Health Benefits

Hemp provides a substantial amount of nutrients in the seeds, whether whole or pressed into oil. These nutrients provide health benefits in food and personal care consumer products. Hemp seeds are an excellent source of protein, omega 3 & 6, gamma linolenic acid (GLA), antioxidants, calcium, potassium, vitamins D, E, B1, B2, & B6, all the essential amino acids the body needs but can’t produce, and other vitamins and minerals. These nutrients help regulate health benefits to cardiovascular health, skin and joint health, mood stability, support immune system, balance insulin and aid brain development.

Food

Hemp seeds are technically a nut and are very nutritious to ingest. Hemp seeds — commonly known as hemp hearts — are most commonly eaten raw but can also be cooked and roasted.  Hemp hearts are mainly eaten alone, as a salad topping, or used as an ingredient in other foods such as granola bars, bread, cookies, corn chips, pasta, beer, and ice cream just to name a few. In addition to being consumed as hulled or shelled seeds, hemp hearts can also be processed into oil and protein powder; and can be consumed daily to deliver an excellent source of nutrients.

Hemp is the only plant in the world that is able to produce 80% of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAS) in it’s seeds, which includes omega 3 and 6, GLAs and linoleic acid; the seeds are also a complete source of protein, containing 25% protein and 27% carbohydrates — primarily fiber.

Good for Heart Health & Aids Digestive Systems

Being high in fiber, hemp seeds consumed daily helps regulate healthy digestive systems. Soluble fiber reduces spikes in blood pressure and regulates cholesterol levels, while insoluble fiber helps food digest; a healthy digestive system with plenty of fiber will ultimately lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. In addition, hemp seeds are a source of GLAs and arginine which has been linked to reducing inflammation and decreasing the risk of heart disease.

The protein and carbohydrates content in hemp seeds are effective in curbing hunger — essential for healthy weight loss — and sustaining energy without the fillers such as sugar, saturated fat and caffeine.

Nutrition for Brain & Decreases PMS Symptoms

Hemp oil contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a fatty acid essential for brain development and retinal eye health; particulary in newborn and developing babies. Studies have found that mothers who supplement hemp oil during pregnancy may be providing brain and eye development benefits to their offspring.

In addition, studies have found that GLAs decrease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause in women; decreasing breast tenderness, depression, irritability and fluid retention.

Mood Stability & Supports Immune System

A balanced omega 3 & 6 ratio has been linked to improving mood stability in bipolar disorder and supporting the immune system response; which is beneficial during cold & flu prevention.

Personal Care & Cosmetics

It is well known that hemp is good for your body whether you eat it or use in soaps and cosmetic products. Hemp oil can be applied to shampoos, soaps, conditioners, hand & body lotions, bath & massage oil, moisturizing creams and lip balms.

Hemp seed oil is one of the richest sources of polyunsaturated fats (the good fats) and essential amino acids. They have about a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3; which is consider an optimal range to promote proper cardiovascular function and reduce or prevent coronary heart disease, bowel cancer, and breast cancer in women. In addition, hemp is a good source of GLAs, which is proven to help treat arthritis, itchy skin and skin disorders such as eczema, and premenstrual syndrome.

Hemp has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and with regular use of hemp body care products, hemp oil can help slow down the effects of aging skin, reduce skin discomfort by soothing and moisturizing dry skin, and increase the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture.

As a result of hemp oil’s balance of nutrients and moisturizing properties, hemp oil is beneficial for not only skin and joint health, but hair healthy as well. Hair is often left damaged, stripped and brittle by harsh shampoos, heating tools such as blow dryers and flatirons, color processes and chemical perms. In hair care products, hemp oil reduces dryness, moisturizes and boosts scalp health, and restores a silky smooth shin to hair. In addition, hair is 97% protein and hemp oil contains vitamin E, fatty acids and 24% protein which strengthens and improves hair health.

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Did You Know?


In the last half of the 19th century, 50% of all medicines in the United States was made from hemp. Over 60 compounds are only found in cannabis, including cannabidiol (CBD) — a anti-psychoactive compound — which has been used to treat anxiety,  reducing epileptic seizures and other healthcare purposes. In addition, hemp seeds have been used in Chinese food and medicine for at least 3,000 years! Learn more.