Hemp Oil Complex™
Hemp Oil Complex™
Hemp Oil Complex is a combination of well-balanced polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs, omega-3 oil) delivering essential fatty acids needed for the formation of specialized lipid mediators for a healthy immune response. Hemp oil and omega-3 oil may support the resolution phase of the inflammatory process by providing PUFAs which are known to be precursors to endocannabinoids. Additionally, Brassica (TrueBroc®) is an important phytonutrient providing antioxidant support by activating the Nrf2/ARE pathways.
Why support the endocannabinoid system? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is gaining attention in the public eye for its role in contributing to an individual’s overall health and well-being by supporting the body’s physiological homeostasis. The ECS regulates nearly every metabolic process in the body system. A well-balanced ECS encourages favorable conditions in the body system, impacting the body’s ability to manage metabolic stress 1 and may support overall health and well-being. 2
Supporting Systemic Balance Through Nutrition
Physiological manifestations like stress, and poor diet may negatively impact other systems in the body via specific cellular processes. Nutrition plays an important role in preserving various systemic and metabolic functions by supplying the appropriate dietary needs to the body system. The nutrient signaling pathways are coupled to cellular processes, and the cross-talk between the two is critical in maintaining a well-balanced systemic function of the body. The systemic imbalance may occur under circumstances such as stress, and fatigue, which may trigger inflammatory responses in the body 3 and inflammation may cause unwanted health conditions. It has been shown that various dietary components may support key resolution pathways to inflammation, energy balance and metabolism via the ECS. 4,5,6,7,8 Nutrients that may support healthy inflammatory response include omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants, from a whole food matrix in the form of phytonutrients. 2,9
Hemp Oil Complex includes calamari oil, dimagnesium malate, hemp oil (stalk and seed), TrueBroc®, and broccoli.
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Suggested Use: Two softgels per day, or as directed
Caution:This hemp derived product should not be consumed while pregnant or breastfeeding. This product is processed in a facility that manufactures other products containing soy, milk, egg, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.
†Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerine, water, dimagnesium malate, and beeswax.
TrueBroc® is protected by trademarks and patents of Brassica Protection Products LLC: www.brassica.com/ip
Please consult the actual product label for the most accurate product information.
Learn more about Hemp Oil Complex™ from Standard Process, a leader in whole food nutritional supplements.
Standard Process Adds Hemp to Whole Foods Supplements Line
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People who seek care from integrative health professionals such as naturopaths or acupuncturists are likely familiar with Standard Process whole food supplements. The 90-year-old Palmyra, Wis.-based company owns its own farms where they grow many of the whole foods used in their products. Brandon Metzger, director of technical and product development for Standard Process, says it was natural progression to add hemp to the company’s product line.
“Any way or possibility that we can grow a crop here in Wisconsin and utilize it in supplements, we will certainly try to do that,” he affirms. “We saw hemp as a real opportunity to evaluate a Wisconsin born, whole foods crop.”
Sara Le Brun-Blashka, director of education, adds that Standard Process had introduced a Hemp Oil Complex in December 2017, but at that point in time Wisconsin hadn’t had a hemp program in place, so they sourced hemp from Europe. As soon as it became legal to grow hemp in Wisconsin, they started growing and testing for production.
Metzger says that for the past two years, Standard Process has worked to understand the challenges of the different styles, strains and growing conditions at their farm. They’re also working on the processing end with the tools and equipment they have so they can make their own hemp extract. In 2019, they started with approximately eight different varieties.
“We also did a collaboration with North Carolina State University, who conducted a study with approximately 30 to 40 strains, grown in different locations throughout North Carolina. We partnered in conducting analysis of the profiles in all of those plants,” he explains. “We had direct access to the data from them through our partnership to understand which varieties we want to grow in Wisconsin.”
This season, Standard Process is growing on a larger scale, with an acre of plants consisting of four strains so they can decide whether they want to grow one particular strain or a combination product with different profiles from the very diverse genetics available. Metzger could not disclose the strains, but he’s also working with third party to develop genetics that aren’t commercially available.
Consult Your Licensed Health Practitioner
Standard Process’ Hemp Oil Complex is a combination of hemp oil with 15 milligrams of phytocannabinoids, along with calamari oil, a source of omega-3 fatty acid, which Le Brun-Blashka says supports the body’s endocannabinoid production. The Hemp Oil Complex also contains TrueBroc, an antioxidant extracted from broccoli. The Hemp Oil Complex is available in soft gel form, and there’s a similar version for canines. Metzger says the soft gel technology allows for synergistic dry powder ingredients like TrueBroc to be added, which wouldn’t keep suspended in a tincture. It also masks some of the off-tastes and provides for more accurate dosing.
On June 1, Standard Process launched a liquid tincture, consisting of hemp and organic olive oil. They will launch a pet version in September. With 90 years in the whole foods supplements field, Metzger says Standard Process has the infrastructure in place to comply with any regulatory guidelines and to send products out for third-party analysis.
But you won’t find Standard Process’ hemp or other products on a store shelf. The company only sells to licensed practitioners in the holistic health realm, such as naturopaths, or M.D.s and D.O.s in integrative and functional medicine, who provide it for their patients. Metzger notes a limited selection of their products are also available through Amazon.
“I think there is a significant advantage of getting hemp through a practitioner because they can really help the individual understand what their true needs are and educate them on any interactions with other things that they’re taking,” Le Brun-Blashka says. “If you’re just going off the shelf yourself, you’re not having that experience that you would by working with a health care practitioner to really guide you through things. It’s not a magic pill, so you really have to take the whole body and whole person into consideration.”
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