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How Hemp Food Boosts Immunity and Leads to Healthy Living

Daniel King



Green Salad with CBD Hemp Oil Vinaigrette

Hemp, the new superfood, has been around for several thousand years but for a long time, it got an undeserved bad rap. The same plant species (cannabis sativa) is also the source of cannabis compound THC, but the two are different altogether.

The hemp plant yields two types of products that aid healthy living and prevent maladies – CBD hemp seeds and CBD oil. From Morgan Freeman to Jennifer Anniston, there is no dearth of celebs who swear it is the next greatest thing to hit the shelves since sliced bread.

Hemp contains negligible quantities of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that gives cannabis its mood-altering properties.

Best Hemp Foods

Cultivation of hemp has been going on for thousands of years. It was used for making rope and fiber. Recently hemp has hit the headlines as a nutrient-dense food.

Hemp seeds, hemp seed oil, hemp milk, hemp flavored cheese, and infusion drinks are commonly available in supermarkets. These products do not have any similarities with marijuana and can be safely consumed by people of any age.

Hemp Seeds

With a mild nutty flavor, they are perfect for adding to any type of salad. A hundred grams contains 550 calories so beware and don’t overindulge.

Hemp Milk

Hemp can be dried and ground into a powder that is dissolved to make hemp milk. It is an excellent alternative to natural milk and finds favor among vegans who are allergic to soya milk.

Hemp Cheese

Hemp milk can be pressed and made into slabs that have a cheese-like consistency. It tastes delicious when consumed as a spread.

Hemp Oil

Probably the most favorite hemp product is hemp seed oil. It is obtained by cold pressing, much like mustard and sunflower seed oil. Hemp seed oil is low in saturated fat and excellent for health.

Why is Hemp a Superfood?

Rich source of protein

Hemp contains 23% protein by weight. Compared to 30% protein content of red meat and  27% from chicken, this is quite impressive. Three large spoons of hemp seeds or about an ounce contain as much protein as an egg.

Not only does it have lots of protein, but it has an excellent amino acid profile. There are 18 different amino acids including the nine essential aminos which the human body cannot synthesize.

Hulled hemp seeds are far better than flax or chia which also shot to fame at the same time. Hemp’s advantage over flax is its content of edestin. Biologists believe edestin to be an essential building block of DNA.

For its high-quality plant-based protein, hemp powder is growing in demand among vegan athletes who do not want to consume whey.

Full of beneficial unsaturated fatty acids

An ounce or 30 grams of hemp seeds contain over 11 grams of polyunsaturated fats like Omega 6 and Omega 3. These fatty acids cannot be produced inside the body and have to be absorbed from outside. Traditionally we consume these in the form of fish and eggs.

Scientists have shown through studies Omega 3 lipids reduce cardiac problems and improve lipid profile by augmenting HDL, the good cholesterol, and reducing triglycerides. Reduction of cholesterol lowers the build-up of plaque, thus reducing the probability of stroke.

Omega 6 performs multiple functions inside the human body, from regulating metabolism to increasing bone density and reducing osteoporosis. It also reduces LDL or bad cholesterol.

There is some evidence that Omega 6 helps in treating ADHD.

An abundant source of fiber

The outer endosperm or hull of the seed is exceptional as a source of fiber. That is why it is best to buy seeds with the shell intact. A spoon of hemp seeds contains 1.5 grams of fiber.

Fiber is lacking in the modern diet that is overflowing with processed food. It is an indigestible carb that acts as a sponge and removes toxins from the digestive tract. Dietary fiber helps in intestinal motility and causes a bowel movement.

Psyllium husk does the same but does not have the other nutritional advantages of hemp seeds. Due to the clearing of the colon, general health improves, and skin becomes clearer. Fiber is also an effective appetite suppressant due to its volume and helps in weight management.

A storehouse of trace elements

Hemp seeds are not only packed with protein and fiber but also a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Topping the list is Vitamin E, an invaluable antioxidant that slows aging.

It is also a good source of carotene that forms Vitamin A.

Among minerals, it is a source of magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium, all of which regulate various metabolic functions and maintain vitality.

CBD Oil – a Miracle Biochemical

Cannabidiol or CBD is widely thought of as a revolutionary product. It is also extracted from the same Cannabis sativa plant, and just like hemp seeds, it is not high in THC that makes marijuana a recreational drug.

There are literally scores or cannabinoids in the hemp plant. CBD is the one that is easy to extract and consume in dilution with hemp seed oil.

CBD oil is not a product of the seed, like hemp milk and powder, but the flower. Aficionados use it to treat a range of health problems, and research into its benefits are revealing new and surprising facts daily.

Superb anxiety management

CBD oil attaches itself to brain receptors and reduces their activity. This makes it a powerful natural therapy for helping those suffering from anxiety.

From high blood pressure to bruxism (unconsciously grinding teeth), anxiety is an unwelcome lifestyle disease.

It is an agonist and produces the opposite effect when it attaches to receptors. The best part is that it requires a very low dose of a few milligrams per kilo of weight to achieve the desired effect.

The use of benzodiazepines such as alprazolam leads to the same effects, but they are habit-forming artificial chemicals. The use of CBD oil for anxiety treatment is welcome news for millions who live in chronic stress.

Deaddiction benefits

Addiction to any substance, such as drugs or alcohol, is hard to overcome. The root of the problem is these substances produce pleasure-giving neurotransmitter dopamine which creates a so-called high, which causes physical dependence.

CBD oil is able to pacify the need for dopamine and lower the craving for addiction. This makes it an invaluable tool in therapy. Of course, the reader has to note this aspect is still being experimented on. Even though studies have confirmed the positives, it is yet to be a part of the everyday withdrawal regimen.

Nerve pain management

Neuralgia is the pain of the nerve, usually affecting nerves of the limbs. It is an extremely distressing condition and is treated with exceptionally strong painkilling drugs. There is no permanent cure, and the situation is debilitating.

Due to its calming effect, CBD oil is being adopted in nerve pain management. CBD oil injections in the spine have been used to try and slow the speed with which nerves transmit pain signals.

Heart health

Any biochemical which is calming will invariably help the heart. Placebo trials have shown that adult men who took 600 milligrams of CBD oil daily for several weeks had lower blood pressure.

In addition, a fascinating fact is the heart has a more significant ejection fraction; this means it expels out more blood. CBD oil is suggested as a valid alternative therapy for those with a hypertensive condition.

Other benefits

From PMS to acne, CBD oil has been anecdotally thanked for being a miracle chemical. It all boils down to the ability of CBD oil to fight inflammation.

CBD oil is proven to reduce cytokines, which are tiny protein cells produced by the immune system. While cytokines are excellent for fighting off a fever, it is damaging when they attack the body.

This is why so many diseases are autoimmune such as arthritis and MS. The body attacks itself due to wrong chemical messages. We don’t understand a lot of science and it is thought that anxiety and stress play a large role in this. CBD oil, with its calming effect, is, therefore, able to make us healthy and also boost our immunity.

Last Words

One of the problems with CBD oil and hemp seeds is there are no dosage indications. Without access to any particular study on the subject, it is best to have a handful of hemp seeds a day – about three tablespoons worth.

CBD oil is best taken as 500 mg capsules through some OTC brands go as high as 1500 mg. Try and purchase organic produce that is pure and not mixed with unnecessary additives.

A common mistake is to buy hemp seed oil, thinking it to be CBD oil. Though hemp seed oil is not without benefits as we have seen above, they are of a different kind. Some prefer to use CBD oil in the form of a topical ointment.

Hemp and CBD oil have gained fame in the west recently, but they have been around in other civilizations for a lot longer and are a standard part of Chinese medicine.

Author Bio: Jaspreet Singh, Co-founder of the NGO Hemp Foundation which works for the empowerment of economically challenged farmers in Uttarakhand. He works as a bridge between the people and the business to make the farmers economically grow. He loves to hear their problems to provide them an explicit solution. He is also passionate about adventures tours, trekking, and long bike rides.


The TRUTH About CBD in Skin Care – Is it worth it? [VIDEO]

Carissa Stevens



CBD in Skin Care - Is it worth it?

The CBD market is forecasted to be a $16 billion industry by 2025, and that’s why you are probably noticing that CBD as an ingredient is becoming a fad in skin care nowadays. The question is: is it really the “magic” ingredient that people are claiming it to be? Is it worth to invest in CBD skin care? Watch this video for the answers.

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CBD Oil for Pain and Chronic Pain – Dr. Dani Gordon [VIDEO]

Carissa Stevens



CBD Oil for Pain and Chronic Pain

One of the most important systems in our body that helps manage pain is our own endocannabinoid system , and CBD oil aids in fast-tracking the body’s response. Studies show that CBD is very effective in addressing neuropathic and inflammatory pain. That’s why more and more people are seeing it as a healthy and natural alternative to pain management.

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Does CBD Oil Have an Expiration Date?

Carissa Stevens



CBD Oil Expiration

CBD oil is considered heaven-sent to most people. Apart from helping treat and alleviate chronic pain and other health conditions, this miracle oil of sorts is said to provide other numerous benefits to users. With this product gaining popularity and momentum in different parts of the globe, many individuals are stockpiling cannabidiol in their homes. There are many resources such as this free CBD reference ebook that are popping up to help anyone who wants to learn more about this wonderful compound.

While many individuals get excited over new products and releases in the market, this leaves buyers wondering just how long they can prolong their cannabidiol oil products and if these really do expire. After all, these aren’t the cheapest options on the market, with potency and brand name being one of the purveyors of higher price tags these days.

For those who have recently gotten into the groove of purchasing CBD, you may be interested in reading more about the shelf life and expiration date of these items. Not only will you learn more about the proper storage methods, but also how the quality of oils, process, and packaging also come into play in preserving the lifespan of these products.

CBD Oil – What is It and What Does it Do?

Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a type of chemical compound called cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant. Extracted from the cannabis plant, this is filled with terpenes, carrier oils, and natural cannabinoids coming to play in the mix. Making CBD oil is done by mixing the extract with carrier oils.

Unlike other cannabis or marijuana sources, cannabidiol products do not induce psychotic effects or that unwanted high in users. This is because it does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound responsible for intoxication.

This product commonly used for managing anxiety and depression, as well as treating chronic pain. It has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that help relieve pain and reduce stress. It is also used in treating neurological disorders such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.

The Shelf Life of CBD Oil – Does it Expire?

As with other types of oils, you should know that cannabidiol does go bad. It has an expiration date of 12 to 24 months or 1 to 2 years. Beyond this, the product can lose its potency, flavor, and quality. At times, such oil-based products can even turn rancid.

Cannabidiol extract is potent in itself. When mixed with other ingredients, such as carrier oils like that of coconut oil or hemp oil, the risk of degradation lies not with the cannabidiol extract, but with the carrier oils or the base liquid itself.

The quality of the plants the extracts were derived from, however, should not be easily dismissed, especially when this plays a significant role in affecting the overall shelf life of the product. Those that are extracted from high-quality and hemp and grown in ample conditions are said to last longer than those using industrial hemp.

The packaging should also be in dark or colored bottles to protect the product against heat, air, and light, all of which work to break down the product over time. Lastly, your way of storing also affects the product’s shelf life, so, to ensure that your beloved CBD oil stays potent as possible, keep this away from sunlight.

Proper Storage to Prolong CBD Oil’s Shelf Life

Storing these goods are easy. To help prolong its shelf life and avoid carrier ingredients and oils from going rancid, make sure to store these in a cool, dry place. Don’t place it in a sunny corner of your room or a hot space in your kitchen.

What most people do these days is storing their CBD products on their bedside table or in their pantry – all away from sunlight or direct (or indirect) heat.

The Bottom Line

Now that you know that CBD oil expires, you can take extra precautions to help prolong its life. Who knows, with these simple tricks, you might just be able to extend its freshness and potency for around two years – that is, if you don’t finish it before that.

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