Hemp oil contains 75% fatty acids that are essential for humans, as well as biologically valuable gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA). Together, these fatty acids help keep blood cholesterol levels lower and maintain good health. Fatty acids are in the optimal ratio; omega3:omega6 is about 1:2-1:3.
Hemp oil has a high vitamin E content (an important antioxidant). Gamma-linolenic acid may help with inflammation and skin diseases. Stearidonic acid is an omega 3-acid that is easy for the body to use.
Hemp seed protein (25% of the seed) contains all the amino acids necessary for humans. The protein consists of 65% edestin and 35% albumin, both of which are high quality and well absorbing. Both edestin and albumin are hypoallergenic, meaning they cause very few allergic reactions. Many people, on the other hand, are allergic to typical protein sources such as milk proteins (casein, whey) or soy. The protein does not contain any absorption hindering trypsin inhibitors typical of soy.
Hemp seed is the world's best source of building materials for globulins. This strongly supports the functioning of our immune system, which needs alpha, beta and gamma globulins to defend itself. Hemp seed protein contains a lot of arginine amino acid, which contributes to the formation of nitric oxide and thereby enhances blood flow.
Hemp seed contains plenty of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytosterols. Hemp seed is one of the few seeds in the world that contains chlorophyll, i.e. leafy green.
The carbohydrate contained in hemp seeds is fiber; 24g insoluble and 6g soluble. Fibers help to balance gastric function.