Hemp seeds do NOT cause any psychotropic reaction but provide significant health benefits because of their unique nutritional profile. Hemp seeds contain 20 different varieties of amino acids and all nine of the essential amino acids. They contain high amounts of protein, which helps in strengthening the immune system, thereby, reducing the instances of diseases related to immune deficiency. Hemp seeds have a delicate nutty flavour, are easily digested and can be used in a variety of ways. Raw hemp provides a broad spectrum of health benefits, including: weight loss, increased and sustained energy, rapid recovery from disease or injury, lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, reduced inflammation, improvement in circulation and immune system as well as natural blood sugar control.
Hemp seeds make a great body scrub and are a great food source for your pets! If you’re looking to improve digestion, balance hormones and improve metabolism, then hemp seeds may just be the superfood you’re looking for.
For a long time, hemp seeds were ignored for their nutritional benefits because it’s botanical relationship to drug/medicinal varieties of Cannabis, however, hemp seeds do NOT cause any psychotropic reaction and instead may provide significant health benefits with it’s unique nutritional profile.
Here is what we know about the therapeutic benefits of hemp.
Excellent 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote cardiovascular health.
High in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential omega-6 fatty acid found in borage oil and egg yolks that has been proven to naturally balance hormones.
“Perfect protein” not only containing all 20 amino acids, but also each of the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce. Rich in soluble and un-soluble fiber which naturally cleanses the colon and reduces sugar cravings
Hemp seeds are also a rich source of phytonutrients including: Minerals · Calcium (145mg per 100 grams) · Iron (14mg per 100 grams) · Magnesium (483mg per 100 grams) · Manganese (7mg per 100 grams) · Phosphorus (1160mg per 100 grams) · Potassium (859mg per 100 grams) · Zinc (7mg per 100 grams) Vitamins · Vitamin A (3800 IU mg per 100 grams) · Vitamin B1 (0.4mg per 100 grams) · Vitamin B2 (0.11 mg per 100 grams) · Vitamin B3(2.8 mg per 100 grams) · Vitamin B6 (0.12 mg per 100 grams) · Vitamin D (22.77.5 IU mg per 100 grams) · Vitamin E (90 mg IU mg per 100 grams) Uniqueness of GLA in Hemp Seeds Also found in evening primrose oil, borage seed oil and black currant oil, gamma linolenic acid is one of the more confusing anti-cancer compounds being promoted by the American Cancer Society and natural healthy enthusiasts today.
Because it’s an omega-6 fatty acid, people get tripped up because we’ve been told ad nauseam that omega-6 fatty acids are bad for us and that an imbalanced omega-3/6 ratio is one of leading causes of disease in America today. Granted, most people don’t consume enough omega-3’s, but that’s not because naturally occurring omega-6s are bad for you.
The problem is that people rely too heavily on processed and fast foods made with commercial vegetable oils, which are high in omega-6’s. If everyone only ate fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds no one would ever have an omega-3/6 ratio out of whack and we wouldn’t even be having this discussion! What’s the bottom line?
You should boost your natural omega-3 intake, limit your vegetable oil consumption and enhance your omega-6’s with GLA-rich foods like hemp seeds!
According to the American Cancer Society, some researchers are providing evidence that many people with cancer, diabetes and skin allergies do not make enough GLA and could benefit from supplementation. In addition to helping cancer drugs work better, studies have actually shown that GLA can slow or stop cancer as a standalone treatment! GLA and GLA-rich foods like hemp seeds have also been observed to help people with: ADHD Breast pain Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy Heart disease High blood pressure Multiple sclerosis Obesity Premenstrual syndrome Rheumatoid arthritis Skin allergies 7 Major Hemp Seed Benefits.