Hemp plants breathe in 4 x more carbon dioxide as the same area of trees
Hemp's deep roots replenish the soil's nutrients and reduce erosion
Full of Fibre
Great source of both soluble and insoluble fibre, aiding digestion and gut health
A naturally strong crop, hemp doesn't need any pesticides or herbicides, meaning cleaner air, land and water
Complete protein that's 100% plant based, with all 20 amino acids including the 9 essential
Naturally high in Omega 3 and 6, hemp contains SDA which unblocks the metabolic pathway enabling a more efficient conversion of ALA into DHA
Zero Waste Crop
From the stalk to the seeds, flowers to the leaves, every single part of a hemp plant can be used
The Hemp genus has about 5 sub-species including one with high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one with high levels of cannabinoid (CBD), a more fibrous variant, an intermediate and another without CBD.
Hemp seed has been approved for human food consumption in the UK since the 90’s and whilst hemp seed is from the same genus as CBD products, the hemp grown for CBD is a shorter smaller sub variant of the plant so does also look different and the CBD mainly comes from other parts of the plant such as the leaves.
Cannabis sativa plants which are grown for their psychoactive component contain more than 500 chemical compounds including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), THC is the primary psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis, while CBD seems to not have any psychoactive effects.
Therefore Hemp seeds contain no CBD and the EU permit cultivation of cannabis sativa provided the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content in the plant does not exceed a concentration of 0.2 %. Hence we test all of our products for THC and require our suppliers of seed to do so too. All our seeds and ingredient derivatives are compliant with the legislation for levels to be no more than 0.2% THC content.
Cannabis sativa plants grown for their psychoactive component contain more than 500 chemical compounds including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), THC is the primary psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis and while CBD seems not have any psychoactive effects the food supplements industry has recently picked up on its therapeutic effects.
All our seeds and ingredient derivatives are no more than 0.2% THC content.
The small, crunchy seeds have a soft, buttery texture and are rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids (good fats). They also contain protein, fibre and various vitamins and minerals, which justifies the recent re-discovery of these nutty flavoured seeds. A small serving of only 30 grams provides one gram of fibre, nine grams of protein, and a good source of iron
The metabolic pathway results in the production of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids which according to the King’s Report “are needed as structural components of the membranes and they are also involved in regulating a number of body processes including smooth muscle contraction, inflammation, cellular repair and haemostasis.”
SDA enables an effective metabolic pathway – meaning it was easily metabolised and bio-available.
Hence SDA is a more effective source than other pure ALA sources like flax seed which have traditionally been used as a plant-based source of Omega 3. This could be of particular value to vegans and vegetarians, who often have low-levels of long-chain fatty acids in their body.
In other words, the Omega 3 and GLA in hemp are biologically available and just 10ml of hempseed oil delivers 410mg GLA the same amount of GLA as 4.5 capsules of 1000mg Evening Primrose Oil.
|Type of oil||g/100g||SFA||MUFA||PUFA||LA 18:2 n-6||GLA 18:3 n-6||ALA 18:3 n-3||SDA 18:3 n-3||n-6||n-3||n-6:n-3||Price RSP (branded product)|
|Culinary oils||Hemp seed oil||7.31||10.57||75.96||53.82||3.31||17.19||1.63||57.13||18.82||3.00||£1.20/100ml|
|Speciality oils||Evening Primrose oil||7.70||10.63||77.05||68.81||8.12||0.12||0.00||76.94||0.12||641.1||Food supplement (capsules)|
Data from composition of Foods TSO, US Food Tables & RSP prices 2020