Hemp products like hemp oil and hemp seeds have been drawing major attention recently from researchers and health advocates alike - and for good reason…
A top superfood, hemp comes highly recommended for many reasons. And while its link to the cannabis plant remains somewhat a barrier, scientists are continuing to discover new benefits of the seed and its derivatives.
The American Chemical Society recently published a report that uncovered “just how many healthful compounds hempseed oil contains”. But while research may still be evolving, it turns out that hempseed has had a pretty long history as a health food!
Read one for nine notable and surprising health benefits that hemp has to offer.
Nine remarkable benefits of hemp products
#1: Hemp has been used as medicine for over 3000 years
Who would’ve guessed? Humans have been using the hemp
plant for its superb nutritional benefits since the beginning of written history! The Ancient Chinese relied on both the oil and the seeds as a food as well as a medicine. Some evidence suggests that hemp
seeds were use in prehistory as well.
#2: Hemp packs vitamins, minerals and fibre
Hemp is rich in rich in vitamins A, C and E, minerals like potassium, magnesium, sulphur, calcium and phosphorus, as well as fibre.
Re-write your health for the rest of your life with two tablespoons
of Hemp Seed Oil a day
When you start adding Hemp Seed Oil to your daily diet, you start to see dramatic
cells turn on themselves.
And this all in just two tablespoons of the oil a day.
#3: Hemp is an antioxidant powerhouse
Hemp boasts high levels of vitamin E, one of the most essential antioxidants. It also contains tocopherol, which can enhance conditions like Alzheimer’s and atherosclerosis, and phytol, which has antioxidant as well as anticancer properties.
#4: Hemp reduces bad cholesterol
Both hemp oil and seeds can break down bad cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular problems caused by very high cholesterol like blood clotting and heart attack.
#5: Hemp enhances skin health
Dietary hemp oil can drastically improve clinical symptoms of atopic dermatitis. Its cholesterol and skin benefits are both due to its balanced and abundant supply of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
#6: Hemp contains the perfect fatty acid ratio
Hemp oil contains a3:1 ratio of the two essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6. This is the ideal ratio as recommended by WHO for cardiovascular health. Can you believe that no other vegetable or nut oil contains this ratio? It’s true!
profile of hemp seeds can help fend off a variety of heart conditions, such as blood clotting, which may be of benefit in the protection against clot-induced strokes and myocardial infarctions.
#8: Hemp improves degenerative diseases
Hemp seeds have amazing pharmaceutical value for degenerative chronic diseases such as atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease as well as certain cancers.
#9: Hemp reduces inflammation
Hemp seeds pack an array of plant sterols and alcohols that fight inflammation. For if you didn’t know, inflammation is a primary factor in a wide range of chronic diseases.
What are you waiting for? Get consuming more hemp products right away!