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Hormone Balancing

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Natural hormone balancing

KANAPU Hemp Seed Oil is naturally rich in Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) – known for its natural hormone balancing properties, particularly for women during change of life.

Read on to discover how the nutritional benefits of hemp oil can help you maintain balance – right down to a cellular level.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a list of symptoms that appear periodically during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, which include anxiety, depression, acne, fatigue, breast pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and others. Luteal phase is a stage after ovulation and before the start of menstruation. The causes of PMS is still unclear but hormone fluctuations and the changes in neurohormone and neurotransmitters regulation were some of the proposed aetiologies of PMS.


Prolactin is a pituitary hormone regulating the mammary gland in women. High sensitivity and high prolactin level have been suggested to induce PMS in women. Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), a hormone-like substance, has been reported to have an attenuation effect on the biological actions of prolactin. Imbalance between the PGE1 and hormone dopamine levels in brain has also been reported as the cause of psychological symptoms in PMS. PGE1 is synthesised from dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), which is readily converted from GLA in our body. A study has investigated on the effect of GLA  supplement on PMS. Consuming 180 mg/day of GLA for three luteal phases has been reported to improve the overall PMS and irritability.

GLA is also beneficial to women experiencing menopause. Menopause is the end of the menstrual cycles, when a woman does not have a menstrual period for 12 months consecutively. During menopause, women may experience some symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, and mood changes. A study has  shown that having 140 mg of GLA for 8 weeks effectively reduce the severity of hot flashes and improved quality of life in post-menopausal women.

You can obtain 180 mg of GLA from 1 teaspoon of KANAPU hemp seed oil (~5 g) or 1 tablespoon of KANAPU hemp seed flakes (~15 g) daily to maintain a good women health at different stages of your life.



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