Updated: Mar 19
1 – Hemp Oil provides the perfect balance of Omega 3 : 6 for optimum nutrition.
Nutrition is complicated and it’s understandable that most people think that the Omega 3 are the good guys and Omega 6 the bad guys, but it really isn’t quite that simple! But because of that belief and the high levels of Omega 3 found in Flaxseed, means that Flax has been massively popular as a feed supplement. However, it’s the ratio between the 6 & 3 that is more important than the actual quantity consumed, and Hemp oil naturally provides the perfect ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 of 3:1. The ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 in Flaxseed oil is 1:5
2 – Hemp Oil contains unique Omega 3 and 6.
Not all Omega 6 is bad. Certain Omega 6 fatty acids are actually very beneficial, such as GLA, which is not found in Flaxseed oil. Gamma Linolenic Acid, is a very special Omega 6 fatty acid which is also found in Evening Primrose Oil. GLA is used in the formation of Prostaglandins which are essential for health. Hemp is also unique because it contains SDA (a particularly potent form of Omega 3) this is found naturally in fish but not found naturally in vegetable oils except Hemp. The Omega 6 fatty acids offer health benefits for skin, joints and circulation.
3 – Hemp Oil is naturally rich in anti-oxidants, protein, vitamins and minerals.
Hemp is naturally rich in vitamin E. This helps to protect the oil and prevent it from going rancid, as well as giving nutritional benefits. Hemp seeds are also a great source of phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc. Flaxseed Oil however, is not a complete protein source and is also very delicate meaning it can go off quickly – It should be used within 3 weeks of manufacture. Storing it for any longer could actually damage the Omega 3 content and could even have negative health effects. Most Flaxseed oil available for animal feed has been stored for much longer than 3 weeks.
4 – The Hemp Seed Oil in ProdermaFlex is made exclusively by cold pressing.
Cold Pressed oil means the oil is extracted from the hemp seeds without applying heat. This is important because heat damages Omega 3 fatty acids and can affect the nutritional content of the oil.
The Hemp seed we cold press is from human grade Hemp. Feed grade Flaxseed oil is often heated or solvent extracted, therefore it may not be as healthy as you think it is!
5 – PreproFlex Hemp Seed Oil is chemical free and environmentally friendly
Our oil comes from hemp plants grown in the North Devon countryside. No fertilizers, pesticides or chemicals are used in its production and nothing going to waste as the whole crop can be used. Much of the Flaxseed oil used in animal feed is imported from Europe where it is produced on a grand commercial scale. Chemicals are used to promote growth of the crop and only the seeds are used, the rest goes to waste.
To sum up.
If you are looking for a healthy oil to add to your dogs diet which is natural, nutritious, made without chemicals, is palatable, environmentally friendly and U.K. manufactured then look no further than Kater4K9s ProdermaFlex.