Plant-based supplements are growing in popularity and usage due to being incredibly nutrient-dense and healthy while containing limited saturated fats, animal products and cholesterol which can reduce heart health. Plant foods like berries, dark leafy greens, nuts and teas are some of the best sources of phytonutrients, vitamins and micronutrients in the nutritional world and are recommended by almost any nutritionist. But an even better way to get concentrated forms of these nutrients is through supplements made from plants. Some of the top 3 are hemp oil, green tea extract and flaxseed powder – let’s look at each and what benefits they deliver.
Hemp oil for antioxidants
There are many ways that you can enjoy hemp oil and other plant-based oil plus capsule products without having to be an expert. Because these products are all organic, non-toxic and completely non-harmful compounds, it is much easier to navigate than products infused with other nasties like fake or artificial colours and flavours because you are not at risk of getting any hard to digest synthetic components. You can take hemp extract many ways such as sublingually, applying it topically, eating it as a powder or oil, and taking hemp extract via a suppository similar to fish oil capsules. Keep in mind that onset times, duration of effects, and bioavailability rates differ between each method and type of product. There is also currently no standard for dosing these organic products. Figuring out what works best for your own body should be a priority when first experimenting with flax seed or hemp products. Reactions to hemp extract vary from person to person—it is a very personalized nutrition addition. If something works well for your best friend or significant other, be aware that it might not work well for you. But the healthy fats, polyunsaturated acids, omega 3 and 6, plus GLA (gamma linoleic acid), ALA (alpha linoleic acid) and potent antioxidant compounds in hemp seed and hemp oil are sure to enrich your health. These all combine to assist with cells and the metabolic functions throughout the body improve and repair themselves, assisting with a range of conditions like arthritis and inflammatory conditions like colitis. Hemp extract is also known for its antimicrobial and antiviral effects – it was even shown in 2022 to help prevent infection from COVID amazingly.
Green tea extract powder
This means that you might have to try a few different recipes and ways of consuming your hemp seed to achieve the best results. Be sure to keep an open mind and don’t be afraid to try something new. It’s also very important to be aware that hemp doesn’t contain THC and the seeds can be eaten raw. You might not perceive any noticeable effects when it’s absorbed into your body. For this reason, I recommend thinking of the phytonutrients and vitamins in it more like a supplement like green tea. Although you might not feel much psychologically, there is something happening inside your body physiologically. That said, it helps take the edge off for some. If you are feeling stressed out or anxious, hemp extract oil containing CBD might help you feel more relaxed and centred. If your body is feeling sore and achy, adding in more healthy fats from sources like hemp may provide a sense of relief because of its powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Before using hemp extract, it’s best to determine why you want to take it and then figure out how you’re going to integrate it into your routine based on your needs. Green tea can be taken in the form of extracts which are high in antioxidants like polyphenols and chlorophyll, helping protect the body against infection, reducing inflammation and increasing our metabolism to aid with fat loss.
Flax and hemp seed powders for Omega 3
Consider some of the most common delivery methods of consumer chia seed, flax seed and hempseed. If you’re not big on eating the seeds raw, consuming it as a beverage in a smoothie or, capsule, edible, lozenge, sublingual, or tincture is a popular way to integrate the best all natural plant fats into your diet routine. In general, the bioavailability of these seeds tends to fall between 6 and 20 percent. If you’re planning on eating raw seeds or something else that requires digestion, be aware that it can take up to 2 hours or more for healthy effects to kick in, although this will be very subtle for most. Flax seed powder is again another supplement super food from all plant sources. This powder is formed from crushed flax which is incredibly nutrient dense, containing long chain fatty acids, omega 6 and 3. Omegas are usually only found in certain food sources like fatty fish including salmon. Most plants don’t contain it but its critical for brain and cardiovascular health. Flax powder is one such plant that has it – particularly in the seeds of the plant. As a powder its more bioavailable, being readily and quickly absorbed by the gut. We add it daily to our smoothies and cereal to improve our nutrition and increase diversity of nutrients. It’s an important factor in gut health – adding plant foods to your diet today is key to supporting and growing your healthy gut flora to improve total body health.