So what’s in it, in the superfood cannabis seeds? Quite a lot, look at the long list of ingredients. It quickly becomes clear: cannabis seeds are healthy. So they actually contain
- All nine of the essential amino acids – the amino acids that the human body needs but cannot produce itself.
- Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids in the cannabis seed support cellular processes and are also abundant.
- Polyunsaturated fatty acids.
- Vitamin E, trace elements, iron, just to name a few of the valuable ingredients.
Also very high is the content of protein in cannabis seeds. About three tablespoons full deliver already 11 grams of valuable body building blocks. Particularly noteworthy here is the globular plant protein, consisting of the vegetable proteins edestin and albumin. The edestin is very similar to human blood plasma, which helps in the production of antibodies against harmful germs.
Valuable protein suppliers
Cannabis seeds are true protein bombs. About 20 to 25 percent are made of valuable protein. The form of this protein: essential amino acids for humans. These amino acids cannot be produced by the human body even though it needs them to live. We must, therefore, feed them with food. Cannabis seeds are one of the few foods that contain all of our essential amino acids. If desired, even the entire daily requirement of essential amino acids can be easily covered.
The proteins in cannabis seeds are especially valuable for humans for another reason. They consist of 40% of the building block albumin and 60% of edestin. Thus, these proteins are very similar to humans. It makes it even easier for us to record and utilize them. This benefits us especially when we are weakened or ill. Because the proteins are very similar to ours, the body can quickly turn them into immunoglobulins, which then strengthens our defense mechanisms. Cannabis seeds are therefore a boost for our immune system.
Healthy fats in cannabis seeds
Who has dealt with a healthy diet knows: fat is not the same fat. And so it’s not just the type of fat we eat, but its optimal relationship to each other. Ideally, this is 4: 1 (omega 6 to omega 3). However, with a typically western and rather unbalanced diet, we often reach values of 20: 1 and even higher.
Cannabis seeds help here. The small “nutlets” (botanically considered to be cannabis seed nuts) have an optimal Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio for humans and can also help to lower cholesterol levels.
Antioxidants against cell damage
Free radicals, as found in every body, are the biggest enemy of our cells. They lead to the aging process – accelerate it – and actively attack our cells. This leads to changes in the cell structure, which in the worst case can even develop into cancer.