The optimal omega 3/6 ratio of hemp
After protein, fats are the most important building material in our body. They fulfil a variety of important tasks and are crucial for cellular respiration. It is only through cellular respiration that nutrients such as sugar, proteins and fats are burned, thereby gaining vitality for building the organism. Nevertheless, not all fats are the same. The type of fat in our food has a significant influence on our state of health. We distinguish between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. Saturated fatty acids usually come from animals, are hard at room temperature and are considered purely industrial products. They have been shown to increase cholesterol levels and are associated with various diseases of civilisation.
The more unsaturated fatty acids a fat or oil contains, the more valuable it is as a food.
Unsaturated fatty acids are mostly soft or liquid and come mainly from plant sources. The more unsaturated fatty acids a fat or oil contains, the more valuable it is to us as a food. Especially the polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as omega-3 fatty acids (triple unsaturated, alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 fatty acids (double unsaturated, linoleic acid), are considered the healthiest fats for the body. The intake of the two omega fatty acids through food is essential because they cannot be produced by the body itself. They are important for the formation of tissue hormones, the hormone balance, the immune system, for the performance of our brain, the reproductive organs, breathing, nerves, heart and circulation - in short: for the entire body.
Currently, there is no plant that has such a high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids as hemp.
Both hemp seeds and hemp oil contain an above-average percentage of more than 80 % polyunsaturated fatty acids. The ratio between the polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is particularly important for our metabolism. If these are to be of optimal use to the organism, they must be in a suitable ratio. In the case of omega-6 fatty acids, there is often an oversupply. Here too, hemp seed has an ideal and unbeatable fatty acid composition for the human organism with a ratio of 3:1 (omega 6 to omega 3). In addition, there are also omega-9 fatty acids and the rare and extremely valuable gamma-linolenic acid GLA for the body. This makes hemp oil the most balanced oil currently known to science.