Hemp is considered one of the most nutritious plants in the world, with the seeds containing all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential ones that our bodies cannot produce on its own. Hemp seeds are a rich source of essential minerals, including magnesium and phosphorus for bone health, zinc to help support the immune system, and iron for oxygenating the blood.
Whole hemp seeds contain 10 to 15 percent fiber, which may aid in constipation and promoting digestive regularity. The Omega-6 fatty acids in hemp seeds may regulate metabolism, help brain function, maintain bone health and stimulate skin and hair growth. As a natural appetite suppressant, adding hemp seed to your meals may reduce your food cravings and help you feel full longer.