seeds contain all the essential Amino Acids and Essential Fatty Acids necessary
to maintain healthy human life. No other single plant source provides
complete vegetarian protein in such an easily digestible form, nor has the oils
essential to life in as perfect a ratio for human health and vitality.
Seed is the highest of any plant in Essential Fatty Acids. Hemp Seed Oil is
among the lowest in saturated fats at 8% of total oil volume. The oil
pressed from Hemp Seed contains 53% Linoleic Acid (LA) (Omega 6), 25% Alpha
Linolenic Acid (LNA) (Omega 3) and 4% Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). Only Flax
oil has more Linolenic Acid at 58%, but Hemp Seed Oil is the highest in
total Essential Fatty Acids at 80% of total oil volume.
"These Essential Fatty Acids are responsible
for our immune response. In the old country the peasants ate Hemp butter.
They were more resistant to disease then nobility. The higher classes
wouldn't eat Hemp because the poor ate it."
- R Hamilton, ED.D., Phd.
Medical Researcher- Biochemist UCLA. Emeritus
3 and Omega 6 are involved in producing life energy from food and the
movement of that energy throughout the body. Essential Fatty Acids govern
growth, vitality and state of mind. Omega 3 and Omega 6 are involved in
transferring oxygen from the air in the lungs to every cell in the body.
They play a part in holding oxygen in the cell membrane where it acts as a
barrier to invading viruses and bacteria, neither of which can thrive in the
presence of oxygen.
bent shape of Essential Fatty Acids keeps them from dissolving into each
other. They are slippery and will not clog arteries like the sticky straight
shaped saturated fats and the trans-fatty acids in cooking oils and
shortenings that are made by subjecting polyunsaturated oils like Omega 3
and Omega 6 to high temperatures during the refining process.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 possess a slightly negative charge and have a tendency to form
thin surface layers. This property is called surface activity and it
provides the power to carry substances like toxins to the surface of the
skin, intestinal tract, kidneys and lungs where they can be removed.
very sensitivity causes them to break down very rapidly into toxic compounds
when refined with high heat or improper storage exposes them to light or
Nature provides seeds with an outer shell that safely protects the vital
oils and vitamins within from spoilage. It's a perfect as well as perfectly
edible container. Hemp Seed can be ground into a paste similar to peanut
butter only more delicate in flavour. Udo Erasmus, Ph.D. nutritionist says:
"Hemp butter puts our peanut butter to shame for nutritional value. The
ground seeds can be baked into breads, cakes and casseroles. Hemp Seed makes
a hearty addition to granola bars."
Pioneers in the fields at chemistry and human nutrition now believe
cardiovascular disease (CYD) and most cancers are really disease of fatty
degeneration caused by the continued over-consumption of saturated fats and
refined vegetable oils that turn Essential Fatty Acids into carcinogenic
killers. One out of four Westerners will die from cancer. Researchers
believe cancers erupt when immune system response is weakened.
Westerners are succumbing to immune deficiency disease than ever before.
Promising studies are now under way using the essential oils to support the
immune systems of KIV virus patients.
The complete protein in Hemp Seed gives the body all the
Essential Amino Acids required to maintain health and provides the necessary
kinds and amounts of amino acids the body needs to make human serum albumin
serum globulins antibodies.
body's ability to resist and recover from illness depends upon how rapidly
it can produce massive amounts of antibodies to fend of initial attack. If
the globulin protein starting material is in short supply the army of
antibodies may be too small to prevent the symptoms of sickness from setting
in. The best way to ensure the body has enough amino acid material to make
the globulins, is to eat foods high in globulin proteins. Hemp Seed protein
is 65% globulin edestin plus quantities of albumin (present in all seeds) so
its easily digestible protein is readily available in a form quite similar
to that found in blood plasma.
"Hemp Seed was used to treat
nutritional deficiencies brought on by tuberculosis, a severe nutrition
blocking disease that causes the body to waste away. "
- (Czechoslovakia Tubercular Nutritional
“The energy of life is in the whole seed.
Seed foods taste great and will insure we get enough essential amino acids
and essential fatty acids to build a strong bodies and immune systems and to
maintain health and vitality”.
- Excerpted from
Hemp Seed Nutrition by: Lynn Osburn