I have been digging into a variety of industries lately for some reasons I can’t really share. One that keeps coming high up on the list (pun intended) is the HEMP industry. The stuff is so much more useful than I thought it was. Yes, it has one very specific recreational use. But it has a ton more than that particular one. This is the first in a five part series on the subject.
Hemp is one of the oldest and most versatile crops in the world. It was first cultivated (near as I can tell) sometime in the 2nd century B.C.E.
Using Hemp seeds for health issues has been around nearly that long, therefore I am going to start the discussion with some discussion of Hemp Seeds.
Hemp seeds have been used for generations by “natural medicine” practitioners and are gaining a foothold in the more mainstream health product market for their many benefits. Hemp seeds are high in nutritional value containing the perfect ratio of the omega 3 and omega 6 essential amino acids that our bodies sometimes can’t produce naturally. This helps with weight loss and increased immunity to disease. Eating hemp seeds whole or mixing their extract with food or beverage is providing a wide variety of ways to apply these benefits in the industries of medicine, dietary supplementation and sports nutrition.
Adding hemp seeds to your diet, maybe replace poppy seeds with these, is a quick way improve the way you look, act and feel. They are rich in a variety of nutrients (including all of the 20 essential amino acids) hemp seeds have shown to aid in the following:
- Promoting a healthy hear
- Keeping the digestive system in working order
- Strengthening muscles and tissues
- Lowering cholesterol
- Acting as an anti-inflammatory (think about it for people with arthritis)
- Keeping skin in good condition without the need of lotions
- Promoting hormonal balance
All of this just from the seeds. I am sure we can name another 20, but these are things that always seem to get lost in the world of “should we legalize it or not.”
Tomorrow we get to seed oil, but I think this is a good enough place to start.
I say if the stuff is this useful (at least in seed form) these are great reasons it should be around, and not controversial.
But that’s just one guy’s opinion.