Hemp Seed - Hemp Hearts, Shelled (Certified, 100% Organic)
Industrial hemp plants can become all useful products in making rope, clothing, insulation, and even building materials. The seeds of the hemp plant are 'superfood' and growing in popularity for their nutritional properties. The health benefits of hemp seeds come from their high content of essential fatty acids, protein, and fiber.
1. An Excellent Source of Magnesium
Magnesium supports muscle function, along with sodium and potassium, helps balance electrolyte levels in the body. It also plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism, assisting your gut in breaking down carbs into the glucose your body needs for fuel. Many people tend to be deficient in this vital mineral, and just an ounce serving of hemp seeds contains 192 mg of magnesium, about half of your recommended daily value.
2. Rich in GLA
Hemp seeds contain several types of fatty acids, but the most important one is GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), which helps regulate hormone levels in the body by supporting prostaglandin production. Adding proper amount of GLA in your diet can reduce symptoms associated with diabetic neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, ADHD, some forms of cancer, high blood pressure, acne, and eczema. Though the omega-6 fatty acids in GLA can be harmful in large amounts, moderate and regular consumption is actually very beneficial to our bodies.
3. Improve Cardiovascular Health
Keeping your cholesterol levels in balance and reducing blood pressure can go a long way toward lowering your risk of heart disease, a very common yet silent killer-disease. The balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in hemp seeds can help your body naturally reduce the levels of bad LDL cholesterol and maintain levels of good HDL cholesterol. This prevents the accumulation of fat in the arteries, which causes arterial blockages. Fatty acids also help relax the arteries, keeping the walls smooth and supple.
4. Ease Arthritis Pain
Many forms of arthritis have flare-ups -- times where the joints swell more and the pain and stiffness increase. These are autoimmune responses and can have a variety of triggers. Hemp seeds contain terpenes, potent antioxidants known to be anti-inflammatory and antiallergenic.
5. Help Weight Loss Goals
Hemp seeds contain fiber, which can help people realize their weight loss goals rather faster. Fiber-rich foods slow digestion, keeping you fuller for longer. This, in turn, allows the food to be broken down gradually and completely, preventing the blood sugar spikes and crashes that cause cravings.
6. Improve Condition of Hair and Nails
In addition to eating ground or whole hemp seeds, the oil extracted from hemp can be applied topically to speed hair and nails growth and is often found in high-end cosmetic products. The oil in hemp seeds absorbs into the inner layers of the skin to promote healthy cell growth — the recipe for smooth, soft skin.
7. Naturally Fight Cancer
Because of their balanced fatty acid profile of omega-3 fats and GLA, hemp seed help naturally to reduce inflammation levels and strengthen the immune system. Several types of cancer are caused by free radical damage to the healthy cells, leading to cancerous growths and tumors. Hemp seeds naturally fight the overpopulation of free radical therefore reduce the risk of breast, colon, and prostate cancer, among others.
8. Contain Essential Fatty Acids
Hemp seeds are more than 30 percent “good” fat and are especially rich in alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) and linoleic acid (omega-6). Your brain needs good fats to work as fuel for cognitive function. Healthy dietary fats are also necessary for your body to metabolize certain vitamins and minerals in the food you eat, add some hemp seeds to your foods to increase the absorption and metabolism. Some, such as vitamins A, B, D, and K, need goof fat to "unlock" and be used more efficiently by the body. Hemp seeds also contain all nine essential amino acids, essential for building muscles, one of the many plants on planet earth that possess this quality.
Manitoba Harvest Certified Organic Shelled Hemp Seed (also known as Hemp Hearts) has a pleasant nutty flavor, similar to sunflower seeds. This tasty nutritional powerhouse is the choice topping for salads, cereal and yogurt. It is also used as an ingredient for nutrition bars and baking. Shelled Hemp Seed is a delicious healthy snack right from the bag.
This shelled Organic Hemp Seed is an excellent source of the Omega 6 & 3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and delivers these EFAs in a balanced 3.75:1 ratio. As well, Shelled Hemp Seed contains the rare fatty acid Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA). Beyond this, Shelled Hemp Seed is a super source of protein, containing all the Essential Amino Acids.
Manitoba Harvest Certified Organic Shelled Hemp Seed is produced from organic hemp seed that is grown sustainably without herbicides or pesticides. Contains no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
Suggested Use: 2-4 Tbsp. taken daily for life. Refrigerate after opening.
Ingredients: 100% certified organic shelled hemp seed. Contains no additives or preservatives. Gluten Free. Nut Free.