iHemp Magazine iHemp - Issue 2 - Oct 2018 | Page 23

5 Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds • Hemp seeds are the seeds of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. • They are from the same species as cannabis (marijuana) but a different variety. • They contain only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. • Hemp seeds are exceptionally nutritious and rich in healthy fats, protein and various minerals. 1 Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids. They are also a great protein source and contain high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc. 5 Hemp seeds may reduce symptoms associated with PMS and menopause, thanks to its high levels of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). have a superior 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, which may benefit skin diseases and provide relief from eczema and its uncomfortable symptoms. Though hemp seeds have only recently become popular in the West, they’re a staple food in many societies and provide excellent nutritional value. They are very rich in healthy fats, high-quality protein and several minerals. People who have been addicted to cannabis may want to avoid hemp seeds in any form. Overall, hemp seeds are incredibly healthy. They may be one of the few superfoods worthy of their reputation. q 4 About 25% of the calories in hemp seeds source: Adda Bjarnadottir 2 Hemp seeds are a great source of arginine and gamma-linolenic acid, which have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. 3 Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats. They come from protein. What’s more, they contain all the essential amino acids, making them a complete protein source. 23