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health benefits of weed seed

Hemp seeds are a rich source of nutrients. Part of the hemp plant, these seeds are technically a nut that can be eaten raw or used to make milk, oil, cheese substitutes, or protein powder.

Nutrition Information

Hemp seeds are an excellent source of plant-based protein. They contain all nine essential amino acids, and research suggests that hemp’s protein content is well-absorbed by our bodies.

Potential Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry: “Evaluating the Quality of Protein From Hemp Seed (Cannabis sativa L.) Products Through the Use of the Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score Method.”

Vitamin E and zinc have an antioxidant effect and protect the cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. Iron helps distribute oxygen-rich red blood cells throughout the body, and magnesium plays a massive role in hundreds of chemical reactions in the body.

The brain needs various fats and vitamins to function optimally. The omega-3 fatty acids in cannabis seeds are converted through several processes in the body and used as an essential source of energy for the brain and the entire nervous system.

The combination of nutrients in cannabis seeds ensures a faster feeling of satiety, increases metabolism, reduces cravings for sweets and increases motivation for training and physical activity. The fats they contain also help burn fat, and the fibre helps to excrete more toxins, making it easier to lose weight.

Cannabis seeds also contain a lot of vitamin E, various minerals and trace elements (such as zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus), digestive fibre, antioxidants, chlorophyll and immune-supporting secondary plant substances.

Besides, the cannabis plant is straightforward to grow. It withstands harsh winter months and thrives in almost any setting without pesticides and herbicides. But keep in mind that growing cannabis in the UK is still illegal!