A Thai nutraceutical company specializing in product development has unveiled new green nanotechnology to maximize hemp oil’s nutritional value.
Samutprakan-based Supreme Pharmatech (Supreme) on Sunday announced the successful testing of solventless hemp oil nanoencapsulation.
According to Supreme, the new process is based on principles of the Mozafari Method, created by Professor M.R. Mozafari.
Mozafari has authored five books, eight patents, and nearly 300 publications in the pharmaceutical nanotechnology field.
Nanotechnology Made More Natural
Nanoencapsulation is the technology of encasing solid, liquid, or gas nanoparticles within a secondary material known as a matrix or shell.
The resulting forms are known as nanocapsules.
Nanoencapsulation is often produced using solvents, which Professor Mozafari says are harmful and environmentally unfriendly.
Mozafari says the new method can be considered a green technology.
Supreme touts the nutritional value of hemp seed oil and its potential benefits.
“Scientific studies suggest that hemp oil is able to help certain health issues, such as inflammation, skin conditions, mental, neurological and cardio diseases,” states a Supreme press release. “This is primarily due to high content of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Hemp seed oil is a very unique oil, it contains omega-6 and omega-3 in the most optimal 3:1 ratio.”
The American Heart Association recommends eating 3.5-ounce servings of fish, a source of omega-3 fatty acids, twice a week.
Omega-3 fatty acids can help lubricate joints, decrease inflammation, regulate blood pressure, and improve cholesterol levels.
For people who do not eat much fish, hemp seed oil can be a good source of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid ) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).
DHA and EPA are two basic forms of omega-3 fatty acids, along with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
According to Supreme, solventless nanoencapsulation will maximize the nutritional value of hemp oil, widen its application, and increase its commercial value.
Supreme says it plans to use its new technology, subject to international patent, to process hemp seed oil into oils and dry powders.