Hemp for healthy living.
The difference between hemp and cannabis.
The terms hemp and cannabis are often used interchangeably although there are many differences between these two variations of the same plant. It helps to think of these two plant varieties as more like fraternal than identical twins.
The main difference between these plants is that hemp produces high cannabidiol (CBD) levels, while cannabis generally produces high Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels. Historically, hemp has been used in a variety of different ways including: textiles, building materials, fuels, foods and more. It’s an incredibly versatile and useful plant and is now be recognized as a superfood.
Hemp for Health.
Hemp seeds are very nutritious and healthy. Studies have shown that consumption of raw hemp seeds can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, accelerate weight loss, improve one’s immune system, control blood sugar levels, and even reduce inflammation.
Here’s why – hemp seeds are rich in protein and omegas. They even have all 10 essential amino acids. They also contain omega-3, omega-6, stearidonic acid (SDA), and the rare omega-6 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). What’s so great about GLA? Well, GLA has been shown to help with cholesterol, inflammation, skin and hair health, balancing hormones, and general heart health.
Plus, if that wasn’t enough, hemp foods also contain magnesium, fibre, iron, zinc, and phosphorous.
In its raw form, hemp has the second highest amount of protein of any food (soy being the highest). However, because the hemp seed’s protein more closely resembles the protein found in human blood, it is much easier to digest than soy protein.
Hemp seeds can be eaten whole, pressed into oil, or ground into flour for baking.
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The first step is to discuss your current medical condition and review any of your existing prescriptions with a Clinic Care Specialist to confirm your eligibility for medical cannabis.