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High Oleic Oil (CBR)
High Oleic Corn Oil (Phytosterols–Plant Sterols). CBR’s interest in plant sterols is due to the scientifically-proven health benefits they have on food products.
Because CBR´s corn oils contain high and mid-oleic fatty acids which are produced from the special, non-genetically modified, USDA Heart Friendly Corn Hybrid, these specialty oils will be in high demand for many food and industrial applications. Plant sterols and stanols (also known as phytosterols) are naturally found in food grains and vegetables, including corn oil, soybeans, rice bran, wheat germ, nuts, and spices. The effects of phytosterols on cholesterol reduction have been documented for nearly fifty years, but only in the last ten years have they found application in food products. Over the years, scientific studies have indicated that consumption of two to three grams of plant sterols/stanols per day can reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels by 9.0-20.0 percent, although this varies among individuals (Source: British Heart Foundation, 2002). In addition, the increased consumption of phytosterols in the diet has also been linked to reduction in coronary heart disease and colon cancer.
Hemp Oil (HBR)
Since the approval of the first cannabidiol (CBD)-based drug by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), consumers have become increasingly interested in the benefits of hemp seed and CBD oils.
First, it is important to note that there is a lot of confusion around the names of these products. “Hemp oil” is another way that people can refer to CBD oil. However, some people may also refer to hemp seed oil as hemp oil. Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are very different products.
CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant in its production. These contain a higher concentration of CBD, which is a compound with numerous potential health benefits. Meanwhile, hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. The seeds do not contain CBD, but they still have a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids, and useful bioactive compounds that can also have health benefits. Having a better understanding of hemp seed oil and CBD oil may allow both clinicians and consumers to choose the safest and most appropriate product.
Hemp seed oil derives from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. It contains omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, gamma-linolenic acid, and other nutritional antioxidants. It is also high in B vitamins and vitamin D. People will not get high when using hemp seed oil, as it contains no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and little to no CBD.
Uses: People do not use hemp seed oil for recreational purposes. This is because the levels of THC and CBD, which cause the psychoactive effects, are either limited or absent. Some nutritional supplements contain hemp seed oil because of its high omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid, and nutritious antioxidant content. Other uses of hemp seed oil include manufacturing clothing and fibers.
How it works
Some people suggest that hemp seed oils can help people maintain good cardiovascular health by improving:
* total cholesterol
* high-density lipoprotein cholesterol
* low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
However, the evidence for its efficacy for these purposes is not clear.
Effects and benefits
When manufacturers add hemp seed oil to nutritional products - such as snack bars, breads, cookies, and yogurt -it provides an excellent source of nutrients. It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids
and essential amino acids.
Hemp seed oil also has several possible benefits, including:
* relieving constipation
* providing cardiovascular health benefits
* modifying the immune system
* improving skin conditions
* improving gastrointestinal conditions
Some other possible benefits of hemp seed oil include:
* anticancer effects
* antioxidant effects
* anti-aging effects
Hemp seed oil also contains other components that may provide benefits to consumers. Since the oil comes from the seeds and not the leaves, flowers, or stem of the cannabis plant, hemp seed oil
does not contain THC.
Risks and side effects
Consuming hemp seed oil is safe. However, it may not provide any benefit for cardiovascular health, as some people believe. Some consumers also report digestive issues, but these effects may not
occur in everyone. Less than 0.3% of the dry weight of hemp seed oil contains THC, so people are unlikely to experience a high when consuming it.
Hemp seed oil and CBD oil both derive from the cannabis plant. CBD oil comes from the flowers, leaves, and stems, while hemp seed oil uses extract from the seeds of the cannabis plant. Products containing hemp seed and CBD oils do not typically cause a high, since the levels of THC, if any, tend to be very low. Both CBD oil and hemp seed oil have numerous potential health benefits, but because research is limited, scientists must continue to study them. Medical News Today Newsletter; Last medically reviewed on June 8, 2020