Hi, my name is Hemp and I AM a Super-Food of the future… although I AM already here for your benefit today!! Before I explain how I literally save lives, let’s take a quick look at my general health benefits, and then further explore some profound truths that should shock you at the very least… that’s right: hemp is food 😉
I belong to the same family of plants as mulberry, and I easily survive in nearly every climate on Earth, therefore I AM a tough plant without the need for any pesticides or herbicides, making me not only an extremely useful and beneficial plant, but also extremely Gaia friendly… I look after the planet I live in and those that reside here.
I AM part of the oldest industry on the planet, going back 10,000 years and spanning all across the globe… from Columbia, to China, to North America, India, Sumeria, Mesopotamia, Persia, Central America, and of course Australia. I have been known by many names by different cultures, and there are even many towns named after me in reference to locations where I was once grown, and in many cases still do grow.
In the early 1930’s I was subject to one of the greatest media conspiracies of the 20th century, and still to this day, the humans and planet Earth are both suffering because of it… unnecessarily albeit. There is a lot that may be discussed about why “The New Billion Dollar Crop” promise of hemp was not fulfilled, although that is a discussion for another day as today we are talking about my almost too good to be true health benefits. If you are interested here is a quick video, please do bear in mind that the video discusses ‘Marijuana’ and ‘Hemp’… two sides of the same coin really, as explained below.
Now back to non-psychoactive Hemp and all my wonderful health benefits: I naturally contain all Amino Acids and I AM the richest source of botanical polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (omega 3-6 in the correct proportion, including the rare Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Stearidonic Acid (SDA)). Polyunsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood which can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. They also provide nutrients to help develop and maintain your body’s cells. Foods rich in polyunsaturated fats also contribute vitamin E to the diet, an antioxidant vitamin most Australians need more of. Foods rich in polyunsaturated fats also provide essential fats that your body needs but can’t produce itself. You must get essential fats through food. Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are important for many bodily functions, and I AM the perfect food to provide you with all the essential fatty acids you need!
I AM high in vegetable protein (the building blocks of any living organisms).
I AM high in folate which is exceptional for women… in addition to helping create healthy fetuses; it also seems to prevent cervical cancer and can reduce osteoporosis. Folate is also great for both sexes, like many vitamins and nutrients, helps combat heart disease. It also releases serotonin, which makes it act as a mild antidepressant.
I AM high in chlorophyll, with the health benefits including strengthening of blood making organs, prevention of anemia and abundance of oxygen in the body. Loaded with antioxidant power, chlorophyll exerts beneficial effects towards various medical conditions such as cancer, insomnia, dental ailments, sinusitis, pancreatitis and kidney stones. Chlorophyll helps in normal blood clotting, wound healing, hormonal balance, deodorizing and detoxification of the body and promotes digestive health. It has healing effects on oxidation and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. Chlorophyll has anti-aging and anti-microbial properties and helps strengthen the immune system. Be sure to read this article on chlorophyll health benefits.
I AM a rich source of phytonutrients (health-promoting properties including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and liver-health-promoting activities).
I contain over twenty trace minerals within the edible seed, and my leaves are also edible, containing a high percentage of silica which is useful for building strong bones and beautiful skin, hair and nails… what woman, man, or child would say no to that??!! I AM also rich in fiber, and when made into tea taste absolutely incredible, whilst being an amazing antimicrobial. I AM Hemp and as you can see: I AM For Human Consumption!!
All parts of me are useful, and I may be made into virtually anything that is currently made of cotton, timber or petroleum. I may be used to produce nearly every major category of commercial product including hemp body care which includes soaps and lotions and etc… hemp textiles such as clothing and fabrics which are stronger, more durable, more insulated, more mildew and mold resistant, and easier to produce than textiles made from cotton, with natural UV protection… hemp paper with higher yields in a fraction of the time which lasts longer and improves the environment… hemp rope which made sailing possible in the first place… hemp plastics which may easily replace all the toxic petrochemical products such as paints, solvents, and the like… hemp building materials such as fiberboard, insulation, carpet, fiberglass substitutes, cement blocks, concrete, stucco, mortar, medium density fiber (MDF) composite boards… hemp fuel and hemp vehicles… I think you’re starting to see the picture of just how awesome I AM… although we are here to discuss my many health benefits for children and adults.
Leading researchers and medical doctors consider hemp to be one of the most nutritious food sources on the planet… and as already mentioned, I AM one of the best sources of plant protein and fat as found in my seed. I contain all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary to maintain healthy human life. To call me a Super-Food is an understatement… it’s in your best interests to eat me. To learn more, just ask David Wolfe or any other health food expert. Hemp is a food and medicine of the future!
OK… so by now you are bound to understand that I AM Hemp and I AM an extremely nutritious Super-Food… as you may have noticed, I look extremely similar to ‘Marijuana… that’s because essentially we are the one and the same thing with our proper and more scientific name being “Cannabis Sativa”… it’s just that as a species we have hundreds of different subspecies varieties that vary in the chemical makeup of the plant, including the cannabinoid profile… it’s the cannabinoids (85+) found in us plants that really pack a health punch as you will further see… and we will be taking a closer look at Cannabidiol (CBD) as that is the secret sauce for treating a number of ailments… The best news is that it’s abundantly available through proper Hemp consumption!!
In Australia, if the THC component of the “Cannabis Sativa” plant is more than 1%… then the ‘authorities’ classify the plant as ‘Marijuana’… however if the THC component is less than 1% then the ‘authorities’ classify the plant as ‘Hemp’… so as you can see it’s the same species of plant, just different subspecies have different cannabinoid profiles… with THC and CBD being the two main cannabinoids found within the plant.
THC is considered psychoactive and has its own health benefits and medical uses, although since we are talking about Hemp, we will not be discussing those today. Just like THC may be increased or decreased in ‘Marijuana’ plants through cross breading, the same is possible for CBD in Hemp. So what exactly is Cannabidiol (CBD) and why is it one of the most important factors for human health in today’s day and age?
Natural CBD as found abundantly in certain subspecies of Hemp, such as ‘Charlotte’s Web’, is being used in certain parts of the world as an appealing treatment option for patients seeking relief from a range of symptoms and ailments… such as Dravet’s Sydnrome. ‘Charlotte’s Web’ has been proclaimed as ‘Cannabis Oil’ although the ‘Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014’ clearly defines ‘Charlotte’s Web’ as Hemp as the THC component is less than 1%… it’s the medicinal CBD component that is high.
Scientific and clinical studies underscore CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions including (but not limiting to) arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, psychosis, schizophrenia, PTSD, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other disorders which may or may not be neurological. Cannabidiol (CBD) has demonstrated neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, with it’s anti-cancer properties continually being investigated at academic research centre’s in the United States of America, Israel, and abroad elsewhere. CBD is ‘THE’ dietary supplement and Super-Food of the future, available to ALL today!! I AM Hemp and I AM For Human Consumption… both as a SuperFood and a SuperMedicine!!
If you’ve read the above information and resonate with the message… then be sure to share this message and website with those that you love to help make this world we live in a better place for all… Other than tasty hemp milk for your smoothies, and fresh hemp bread for your morning toast, and hemp dressing for your afternoon salad… there are hundreds if not thousands of hemp products with the potential to positively impact the health and food industries. This final video showcases some more medicinal hemp products as being produced elsewhere, please do watch and then share this website with everyone you know… and have yourself the best day ever 🙂