Here is what we know about the therapeutic benefits of hemp.
Excellent 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote cardiovascular health.
High in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential omega-6 fatty acid found in borage oil and egg yolks that has been proven to naturally balance hormones.
“Perfect protein” not only containing all 20 amino acids, but also each of the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce.
Rich in soluble and un-soluble fiber which naturally cleanses the colon and reduces sugar cravings
Hemp seeds are also a rich source of phytonutrients including:
· Calcium (145mg per 100 grams)
· Iron (14mg per 100 grams)
· Magnesium (483mg per 100 grams)
· Manganese (7mg per 100 grams)
· Phosphorus (1160mg per 100 grams)
· Potassium (859mg per 100 grams)
· Zinc (7mg per 100 grams)
· Vitamin A (3800 IU mg per 100 grams)
· Vitamin B1 (0.4mg per 100 grams)
· Vitamin B2 (0.11 mg per 100 grams)
· Vitamin B3(2.8 mg per 100 grams)
· Vitamin B6 (0.12 mg per 100 grams)
· Vitamin D (22.77.5 IU mg per 100 grams)
· Vitamin E (90 mg IU mg per 100 grams)
According to the American Cancer Society, some researchers are providing evidence that many people with cancer, diabetes and skin allergies do not make enough GLA and could benefit from supplementation.
In addition to helping cancer drugs work better, studies have actually shown that GLA can slow or stop cancer as a standalone treatment!
GLA and GLA-rich foods like hemp seeds have also been observed to help people with:
Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy
High blood pressure
What’s the bottom line? You should boost your natural omega-3 intake, limit your vegetable oil consumption and enhance your omega-6’s with GLA-rich foods like hemp seeds!