Largely ignored due to social taboos, hemp is now finally gaining the recognition that it deserves. Hemp seeds have a bounteous nutritional profile and are continuously proving to be beneficial in a number of ways. They’re rich in protein, fiber, and healthy fatty acids, including Omega-3 and Omega-6 and are also known to reduce symptoms of numerous illnesses while helping to improve the health of the heart, joints, skin and brain. While the stigma attached to hemp has hindered its use to a large extent and a large number of possibilities of its use still remain unexplored, there is enough evidence to certify that hemp is a far more versatile and sustainable option than its alternatives.
In this article, we will help you to understand the variety of ways that the multifaceted hemp plant can be used to upgrade your daily life.
1. Nutrition - Hemp seeds being rich in protein, Omega-3, Omega-6 and several other nutrients, can serve as an extraordinary addition to your everyday meals. Hemp seed powder is substantially more efficient and effective than its alternatives such as whey powder. Adding hemp seed powder to your pulses, chapatis or post workout shakes can help you experience a boost of energy and a wide variety of other benefits!
2. Medicinal - Apart from having a diverse nutritional profile, hemp is also praised for the countless health benefits of CBD (a cannabinoid obtained from hemp) including relief from pain, nausea and anxiety; there is even evidence it may help serious conditions like arthritis, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and even help alleviate some symptoms of chemotherapy.
3. Skincare - Both hemp seed and CBD oil are known to significantly improve skin health. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in hemp seed oil give your skin a healthy glow while the other amino acids help with preventing wrinkles. Hemp seed oil improves the production of collagen, is non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores), has strong anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties and is highly effective in keeping the skin hydrated.
4. Haircare - The versatility of hemp is not only limited to physical health and skin, but is extremely beneficial for your hair too. Shampoos and conditioners containing hemp seed oil have moisturizing and nourishing properties which are highly essential for healthy hair and scalp. Hemp seed oil also prevents hair fall and hair breakage and stimulates the production of keratin.
5.Oral hygiene - Swishing hemp seed oil in your mouth for a few minutes daily can greatly enhance your dental health by strengthening your teeth, healing bleeding gums, preventing gingivitis and bad breath. Its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal characteristics help to prevent cavities as well as tooth decay.
Apart from the wellness categories listed above, hemp offers a much more beneficial and sustainable alternative to a variety of other products that we use in our day-to-day lives. From food to clothing, stretching to plastic and paper and even crude oil, hemp can prove to be a blessing to us in numerous ways. Hemp fiber, for example, is not only absorbent and lightweight but is also 3x stronger than cotton, weather-resistant, versatile, sustainable, and cost-effective.
In order to truly embrace this miraculous plant, it is essential to be aware of its multifaceted benefits. A simple addition of hemp to your lifestyle can not only result in a healthier life but will also enable you to extend a helping hand towards the environment.
We are excited for you to join our journey towards a greener future, are you ready to take the first step?