Factoid #12 Hemp’s Nutritional Importance
Industrial hemp is not only grown for its fiber and manufacturing potential but as an essential dietary food source as well.
Hemp seeds derived from the hemp flower produce the most nutritional food byproduct from any other plant pound for pound in the world. Hemp seeds (hearts) are the most nutritionally dense plant food and the best source of polyunsaturated fat with a perfect 3:1 ratios of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids plus essential minerals. Hemp hearts are also 100% gluten-free and non-GMO.
Hemp hearts and oils are easily digestible and recognizable by the human body while fueling the endocannabinoid system. The hemp-based CBD’s (cannabidiols), as well as phytocannabinoids, are essential non-toxic components that nourish the endocannabinoid system as a vital natural supplement.
The endocannabinoid system is responsible for effectively regulating important functions of the body, like sleep, metabolism, thermoregulation, mood, appetite, memory and even monitoring pain. Without a properly functioning endocannabinoid system, a myriad of health issues is possible. Insomnia, depression, anxiety, inflammation and autoimmune deficiencies are just a few.
For thousands of years, hemp seeds have been an integral part of diets around the world. From cooking oil to grains and flour in many dishes, hemp remained a staple until criminalized in many countries for no reason other than being too closely related to marijuana. Hemp products do not have the THCA compounds found in marijuana. If any, the levels are bearly traceable and as negligible as opium is to a poppy seed. Hemp seed products are now recognized worldwide as a viable food source except in the US where it remains a Schedule 1, Controlled Substance on the DEA’s CSA list of illicit drugs. In a world of hyper-technology, it is difficult to fathom how a plant that is grown to manufacture rope and health food can also be categorized as a narcotic with the likes of LSD, heroin and cocaine. This means that hemp rope is more addictive and dangerous than meth, opium, oxycontin, codeine and morphine.
Welcome to a world where politics is more powerful than logic. Join the fight to remove industrial hemp from the Controlled Substance Act and allow American farmers to compete with foreign countries that are allowed to import almost $700 million worth of hemp products across our borders. Let your state congressman and senator know that you know the facts. Go to www.votehemp.com and make your voice heard.