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Hemp Seeds Dosage

Daily Dose of Hemp Seed: 3 tbsps

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Hemp seeds from the hemp plant are rich in nutrients and can be used to make a variety of food products. They are known for being a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart and have many health benefits overall. Omega 3 fatty acids are necessary for many bodily functions and it is an essential nutrient since our bodies cannot produce them on their own. Consuming omega 3s can reduce all causes of mortality and other heart disease outcomes such as sudden death, cardiac death, myocardial infraction, or heart attack. The reason for this is because hemp seeds decrease levels of triglyceride, or fat in the blood, and help control overall cholesterol levels. Lower levels of triglycerides can also decrease the risk of developing diabetes.

The health benefits of hemp seeds are not limited to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They may also act as an immune booster and have anti-fatigue effects, according to preliminary studies. Hemp seeds may also be used to treat skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, which is a skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes. A study conducted over a 20 week period has found improvements in atopic dermatitis in patients who used hemp seed oil. Hemp seeds are a complete source of protein just like chicken, fish, or beef because they have all of the essential amino acids. They are manufactured into protein powder supplements, which is a great alternative to animal protein for vegetarians and vegans. It is considered a high quality protein because of the concentration of its amino acids. Proteins that have complete amino acid profiles are used and digested more efficiently by the body.

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3 tablespoons of hemp seeds is a rich source of essential minerals and can give 50% of the daily value for magnesium and phosphorus, 25% for zinc, and 15% for iron. A serving of 3 tablespoons has 170 calories because it is considered a concentrated source of calories. To help control calories, hemp seeds should be limited and used in place of other protein sources such as meat.

Sources:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/167905-what-are-the-benefits-of-hemp-seeds/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/217904-hemp-seeds-health-benefits-or-hype/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/352457-information-on-chia-hemp-flax/

References

  • Rezapour-Firouzi S1, Arefhosseini SR, Mehdi F, Mehrangiz EM, Baradaran B, Sadeghihokmabad E, Mostafaei S, Fazljou SM, Torbati MA, Sanaie S, Zamani F. Immunomodulatory and therapeutic effects of Hot-nature diet and co-supplemented hemp seed, evening primrose oils intervention in multiple sclerosis patients. Complement Ther Med. 2013 Oct;21(5):473-80. PMID: 24050582.
  • Rezapour-Firouzi S1, Arefhosseini SR, Mehdi F, Mehrangiz EM, Baradaran B, Sadeghihokmabad E, Mostafaei S, Fazljou SM, Torbati MA, Sanaie S, Zamani F. Immunomodulatory and therapeutic effects of Hot-nature diet and co-supplemented hemp seed, evening primrose oils intervention in multiple sclerosis patients. Complement Ther Med. 2013 Oct;21(5):473-80. PMID: 24050582.

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