Global Industry Analysts Inc. projects that the global marketing for sport nutrition will top $6 billion by 2018… currently Hemp Oil for Sport Nutrition is so untapped! The omega fatty acid market comprising of functional food, drinks and supplements was worth US$30 billion, yet most populations are deficient!
Are consumers moving away from supplements towards functional food and drink?Is the market for omega fatty acid-fortified food and drink to that of supplements, should more manufacturers up their production to reach the market, and lessen the deficiency of our populations diets, perhaps highlight the opportunities for manufacturers looking to become global players?
Which brings us to the top of the hemp plant’s oilseed omega fatty acid profile that delivers promise to a deficiency problem in North Americans diets. Hemp oil is becoming popular with sport nutrition research, and athletes looking to improve their recovery time and optimizing performance. Hemp oil provides our body with a range of necessary nutrients and helps prevent a variety of common diseases. Particularly, its attractive fatty acid composition, for example it is very high content of essential fatty acids, provides nutritional advantages over other vegetable oils.
Technically a nut, hemp seed typically contains over 30% oil and about 25% protein, with considerable amounts of dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Hemp seed oil is over 80% in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and is an exceptionally rich source of the two essential fatty acids (EFAs) linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (18:3 omega-3).
Hempseed oil does contain a healthy anti-inflammatory 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fat. In addition, hemp seeds contain an especially beneficial type of omega-6 fat called GLA (gamma linolenic acid). GLA is a direct building block of good anti-inflammatory hormones. Unfortunately, this special omega-6 fat is not typically found in foods (in fact I think hemp seeds are the only edible food source of GLA.) While it’s true your body can convert the typical food version of unprocessed omega-6 called linoleic acid (LA) into the “usable” GLA form your body needs, the conversion process can be thwarted by many internal and external factors. For example as we age, the less efficient the enzymes your body uses to convert LA into GLA become. Chronic health conditions such as diabetes, infections, and even stress can reduce your body’s ability to convert dietary LA into GLA. This is a bad deal because GLA is very important for achieving optimal health. But simply by incorporating hemp seeds, or the hempseed oil into your diet on a regular basis you can be sure of getting a healthy dose of GLA. Here’s a short run down of the health benefits of GLA:
- GLA supports a healthy metabolism and facilitates fat burning (some people who struggle with weight loss despite eating a healthy diet get a weight loss boost simply by adding GLA to their diets.)
- GLA raises your metabolism by making the “Brown fat” in your body burn calories to keep your body warm and… Brown fat (or Brown Adipose tissue or BAT) is not the same as the ugly “white” fat that accumulates on your arms, belly, thighs and other problem areas. Brown fats main job is to burn fat calories for energy to keep our body warm but usually brown fat is not as active in overweight people and that is why we need GLA so we can turn off that brown fat so it can help us burn off that nasty white fat.
- GLA prevents weight gain in people who’ve lost weight plus GLA is also an appetite suppressant since it raises the levels of serotonin (and serotonin is a hormone that makes you feel full and eat less)
- GLA can help reduce hormone-mediated nuisance symptoms (bye-bye PMS!)
- GLA supports healthy hair, nail and skin health.
- GLA decreases the tendency of inflammation in general. This can be helpful to anyone with an inflammatory condition such as asthma, MS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, etc.
- GLA helps lower bad LDL cholesterol and improve cholesterol ratio
You need to eat equal amounts of Omega-3 & Omega-6 fats for health reasons, the hempseed fat profiles includes that in a perfect balanced ratio. Hemp seeds are rich in disease-fighting, plant-based phytonutrients and anti-aging antioxidants such as vitamin E. Hemp provides a rich array of minerals including zinc, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and iron.
Discover the incredible benefits of hemps essential fatty acid profile has gained popularity to be one of nature’s amazing fat burning foods and optimizing performance in activity for all ages.
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