This is a breakthrough for our company as when we were researching about oils that could help relive and potentially cure many ailments such as Eczema, Psoriasis, Xerosis (dehydration) and Ichthyosis (scaly, dry, cracked). which are mainly linked to dry skin conditions or an ingredient that can relieve hyper-sensitive skin issues such as dry eczema, dermatitis, impetigo with utilising an oil for the skins system and help with dehydration issues.
We had looked in Safflower oil but via our testing over 6 months and constant research we found it was not proving successful as we first hoped so we went back to the drawing board which delayed us with release until July.
As a company we previously used in our Dry skin range normal Organic Hemp seed oil but via research with health fanatics, doctors and nutritionists and hanging out with some new age people from the Raw Food movement we discovered this little gem.
Sprouted Hemp Seed Oil has many great properties due to being not only as a great seed for skin care and well-being but a huge advantage is longevity of sprouted Hemp seed oil lasts a year compared to Normal Organic Hemp Seed Oil which has a shelf life of only 3 months and can go rancid very quickly which is a problem with natural skincare products.
Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, ground into a meal, sprouted, made into hemp milk, made into tea, and used in baking. The seeds are one of the earth’s best sources of easily digestible, high-quality protein.
Hemp protein is a great non-animal derived protein plus a great alternative if you’re allergic to the proteins found in dairy and soy which we avoid as a company being 8 Common Food Allergen free status.
We all know proteins are among the body’s most essential nutrients, helping you build and repair tissue and build lean muscle mass. 65% of hemp seeds protein is high-quality edestin, making them the highest vegan source of this simple protein that’s required for proper immune system function. The other 35% is albumin protein. With live enzymes intact, hemp’s digestible proteins are easily assimilated into the body.
In parts of Europe traditional soups such as Salesian hemp soup are still enjoyed.
In parts of China, toasted hemp seeds are still sold like popcorn in movie theaters and by street vendors.
In the Ukraine ancient hemp seed recipes are still shared.
The Japanese use ground Hemp seed as a condiment.
Polish cooks continue to bake the hemp seeds into holiday sweets.
Hemp butter will soon be available as an alternative to peanut butter.
It will taste similar while containing a healthier nutritional content. It is currently very popular in Russia.
Hemp seeds may also be used in dairy alternatives such as ice cream or as a milk.
Hemp seeds may be crushed in a grinder to produce a flour that is capable of being mixed with any other flour to make bread, cakes, pastas and cookies. T
his seed is capable of being used as a substitute for meat in much the same way as the Soya-bean is used. Hemp seeds can be used as a protein and flavour enhancement in any recipe. No other single plant source can compare with the nutritional value of hemp seeds.
Which Raw Skin Food Range(s) uses this and Why:
The two ranges which use Organic Sprouted Hemp Seed oil are as follows Quench Thy Thirst for Dry and Extra Dry skin it is used in the solution along with rice bran oil to help with oil production and as a form of helping with skin dehydration and useful to condtions such as Psoriasis, Xerosis (dehydration) and Ichthyosis (scaly, dry, cracked) .
However our new range Free The Mind which is solely plant based with no fruit oils and no coconut ingredients and has shown fantastic results, with focus groups with children who are hyper-sensitive allergic to grass, avocado and much more to those who have struggled to relieve their skin of dry eczema amongst many other ailments such as rosacea and dermatitis’s (redness and rash skin) and impetigo (rash underneath the skin layer).
The oil has been a god-send to us as a company and to our customers, we will also be selling the oil as a tonic for you to purchase too.
Here are some benefits related to skin and health
Hemp seeds provide Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s)
Linoleic Acid (LA) which is a fatty acid essential for the health of the skin and cell membranes.
Linolenic Acid (LNA) is an essential triple unsaturated C18:3-acid and as a precursor of the eicosapentaenoic acid which is found in fish oils, it belongs to the omega-3 fatty acids which means that the first double bonding starts at the third carbon atom (counted from the end). Like omega-6 fatty acids it forms a metabolite which has excellent inhibitory effects against inflammations in case of burns and erythema. Linseed oil has the highest content of alpha linolenic acid i.e. more than 50 percent of its fatty acids, rose hip oil about 25 to 30 percent. Vegetable oils with polyunsaturated fatty acids are very sensitive against atmospheric oxygen and rarely used.
Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA) has excellent anti-inflammatory effects since it is transformed by 15-lipoxygenase into an effective metabolite just like linoleic acid. It is used as evening primrose oil for the care of the neurodermitic skin. Gamma linolenic acid is triple unsaturated (C18:3) and belongs to the essential omega-6 fatty acids like linoleic acid.
Of the fat in hemp seed, they have found 56% is Linoleic and 19% is Linolenic (a ratio of 3:1 is considered the optimum balance).
Furthermore, oil from hemp seeds is far more valuable, in terms of concentrated nutrients, than soy bean the nearest vegan alternative. EFA’s are required by the human body in order to maintain hormonal balance, healthy skin, hair, general health and well being.
The body is, however, incapable of producing EFA’s and it is therefore necessary to ensure that they are consumed by the body as a part of a balanced diet. essential fatty acids available in hemp seeds are accountable for the responsiveness of our immune system and they do not raise cholesterol levels.
Hemp seeds have many nutritional benefits that our bodies can take advantage of in things like hemp milk and hemp protein powder.
Hemp contains a high proportion of amino acids in ratios best suited for human assimilation. The hemp seeds protein content is approximately 23%.
Hemp seeds also contains essential minerals including Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Sulphur.
It is, however, low in heavy metals such as strontium, thorium and arsenic chromium and in general heavy metals should be avoided in a healthy diet.
In fact EFA’s help to clear the bodies arteries due to hemp seeds are so digestible, scientists are suggesting their use in medicine to blocking diseases and in treating malnutrition.
Tests are currently in progress with regards to EFA’s in treating cancer and helping to support the immune system of those with the HIV virus.
Advice gathered from Government scientists and from the health food industry generally suggests that our regular dietary habits require a reduction of fat intake. Humans MUST consume fat in order to obtain an adequate supply of the two essential fatty acids (LA and LNA). This is the reason that they are referred to as ‘essential’ and the rest are merely fatty acids or simply ‘fats’. Over-consumption of saturated fat is harmful.
Research links essential fatty acid deficiency with cancer, cardiovascular disease, auto immune disorders, impaired wound healing, breast pain, pre-menstrual syndrome, hormonal imbalance, multiple sclerosis, skin and hair disorders. The type of fat in one’s diet is therefore critically important. If then we increase intake of EFA’s to 12-15% of our total daily food consumption then this alone quickens our metabolic rate.
This results in a thermogenic reaction causing fat burn off and loss of excess weight. LA and LNA also substantially shorten time required for fatigued muscles to recover after exercise and they facilitate the conversion of lactic acid to water and carbon dioxide.
(Information sourced from Hemp.com)