Welcome back to another episode of 3 Question Friday. Today I am answering three questions that I received during the week about blood pressure, hemp seed oil, and supplements!
Geraldine was curious “I have read online that hemp seed oil can raise blood pressure in some people. Do you have any research on this at all?”
Noela wanted to know “What is the difference between Hemp Oil and the Hemp oil capsules?”
Linda was wondering, “Can you take magnesium, apple cider vinegar, vitamin c, and fish oil on a daily basis with a balanced diet?”
1. Research surrounding the relationship between Hemp Seeds and raising blood pressure.
Ben found an article discussing how hemp seeds are beneficial in reducing blood pressure. The study, discusses the protective effects of hemp seeds on heart health due to due its omega 3 fatty acids content (alpha-linoleic acid in particular) & omega 6 fatty content (gamma-linoleic acid).1
Some other really important factors such as regular exercise, healthy diet, stress management and weight reduction that can help with high blood pressure.
At 13 Seeds we always make sure that our information is evidence-based. Be careful where you get your information, as there is a lot of misinformation on the internet!
2. The difference between Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp Seed Oil capsules.
Our serving suggestions are 1 tbsp hemp seed oil or 3 capsules of Hemp Seed Oil daily. We think this Affordable and convenient, however you can always increase if necessary and monitor your symptoms using our symptom tracker.
Excessive amounts of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and a very high omega-6/omega-3 ratio, as is found in today's Western diets, promote the development of many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, whereas increased levels of omega-3 PUFA (a lower omega-6 to omega-3 ratio), can have anti-inflammatory effects.2
Hemp seed oil contains the perfect ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids and can help to regulate inflammation.
3. Taking magnesium, apple cider vinegar, vitamin c, and fish oil on a daily basis with a balanced diet.
At 13 Seeds, we always say to start with diet and focus on the supplement second. It IS possible to get all nutrients from the diet, however sometimes our busy lives can get in the way and supplements can help to correct nutritional deficiencies that can arise.
The science around nutrition is always changing and sometimes it can be difficult to keep up or understand why you should take certain supplements. If you have any queries you can email ben at firstname.lastname@example.org with any nutrition questions.