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.
Hemp Seed Oil and Skin Care
US Hemp Oil’s Chris Boucher has been a long time hemp advocate and has a few tips for our readers who may have “problem” skin. Chris would suggest a two part program where one applies the hemp oil directly to the skin, particularly on those “problem” areas. The ingredients in hemp seed oil help to soothe problem areas while promoting the appearance of soft, radiant looking skin. The second part of the program involves taking two teaspoons of natural, organic hemp oil per day as a nutritional supplement. Hemp seed oil has a number of beneficial ingredients, including essential fatty acids and essential amino acids. These essential elements cannot be synthesized by the body – they must come from your diet. Try Chris’ program for 4 – 6 weeks and see if your skin looks better! A good website is here: http://www.allgreenrx.com/hempseedoil
CBD or Cannabidiol is a natural constituent of the hemp plant that has shown significant health and wellness benefits – CBD promotes and supports the dietary and nutritional health of aging bodies (US Government patent # 6,630,507).
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Naturally Occurring CBD
When it comes to industrial hemp, America sadly lags the rest of the industrialized world. Other than for a brief period of time during World War II, hemp has not been grown in America since the 1930’s http://www.thehia.org/facts.html .
From hemp, a naturally occurring substance known as cannabinoids can be extracted. In certain cultivars of hemp, a particularly high portion of a special cannabinoid, known as cannabidiol (CBD) can be found (http://www.druglibrary.net/schaffer/hemp/indust/PHARMAfiber.html).
This CBD is now available in select nutritional products that are available to consumers for health and wellness benefits. Cannabidiol, CBD supports the nutritional and dietary health of aging bodies (US Government Patent # 6,630,507).
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