6 Incredible Benefits of Hemp Seeds

6 Incredible Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds come from hemp plants which are known for their extremely durable fibers used in clothing.  Hemp seeds are not only delicious and easy to eat, but also have a plethora of amazing benefits to keep your body and mind feeling great.  If you eat this amazing super food regularly you should expect to have reduced joint pain, reduced PMS and menopause symptoms, beautifully healthy hair/skin, a healthy heart, strong digestive system and even a reduced chance of getting cancer.

1. Reducetumblr_nhdnu2yNJg1sgxb05o1_1280d joint pain

Due to the 3:1 ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (also known as GLA) your cardiovascular health will be greatly increased, which causes a reduction in inflaming, leading to better joints.  A 6 month study published in the journal of Arthritis and Rheumatism showed that consuming the GLA found in hemp seeds reduced arthritis symptoms by 25%.

2. Strong heart

The heart is one of the most important organs in your body, and hemp seeds are just what you need to make sure your heart is in tip top condition.  Hemp seeds contain lots of amino acid arginine, which is used to produce nitric oxide in the body.  Nitric oxide makes your blood vessels relax and dilate, lowering your blood pressure and risk of heart disease and blood clots.

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3. Reduced hormone symptoms

The GLA from hemp seeds also reduces PMS and menopause symptoms such as breast pain and tenderness, anxiety, depression and mood swings.  These symptoms are caused by hormonal imbalances, and hemp seeds help to balance them.

4. Healthy hair and skin

Consuming hemp seed oil contains linoleic acid.  This acid helps regulate the amount of sebum your body produces and makes your body produce it at a higher quality. Sebum is the oil your skin releases to moisturise itself and if you don’t have enough linoleic acid in your diet the sebum your body releases will clog your pores and cause acne.  Only 1-2 tablespoons of hemp seed oil per day is enough to get you the healthy skin you’ve always wanted.

5. Strong digestive system

Hemp seeds have a great ratio of soluble and insoluble fiber so you won’t be getting diarrhea and constipation anytime soon.  These 2 types of fibers will also help you avoid some serious conditions such as colorectal cancer and cardiovascular disease and more.

These magic seeds also suppress your appetite, so it’s a great way to lose weight! They also reduce sugar cravings, and your body will thank you for that.

6. Cancer

Just when you though it couldn’t get any better, the THC found in hemp seeds have shown to stop and possibly even reverse glioblastoma multiforme (a deadly type of brain cancer) and help improve lung cancer and breast cancer.