Omegas | Cholesterol | GLA | Hemp GLA OIL & Evening Primrose Oil | Vegetarians & Vegans
Hemp seed is a nutritional gem, very rich in Omega 3, 6 & 9, and also in exactly the right ratio for it to be absorbed into the body. According to numerous studies that means it is good for arthritis, cardiovascular disease, ADHD, skin and hair.
We pride ourselves on having something so tasty that is also really GOOD for you. We make sure you get the best of both worlds by taking the upmost care in growing, harvesting, selecting and cold-pressing our hemp-seeds.
We start with the finest hemp seeds you can grow, use the simplest technique available to press it, and we ensure there is no heat used – so there are no compromises – just the finest ingredients treated with the greatest respect.
Why is it so GOOD?
If you start with bad ingredients, you can process an oil to make it taste ok, but you have to accept compromises. It's easier to process oils that are not very good for us and are high in Saturated Fat. The production of Trans Fats is seen as an acceptable risk. Oils that are high in the good fats, Polyunsatruated Fats, have also to accept that these fats are reduced during the refining process.
If you start with the finest ingredients, use the simplest technique available, and in the case of the best oils ensure there is no heat used, then there is no compromise.
Not only do we not use heat when we make our oil, but we make sure that our seed is dried with the minimum amount of heat. This is why GOOD OIL Hemp Oil is suitable for cooking and doesn't have to be treated any different to other oils. It's robust because if its quality. “No Compromise, No Transfats, just the GOOD Stuff’.
How do we know we're right?
There is a lot of information available across the world about Hemp Seed Oil. It has never really hit the mainstream, because the availability of hemp seed oil was limited and to be honest, it never tasted good enough.
GOOD OIL has been used by chefs, nutritionists, the RSPCA (to restore health to their worst cases), prescribed by surgeons to patients undergoing surgery and most importantly used by our customers in everyday cooking for four years.
In that time we have had a lot of feedback about the nutritional benefits of GOOD OIL which we have always been aware of, but wanted some independent assessment. We asked Kings College London Department of Nutritional Sciences to assess the nutritional attributes of GOOD OIL Hemp Oil. Professor Tom Sanders, the leading authority in nutrition, confirmed our own beliefs and found some more exciting facts as well.
Download Kings Report [PDF]
GOOD Oil is an excellent source of Omega 3 and Omega 6, and in the ideal ratio for your body to absorb it (Omega 6 to Omega 3 = 3:1). Hemp Seed Oil is the only vegetarian source of the potent form of Omega 3 - without any of the dioxins and toxins often found in fish oil. These Essential Fatty Acids contribute towards general health, and specifically help circulation, the heart, hair and skin, joints and the immune system. To read more about Omega 6 please click here
Compared with other culinary oils GOOD Oil is low in saturated fats and rich in all the Omega (Essential) fats. Current national and international dietary recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease advocate decreasing the intake of saturated fats in order to lower blood cholesterol concentrations.
To put it simply, there are two types of Cholesterol – low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC) and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLC). It is the proportion of LDLC to HDLC that influences the risk of cardiovascular disease. If you suffer from High Cholesterol, this is due to having too much LDLC and not enough HDLC. Using GOOD Oil instead of oil or fat with a higher saturated fatty acid content will contribute to improving this ratio and this is associated with a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The intake of Omega 6 and Omega 3 is also associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, so replacing your current bottle of oil with GOOD Oil can mean a big benefit to your health. Click here to read more about fats and cholesterol.
GOOD OIL is a natural source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which is really good for the health of your skin and hair. 10ml of GOOD Oil provides as much GLA as you would get from 6 Evening Primrose Capsules.
For detailed information about Hemp Seed oil as a GLA OIL & how it compares to Evening Primrose Oil or Starflower oil, visit our special page by clicking here.
Celebrity health guru Nish Joshi recommends GOOD OIL for radiant skin and healthy hair due to its GLA content. 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:
- Producing a dewy complexion
- Helping reduce collagen loss
- Soothing dry, scaly skin
- Combating wrinkles
- Nourishing straw-like hair
- Strengthening brittle nails
To find out more about Nish Joshi visit www.thejoshiclinic.com/credentials.php
VEGETARIANS & VEGANS:
GOOD Oil Hemp Seed Oil is suitable for both Vegetarians and Vegans.
For mor information on Omegas for Vegetarians and GOOD OIL in the Vegetarian diet, check: www.VeggieOmega3.co.uk.We realised that there was a real lack of information on Omegas. It is a complex subject and we wanted to clarify everything. We have designed VeggieOmega3.co.uk for people to really understand their Omegas.
In general, if you want more detailed and scientific information you can download the Kings Report: Nutritional Attributes of GOOD OIL (Cold Pressed HempSeed Oil). Professor Tom Sanders and Dr Fiona Lewis from the Nutritional Sciences Division, King’s College, London worked on this detailed report, and this is where our summary is taken from. Download Kings Report [PDF]