Nature’s greatest gift is the pharmacopoeia that grows from the ground.
Hemp is fast becoming one of the most popular products on the market. From replacing plastics to offering holistic and natural ways of treating a multitude of ailments, the hemp plant is revered for its health benefits and gentle impact on the environment.
Hemp is not just a commodity to replace plastics or from which to sew together high-end clothing items. From smoking it to using hemp topical ointments, to delicious edibles you can make with hemp, the plant’s versatility is unstoppable.
Why Is Hemp Superfood?
Hemp is the superfood we’ve all been waiting for. Packet with nutrients and loaded with essential minerals, hemp can boost your immunity and give you more energy.
“The main protein in the hemp seed is edestin and albumin which are easily digested proteins that retain “nutritionally significant amounts of all essential amino acids” according to The Spokesman Review.
Edestin aids digestion and is relatively phosphorus-free according to Global Hemp. Albumin is a protein you can find in egg whites and is generally considered a more high-quality protein than edestin and is a major source of free radical scavengers.
Hemp seeds have an abundance of minerals such as: magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Magnesium has been a part of the big hype this year as it plays a key role in stress reduction. Magnesium also plays a critical role in helping relieve tension in the muscles, so if you deal with tight shoulders, tension headaches or TMJ,” Sarah Samms wrote for One World Pharma.
Benefits of Hemp Seeds
There are so many more reasons to make hemp seeds a part of your diet! The list seems limitless, but here are a few more OWP has on their website:
“With the CBD and other compounds in the seed, some researchers say that the seeds may have neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects. This can benefit:
- Attention span
- General cognitive functioning
With hemp seeds being enriched with essential fatty acids, they have the potential to benefit your cardiovascular health. Omega-3 fatty acids have been studied and researchers say that these acids can reduce the risk of heart disease and arrhythmias.
According to The Medical News Today the hemp seed not only has a bountiful amount of Omega-3 and Omega-6 but it also contains high levels of arginine which is an amino acid that renders into nitric oxide; a colorless gas that is can dilate the arteries and veins of the body; reducing the risk of heart disease,” Samms says on the One World Pharma website.
What’s Not to Love About Hemp?
Hemp can help keep your heart healthy and aids in digestion. It can improve your mood and help you sleep better. Hemp helps your body function as it should, and with no dangerous side effects like with many pharmaceuticals. What’s not to love about the world’s most awesome superfood?
In the history of hemp, no one has ever overdosed. The worst thing that can happen is possibly a little bit of stomach upset or a headache, but that can happen anytime you overindulge in something.
Of course, it’s best to play it safe and start low and go slow, as they say. If you’ve never used hemp products you should do a small test to see how you react to it- just like it is advised to do with any new product or even with hair dyes.
Where Can You Buy Hemp Seeds?
Hemp seeds can be purchased at many upscale health food stores. You can also order hemp seeds online from several reputable online retailers. Make sure who you purchase your hemp seeds from are transparent in their processes of growing, cultivating, and all aspects of their hemp seed production.
Since hemp is gaining more and more popularity, you can find hemp replacements for many of the products you’re likely already using and consuming. No one ever thought that hemp seeds as a superfood would be something people everywhere are talking about just 20 years ago. But we’ve come a long way, baby. Hemp products are not just for hippies and headshops.
If you’re new to hemp as a superfood, check out some online video tutorials on how to make hemp smoothies or read recipes on juicing with hemp. Once you try it, you’ll love what you’ve been missing.