Hemp seeds are known to be a superfood and with good reason. They are loaded with health benefits because of their rich nutritional profile. Here are the 5 health benefits of hemp seeds. Though hemp seeds are a part of the cannabis plant, they do not produce any mind-altering effects. Hemp seeds are generally allergy free and safe and are not known to cause any interactions with common medications except with anticoagulants. Pregnant and lactating women should not include hemp seeds in their diet.