Hemp is a plant that comes from the Cannabis Sativa family, and is closely related to Marijuana. However, hemp does not have sufficient Tetrahydrocannibol (THC) properties to produce the “high” effect like marijuana. In fact, hemp has properties that contradict the effects of marijuana.
While hemp is low in THC, it is also very high in cannabidiol (CBD), the cannabinoid in cannabis responsible for blocking the psychoactive effects of THC. Even while producing no psychoactive effects, however, the United States government still deems it illegal. Hemp also has countless uses and many health benefits as well.
Hemp fibers are processed in used clothing and other industrial materials, but the true benefit of hemp is its medicinal value. Hemp packs a number of powerful nutrients, and is oftentimes used in protein shakes and superfood drinks.
People who would like to reduce their weight can use a hemp food supplement, as it is a natural appetite depressant. Those who are prone to depression and anxiety will benefit from Hemp’s anti depressant properties.
One of the best health benefits of hemp is that it contains sufficient amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids. Omega-3s and omega 6s have been shown to regulate inflammatory processes and responses, thereby decreasing your risk of dying from inflammatory disease. They also improve the flow of blood to the brain to improve brain functions. Hemp is also rich in vitamins B, A, D & E.
Hemp is now popularly known to be the miracle plant as it has countless uses. As mentioned, many believe that the cannabinoids found in hemp and other cananbis plants are great health-promoting substances. Some cannabis activists even go on to say that cannabis acts as a ‘cure-all’. In the popular documentary “Run from the Cure” with Rick Simpson, you can see how cananbinoids treat health conditions. The film speaks specifically on Hemp Oil, which is said to be a cancer solution.