Hemp seeds harvested from non-psychoactive hemp plants containing less than 0.3 percent THC and can be added to a variety of meals; they can be added as-is or made into milk, hemp butter or oil. Registered Dietitian, Amy Shapiro, stated that “there are really no negative side effects to consuming hemp, except if you take blood coagulants, you should increase your hemp intake slowly as it may cause bleeding risks.” Hemp ingested daily can assist with many conditions and general health in the following ways:
MUSCLE MASS Hemp can help build muscle mass. Hemp is a complete protein because it contains all of the essential amino acids. Three tablespoons of hemp is equal to 10 grams of protein, an essential element in building muscle mass.
ENERGY Hemp can help boost energy because it contain complex carbohydrates, which releases glucose slowly into the bloodstream, allowing for consistent energy.
IRON RICH Hemp is rich in iron and can help with anemia.
HEART HEALTH Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids found in hemp help prevent heart disease, keep arteries open and decrease blood pressure. Hemp also contains arginine, which the body turns into nitric oxide and is necessary for heart health.
PMS Hemp reduces PMS symptoms because of the high fatty acid content. It has been found that two grams of essential fatty acids a day reduce PMS symptoms.
WEIGHT LOSS Hemp can help with weight loss by replacing fattier and richer types of proteins in the diet. Packed with fiber, it maintains the feeling of fullness for hours; this helps prevent snacking throughout the day.
SLEEP Hemp is high in magnesium, a natural mineral that helps calm the body and relaxes muscles, providing a better night’s sleep.