Updated: Aug 22, 2019
Hemp seed is well known for its superior nutritional value and is classified as a super food! Technically a nut, hemp seed contains all of the essential amino acids required by the human body; this means that it's a complete plant protein. Hemp seed is also a great source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. These fats are linked to over 17 benefits including brain development, healthy heart function, eye health and even fighting depression. The full list of benefits can be found at: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/17-health-benefits-of-omega-3
Hemp is great for your immune system... and skin!
Research has shown that the functioning our bodies' immune system relies heavily on the ratio of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids in the body. The optimal ratio of fats is 3:1 omega 3 to omega 6 fats. It just so happens that hemp seed and the oil pressed from the seed contain this ideal ratio of 1:3 omega 3 to 6 fats. These omega fats are shown to not only provide benefits to the immune system, but research has shown that that these fats also provide relief for a range of skin conditions including eczema, itchiness, rashes and even burns or scarring.
Hemp may reduce the symptoms of menopause and PMS.
Hemp seeds contain naturally high levels of of Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA has been linked to assisting with hormonal balance. Studies have found that women whom consumed 210 mg of GLA per day saw significant reduction of their PMS and menopause symptoms ( https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-health-benefits-of-hemp-seeds#section5 ). That's only two tablespoons of hemp oil per day!