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Hemp Has Health Benefits?
Yep! There are many benefits that hemp, also known as Cannabis Sativa L, have on the body. Often, the use of hemp as an every day product that can boost your overall health, is over looked. The information below stipulates the benefits of hemp and why it’s so good for you.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Oil is extracted from the seed produced by the (THC free) Cannabis sativa L. plant. Containing good amounts of: Omega 3,6 & 9, Vitamins; A, B1, B2, B3,B6, B9, B12, C, D& E and Minerals such as, Copper,Phosphorous, Potassium, Zinc, Chlorophyll, & Fibre. All of these ingredients are readily absorbed into the skin promoting internal and external wellbeing. This amazing natural oil is so versatile and has many health benefits.
Hempseed oil is the perfect remedy for those who suffer with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dry skin or dandruff. Some of the best vitamins for repairing damaged skin are vitamins; A, B3, C, & E which are all there naturally in the hemp seed oil. Hempseed oil penetrates deep into the skin taking along with it its vitamins and minerals.
Many countries around the world still use hemp seed oil today for; cooking (frying,baking or in a salad dressing), take a daily dose for an all-round wellbeing,or a daily moisturiser for the skin. Unfortunately due to out dated Australian& New Zealand food standards (FSANZ) hemp foods (seeds and oil) cannot be sold for human consumption. Australia and New Zealand are the only two places left in the world where hemp foods are still illegal to sell for human consumption.
Hemp seeds are harvested from the flower of the Cannabis sativa L. plant that contains no, or very, very little THC (the psychoactive that gives the high).Hemp as been considered one of the world’s most nutritious plants, with its seeds rich in essential amino acids making it an ideal protein source. Australia,China and Europe are amongst some of the countries that have used hemp seed as famine food up until as recently as World War II.
- Hemp seeds are full of fibre and help clean the digestive system. (gluten free too, so no upset tummies)
- The only own plant food source to contain vitamin D3 (a bone building vitamin we got from our sun)
- Hemp seeds are among the highest in PUFA’S (Polyunsaturated Fat Acids) like omega 3 & 6
- Almost no cholesterol
- Food source of antioxidants (Vitamin E)
- Minerals such as; Iron, Calcium, Magnesium & Zinc.
What’s even more amazing is the globulin edestin found in hemp protein. It resembles closely the globulin found in our blood plasma. It’s easily absorbed and digested by the human body and vital to maintaining a healthy immune system.
The hemp seeds can be ground down into hemp flour for baking or a protein powder. Like other nuts/seeds it can also be turned into hemp milk that is highly nutritious. You can eat the hulled seeds on their own, toss them through a salad or used in deserts or baking. The possibilities are endless when it comes to hemp!