Hemp has certainly struggled to make it into the mainstream, having an association with marijuana. Why do people confuse the two? Well, both are members of the cannabis family, but that’s where the similarities end. What sets hemp apart is that it contains microscopic (less than .3%) levels of THC, which is the psychoactive component in marijuana that gets you high. That’s one third of one percent!
Those who are educated about hemp are getting the word out that hemp is a super food! Cannabidiol (CBD), is the nutritious plant-based superfood that is extracted from hemp plants. It has multiple health related benefits that you just can’t ignore. Here are just the top three benefits. Hemp is:
- Antioxidant Rich
Hemp contains Omega-3 fatty acids which helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and lowers blood pressure by preventing plaque buildup in the arteries. It also has neuroprotective properties, and for years has been studied and shown to ward off Alzheimer’s disease.
- Analgesic & Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Hemp’s pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties have been shown to help people with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, arthritis and sore muscles.
Hemp doesn’t contain whey, lactose or animal protein. It’s a great substitute for people with lactose intolerance or nut allergies, or people living on a vegan diet.
Hemp seeds pack all of the punch of a true super food because of its perfect 3:1 omega fatty acid ratio that boots mental and emotional health. According to NaturalHealth365.com, “Hemp seeds [offer] a natural combatant for chronic inflammation, marking them as an important defense mechanism against chronic disease and the effects of premature aging.”