7 Proven Health Benefits of Hemp Seed + 5 Recipes

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7 Proven Health Benefits of Hemp Seed + 5 Recipes

 

Hemp seed is a superfood that is often used as a high-quality and vegetable protein source.

Besides that hemp seed is a good source of essential proteins, hemp seed has many health benefits.

What you will learn in this article:

  • What are the 7 proven health benefits of hemp seed
  • Whether you get high when you eat a lot of hemp seed
  • Whether there are healthy fatty acids in hemp seed
  • How to make hemp milk
  • How much hemp seed you can eat per day

At the bottom of this article, I conclude with 5 delicious hemp seed recipes that you can use immediately.

What is hemp seed?

the benefits of hemp seedHemp seed is the seed of the hemp plant. Technically, hemp seed is a nut variety and it also has a mild nutty taste.

Hemp seed is used to extrude hemp oil, and the pulp that remains behind it is touched by proteins. This pulp is the basis for hemp protein powder.

In addition to hemp seed, the hemp oil is also sold as a superfood in the hemp protein powder.

Hemp oil is rich in essential fatty acids and hemp protein powder is rich in essential amino acids.

High from hemp seed?

Let me start by removing your possible concerns about the consumption of hemp seed as a superfood. If you use hemp seed

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then you do not have to worry that you are not going through a drug test or that you can not drive your car properly.

Hemp seed contains only minute traces of THC (the active ingredient in marijuana). The concentration of THC in hemp seed is so low that eating normal amounts of hemp seed will have no effect (source, source).

In both Canada and the United States, hemp seed has been permitted to be sold for consumption only for about 10 years. Hemp seed was not allowed for this because of the strict legislation regarding stimulants.

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CBD Oil: Explanation, Operation, Experiences and Buy Advices

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CBD Oil: Explanation, Operation, Experiences and Buy Advice

CBD oil is currently flying over the counter. For real. According to some druggists the best selling product in decades.

This oil is available without a prescription and is used in chronic pain, epilepsy and sleep problems to name just a few examples. And on the internet, you really stumble on the health claims that are made.

Because CBD oil is not a medicine but a food supplement, only a limited amount of scientific research has been done. In this article, I will zoom in on the health claims that have a scientific basis.

What you will learn in this article:

  • What CBD oil is used for
  • What CBD oil is used for
  • What the health claims are with a scientific basis
  • What the experiences of others are
  • What is the best variant to buy

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What is CBD oil?

CBD oil is a food supplement and not a medicine and may, therefore, be sold freely. You can simply order it at the pharmacy or order it at a webshop.

The oil is made from hemp and is therefore also called cannabis oil.

medical marijuanaYou’ve probably heard of medicinal cannabis.

In the United States, this has received a lot of attention in recent years because of the strict policy against (soft) drugs is relaxed and more and more states can sell (medicinal) weed.

Thanks to the tolerance policy in the Netherlands, they do not know better than that you can simply buy cannabis in the coffee shop and quietly smoke your joint in a park without being fettered.

That weed also has a medicinal effect has been known for a long time. A disadvantage of weed is the side effects. You become stoned and high. That can sometimes be just as good, but that is of course not desirable if you have to go to work and it is downright dangerous and irresponsible if you still have to drive a car.

The difference between cannabis oil and hemp oil

The substance THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in weed is responsible for the feeling of being high. For use as a soft drug, cannabis is consciously grown with an extremely high THC content.

A chemical that looks chemically like THC is CBD (cannabinal). CBD does have medicinal properties without the side effect of stoned and high from THC.

fiber hemp plantageCBD oil is extracted from fiber hemp. This is a hemp variety that can be legally grown because it contains only minimal amounts of THC.

Calling CBD oil ‘weed oil’ is therefore not entirely correct. The term weed is used for hemp (marijuana) with a high THC content that (usually) high as a target. CBD oil can, therefore, better be called hemp oil. Or just CBD oil of course.

The term cannabis oil is meant for THC oil. THC oil can not be sold legally. You can simply make THC oil yourself from cannabis that you have bought at the shop or have grown yourself.

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THC oil, like CBD oil, has medical applications and reportedly mainly cancer patients benefit from THC oil, this in combination with CBD oil. The CBD oil inhibits the high feeling of what is caused by a high dose of THC oil. CBD inhibits the breakdown of THC by the liver enzymes.

If you want to make CBD oil yourself, remember that the cannabis that you can buy to smoke a joint is not suitable for this. This weed has been grown with the highest possible THC content at the expense of the CBD content.

Fiber hemp

For CBD oil you need hemp that is grown as fiber hemp. Hemp can be grown on most farmland throughout the U.S. This CBD oilfiber hemp has a very low THC content and a high CBD content.

Another advantage of CBD oil is that you can not become dependent on it as can be the case with THC. It does not work mind-expanding and it does not cause hallucinations.

CBD oil that is not pure can cause hallucinations, this is because there is (accidentally) THC in the oil. This may be due to, for example, poor final inspection or insufficient sampling in the production of CBD oil.

What is CBD oil used for?

I will list here what CBD oil is all used for.

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