desaturase, an enzyme responsible for the conversion of linoleic acid to gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). These people in particular should consume sources of GLA, such as evening primrose, borage, blackcurrant seed and hemp seed oil…https://urbanherbalist.co.nz/blogs/urban-herbalist-blog-posts/which-nutritional-oil-is-right-for-me

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