All About Hemp
Industrial hemp seed is extremely nutritious, perhaps one of the top plants in terms of meeting human (and animal) nutrition. Hemp based products contain significant amounts of properly balanced essential fatty acids, both Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils. These essential fatty acids cannot be synthesized by the body – they must come from dietary sources. Studies have shown benefits for cardio-vascular health with a proper balance of these EFA’s. Resource: http://www.drbronner.com/pdf/hempnutrition.pdf plus NIH studies: http://ods.od.nih.gov/news/conferences/w6w3_abstracts.html.
Hemp also contains all the amino acids, including all the essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. These essential amino acids, like the EFA’s cannot be synthesized - they MUST come from dietary sources. Key minerals, vitamins and enzymes are also present. Hemp is considered a complete food source – one could live off a diet of just natural hemp seed for a long time http://www.drbronner.com/pdf/hempnutrition.pdf .
Beyond the amazing nutritional benefits, certain types of hemp contain significant quantities of cannabidiol (CBD). One cannabinoid in particular has received significant attention recently: Cannabidiol (CBD) – to the point where the US Government actually holds a patent on the therapeutic usage of CBD. US Patent # 6,630,507.
In looking forward, in order to produce enough cannabinoids and especially the beneficial Cannabidoil (CBD) – we should mention that this requires a resurgence of the large-scale cultivation of industrial hemp http://photos.denverpost.com/2013/04/20/video-what-is-hemp-rope-soap-colorados-ag-future/.
This versatile, ecologically sustainable plant with over 50,000 known uses for industrial application includes everything from hemp clothes, hemp based cosmetics and foods, to bio-plastics, hemp construction materials and hemp-based bio-fuels. See: http://www.jackherer.com/thebook/.
Practically speaking, CBD, or what Robert Louis Stevenson called the “golden oil” is but a by-product of the non-psychoactive hemp plant. Most hemp is grown for industrial uses other than for obtaining CBD– for now… If the hemp plant has not already done enough for us by providing health and wellness benefits from CBD and other cannabinoids, it may also help us rid our society of the persistent problems of carbon-based pollution. Hemp sequesters carbon and our company has a carbon-negative profile! More on Robert Lewis Stevenson: http://www.robert-louis-stevenson.org/
Hemp may give rise to a healthier, sustainable, renewable based organic life-support system for our planet, which our children and grand-children may enjoy!
Persuasive evidence abounds that a particular extract from the industrial hemp plant, in the family of cannabinoids, known as Cannabidiol, holds significant health benefits http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=001656 . Cannabidiol, or CBD when derived from hemp stalk and seed, is a legal product in the United States!
CBD offers few, if any, side effects as it is a natural, plant based compound. Combined into a variety of health and wellness-based products, CBD can now be part of one’s daily nutritional routine. Doctors (not just cannabis based doctors) may soon be telling their patients: “Exercise and get your CBD daily”! Source: Allan Badiner, author and http://www.realitysandwich.com/high_health_cbd_food_supply