Hemp Seed Oil vs Omega 3 Fish Oil

What do hemp oil and fish oil have in common?

Hemp seed oil and fish oils have a large range of common properties; both oils are a great addition to any staple diet as they are a high source of polyunsaturated fatty acids - or better known as Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.

These fatty acids are required from the diet and cannot be made in the body which is the reason these are recognised to be 'essential fatty acids'.

These have a role regulating inflammation with a ratio of 1:4 (omega 3:omega 6) being considered to be beneficial in reducing inflammation and may decrease the development of chronic health conditions such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis and obesity. 

 

Hemp Seed Oil:

Hemp Seed Oil contains the perfect ratio of omega 3:omega 6 fatty acids; making it a great plant-based alternative to the traditional fish oil in regulating inflammation. 

Hemp Seed Oil has been known to have an earthy taste, making this great to splash on salads, mix in smoothies or to be used in any other creative way you can think of!

Some of the reasons that we love Hemp Seed Oil are that it may:

  • Plant-based (vegan-friendly)
  • Cold-pressed
  • Organic and pesticide-free
  • Sustainable and eco-friendly
  • Supports Immune System
  • Anti-inflammatory: Eases Arthritic Pain
  • Improve Digestive health
  • Improves Brain Function
  • Moisturises and alleviates Skin Conditions
  • Product of Australia

Fish Oil:

What is Fish Oil?

Fish Oil is the fat and other oils that are extracted from Fish tissue. Traditionally, this has been the go-to product for making sure you stay on top on your health! Being high in the Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, this holds some similar health benefits to Hemp Seed Oil.

If you eat fresh salmon or tuna you can simply get it in your diet. This may have traits such as:

  • Supports Immune System
  • Anti-inflammatory: Eases Arthritic Pain
  • Improves Brain Function
  • Animal based 
  • May be heat treated
  • May contain toxins from the ocean
  • May be unsustainable for the environment 
  • Product is commonly Imported

So which one should I use?

The truth is, both of the oils are great in fighting inflammation, so it comes down to personal preference. We love Hemp Seed Oil as it is cold pressed; which is a process used when making oil without the element of heat - and has a good reputation for retaining more nutrients than the process of heat treatment.

However, Fish Oil does have it's place too! 

We are often asked if taking both is necessary, and although we believe you can never have too many good nutrients - you may be better to stick to one, or rotating days as their similarities are so similar!



If you have any questions about this, feel free to reach out to us at let's chat! We are here to help 🌱

 

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