Hemp Oil is Great For Vegetarians
Getting the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can be tricky for vegetarians and vegans. Hemp oil has the optimal ratio of these acids. It has an excellent balance of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. Hemp oil contains stearidonic acid (SDA) and gamma–linolenic acid (GLA). Hemp seed oil is one of the only oils that contain both of these two fatty acids.
The SDA content is very beneficial for vegetarians. Like ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), SDA gets converted to the fatty acid EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which you can only get by eating fish. EPA and DHA are important fatty acids as they’ve been proven to promote cardiovascular health, brain health and development, and good eyes and eyesight.
While ALA has various health benefits, very little of it converts to EPA and DHA. GLA is also important to optimum health as it promotes cardiovascular health, hypertension, and lowers VLDL and LDL cholesterol levels.