Like proteins, there are some “essential” fats that your body cannot produce and must be obtained from food. Omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, which are found in hemp seeds, are important for good health.
A typical “Western” diet is high in omega-6 fats. This throws off the body’s balanced ratio of omega-6s to omega-3s. This is why there are so many recommendations for consuming more omega-3 fats through food sources or supplements. In fact, studies reveal that omega-3 EPA appears to be the most significant nutrient for mental health disorders like depression and anxiety.
There is a lot of misinformation out there about omega-6s, but the key point to understand is the RATIO. Omega-3s and omega-6s are both necessary. That is why hemp seed fats are so unique! They have the ideal 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids.