Hemp Seed Oil vs Fish Oil

Most of us have heard that fish oil is good for us. It contains Omega-3 fatty acids that our bodies need but can’t produce: ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosa-pentaenoic acid), and DHA (docosa-hexaenoic acid). ALA is converted to EPA and DHA in the body. Since they cannot be produced by the body, they need to be obtained through the consumption of foods or supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids are important because they interact with our Endocannabinoid System, the regulatory system within our bodies known to bring us back to homeostasis (a.k.a. balance). They support many bodily functions and boost immunity as well. Deficiency of Omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to multiple health issues such as heart disease, mental illness, and arthritis.

Although there is enough evidence proving that the human body may benefit from the Omegas in fish oil, there is another option: Hemp Seed Oil.

Hemp Seed Oil may be a better alternative to obtain your Omegas than fish oil for the following reasons:

  • It comes from a plant and not an animal
  • It’s made from cold-pressed hemp seeds and is not heat-treated like fish oil, therefore is more stable and will not spoil as quickly
  • It will not give you a fishy aftertaste
  • It has no ocean contamination (such as plastics, radiation, or mercury that may be found in fish oil products)
  • It contains Omega-3 SDA (stearidonic acid), which converts to EPA much more efficiently than ALA
  • It contains Omegas 6 and 9; fatty acids that are not prominent in fish oil
  • Hemp Seed Oil is easily digested and is less saturated than fish oil
  • Producing Hemp Seed Oil is sustainable and will not interrupt the ocean’s ecosystem

Sources:
www.nateralife.com/blog/lifestyle/omega-truth-hemp-vs-fish-oil/
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Omega3FattyAcids-Consumer/
www.health.harvard.edu/blog/fish-oil-friend-or-foe-201307126467

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