Raw hemp seeds have many potential health benefits, such as improving heart health, helping prevent certain cancers and boosting the immune system. Consuming them has no known side effects.
Hemp seeds have been used for thousands of years as a dietary and medicinal supplement. They are easily digested and high in many vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc, calcium and phosphorus. They contain all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids our bodies can't produce, making them a complete protein. They are also rich in a variety of essential fats and have the 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids recommended by nutritionists.