New analysis finds hempseed oil packed with health-promoting compounds

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  1. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

    Long stigmatized because of its “high”-inducing cousins, hemp - derived from low-hallucinogenic varieties of cannabis - is making a comeback, not just as a source of fiber for textiles, but also as a crop packed with oils that have potential health benefits. A new study, which appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, details just how many healthful compounds hempseed oil contains.

  2. Its funny that they call it the cousin to medical weed, and they list it as a cannabis sativa.  Hemp is just the males, and medical grade is females.  hemp seed and hempseed oil has been know for its health benefits. 
  3. #3 AceYonder, Feb 2, 2014
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    That is not technically true. Hemp is not just the males, hemp is a variety (Or rather several varieties) of cannabis that has been selectively bred to have a very low thc content (0.2% or less usually) and a very high fibre content (30-40%). ALL cannabis is technically named Cannabis Sativa L, as when it was described it was believed to be a single species. What we call Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis are all subspecies of Cannabis Sativa L. Hemp is most similar to Ruderalis, although it tends to grow much taller than even the tallest of our sativas. But hemp is most certainly NOT just the males of regular cannabis. (Just think, if hemp were just males there would be no such thing as hempseed). If you don't believe me, order some Hemp seeds, germinate them, and see how well they smoke :)
  4. Hemp seed oil has the proper mix of Omega 3 to Omega 6 for human health!   I have a whole section on it in my List and it is all tied into how cannabis works!
    The reason cannabis works, is that our bodies make their own types of cannabinoids, endocannabinoids  that “turn on” the receptors, setting off all sorts of reactions. The plant cannabinoids, THC and CBD, happen to fit in our body's cannabinoid system's “key holes” and can fill in for a deficiency in the production of your own endocannabinoids.  The CB1 receptor is responsible for getting you high, and a lot more.
    Here's an abstract I found that explains why you need Omega 3 - (Where you see “n-3 PUFAs”, read Omega 3.)
    Nutritional omega-3 deficiency abolishes endocannabinoid-mediated neuronal functions.    (abst – 2011) 
    The corollaries of the obesity epidemic that plagues developed societies are malnutrition and resulting biochemical imbalances. Low levels of essential n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) have been linked to neuropsychiatric diseases, but the underlying synaptic alterations are mostly unknown. We found that lifelong n-3 PUFAs dietary insufficiency specifically ablates long-term synaptic depression mediated by endocannabinoids in the prelimbic prefrontal cortex and accumbens. In n-3-deficient mice, presynaptic cannabinoid CB(1) receptors (CB(1)Rs) normally responding to endocannabinoids were uncoupled from their effector G(i/o) proteins. Finally, the dietary-induced reduction of CB(1)R functions in mood-controlling structures was associated with impaired emotional behavior. These findings identify a plausible synaptic substrate for the behavioral alterations caused by the n-3 PUFAs deficiency that is often observed in western diets.
    Granny's translation -

    "The US diet sucks big time! We are fat, undernourished and crazy because of it. We get WAY too much Omega 6, and not enough Omega 3. Not getting enough Omega 3 can make you a bit crazy because without it, the CB1 cannabinoid receptors in your brain can be deformed or broken! Broken CB1 receptors were associated with "impaired emotional behavior". Our low Omega 3 diet is making us sick and crazy!"
    Now, those guys were just looking at the mental effects, but the physical effects are just as bad.  (Just believe me on that, or this really gets long!) And did I mention that one those "endocannabinoid-mediated neuronal functions" is getting high? :smoke:
    Since the CB1 receptors are not working right because of that broken piece, this likely means that people who have been deficient in Omega 3 for a while, are missing out on the full medical benefits- and their maximum high!  :eek:
    The two most popular forms of Omega 3 supplements are fish oils and flax seed oil. Fish oil may be contaminated with mercury- so many people prefer flax seed oil. However, reputable brands are supposed to be mercury-free.  Flax is fine, but men just don't process its "short-chain" veggie-type Omega 3 into the "long-chain" type of Omega 3 that we need. Women are better at this processing than men.
    Our cooking oils are mostly Omega 6 oils- and we get WAY too much Omega 6! Omega 3 is as scarce as hen's teeth in the average American diet! This is not a good thing! Here's a little on why this is so bad for us!
    O-6 to O-3 ratio- Discover the Shocking Reality That Ruins Your Health More than You Think!
    How too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3 is making us sick
    Good Oils and Fatty Substances
    The very right ratio of Omega that we need to make our CB receptors work at their best is in the hemp plant! Cannabis is both the source of the cannabinoids that we need to heal ourselves and the Omega 3 we need for our receptors to be able to function properly!
    A loss of CB1 receptors has been shown in Huntington's Disease, premature birthing, Alzheimer's, intestinal tumors, and other conditions (Studies are in my List). We need the Omega 3 to make healthy, functioning CB1 receptors!
    Some of you by now are thinking “Well, I'm totally up the creek! Never took a fish oil capsule in my life, I hate fish, never even seen hemp seed oil, and I eat at KFC and McDs! My poor old CB receptors must be deformed as heck, and I'll never get them working right!” :cry:
    Guess what? Marijuana might cause new cell growth in the brain!
    Marijuana might cause new cell growth in the brain  (news – 2005)
    So if you were getting the Omega 3s, it would seem logical that the newly-formed brain cells would be normal and healthy! Omega 3 might just be as good for your “head”, as it is for your heart!
    But will just popping a few fish or hemp oil caps get you higher (or healthier) tonight? Not right away, but if you keep it up, those neurons with the defective CB1 receptors will be replaced with healthier, working ones! It takes a minimum of 3 weeks for Omega 3's anti-depressant effects to begin to show, so it seems likely that around a month would be needed for effects to show up medically.  For medical users, Omega 3 may make the difference between health and sickness! Without sufficient, working CB1 receptors, cannabis is less efficient at healing us!
    Since "getting high" aand depression are controlled by the same area of the brain, we can use the way Omega 3 lifts depression (yeah, it does that, too!) as sort of a yardstick for how long it takes to replace enough defective receptors to make a difference in your high!
    How Long Before Fish Oil Works on Depression to Lift Your Mood?
    So for better healing with cannabis, and a better high, TAKE YOUR OMEGA 3! Here is one way you can get it into your diet-
    [SIZE=13pt]Omega 3 Italian Salad Dressing      [/SIZE]
    1/2 cup hemp seed oil                                                    
    1/3 cup cider or red wine vinegar
    1 teaspoon of garlic flakes                                   
    1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
    2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning (or half cannabis)                             
    1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper             
    Mix, shake well before using.  Keep refrigerated.        
    OK- that's enough! If you want to learn more, get a copy of my List (bottom of my sig). It's 2:30- I'm off to bed! Night-night!
  5. There's many good books on the subject including "Cannabis for Dumbies".  What you just said makes about as much sense as two quarters equals a dollar. 

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