As headlines in mass media are covering the many benefits of hemp, the question “is hemp right for me?” might be on your mind. Hemp can be used and enjoyed by the whole family, but how you might ask? Let’s start exploring.
Hemp refers to the non-psychoactive varieties of Cannabis Sativa L. Both hemp and marijuana are from the same species of cannabis but each have their own separate uses and benefits. Let’s get one thing straight before we continue any further: Hemp is not Marijuana. And Marijuana is not Hemp. Industrial Hemp contains 0.3% – 1.5% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinoids) while Marijuana contains around 5% – 10% or more THC.
Both Hemp and Marijuana strains contain cannabinoids, or CBD, a compound that is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. Research is beginning to show that CBD can assist in a wide range of conditions such as a natural pain relief, suppressant of inflammatory and reduces anxiety, whilst producing no mind-altering effects.
The stigma that has surrounded the hemp plant, due to its closely associated cousin, is finally being pushed to the side and globally we are working together to put the hemp plant to use.
In terms of natural resources, nothing comes close to the hemp plant, it is believed to have over 25,000 uses to be exact. Not only is it powerful medicine for the human body, but it can produce textiles, building materials, food, beauty products, plastics and much more. Hemp is being named as the next game changer for the growth of the bio-economy, but its effects on our health and skin are being scientifically proven worldwide.
Crowned as nature’s most perfectly balanced oil, hemp oil contains essential amino and fatty acids, some of which our bodies don’t naturally produce. With double the amount of protein in comparison to chia and flax, hemp seeds are vital for energy production, skin health and immune function. As hemp is high in digestible protein, fibre and low in carbohydrates, Hemp keeps your body fuller for longer and assists in breaking down fats within the body, making it a no-brainer supplement if you’re on your weight loss journey. Lastly, as many individuals are seeing the benefits of switching to a plant-based lifestyle, Hemp is the perfect alternative for non-diary and gluten-free consumers, and food allergy sufferers.
To sit here and list the many uses and benefits of hemp in one blog post would be impossible. To learn more, subscribe and stay tuned for our series of hemp articles here on High on Hemp.
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