Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hello & Welcome Friends!

Hemp Therapy you say??? Can it really be therapeutic? Well guess what.....It most certainly can! 

Now let's first begin to understand the difference between Hemp and it's ugly cousin Marijuana.

Hemp my friends is not Marijuana! Smoking marijuana will make the user high, and smoking hemp will not. Hemp contains less than 1 percent of the active ingredient THC, the substance that gives pot smokers a high. Marijuana plants, on the other hand, can contain 10 to 20 percent THC.

Marijuana plants and hemp plants have different appearances and are harvested differently. Marijuana plants tend to be short and bushy, while hemp plants can have stalks that are 25 feet high! Unlike marijuana, hemp has many uses. Over 25,000 products can be manufactured from hemp, including hair conditioner, diapers, insulation, carpets, paper, and perfume.  Things like rope made out of hemp never rot like traditional rope.  Hemp as a food is one of the most easily absorbed by the body, and can help you live a healthier and happier life. 

• Hemp seeds contain up to
36% protein.
• The protein in hemp seed is
comprised of approximately
65% Edestin and can be
found only in hemp seed
• Edestin aids digestion, is low in
phosphorus and is considered the backbone of human cellular DNA.
• Hemp protein contains all 20 known
amino acids including the 8 essential
and 2 semiessential amino acids (EAA’s)
our bodies cannot produce. Proteins are
considered complete when they contain
all 9 essential amino acids in a sufficient
quantity and ratio to meet the body’s
protein requirements.
• No other single food source has the
essential amino acids in such an easily
digestible form, nor has the essential
fatty acids in as perfect a ratio to meet
human nutritional needs.
• Hemp seed is an excellent source of
calcium and iron. Whole hemp seeds
are also a good source of phosphorus,
magnesium, zinc, copper and
• Hemp seed is gluten free and consequently will not trigger symptoms of celiac disease

The hemp debate and the marijuana debate are often confused with each other. Proponents of legalizing hemp cultivation focus on the plant's many uses and the fact that it requires no pesticides in order to flourish. That's right, Hemp actually even replenishes the soil. 

Opponents also say that other raw materials are more economical than industrial hemp, which has been disproved on more than one occasion. Cultivating hemp is currently illegal in the United States, although hemp items are imported, including hemp foods.

Marijuana, on the other hand, is supposedly illegal because of its health risks.  Legalizing marijuana point to recent studies that show that there may be some medical benefits associated with marijuana use. But, any benefits of legalizing marijuana—medical or otherwise—have to be weighed against the disadvantages, such as the intoxicating effects, which, oddly enough, are far safer than the high achieved by alcohol or even cigarettes.

Bottom line is this.....Hemp was put on the planet for a reason! We need to get back to understanding and respecting all of it's power for our environment and the human body and use it the way God intended! 

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