As prohibition from 1985 due to NDPS ACT (Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substance Act 1985) continue to lose its grip on Green Gold, hemp is rapidly regaining the popularity it held for millennia as a primary and sustainable source of life’s necessities – such as Omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids.
Mr. Rohit Chauhan, who is a Cannabis Phytocannabinoids Extraction & Analysis Researcher, Co-Founder- INCARE LAB & Life Time Scientific Member of The Italian Society of Medicinal Cannabis, creating knowledge about how hemp seed oil benefits the health. From a Nutritional Point of view, oil from the seeds of hemp plants is a high Nutritional value and contains omega 6 & 3 in 3:1 that is very important for human health because our body can absorb more quickly and effectively when omega 6 & 3 are in a balanced ratio of 3:1 and provide essential organic nutrition that cannot be sourced from anywhere in our ecosystem.
As a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, Hemp seeds contain 104% more than omega-3 fish oil and 460% more than whole fish. In reality, hemp seed oil is good for our health and the environment.
Hemp seeds also contain magnesium, iron, vitamin D3, E, and A, cholesterol-fighting phytosterols, and are one of only a few sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid thought to be responsible for much of the anti-inflammatory properties that make hemp seed oil popular with people suffering arthritis and eczema.
EPA and DHA: non-essential?
Among the different compounds found in fish oil are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). A number of claims are made about these fats. One of these is that you cannot get them from plants.
But guess where the fish get them from plants, marine algae produce the omega oils that fish eat and incorporate into their fat supplies. Fish do not make oils themselves. If they don’t eat algae they must eat other fish that have eaten algae.
The second claim is that EPA and DHA are essential to the diet. Is it true? As omega-3 fatty acid metabolites, EPA and DHA are not “essential” fatty acids. Indeed, the term “essential” only applies to alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3) and linoleic acid (omega 6), which are essential fats found abundantly in hemp seeds, that your body can not produce itself.
What does that mean? Your body can produce EPA and DHA itself and how much body can produce? According to research, the answer is “as much as it needs”, just as long as you consume enough alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid in the ratio which is naturally found only in hemp seeds.
Various studies have measured combined EPA and DHA conversion rates in humans at up to 30%. Factors that can increase and optimize conversion include an adequate dietary intake of magnesium.
And what is the world’s richest natural source of magnesium? Hemp contains twice as much magnesium as dark chocolate. For most people, a tablespoon of hemp seed oil can satisfy their daily EPA and DHA requirements.
According to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, in the last 10 years, toxic element levels have increased 300% in surface water and 250% in deep seawater.
The World Health Organization report, “Exposure to Mercury: A major public health concern”, states that the main source of human exposure to mercury is eating fish. The WHO goes on to say that exposure to mercury is also a known cause of epilepsy, neurological disorder, cancer, Parkinson and other health catastrophes.
Joint research by teams of scientists from the US and Europe revealed that 97% of all human exposure to cancer-causing dioxins comes from eating meat, dairy, and fish.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the main source of human exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is eating fish, and this can result in neurological and developmental retardation as well as an increased cancer risk.
A 2013 study of 13 of the top-selling Children’s Fish oil supplements in the US revealed that every one of them contained PCBs regardless of what kind of fish the oil came from and the method used to extract the oil including molecular distillation.
It is well known that heat can render omega oils toxic. According to Nordic Naturals, one of the world’s largest fish oil producers: “all fish oil, regardless of the kind of manufacturing process used always requires the use of heat”
The argument over whether or not we should be eating fish may end up being decided for us. According to the United Nations, over 70% of the world’s fish are now “fully exploited or depleted” to such an extent that stocks of all species currently fished for food are predicted to collapse by 2048.
We have a solution to overcome this problem. Hemp means Cannabis (Bhang) plant which is sustainable to our environment, helps in soil regeneration and reduces greenhouse gases like CO2 and Methane on the other hand merely needs to be replanted each year to supply the world’s essential nutrition needs sustainably.
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- Rohit Chauhan is a Cannabis Phytocannabinoids Extraction & Analysis Researcher, Co-Founder at INCARE LAB (Indian Cannabis Analysis & Research Labs) & Life Time Scientific Member of The Italian Society of Medicinal Cannabis, an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the chemistry of medicinal cannabis & cannabis plant science Biotechnology in Europe & India. Currently leading a research project on Biodiversity Classification of Indian Landrace Cannabis genetics through modern selection with laboratory analysis for high CBD & THC as well as other secondary cannabinoids for medicinal and industrial purposes and manufacturer of medicinal cannabis products, hemp-based cosmetics, hemp-food & beverages products.