Many people consider hemp seeds to be a superfood. The seeds have a rich nutritional profile and provide a range of health benefits. Although hemp seeds come from the Cannabis sativa plant, they do not produce a mind-altering effect. These small, brown seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s, and are also a healthful source of vitamin E and minerals, such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. They have antioxidant effects and may reduce symptoms of numerous ailments, improving the health of the heart, skin, and joints.
Alongside the nutritional benefits, some research suggests that hemp seeds have a wide range of positive health effects. They may: Protect the brain; Boost heart health; Reduce inflammation; Improve skin conditions; Relieve rheumatoid arthritis.