• Hemp Seed Oil Usage in Massage
  • For thousands of years Massage and aromatherapy have been used as a safe cure and preventative for human medical problems. Nature has always been the healing basket with Hemp Oil and essential oils having a strong synergistic affect.

  • Why Cold Pressed Sani Hemp Oil should be YOUR carrier oil

    It is quickly absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. The Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, Vitamins A1, B1, B2, B3, B4, B6, C, D and E are all absorbed within minutes. Oral consumption may take several hours depending on when and what has been consumed and also what exercise is being undertaken at this time. Hemp is the fastest penetrating of the oils. Hemp Oil also has the deepest penetration of the oils used in massage equal to that of hazel nuts.

    More importantly Cold Pressed Sani Hemp Oil is very low in saturated fats and very high in the unsaturated fats which are the good oils. Which do you think would be more platable sitting down to eat 8 grams of hemp fat or 68 grams of butter fat 91 grams of coconut fat. Well that's what you consume in every 100 grams of the above oils when you eat or have a massage. You actually consume saturated fats in concentration. Even olive oil contains more than 100% more of the bad saturated fats compared to Cold Pressed Sani Hemp Oil.

    All our oils are of food or therapeutic grade which is the highest quality available. You can actually feel the power of touch in a massage or the power in caressing a loved one knowing that you are not adding to your cholesterol levels. Our massage oils contain 50% Pure Cold Pressed Sani Hemp Oil the highest percentage on the market. It's penetration is slowed down by the addition of olive and soya bean oils. The addition of Jajoba and wheatgerm oils add to the silkiness and the health of your skin particularly in regards to pregnant women. Hemp seed oil used as a supplement also aides in the improvement of the immunity system, a smoother skin, better energy levels, reduces fatigue, reduces anxiety and stress, improves hormonal regulation, lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

  • Therapeutic Cold Pressed Sani Hemp Oil

    The nutritional composition of oil from the marijuana plant could be beneficial to your health. To most people, Cannabis sativa is synonymous with marijuana, but the plant's Latin name means the "useful hemp." Species designated sativa (useful) are usually among the most important of all crops. In fact, the utility of hemp is manifold: the plant has provided human beings with fiber, edible seeds, an edible oil, and medicine, not just a notorious mind-altering drug which a very few genetic varieties possess.

    In our part of the world, these other uses of hemp are no longer familiar. We rarely use hemp fiber and know little about hemp medicine. ( cancer patients have found it to be a superior remedy for the nausea caused by chemotherapy, and some people with multiple sclerosis are grateful for its relaxant effects on spastic muscles.) Hemp seed is sometimes an ingredient in bird food; otherwise, edible products from Cannabis sativa are virtually unknown.

    This may all change. In many parts of the country, promoters of hemp cultivation are working to educate people about the immense potential of this plant and to reintroduce it into commerce. They champion hemp as a renewable source of pulp for the manufacture of paper, as a superior fiber for making cloth, and as a new food that can be processed into everything from a milk substitute to a kind of tofu.

    [Hemp seeds contain 25% high quality protein and 40% fat in the form of an excellent quality oil. Cold Pressed Sani Hemp Oil is just now coming on the market. Produced by the Sani people on our own farms]Andrew Weil refers to American examples we have changed some words to suit Australia. It will be sold through Health Food stores in small, opaque bottles to be kept under refrigeration. It has a remarkable fatty acid profile, being high in the desirable omega-3s and also delivering some GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) that is absent from the fats we normally eat. Nutritionally oriented doctors know all of these compounds to be beneficial to health.

    Cold Pressed Sani Hemp Oil 57% linoleic (LA) and 19% linolenic (LNA) acids, in the three-to-one ratio that matches our nutritional needs. These are the essential fatty acids (EFAs)-so called because the body cannot make them and must get them from external sources. The best sources are oils from freshly ground grains and whole seeds, but EFAs are fragile and quickly lost in processing. EFAs are the building blocks of longer chain fats, such as eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) that occur naturally in the fat of cold-water fish like sardines, mackerel, salmon, bluefish, herring, and, to a lesser extent, tuna.

    Adding these foods to the diet lowers the risks of heart attack because omega-3 fatty acids reduce the clotting tendency of the blood and improve cholesterol profiles. They also have a natural anti-inflammatory effect that makes them useful for people with arthritis and autoimmune disorders.

    Health food stores stock many brands of EPA/DHA supplements in the form of fish oil capsules. I usually do not recommend them because I think it's better to get your essential fatty acids in foods, and I worry about toxic contaminants in fish oil supplements. But what can you do if you choose, for one reason or another, not to eat fish? You can get some omega-3s in expeller pressed canola oil, the only common vegetable oil that contains them.

    A much richer source is flax oil. Flax oil is pressed from the seeds of Linum utilitatissimum, the source of linen fiber and an oil better known in this country as linseed oil, the base for oil paints.

    Linseed oil is usually classified as a "drying oil" rather than a food oil because its chemical characteristics cause it to combine readily with oxygen and become thick and hard. This tendency to harden on exposure to air quickly turns linseed oil rancid and unfit to eat, but makes it useful as a vehicle for pigment on canvas. (The word "canvas" by the way is a relative of "Cannabis," because true canvas is made from hemp fiber.)

    For dietary purposes flax oil must be pressed at low temperatures, protected from light, heat, and air, stored at cool temperatures, and used quickly once the containers are opened. Most flax oil is not delicious. There is great variation in taste among the brands currently sold in natural food stores, but the best of them still leaves much to be desired.

    Flax oil has been used as a dietary supplement to patients with autoimmune disorders, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions, but about half of them cannot tolerate it. Some say it makes them gag, even when concealed in salad dressing or mashed into a baked potato. These people have to resort to taking flax oil capsules, which are large and expensive.

    Udo Erasmus, author of the classic book, Fats and Oils (Alive, 1986), [and Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill, The Complete Guide to fats, oils, cholesterol and human health, Second Printing of Fats and Oils, (Alive, 1996). This book is a fabulous resource on nutrition --ratitor] says that the problem is freshness. Unless you get flax oil right from the processor and freeze it until you start using it, it will already have deteriorated by the time you buy it. Hemp oil contains more EFAs than flax and actually tastes good. It is nutty and free from the objectionable undertones of flax oil. I use it on salads, baked potatoes, and other foods and would not consider putting it in capsules.

    Like flax oil, hemp oil should be stored in the refrigerator, used quickly, and never heated. Unlike flax oil, hemp oil also provides 1.7% gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). There is controversy about the value of adding this fatty acid to the diet, but many people take supplements of it in the form of capsules of evening primrose oil, black currant oil, and borage oil. My experience is that it simulates growth of hair and nails, improves the health of the skin, and can reduce inflammation. I like the idea of having one good oil that supplies both omega-3s and GLA, without the need to take more capsules.

    One of the questions that people are sure to ask about hemp oil is whether it has any psychoactivity. The answer is no. The intoxicating properties of Cannabis sativa reside in a sticky resin produced most abundantly in the flowering tops of female plants before the seeds mature. The main psychoactive compound in this resin is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

    Strains of hemp grown for oil production have a low resin content to begin with, and by the time the seeds are ready for harvest, resin production has dropped even further. Finally, the seeds must be cleaned and washed before they are pressed. As a result, no THC is found in the final product (minor traces have be found in the laboratory).

    A second question that people may ask is, "Is hemp oil illegal?" [In Australia The oil itself is perfectly legal.] Hemp seeds are allowed in commerce if they have been sterilized in some way to prevent germination. This is usually done by subjecting them to heat. At the moment, the Ohio Hempery is importing sterilized seeds from Canada and extracting the oil here, but it hopes to get some sort of exemption from this requirement in order to be able to use the freshest seeds possible in the future.[Sani Hemp Oil iscold pressed close to the point of harvest chilled and nitrogen sealed to ensure maximum freshness]

    Obviously, there is a political dimension to the appearance of this product. For many years, Cannabis sativa has been stigmatized as a satanic plant and its cultivation has been prohibited. As an ethnobotanist interested in the relationships between plants and human beings, I have always felt that making plants illegal was stupid, especially when the objects of these actions are supremely useful plants like hemp. The plant is not responsible for human misuse of it.

    The efforts of the Ohio Hempery and other groups to promote hemp cultivation are part of a campaign to rehabilitate this plant and change society's view of it. Whether or not you wish to join that campaign, it must seem counterproductive to deny ourselves access to the many benefits that hemp offers. Of those, the gift of an edible oil with superior nutritional and therapeutic properties is one of the most important.

    If you have a chance to try hemp oil, a long forgotten, newly rediscovered food, I think you will see why I am enthusiastic about it.

  • Neurodermitis

    Patients with neurodermitis suffer from agonizing itching, especially at night. The skin feels very dry and the activity of perspiratory and sebaceous glands is very low. Neurodermitis - as is psoriasis - is characterized by a high water loss through the skin. Deficiency in essential fatty acids can be one of the main causes. Essential fatty acids have a strong influence on the barrier function of the skin, because they regulate water loss through the epidermis (outer layer of the skin). Patients with neurodermitis show a deficiency of Essential Fatty Acids which affects the whole body. It is assumed that inhibition of the enzymatic transformation of linoleic acid leads to GLA deficiency and subsequently to prostaglandin deficiency. Hemp Seed Oil, due to its high content in both, linoleic and gamma-linolenic acid, thus can assist in the treatment of this disease. The daily oral dose found to improve skin condition over a twelve week period corresponds to 18 grams or about four teaspoons of Hemp Seed Oil. Another study showed improving skin conditions through external application of pure hemp oil containing bergamot and other essential oils.The daily requirement is still the same.

  • Cardiovascular Diseases

    Most of the cardiovascular diseases threatening the health of people around the world are caused by the formation of arterial plaque, i.e. the deposition of blood components on the interior walls of our blood vessels. This process may eventually block blood flow and cause arteriosclerosis and strokes. LDL cholesterol, a sticky substance present in the blood, has been identified as one of the main contributors to arterial plaque formation. Among other factors, such as smoking and stress, the intake of the saturated fatty acids present in animal fat is known to contribute to a high LDL level in the blood. Reversly, dietary treatment of patients with daily doses of linoleic acid and GLA which correspond roughly to two tablespoons of Hemp Seed Oil, has shown to rapidly decrease elevated blood levels of both, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol. Thus, the regular intake of Hemp Seed Oil may help reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases.

  • PMS

    PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, can include varying intensities of painful muscular tension, swelling of the breast, nervosity and irritability as well as aggressivity and depression. Investigations indicate that women with PMS suffer from a fatty acid metabolism disorder. The ability to convert linoleic acid into gamma-linolenic acid and subsequently into prostaglandins is disturbed. A daily dose of 1.37 grams linoleic acid and 156 milligrams GLA over a period of twelve weeks has been shown to significantly improve the PMS related symptoms in clinical studies. This dose corresponds to only one teaspoon of Hemp Seed Oil a day.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Some fatty acids, including gamma-linolenic acid, are indicated as effective anti-inflammatory and immune system stimulating factors. Daily oral administration of 1.2-1.4 grams of GLA (corresponding to eight teaspoons of Hemp Seed Oil) over a period of twelve weeks has been clinically proven to significantly alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Other Diseases

    A number of clinical studies suggest administration of GLA as preventive measure and as a treatment for multiple sclerosis, schizophrenic psychosis, and cancer. Multiple sclerosis occurs more frequently in geographical regions where the diet includes high amounts of saturated fats. Dietary supplementation of unsaturated fatty acids may have a positive effect on the course of the disease. In patients with schizophrenic psychosis disturbances are found in the fatty acid metabolism which might be treated through administration of essential fatty acids. Cancer treatment may be assisted by administration of linoleic acid and GLA. Cancer tissue and cells have lower contents of GLA and other related metabolites compared to healthy tissue. Linoleic acid enhances die-off of cancer cells, an administration of this Essential Fatty Acid might therefore prove to have positive effects.As more imformation comes to light we will keep you updated through our columns.