The Miracle of Hemp

Hemp extracted CBD oil is twice the value of gold ounce per ounce and hemp has 50,000 known uses. Hemp can be used for medicines, paper, textiles, building material, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, animal feed and so much more.

What is hemp?

Hemp or industrial hemp is an incredibly versatile plant that is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species and has played an important role in the history of mankind. Hemp grows very quickly and can grow about 16 feet (5 meters)in height. Hemp is a sustainable, renewable resource for food and industrial fiber production. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including medicines (CBD oil), paper, textiles, building material, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed and is known to be able to make over 50,000 different items. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago.

Benefits of hemp

Hemp extracted CBD oil is twice the value of gold ounce per ounce and hemp has 50,000 known uses. Hemp can be used for medicines, paper, textiles, building material, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, animal feed and so much more.

The proven scientific truth is this: hemp is one of the most nutritious foods available to humans and one of the earth’s most ecologically sustainable crops. It is a complete protein source which makes it a great alternative to meat and fish and an ideal protein choice for vegans. Not only is there no other plant-based protein that can compete with hemp, it even gives meat and fish products a run for their money with its rich omega, , and mineral content. It is no wonder biologists, ecologists, health professionals, and dieticians all over the world over are raving about the benefits of growing and eating hemp.

CBD

Aside from industrial uses, hemp produces a variety of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil. CBD is a compound from the hemp plant that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” or “high”. CBD has become the hot new product in places that have legalized. CBD is extracted from the flowers and buds of hemp plants. CBD is a nonpsychoactive component of the hemp plant, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and actually blocks the high typically associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from marijuana.

OMEGAS 3, 6 and 9

Polyunsaturated fatty acids are also known as ‘essential fatty acids’ or ‘omegas’, and are essential because the body cannot produce them on its own, it must get them from your diet. Fatty acids are the building blocks of your immune system and regulate many other items in the body including hair growth, nail production, and oral health.

Hemp is high in omega fatty acids but that isn’t the whole story. What makes hemp so special is that these omegas have to be ingested by us in a particular ratio for us to be able to digest them. The hemp seed oil has a perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 (LA) to Omega 3 (LNA) essential fatty acids. This makes hemp an ideal omega source because you do not need to worry about trying to balance your omega intake. Hemp also has Omega 9 (GLA) which is very hard to get from plant sources.

Protein

Hemp seed is an excellent vegan source of protein. It has all 20 known amino acids, including the 8 essential amino acids and 2 semi-essential amino acids our body cannot produce. This amazing amino acid profile makes hemp seed a perfect vegan protein by providing all the amino acids that your body needs.

Superfood Powerhouse

Hemp is one of the most nutritionally complete foods. It is an outstanding and delicious source of protein, with every essential fatty acid and amino acid you need for optimum nutrition. In addition, it is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and more.

We grow our organic hemp on virgin land with spring water in a sustainable manner. This ensures that your body and brain is getting nothing but the best nutrition possible.

Hemp Fights Climate Change

This “Holy Hemp” plant also fights climate change and can convert 4X the amount of CO2 to O2 compared to trees during its quick 12-14 weeks growing cycle. Climate change is one of this century’s greatest global concerns. If we plant enough hemp, we can even restore the climate!

Hemp for Soil Remediation

Hemp is known as a “Mop Crop” that clears impurities out of wastewater, such as sewage effluent, excessive phosphorus, and other unwanted substances or chemicals. Hemp is proving to be the best phyto-remediation plant found today. Planting hemp at polluted sites helps to break down toxic chemicals, remove nuclear elements, stabilize and clean up metal contaminants, pesticides, solvents, and crude oil by acting as the world’s best natural filter. The hemp plant’s root system helps also prevent soil erosion and run-off while providing important soil aeration at the same time.

Hemp can reduce deforestation

Hemp has the ability to provide man a more harmonious relationship with nature, and slow down deforestation worldwide. For example, hemp produces 10 times more pulp than trees. Clear-cutting down forests to make toilet paper can be a thing of the past.

Historical Uses of Hemp

Some of the earliest evidence of hemp cultivation comes from rope imprints on broken Chinese pottery from about 10,000 B.C., according to Psychology Today. The Chinese used hemp for clothing, bowstrings, and paper. Archaeologists have also found the remains of hemp cloth in ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to around 8,000 BC.

Chinese-ma-hempThe hemp plant evolved from Northern China at the dawn of civilization, and is believed to be the first cultivated fiber plant. The earliest archeological record of the use of fiber from hemp plant was in China twelve thousand-years ago. An old Neolithic site was unearthed at Yuan-shan and the remains of coarse sandy pottery with hemp cord marks on it were found along with a rod-shaped stone beater, used to pound hemp.

How hemp grows?

Hemp is an excellent crop, which can be combined with legumes and cereal grains. Plants mature and can be harvested in only 90-120 days making it ideal for colder conditions like in Canada due to a moderately short growing season. Hemp plants are resistant to frosts up to 5C below freezing.

Four months after it is planted hemp can grow up to 10-20ft tall! It thrives on nitrogen-rich soil and the amazing thing about hemp crops is that they help enrich the same amount of nitrogen back into the soil during the growth cycle – so there’s no net loss of fertility. Crops are seeded in the late spring and harvest begins in the fall, usually late September and early October. Stalks are cut about 2in from the base and bushels get bundled and sent on their way for processing.