What is hemp?
Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. Hemp is one of many varieties of the cannabis plant, specifically the Cannabis sativa. Hemp—also called industrial hemp—refers to the non-intoxicating (less than 0.3% THC) variety. Both hemp and marijuana come from the same cannabis species, but are genetically distinct and are further distinguished by use, chemical makeup and cultivation methods.
Hemp can be grown as a renewable source for raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products. Its seeds and flowers are used in health foods, organic body care, and other nutraceuticals. Keep reading below to see why hemp is better for your health.
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Now let’s explore some benefits of hemp seeds:
Hemp seeds are nutritious
Hemp seed may reduce your risk of heart disease
Hemp seeds and oils may benefit your skin
Hemp seeds are a great source of plant based proteins
Hemp seeds may reduce symptoms of PMS and menopause
Hemp seeds may aid digestion
There has been evidence that hemp may benefit the brain through an antioxidant mechanism found within hemp seeds.
Hemp contains arginine, an amino acid which may help in protection against cardiovascular diseases. Arginine has been shown to dilate and relax blood vessels, which is why trials suggest that hemp is associated with lower blood pressure and reduced risk of blood clots.
Hemp seeds are a super source of fiber, including both insoluble and soluble varieties. The human digestive system loves fiber as it helps to prevent constipation and balances bacteria in our gut.
These same fatty acids encourage healthy and nourished skin. Consider it food for your skin along with vitamins and minerals. Some amino acids found in hemp are used in the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which has been shown to prevent sagging and wrinkles. Hemp may also help those that struggle with acne.
Harness the power of hemp and do better for your health today.
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Legal Disclaimer: The statements made regarding hemp extract have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. However, hemp seed oil is an FDA accepted GRAS ingredient. The contents of this website are purely informational and do not constitute medical advice. Hemp products are not intended to cure any disease. Please consult your healthcare professional before consuming hemp products.