The seeds of the hemp plant, cannabis sativa, have a nutritious center within a hard shell or hull. The kernels of these seeds are called hemp hearts or, sometimes, hemp nuts.
Hemp seeds contain only slight traces of THC which is the primary active ingredient in cannabis. Due to this, they will not have a psychotroptic effect on the consumer or cause you to fail a drug test. In fact, hemp seeds are healthy for anyone to consume.
Being one of the longest cultivated and utilized crops on the planet, hemp can be grown without any harmful pesticides and herbicides.
Hemp seeds are pressed to make hemp seed oil, not to be mistaken for psychoactive hash oil. Several products are commercially manufactured from hemp and hemp seed oil like soap, plastic, body care products, textiles etc.
While some quality cannabis seeds are meant to be planted, food-grade hemp seeds are extremely beneficial for the body. Here is a list of a few health benefits which would definitely convince you to include them in your daily diet:
Hemp Seeds Are Full of Nutrients
There is 30 percent fat in hemp seeds. They are rich in essential fatty acids- alpha- linolenic acid and linoleic acid.
More than 25 percent of the total calories in hemp hearts are from high quality protein, making them similar to flaxseeds and chia seeds.
Keep The Heart Healthy
It is essential to include healthy fats, fiber, less sugar and plant based protein to maintain a healthy heart. Researches have been done on humans and animals which have the potential to improve blood pressure levels and cardiovascular health.
Adding two tablespoon full of hemp seeds to your meal or smoothie can benefit your health.
The high percentage of amino acid arginine produce nitric oxide in the body. Nitric acid dilate the blood vessels and relaxes them.
A study was conducted on more than 13,000 people in which a high level of arginine intake was associated with a lower level of CRP or C-reactive protein. CRP determines heart diseases and is considered an inflammatory marker.
Hemp seeds contain gamma-linolenic acid, which is found to reduce inflammation — one of the causes of heart diseases.
Eating hemp makes the consumer feel full for longer durations. It is a natural appetite suppressant and can even reduce sugar cravings. It has been found that just adding three to four tablespoon of these to your breakfast or smoothie can curb excess hunger for the entire day. The fiber present in hemp promotes satiety which promoted weight loss.
The gastrointestinal system remains working because of the presence of both soluble and insoluble fiber. The probiotics in the gut are kept fed by the roughage and a vigorous immune system is kept maintained.
Hemp seeds also relieves constipation.
Improve Skin, Hair & Nails
You can get rid of dry skin with hemp seeds. Hemp oil from hemp seeds is often used in beauty products like lotions, lip balms and soaps. The oil present in the seeds penetrate through the inner layers of the skin and help in the growth of healthy cells, which is essential for soft and smooth skin.
It is also found that hemp seed can provide relief from eczema, atopic dermatitis etc. It is also possible to make skin cream at home by combining shea butter, essential oils and hemp seed oil.
Joint Pain and Arthritis
Hemp seed oil is anti arthritic in nature and can help patients find relief from arthritis. It works by lowering the survival rate of MH47A rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast- like synovial cells. At certain doses, it can even promote cell death. Taking one tablespoon of hemp seed oil with fish oil is an effective treatment plan.
The THC present in hemp seeds can be helpful in the advanced stage of breast cancer. THC has the ability to reverse or stop glioblastoma multiforme, which is a fatal form of brain cancer.
Fights Symptoms of Menopause and PMS
The high presence of GLA in hemp seeds may have the potential to reduce the symptoms of menopause. Although still not definitely concluded, but it is believed that GLA can regulate the inflammation and hormonal imbalance.
Prolactin is associated with the symptoms of PMS in reproductive women. A sensitivity to this hormone causes the emotional and physical imbalance. The presence of GLA can cause a decrease in prolactin. It reduced symptoms of PMS like depression, tenderness, breast pain, irritability.
The various products of cannabis like strains, CBD oil, and seeds have different uses and health benefits for the human body. Conduct thorough research before beginning any supervised treatment.