Why is Hemp Seed Oil is a better choice vs Camelina Oil?
Camelina oil comes from an edible seed, sometimes referred to as ‘false flax’. Although high in omega 3 fatty acid, the type of omega 3 is ALA – which is a short-chain fatty acid, vs. the more potent SDA form of omega 3 found in Hemp Seed oil.
Camelina oil does not contain the ideal ratio of omega 3, 6 and 9 that Hemp Seed oil does.
Additionally, camelina oil does NOT contain GLA – (Gamma Linolenic Acid), that is converted by the body into the anti-inflammatory prostaglandins (PGE-1). These prostaglandins promote the growth of healthy skin, coat and hooves.
Because of Hemp Seed oil’s GLA content it is an extremely valuable oil to use in horses with hind gut ulcers and acidosis.
Camelina oil in comparison CANNOT be used as an alternative to hemp seed oil because it does not contain this all important GLA.