The oil derived from the seed of the blue, star shaped borage flower is nature's richest source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Evidence suggests that certain individuals may lack the necessary enzyme systems to effectively metabolize the linoleic acid found in other polyunsaturated oils to GLA. Borage seed oil provides a potent and economical form of GLA allowing for a more efficient fat metabolism in these individuals. Supplements containing GLA have become popular in recent years for their numerous applications.
The Borage plant has been consumed for generations in Europe, but only recently was its seed identified as a potent natural source of the omega-6 EFA derivative, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Borage oil has a higher concentration of GLA than black currant or evening primrose oils. It`s also more cost-effective as Borage seeds are larger and contain more oil. Borage oil is the preferred source of GLA among many nutritionists and natural health practitioners.
Benefits of daily consumption of Omega Nutrition Borage Oil
Has the highest, natural GLA concentration compared to other plant sources
Assists the body in its natural healing process.
Is extracted without chemicals or refining.
Daily consumption has beneficial effects on acne, allergies, cardiovascular problems, dehydration, dry skin, fatigue, PMS, osteo-arthritis, weight-problems, mood swings and liver problems.
Is more cost-effective than other GLA sources due to its large, potent seeds.
In nature 50 essential nutrients have been discovered that are necessary to sustain human life. Of these, two essential fatty acids have been identified, alpha linolenic acid, an Omega-3 fatty acid, and linoleic acid, an Omega-6 fatty acid. Of all known food sources organic flaxseed oil has been recognized as nature's richest source of these vital essential fatty acids containing 55% alpha linolenic and 16.7% linoleic acids. Modern manufacturing methods of polyunsaturated oils have done much to remove these important fats from our food chain. Large scale nutritional surveys suggest that much of our population is deficient in essential fatty acids. Recent scientific research, coupled with flaxseed oil's long history of therapeutic use, has propelled essential fat supplementation into the forefront of human nutrition.
Organic, unrefined flax seed oil is nature's richest source of vegetarian essential fatty acids. EFAs are essential for maintaining good health. Flax seed oil is unique because it contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Our bodies depend on EFAs for normal cell functioning as EFAs act as building blocks in cell membranes, and produce hormone-like substances necessary for energy metabolism and cardiovascular and immune health.
Flax seed oil contains more than twice the amount of omega-3 fatty acids as fish oils.
Organic Lignan Flaxseed Oil
Lignans are a highly studied and researched class of plant chemical (phytochemical) and a form of insoluble fiber that have recently come to the forefront of nutritional research. Compelling studies funded by the National Cancer Institute have shown that lignans may possess impressive preventative properties. Research has established that the amount of lignans present in human blood samples is directly related to the amount of lignan rich producing foods consumed. When flaxseed was compared to other lignan rich producing foods, it was found to have 200-800 times more lignan precursors. By using the Barlean's Bio-Electron process the flax particulates (high in lignan precursors) is retained in the oil, offering nature's richest source of these valuable plant chemicals.
.....Combines certified-organic unrefined flax seed oil and lignans from flax seed fiber. Lignans are a very important component of high-fiber foods originating from plants. Flax seeds are the richest available source of plant lignans.
More About Lignans
Plant lignans are converted in the colon by bacterial fermentation into a form of lignans used by humans. Flax seed fiber consumption results in 100-800 fold greater human lignan production than from other plant sources. Lignans are structurally similar to estrogens and work within the body to balance estrogen levels.
Manitoba HarvestTM Hemp Seed Oil
is nature’s richest source of the Essential Fatty Acids (76%) and is a rich source of GLA (3%). Hemp Seed Oil offers a good balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids (3.75 to 1), suitable for life long consumption.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Oil has a light green color and a mild nutty flavor, a tasteful compliment to a variety of foods. It can be added to juices, smoothies, soups and sauces to create a rich creamy texture. Hemp Seed Oil is an excellent base for any salad dressing. You can substitute Hemp Seed Oil for other oils in recipes that are not heated above 160 C (320 F).
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Oil is cold pressed, unrefined, packaged without additives or preservatives and grown without herbicides or pesticides from, Non-GMO Hemp Seed.
Organic, unrefined, unsterilized, and unfumigated hemp seeds are rich source of essential fatty acids (EFAs). Hemp seed oil, when cold-pressed, contains 20% Omega-3 EFA, 58% Omega-6 EFA, 11% Omega-9 FA and 1-2% Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). As well as providing EFAs nutritional Hemp products contain a small amount of GLA, a derivative of Omega-6 EFA that is valued for its anti-inflammatory properties. EFAs act as building blocks for all cell membranes while improving energy metabolism and cardiovascular health.
I seem to remember poppy seeds triggering some tests...
As for getting raw hemp seeds, you used to be able to get them (however, sterile) at pet food stores, but even those I think are hard/impossible to find now (?) As for getting the real thing, I still dont think its legal in the states to get non-worthless hemp seeds.