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Verywell / Anastasia Tretiak

Diuretics are drugs that increase the amount of urine. They are used to reduce the amount of fluid in the body and lower blood pressure. Diuretics include:

No. Hemp hearts have had the fibrous shell removed. This makes them lower in fiber and other nutrients than whole hemp seeds. Hemp hearts are not as nutritious as whole hemp seeds. However, hemp hearts are very high in healthy polyunsaturated fats.

Cardiac Glycosides

Hemp seeds need to be stored properly. The healthy fats in hemp seeds can degrade if they are exposed to air for long periods of time. Storing hemp seeds at high temperatures can have a similar effect. Hemp seeds stored this way could contain unhealthy trans fats, a type of fat especially linked to heart disease.

Hemp protein is a powder made from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp protein contains all nine essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Some studies, though, have shown that hemp protein isn’t as good a source of one amino acid, lysine, compared to soy protein.

Always ask your doctor before taking hemp or any other herb. The recommended dosage may not be right for you.

Hemp seeds are also rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid that has been shown to have many health benefits. A 2016 study found that GLA has strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Improved Cardiovascular Health

Harvard Men’s Health Watch: “Iron and your health.”

Potential Health Benefits of Hemp Oil

Brain, Behavior, and Immunity: “Omega-3 Supplementation Lowers Inflammation and Anxiety in Medical Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”

Hemp seed oil is used as a remedy for a range of conditions. Some studies show that its nutrients and minerals can contribute to better skin and heart health as well as reduced inflammation. Here’s a deeper look at what the research says about the potential health benefits of hemp oil:

Hemp seeds also contain these minerals and hemp nutrients:


Here is something we all know: tobacco smoke is really bad for your health.

“cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.” [4]

Tobacco: Pros and Cons

Although more research is needed, there is some evidence that combining smoke from both hemp and tobacco increases the risk of damaging your lungs.


Other than that, hemp and hemp-derived products are generally considered safe and show minor side effects, including:

With the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp became a regular agricultural crop. Both farmers and users are benefiting from hemp, as tobacco production has experienced declines. Only licensed producers can grow hemp.