Due to its undeniable relation with the cannabis and the legal implications that revolve around its culture and commercialization; the hemp, famous in addition by the beneficial properties of the seeds, is one of the products with greater controversy as for its use, due to the little information and great amount of myths that are handled. In mar&juana we use them to give that special and characteristic touch to our drink and that’s why we bring you this article to learn more about them.
What is hemp?
It is the common denomination for the variety of plants from the cannabaceae family or cannabis. With maximum heights of up to two metres, it consists of a long hollowed stem. provided with lanceolate leaves.
The benefits of this plant are based on the possibility of the use of each of its components; in this way, it could be possible to obtain vegetable fibre from its stem, oils and flours from its seeds and medicinal compounds from its leaves.
Cannabinoid resins, whose psychoactive effects have been recognized and used in the manufacture of illegal drugs, associated with delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and medicines, associated with the content of cannabidiol (CBD). The hemp as such, presents a very low concentration of THC, unlike levels of CBD that are in greater proportion and that potentiates its medicinal effects on the organism.
In what ways can we ingest hemp?
The word “hemp” is used indistinctly to name the fibre, the plant or some of the fibres. its derivatives; among which we can mention:
- Hemp seeds (whole or without seeds) shells): known as canamons, when whole are an important source of carbohydrates; although their distribution must follow a series of rules, including sterilization, in order to ensure that it does not become contaminated. turn into plants. No longer in the shell, it increases its protein potential and improves substantially their taste; although the uses, in both cases are similar.
- Hemp oil: obtained by crushing the seeds to extract their oils essential rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6. Ideal for consumption in the cooking, although exposure to heat should be avoided to prevent rusting.
- Hemp flour: like other seeds, it is possible to process them dry to obtain flours; in which the shell is generally included; and protein powder, when it is processed without the same.
- Hemp milk: non-dairy product and lactose free, similar to products such as almond milk or almond milk. soy; as vegan alternatives.
In each of its presentations, the hemp seed is presented as the main element in the use of this plant. Its use has become popular and it has expanded to a wide variety of people; mainly by the beneficial properties of the hemp seeds.
Beneficial properties of hemp seeds
The hemp seed, considered to fall within the category of super food It offers the benefits associated with its high content of essential amino acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as linoleic acid, linolenic acid, Omega-3 and Omega-6.
Its chemical composition therefore confers certain beneficial properties on it. organism as:
Prevention of heart disease
As acid carriers alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the stabilizing properties on the system are transferred directly to food. On the other hand, the regulation of coagulation processes, allocated to the consumption of Omega-3 in its known variations like EPA and DHA.
These properties, which intervene on the processes circulatory system, notice a physiological effect on the heart health that could prevent, in some cases, Cardiovascular disease.
Other associated benefits indicate cholesterol-lowering properties, and cellular control associated with arterial fat accumulation and atherosclerosis.
Reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
The regenerative properties of the fatty acids present in hemp seeds are responsible for a significant reduction in the risk of dementia, according to studies carried out in older adults.
conclusive studies, have associated its consumption with the reduction of damage at the general cognitive process and memory, such as are mainly responsible for some cases of dementia, degenerative diseases of the nervous system and stress patterns.
improvement of the immune system.
The essential oils that the seeds bring to the diet are responsible for a significant improvement in the cellular oxygen transport processes. The improvement in the transport of oxygen in the body intensifies the immune response of the same, so in general terms makes us stronger to viruses, bacteria and common fungi.
Similarly, the improvement in the supply of oxygen to the different organs, allow to optimize the performance of the same, therefore, the body resists much better to conditions of prolonged physical activity, muscle stress or intellectual activity; giving hemp properties and energy efficiency improvements. physical performance.
Improved skin quality
Once again, the Omega acids contained in cannabinoid seeds make it possible to recover and improve dermatological conditions related to dry skin and dermatitis, either due to organic diseases or exposure to environmental factors.
The incorporation of its oils has been effectively added, not only as a food supplement, but also in the Cosmetology area for the development of moisturizing lotions and creams to relieve dryness and itching in the body and hands.
Decrease in painful inflammatory conditions
Not only due to the presence of Omega-6 derived acids as the GLA; but to the presence of low THC concentrations present in hemp seeds; scientific studies have derived the properties anti-inflammatory and for the treatment of painful conditions.
In joint injuries, conditions such as arthritis or symptomatic treatment of painful diseases, the following have been applied Successfully extract therapies of hemp seeds. From the same Significant improvements have been reported by including them in the diet of people with diabetes. affected patients.
Other studies, still in the process of validation, attribute to hemp seeds, effects for the symptomatic treatment of:
- Depressive Paintings
- Carcinogenic tumors
- Vomiting and nausea
- Psychotic disorders
However, considering the large number of beneficial properties of hemp seed; which have been described, reported, and studied by experts, scientists, and patients; the controversy continues because of its close relationship with the cannabis used for recreational purposes.
Mar&Juana infused with hemp seed is a different drink and would revolutionize the sector that leaves no one indifferent to try it. If you want to know more about the first drink based on distilled sugar cane and hemp in Spain or give it a try, go to the links.
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