Potential benefits of gamma-linolenic acid
Did you know that hemp seeds are the only edible seeds which contain unique gamma linolenic acid (GLA)?
This acid is as a substrate for prostaglandin formation. Prostaglandin has positive effects on maintaining balance of the hormones. Balanced hormones helps to maintain average body temperature, reduces menopause and pre-menstrual cramps. Also, gamma-linolenic acid, which can be found in hemp seeds and its products, together with other proteins and minerals may ease tenderness and swelling in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Also, our bodies convert gamma linolenic acid to substances that reduce inflammation.
Gamma linolenic helps maintain skin’s moisture and elasticity and products which contain GLA can be used to treat acne-prone skin. Also, GLA rich products, such as hemp seed oil, can be used a haircare product to moisture the scalp and prevent flakes.