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Hemp Seed Oil a Valuable Source of Bioactive Compounds for Food and Cosmetic Industry

•, By Mae Chan
 Researchers writing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that hemp seed oil may also be full of beneficial compounds including plant sterols and omega-3 fatty acids, according to new research.

Writing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers examined the chemical make-up of hemp seed oil – finding that the seed oil could be a valuable source of bioactive compounds for the food and cosmetic industries.

Supplementation with GLA and SDA appears to alleviate the symptoms of atopic dermatitis and other skin diseases in some patients. GLA and SDA content in hemp seed vary considerably with variety and this needs to be considered when using hemp oil to treat such symptoms.

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