There is More to Hemp than Meets the Eye

Hemp tends to have a bad reputation in society today, which is too bad as it has lots of benefits. You can use hemp on your skin, in food and so much more.

When you think of the word “hemp,” you might have visions of a hippie party where people are sitting around smoking something. That idea is way off-base. Hemp is not psychoactive. To be considered hemp, it cannot contain more than 0.3 percent THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana — the one that is responsible for getting you high. At less than 0.3 percent THC, it is impossible to get high from hemp.

Hemp is an agricultural crop and has more than 25,000 different uses. Although they both come from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant, hemp and marijuana have different genetic differences, appearances, and chemical composition. They are also grown and cultivated differently.

As for the legal status of hemp, it is legal under federal law all over the United States, whereas marijuana is only legal in certain states. Despite the reputation of hemp, it is actually a nutritionally-rich plant-based protein that everyBODY deserves to have in their life.

Here are just a few of the reasons to love hemp foods.

#1 Hemp is Great for the Skin

Do you want a lotion that is lightweight and incredibly moisturizing at the same time? If so, then add hemp seed oil to your moisturizer. Hemp seed oil is great for calming down dry, itchy skin. It contains essential fatty acids, which help to reduce inflammation and provide moisture, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Hemp oil also contains antioxidants that help nourish the skin and protect against environmental damage.

#2 Hemp Makes a Great Doggie Treat

Many people are surprised to learn that hemp hearts make great dog treats. Hemp is one of the best superfoods — not just for people but for pets too. Dogs can reap the many benefits provided by hemp hearts. They are a great plant-based protein for your pooch. Veterinarians consider hemp to be one of the most balanced, safest and natural sources of proteins found anywhere in nature. So, make sure you pick up an extra bag of hemp hearts for Fido too. Just sprinkle a couple of spoonfuls of hemp on top of your doggie’s food.

#3 Hemp is a Great Source of Protein for the Keto Diet

The keto diet requires low carbs, which is what makes hemp protein great for a low-carb diet like keto. Three tablespoons of hemp hearts contain less than 2 grams of carbs. They also have more than 12 grams of Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids. They have 10 grams of protein, iron, vitamin B6 and 100 percent of your daily manganese. Hemp hearts are versatile so you can toss them on just about anything that you want to add a nutty taste to - think oatmeal or yogurt.

Humming Hemp is the non-GMO superfood that everyBODY deserves. Grab our natural products from the shelves of your local Albertson, GNC, Fred Meyer or Safeway grocery stores.

Hum Often!