A precious seed for a healthy life
A little bit of history:
Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) is a crop that has a long tradition in Italy, especially in our area (the Roero and Carmagnolese areas were the first hemp European centers until the end of '700): For thousands of years people have used this plant to produce fabrics and clothes, but especially in the pharmaceutical field, where its applications were vast.
The seeds, collected in the period of ideal maturation of the plant, are cold-pressed to maintain unaltered the exceptional nutraceutical properties.
Hemp seed oil is an exceptional source of vitamin E, tocopherol and tocotrienol, antioxidants that fight free radicals in our body. Moreover Hemp seed oil contains a very high percentage (about 75%) of essential fatty acids, so called because the body is unable to produce them independently and must be introduced with the diet. Among them more than 50% consists of linoleic acid (omega 6) and 15-25% alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3), two polyunsaturated fatty acids present in the proper ratio of 3:1. In addition the Hemp seed oil is also an exceptional source of vitamin E, tocopherol and tocotrienol, antioxidants that fight free radicals in our body..
The WHO (World Health Organization) recommends for the population intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids omega 6 and omega 3 ratio of 4: 1 to 6: 1, to prevent diseases with high social impact (high LDL cholesterol, high levels of triglycerides in the blood, diabetes, osteoarthritis, psoriasis and atopic eczema, autoimmune diseases). The Mediterranean diet is normally unbalanced towards the intake of fatty acids Omega 6: with a daily assumption of a tablespoon of Hemp oil this balance becomes optimal.
We recommend to consume Hemp seed oil raw, to preserve its exceptional nutritional characteristics. It’s a great ingredient for the preparation of sauces and creams and as a dressing for salads and fish. Alternatively you can take it daily as a dietary supplement, preferably in the morning.
These features make Hemp seed oil a nutraceutical food, which provides beneficial substances necessary to our body in a balanced and tasty blend.