The reason that the presence of Omega 3 is now stressed in our diets is because we have too much Omega 6 from sources such as sunflower oil, soybean oil and margarine. These Omega 6 fatty acids can promote inflammation. However, there is one Omega 6 fatty acid which is an exception to this: Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA). GLA has been shown to actually reduce inflammation. It has also proved effective in curbing conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergies, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), ADHD, Eczema and Psoriasis. Hemp Seed Oil like GOOD OIL is a natural source of Omega 6 GLA.
GLA is said to have rejuvenating properties, increasing cell resilience and moistening the fatty layer beneath the skin, which can help deliver a multitude of beautifying benefits such as:
Unlike most culinary vegetable oils such as rapeseed, sunflower, coconut and olive oil, hemp seed oil uniquely contains significant amounts of GLA, making GOOD OIL one of the healthiest culinary oils available!
Common sources of GLA are Evening Primrose oil, Borage oil (Starflower oil) and Blackcurrant seed oil. These are often taken as dietary supplements in the form of capsules. Evening primrose oil contains a higher proportion of GLA but is not used as a culinary oil but is used in dietary supplements as a source of GLA often blended with borage oil (often referred to as starflower oil).
The typical amount of GLA in a one a day supplement such as Evening Primrose Oil provides about 50 to 100 mg of GLA. For comparison 10ml of hemp seed oil would provide about 300 mg of GLA.
GLA Oils: GOOD OIL Hemp oil vs Evening Primrose Oils & Starflower Oil
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