• Why Sani Hemp Oil?
  • Cold Pressed Sani Hemp Oil simply tastes good * . It also offers a number of nutritional advantages over other edible oils. Cold Pressed Sani Hemp Oil has a very high content of unsaturated fats (Omega3,6,9) and is perfect for a healthy lifestyle but also for the treatment of a variety of diseases.

    Pure Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil also contains a high quality Fibre and is one of the best natural sources of Chlorophyll. Both aid the digestive tract and help in the prevention of Bowel cancers. Add to this minerals such as Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorous and Zinc you have one great vitamin pill which is totally natural.

  • Cold Pressed Sani Hemp Oil as Food

    Cold Pressed Sani Hemp Oil has a dark green colour due to it's high chlorphyll content. It adds a nutty flavour to a wide variety of foods and is also rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B4, B6 C, D and E. It is a delicious alternative wherever Olive Oil, Walnut Oil, Margarine or butter are used without the saturated fats. It can for example be used as a high quality salad oil in dressings. Other uses include as a supplement in marinades and in sauces. Or try dipping bread into it with a little balsamic vinegar.

  • Health and Nutrition

    A variety of health problems including heart disease, obesity, and certain cancers have been blamed on saturated fats and oils. Most of these conditions can be attributed to an unhealthy lifestyle with excess dietary intake of saturated fats. Health specialists recommend that fat consumption be limited to no more than 30 percent of the total calorie intake. However, fats are not only a source of energy, but also the source of two unsaturated oils Omega 3 & 6, so called essential fatty acids. They need to be included in the diet because they cannot be produced by the human body. Omega 3 can be converted in the body into Omega 9. The only other source of Omega 9 can be found in "fresh" mothers milk.

  • Composition of Edible Oils

    Fats and oils have the same chemical structure but a different melting point: fats are solid at room temperature, oils are liquid. Chemically they are composed of a glycerol backbone with three fatty acids attached. The composition of these fatty acids varies from oil to oil. Most important is the distinction of saturated fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids. Saturated fatty acids are found in varying amounts in all fats and oils.

    The human body uses saturated fatty acids to generate energy or construct membranes. Up until a few years ago fats and oils with a high content of saturated fatty acids (for example lard and coconut oil) had been preferred because they keep well, can be used for frying, and are inexpensive. Increasing concerns about their negative effects on health and new nutritional research have lead to changes in eating habits and the consumer's shift (to fats and oils containing less saturated and more unsaturated fatty acids). Unsaturated fatty acids contain one or more double bonds. Our body uses them to make membranes more flexible and to make hormone like substances.

    Two unsaturated fatty acids, Linoleic Acid and Alpha-Linolenic acid, are essential to the human diet, because the human body cannot produce them. Our body transforms these Essential Fatty Acids into other long chain unsaturated fatty acids, which have important functions in all cells, particularly in brain cells and nerve cells. Some of these long chain unsaturated fatty acids are further used to make prostaglandins, which have important regulating functions in the body.

    PLEASE NOTE: A perfect balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3 for the human body is a ratio of 4 to 1, this perfect balance is only found in good quantities in Sani Hemp Hemp Seed Oil

  • Oil Production and Quality

    Many plant oils naturally contain unsaturated fatty acids. Unfortunately, a high content in unsaturated fatty acids increases the tendency of an oil to become rancid, especially when exposed to oxygen, light, and elevated temperatures. Rancidity results from the breakdown of fatty acids causing formation of rancid tasting and unhealthy compounds, such as aldehydes. Most edible oils on supermarket shelves were treated by mechanical and chemical refining processes to increase their shelf-life or enhance clarity. Commercial oil making may include any or all of the following steps: solvent extraction, degumming, alkali refining, bleaching deodorizing, hydrogenation, and others. Margarines, shortenings, and shortening oils for example are hydrogenated -- or hardened -- which removes unsaturated fatty acids, including the Essential Fatty Acids. During the refining processes aroma and flavor as well as valuable compounds, for example vitamin E, lecithines, and minerals, are removed.

    Trace amounts of solvents can be found, preservatives are added, and some of the processes may even result in the formation of unhealthy byproducts, for example trans-fatty acids(from hydrogenation). Only few oils available in our supermarkets are not solvent extracted but most are fully refined. Manufacturers are not required to declare any of these processes on the label, so they don't! Mechanically cold-pressed (not solvent extracted), unrefined oils have the characteristic aroma and flavor of the seeds from which they were pressed. Hemp Seed Oil for example has a very light, nutty flavor. Unrefined oils still contain all the natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, chlorophyll, and proteins.

    These oils generally also have a high content of unsaturated fatty acids which increases their tendency to become rancid and thus reduces their shelf-life. To make the most of the natural and healthy ingredients of these oils, they should be consumed fresh. Unrefined, cold-pressed oils -- such as Hemp Seed Oil -- are best sold in tinted or dark brown bottles to protect them from light. After opening- they should be stored in the refrigerator and consumed within twelve to fourteen weeks.

  • Essential Fatty Acids

    Linoleic Acid and Alpha-Linolenic Acid are the two Essential Fatty Acids necessary for growth, maintenance of cell membranes, and as precursors to a variety of physiologically active regulators, such as prostaglandins. Linoleic acid is a double unsaturated fatty acid common in plants: Evening primrose oil contains up to 80% of its total fatty acid content as linoleic acid. Unrefined sun flower oil contains up to 65%, Cold Pressed Sani Hemp Oil up to 60%, soybean oil up to 55%, and flax oil up to 26% linoleic acid. The human body synthesizes another important fatty acid from linoleic acid: gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). The optimum uptake of linoleic acid is between 3 and 6% of daily calories (or 9 to 18 grams). Alpha-linolenic acid, a triple unsaturated fatty acid, is found in algae, crustaceans, and in fish oil. Only a few seeds of higher plants have substantial contents of this essential fatty acid: flax (up to 58%), hemp (up to 25%), canola and soybean (up to 15%). The daily requirement for alpha-linolenic is thought to be 2-2.5% of the daily calorie intake (6-7.5 grams). A nutritionally balanced diet contains these Essential Fatty Acids in a ratio of roughly 3:1 (linoleic acid:alpha-linolenic acid). The distribution of Essential Fatty Acids in Hemp Seed Oil is close to this favorable ratio ( 3:1), more so than flax oil which despite its higher total content of Essential Fatty Acids has a less favorable opposite ratio (1:4). The requirement for these Essential Fatty Acids can be satisfied by two to four teaspoons of Hemp Seed Oil per day.

  • Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)

    In addition to the two Essential Fatty Acids, Hemp Seed Oil is a rich source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and it is the only edible oil with a considerable content (2-4%). Other sources are evening primrose (6-14%) and borage (25-40%), which, because of their unpleasant taste, are only offered as dietary supplements in the form of capsules. While our diet generally contains sufficient Linoleic acid, which is then enzymatically converted to GLA in the body, the process converting Linoleic Acid into GLA is too slow, in some individuals thus leading to GLA deficiency. Supplementation of GLA in the diet can alleviate the resulting health problems.

  • Therapeutic Uses of Hemp Seed Oil

    Several clinical studies have shown that a variety of diseases can be successfully treated with GLA and linoleic acid. The following table shows the GLA and Linoleic Acid content in Hemp Seed Oil in grams and teaspoons.

    GLA and linoleic acid content in Hemp Seed Oil

  • Can you legally eat this product in Australia ?

    * Recently the law has changed and consuming Hemp Seed Oil is now legal in Australia. Many of the Hemp Seed Oil benefits can be obtained by rubbing the oil into the less hairy parts of your body. This product is a food grade oil, and can be legally consumed in most countries in the world.

    Our product undergoes testing for THC content when imported and is considered like many Hemp Seed Oils to contain a very low content of THC. The amount of THC is below the Australian government standards and is imported and checked through Australian Customs for sale in Australia but is approved for use by customers for use on both external and in foods.

    Please check the laws in your country to determine if this product complies if you intend to consume the oil.