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The Health Benefits Of Hemp

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Hemp health food products are available in a wide range of different options, from hemp seeds, hemp protein powder or hemp seed oils. The ever-growing list of benefits hemp can have for your health is nothing short of miraculous - so continue reading to find out why you need to add hemp to your diet!

Nutritional Benefits Of Hemp 


Whether you are looking at using hemp seeds or a hemp seed addition to your diet, hemp products come packed with various nutritional benefits, making them a superfood! 

  • Plant-based protein: Hemp seeds come fully packed with an optimal amount of protein, which can be hugely beneficial for vegetarians or vegans searching for a plant-based protein source. Just 1 tsp of hemp seeds can provide 8.8 grams of protein.
  • Fatty acids: Oil derived from hemp seeds provide about 75-85% of polyunsaturated fats (the good kind), which are an essential part of our diet. Hemp seed oil is dubbed as the most balanced plant-based oil because it contains a perfect ratio of 3:1 Omega 6 to Omega 3.
  • Iron: Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies - with an estimated 1.1 Million Australians being iron deficient. Hemp seeds provide a significant amount of iron. One tablespoon of hemp seeds can provide 3.6 mg of iron - nearly 50% of the required iron intake for a man and about 25% for women!
  • Antioxidants: Antioxidants are an essential part of our body's process of removing free radicals. Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil are both rich in antioxidants such as phenolic compounds, tocopherols, and phytosterols.
  • Vitamins: Vitamins are required to help your body function properly - such as being responsible for fighting infections, healing our body, regulating hormones and strong bones, teeth, hair, skin and nails. Vitamin deficiencies are becoming more and more common with the increase in fast food. Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil are rich in a multitude of vitamins such as Vitamin E, B- Vitamins, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
  • Minerals: Minerals aid our body's growth and development and help it function normally. Hemp seeds are a fantastic source of various minerals such as Zinc, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Calcium, and many more! 

So How Can All These Nutrients Benefit Your Health? 

Studies into the benefits of hemp products are constantly ongoing and evolving, with new health benefits being discovered daily. Continue reading to learn the multitude of benefits hemp can provide for your health! 

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The Heart 

Hemp is your heart’s best friend! Healthy fats in your diet are essential to lowering cholesterol and keeping your heart healthy. In addition, hemp seed's richness in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids can help lower your cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides.

Additionally, hemp seeds are rich in Magnesium - which can help regulate your heartbeat and has been linked to helping prevent coronary heart disease. Studies are ongoing about the benefits of hemp for our hearts and how adding hemp seeds to your diet can reduce coronary heart disease risks.

If you are interested in learning more about how hemp can help your heart, the National Library of Medicine often has updated studies on this - The cardiac and hemostatic effects of dietary hempseed - PMC.

Protect your brain

Our brains are one of the most used organs in the body, so it is vital that we do everything we can to protect it. Antioxidants play a crucial role in maintaining brain health, as they are absorbed into the bloodstream and transported to the brain, where they can prevent oxidative stress to brain cells. 

Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil are both rich in antioxidants such as phenolic compounds, tocopherols, and phytosterols. Studies on these antioxidants' protection of brain cells are rapidly developing, with new information constantly coming to light. 

Some neurological disorders that hemp seeds or hemp seed oil may help with are:

  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease 
  • Multip Scheleros 
  • Childhood Seizure Disorders

Reduce PMS symptoms 

One of the newer and less studied benefits of hemp seeds and hemp seed oil is its possible effects on reducing PMS symptoms, such as breast tenderness, irritability, bloating, and depression. 

Hemp contains a high amount of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) - which is polyunsaturated fat. The believed reasoning behind why hemp can relieve PMS symptoms is that research has shown GLA facilitates prostaglandin production. Prostaglandin is a hormone that helps reduce the hormone Prolactin - which is believed to cause many of the above symptoms. 

If you are interested in finding out more about why hemp can help relieve your PMS symptoms, a study published in the National Library of Medicine goes into more detail about the effects of GLA on prolactin hormones and how in turn, GLA can alleviate PMS symptoms - Essential fatty acids for premenstrual syndrome and their effect on prolactin and total cholesterol levels: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

Reduce Inflammation 

Activation of the immune system most often causes inflammation in the body- usually stemming from things like injury, viruses, bacteria, or toxic chemicals. Every person in their life will experience inflammation at some point in their life! 

Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil have high amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids, which studies have shown can help decrease inflammation. Additionally, the presence of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) has been shown to be a potent anti-inflammatory. 

Hemp seed oils and hemp seeds can aid with inflammation caused by various chronic disorders such as: 

  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Type 2 Diabetes 
  • Arthritis 
  • Non-alcohol-related fatty liver disease. 

Immune System 

Our immune system is one of the most vital systems in our body as it is responsible for maintaining our health, aiding us when we are sick, and fighting off diseases and infections. So it is no surprise that this system is under a massive amount of strain on a regular basis, and hemp can aid with its function. 

Hemp seed oil and hemp seeds are packed with fatty acids, protein, fiber, iron, and vitamins/minerals, which all work together to boost and maintain the immune system. A healthy immune system will keep your body fit and healthy while minimizing severe illness. 

Hemp Health Products 

Now that you have discovered the myriad of health benefits available for you when you use hemp seed oil products, you might be wondering about some products you can use to kickstart your healthy hemp journey! 

Hemp Seed Oil Capsules 

An easy and convenient way to get all that hemp goodness into your body is to take it orally through a capsule. Here at Margaret River Hemp Co, we have designed our hemp seed oil capsules with your optimal health in mind. 

Our seeds are sourced from the highest quality Australian hemp plants and are cold pressed to retain all of those nutrients. Gluten-free and Gmo-Free, enjoy 120 hemp seed oil capsules you can purchase here - Hemp Seed Oil Capsules | Margaret River Hemp Co.

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Turmeric Hemp Seed Oil Capsules 

Enjoy all of the benefits our hemp seed oil capsules provide but are you looking for even more benefits? Our turmeric hemp seed oil capsules can provide just that. 

Gluten-free, non-GMO, high-quality hemp seeds are compressed and mixed with turmeric to produce these capsules. In addition to all of the benefits the hemp seeds provide, turmeric also comes power packed with additional health benefits. 
Tumeric is used as a natural pain reliever, a potent anti-inflammatory, and full of antioxidants; a combo of these two ingredients is a superfood for your body. Shop our turmeric hemp seed oil capsules today - Hemp Seed Oil Capsules With Turmeric - 120pk

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