A couple of weeks ago, Nutiva discovered this site. A few days later, an unexpected box of Nutiva’s food arrived in my mail. I was most excited about the free coconut oil. The rest of the box contained a food I’d never eaten before — hemp. Hemp oil. Hemp seeds. Hemp protein powder. Hemp seed snack bars.
Naturally I wondered, is this food safe?
I began by scouring Nutiva’s own literature and website. I even went so far as to hunt down and read the sources they were citing in their research. Then I went to the web. Here’s what I discovered.
Hemp oil is not a traditional oil and relatively new to the human diet (that alone should tell you how I come down on this issue!). It contains 70% polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), roughly 55% in the form of Omega-6 linoleic acid. As I wrote earlier, PUFAs are highly unstable and unsuitable for heating or cooking. They also lead to excessive weight gain, a weakened immune system, and depressed thyroid functioning. Ideally, only about 4% of our intake of fats should be PUFAs.
And, unfortunately for us, the Standard American Diet (SAD) is just saturated with an excess of Omega-6 fats thanks to our over-abundant supply of subsidized corn & soy. As I pointed out in the video Good Fats Bad Fats, this Omega-6 overload hits us even in our animal product consumption because of the corn & soy based diets of most industrially raised animals. Here’s a screen from that video:
A good ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fats is less than 4:1. Anything over that, and our bodies protest with all sorts of health problems including obesity, depression, mood swings, inflammation, heart disease, weakened immune systems, etc.
While it’s true that the balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fats in Hemp Oil rests right at 4:1, I still can’t recommend the oil.
Why? Because our diets are already unnaturally high in Omega-6 fatty acids thanks to the industrialized sources of our foods. Perhaps, perhaps, if you were very judicious with the sourcing of the rest of the Omega 3 and 6 fats in your diet and only ate pastured/wild/grass-fed animal products and only consumed good fats like coconut oil, butter, and lard in your cooking, perhaps cold-pressed hemp oil would be fine in small quantities so long as you didn’t heat it.
But even then, it’s still not a traditionally used cooking oil, so it doesn’t pass my Real Food test. It’s neither old, nor traditional, and your great grandmother would not have recognized it as food.
Hemp seeds, though, seem to be a different matter altogether. They contain all the essential amino acids — those building blocks of protein which our body can not manufacture on its own. Flax seed also contains all the essential amino acids, but unlike flax seed, 65% of the protein found in hemp seeds is globulin edistin.
What is globulin edistin? It’s a simple protein that our bodies need to build the immunoglobulins necessary to repel infection. The best way to ensure your body has enough amino acid materials to build these globulins is to eat foods high in globulin proteins.
They’re most readily available in animal blood plasma (another reason not to avoid red meats!), but hemp seeds offer a surprising source for these proteins by offering them in a form similar to blood plasma. According to some, “eating hemp seeds could aid, if not heal, people suffering from immune deficiency diseases. This conclusion is supported by the fact that hemp seed was used to treat nutritional deficiencies brought on by tuberculosis, a severe nutrition blocking disease that causes the body to waste away [Czechoslovakia Tubercular Nutritional Study, 1955].” (source)
On top of that, they are a traditional food, eaten in China for thousands of years. Some have argued that because they were only eaten in times of famine or poverty, they’re not truly “traditional.” In times of abundance, the ancient Chinese mostly used hemp as a source of fiber to make clothing, canvas, and paper. Nevertheless, the fact that the food has been around for so long certainly counts in its favor. I have no problem consuming it.
A Note on Hemp & Drug Testing
If you choose to eat hemp seeds, it is very important that you consume them from well-sourced plants that don\’t contain high levels of THC (the psychoactive element in marijuana). According to Nutiva, the hemp they buy comes from Canada, where hemp food farmers have pledged to limit THC concentrations in plants to where they can not result in positive drug tests.
In the mid 90s, a series of studies done in the U.S. showed that eating hemp foods may cause positive urine tests for THC. For this reason, the Weston A. Price foundation does not recommend eating hemp. But according to the Test Pledge Program (which did their own series of studies in the year 2000 on the interference of hemp foods with THC levels in drug testing), these studies involved the consumption of products from seeds with considerably higher THC levels—often more than 100 micrograms per gram (µg/g) or parts per million (ppm)—than are now commonly found in commercial hemp seeds in North America. Thus, they argue the earlier studies do not allow a realistic assessment of the potential impact of such foods on the outcome of employee drug tests.
While I wouldn’t eat hemp seeds to replace animal proteins — particularly because of the abundance of nourishing fat soluble vitamins only found in wild/pastured/grass-fed meats, I do think they’re safe to consume and arguably more nutritious than many other seeds we might turn to for snacks.
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I add hemp seeds to my salads, smoothies, home-made granola etc. Even in the morning with pineapple, cottage cheese, sliced almonds, etc. They’re wonderful. I’m bummed about the O6’s in the oil though. Oh well, another one bites the dust.
Hemp see oil is not new to the human diet at all! We have used this plant for thousands of years. The biggest danger with any hemp or cannabis product is the fact that you could be arrested for having it. It is a very sustainable source of food, fuile, medicine, clothing and paper.
You can’t be arrested for having hemp products.
If you’re carrying Cannabis Oil (medicinal) or Cannabis itself (smokeable, or edible) in a state that does not allow for one to do so, then you can be arrested. Regular hemp products do not cause arrests.
Derrick Carter says
Comeon Really! The article states that the oil is BAD for us….so knock it off..what are you a hemp seed oil distributor? The only problem I have with this article is that it did not spend enough time concerning how much phytic acid the hemp seeds contain, it is well settled now that the bulk of seeds contain the anti-nutrient phytic acid…………….we need more research on this issue.
Lindsay — ever since getting an 8oz bag of hemp seeds in the mail from Nutiva, I’ve found plenty of uses for them. I particularly like them in tuna salad and on green salads.
Local Nourishment says
Do hemp seeds need to be soaked and dried, in the manner of nuts or sprouted in the manner of other seeds to deactivate anti-nutrients?
Andrew Chin says
Hemp does contain some phytic acid. In this article, page 15, there’s a chart, and hempseed seem to contain about 1,400mg of phytic acid per 100g. I just tried soaking and dehydrating about a pound, and wow, what a mess! I think they’re even harder to soak than even sesame seeds. If you don’t consume that much hemp, then the phytic acid might not be that big a deal.
Derrick Carter says
WOW! 1,400mg of phytic acid is HUGE amount…………..No way will I eat Hemp Seeds at all! I like my teeth right where they are……….
If you noticed in this study they are referring to hemp seed cake (” . . the residue of cold (45 ˚C)
pressing, i.e. hemp seed cake (HSC)”). Hulled hemp seeds (hemp hearts) contin the oil fraction while the hemp cake does not. If you look at a package of hemp hearts you will notice that the oil content is quite high. There is no phytic acid in the oil part. It seems to me that if you are consuming hemp hearts you are getting much less phytic acid than if you were consuming hemp cake.
Local Nourishment — No! Hemp seeds don’t contain any phytic acid, so there’s no need to sprout or soak them. You can eat them raw out of the bag.
Hi there, I’ve been looking for scientific research to support that hemp seed does not contain physic acid. Where did you resource this information from? Thanks so much!
Derrick Carter says
KristenM……………where is your evidence that Hemp seeds do not contain Phytic Acid! that would be impossible as ALL seeds contain Phytic Acid at least on THIS planet………..Provide the proof!
About Nutiva — always check the back of their bag for nutrient values — there have been some –er — controversies of them claiming raw status for certain products when they are not. So if on bags of things like their cacao, hemp seeds etc. there is a lack of Vitamin C, a vitamin naturally present in both examples, it’s a sure bet that it was heated or processed. Just an FYI.
Lindsay — That’s a great point, and I’m actually going to do a post about it soon. One of the reasons many of these natural foods companies are quick to point out that they’re *certified* raw is because of this very problem. There is a lot of wiggle room in the federal standards for “raw” on labels — wiggle room that isn’t very friendly towards those trying to eat really raw, enzyme-rich foods.
I was exited when trader joes brought out a new hemp protien powder but then quickly dissapointed to see 5g added sugar per serving. its a good store for some things but man do they sell a LOT of sugary crap!
So do you recommend we go buy some?
Thanks for this post by the way, I was just staring at a package of hemp seeds yesterday trying to decide whether to buy some.
Warren — I used to enjoy Trader Joe’s when I lived in Oregon. Sadly, they’re not in Austin. (I did sign a petition to get them here, though.) Our Whole Foods needs some competition!
And yes, no matter where I shop, I’m a label Nazi!
Kyle — That’s up to you. If you enjoy eating seeds and nuts, then they’re worth trying. (And if you buy them through any of the links/ads on my site, I’ll get a little kick back to make running this site more economically feasible for me.)
Son of Grok says
Thanks for all the info. I have always kind of written off Hemp products as excuses for stoners to work towards legalization of marijuana. It seems like they will try to make almost ANYTHING out of the stuff just to prove that it is “useful”. I personally react poorly to even the smell of hemp and it causes me slew of problems. Pass… pass and pass.
Son of Grok
Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet says
I feel very much like you in regard to hemp seed. Just a little note, my husband was tested for his omega balance and he actually had too much omega 3’s!!!! So it is possible to go the other direction too. At least hemp seeds taste really nice, even if our great grandmothers wouldn’t have recognized them. 😉
Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet
Jenny @ Nourished Kitchen says
I can make a wickedly delicious cookie with hemp seeds, poppy seeds and cacao nibs. Love them. DH adds hemp seeds to his smoothies.
Jenny @ Nourished Kitchen
SoG — Perhaps so, but hemp really has been around for thousands of years and proven itself useful for many, many things — including a source of food for the impoverished. So, while I, too, am skeptical of hemp thanks to it’s recent history in the U.S., I’m also trying to realize it’s place historically.
Kimi — I thought there was no such thing as having too many Omega 3s. As in, too many Omega 6s are harmful, but too many Omega 3s don’t seem to do anything negative to our systems.
And, if we were Chinese or Russian, our great grandmothers would surely have recognized hemp seeds!
Jenny — Recipe? 😉
Betty Anne says
Probably the Chinese and Russians didn’t have the equipment to separate the hard hull from the soft interior (the heart). My understanding is that any antinutrients would be in that hard outer substance, as is the case with most seeds, grains, etc. I think that the ability to efficiently separate the hull from the heart is the result of a fairly recent invention.
Sustainable Eats says
Second that – Jenny, recipe? I just bought HUGE bag of Theo cocoa nibs and am looking for more ways to use them, other then munching straight out of the bag.
Sustainable Eats — Here’s a quick thing to do with cocoa nibs. In a food processor, blend equal parts cocoa nibs, dates, shaved coconut, and almonds. Add in just enough warm coconut oil for it to all stick together. Spoon onto wax paper and refrigerate. Serve cold. It’s a fantastic “candy” that’s got no added sugar and is so nutrient-dense!
John Roulac says
Clearing up some hemp confusion here.
As the founder and CEO of Nutiva I am glad to see folks hearing more about hemp foods. The post had many untrue statements which I wanted to point out.
First off hemp has had a very long use as a food. It was comsumed in asia long before soy foods. In Europe hemp was the original gruel and ground up hempseed butter was a common food on peasants. To state it is a new food is just not the case, unless you count the last hundreds years as your bench mark.
Also readers might want to understand hempseed and hemp protein is one of the best sources around of 3 master minerials…. magnesium, zinc and iron. 3 tbs of protein or seed contains almost 50% RDI of magnesium
Hemp oil is the closest to fish oil of any oil that is harvested from the land. At a 3.5 1 to one ratio it is ideal for salad dressings and a dipping oil. Did you know hemp oil also contains up to 5% GLA and 2% SDA ? No other food in the world does this and at these levels they are vital in our health. Not everyone is going to eat grass fed meet or milk every day nor should they every day. Want to get your omegas for the day…enjoy hemp seed or oil.
Do some research on these rare super omega’s of GLA and SDA and you will find it’s well documented.
The average American Diet is 10-1 or 15-1 omega 6 to 3….when people cut out canola, soy, and corn- and switch to hemp oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and or grass fed butter they seem great results. And their Omega ratio comes down closer to 4-1 where is should be.
Before making blanket statements about certain d foods- please research a bit more.
Derrick Carter says
Mr. John Rulac, you DID NOT answer the real question, How Much Phytic Acid does Hemp Seed contain? this is a real issue as Phytic Acid robs the nutrients you brag about from the seeds, so if in fact the Hemp seed contains up to 1,400 mg of Phytic Acid then all these so called nutrients mean NOTHING!
If you’re the CEO of Nutiva, I’m rethinking having ever bought any of your products. You do realize that you came off as a fool here, right? When you send people your products you have to be prepared that they’ll give an honest review and this article was actually very hemp positive. But obviously reading comprehension (and spelling) aren’t your strong suits. If you had wanted to give your opinion to counter her points on hemp oil, you could have done it in a better way than just “Actually, you’re totally wrong.” It probably really sucks to be a woman (or anyone) working under you.
Hopefully Pankaj Talwar will be a better CEO and human being than you XD
Hi John —
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, and thank you too for sending the sample package of your tasty and nourishing products. I do hope you read my post all the way through because I clearly argued that hemp seed *is* a traditional food, so I don’t know why you seem to think I didn’t.
I also said that hemp OIL is not traditional, but that’s because it isn’t. History clearly shows that hemp oil, if/when it was made, was used for things like lamp oil, body cleansing, and creating varnish and/or paints. It was not used as food in traditional Chinese/Asian cuisine.
Please note that I also said that if people had a very structured and restricted diet — if they ate only grass-fed meats, absolutely never consumed soy or corn oils or ate packaged foods, absolutely never ate fast foods or industrialized foods, avoided supermarket eggs, etc. — if they could eat this diet, then perhaps hemp oil would be safe to consume despite the fact that it is not a traditional food oil (so long as it was cold-pressed and not heated in cooking). But, sadly, most people are not there yet. They still eat out at restaurants, still have the occasional fast food, still buy supermarket eggs, meat, milk, butter, and cheese when they run out of their pastured counterparts, still eat at friend’s homes with abandon, still eat at social functions like church. In other words, the typical person in my audience, try as they might to eat well, doesn’t do it 100% of the time. In that case, the Omega 6 to 3 ratio in hemp oil is simply too high to counterbalance the 20:1 ratio of industrialized foods.
And as to getting Omega 3s, if you spent any real time on my site, you’ll know that I don’t suggest everyone consume grass-fed meat or milk every day. I, do, however recommend people eat fish, as that is the traditional source for concentrated Omega-3 fats in the human diet.
I said all this in my post, so I’m not sure why you’re attacking me or insinuating that I didn’t do any research.
Once again, I want to affirm that I believe most of what you argued for in your comment were the very things I argued for:
– I defended hemp seed as a traditional & nutritious food.
– I said people could consume hemp seed oil (despite its not being a traditional food oil) if they avoided industrialized foods.
– I even said hemp seed products (particularly yours) won’t result in positive drug tests.
I think we have much more in common in our position than you thought!
All the best,
Question-will you have any drug related effects from eating the hemp seeds? I’m a little confused about the whole effect of the leave part vs. the seed aspect? Is it all the same?
Lisa – the seeds contain negligible to no cannabinoids so consuming them does not give a drug effect. Also, it’s not the leaves but the resinous flowers and leaflets that surround them that contain the highest concentrations of psychoactive resins. Hope that helps.
Bill Sullivan says
Great conversation, the good thing is we are all talking. Thank you
Thanks for the great info, I really appreciate it. This brings up a question I’ve been meaning to ask and that is if you’d consider profiling other elements of foods like protein and amino acid profiles, inflammatory factors and such.
Among other reasons, I ask as one of the more difficult info to find for foods is levels of salicylates, which is a somewhat common sensitivity/intolerance that, like gluten, most people aren’t aware. I happen to be one of those sensitive to it and would appreciate either a reference or a look into the subject.
The relevance to this article is that salicylates tend to be high in seeds. And since I’m asking I thought I’d also mention/ask about the other factors that would be greatly beneficial. In all your spare time, of course. 🙂
Thanks for all you do, it’s truly wonderful and well appreciated.
Thanks for doing the homework though!
Wow, I have all kinds of thoughts about this. To address something Son of Grok said, I don’t care if someone’s trying to legalize pot. I guess I will out myself to say I have tried it a few times (and yes, I did inhale). I didn’t feel much different than when I have gotten drunk (also not very often in my life), with the possible exception that I didn’t have that lovely chemically-poisoned feeling that I get with alcohol. Oh, and pot didn’t give me a hangover, either. So I don’t get why legal alcohol is OK but legal pot isn’t. My only real objection to it is that people are already inconsiderate-to-rude about smoking tobacco, and if they’re going to be that rude about pot-smoking, then we’d need to write the same kinds of laws for it as we do for public tobacco smoking here in Ohio–nobody deserves to be forced to use drugs against their will, not even by breathing the smoke. Sad part is you don’t even have to smoke it–you can eat it and drink it too.
OK, end soapbox.
To address the remark that our grandmothers wouldn’t have recognized hemp, why, that just isn’t true. It was recognized as a fiber crop, a source of patent medicine, and an excellent birdseed right up until the 1920s when Congress passed the Marihuana Tax Act (spelling intentional, was standard back then). Hemp was then revived during WWII because Japan had captured the Philippines, our most important source of manila hemp, which was used to make our ropes and other important things. Wisconsin and Kentucky grew it for the war effort, if memory serves. And regular farmers grew it as windbreaks for the longest time even if they didn’t grow the cash crop.
Funny story about the latter: I once heard about a little old lady who’d never clued in that her windbreak had been outlawed by the Feds. IIRC, her grandson noticed what it was and his uncles told him in emphatic tones to leave Grandma out of it!
Anyway. I’ve been curious about using hemp as a protein source for a while. Then I learned about grass-fed meats and about the health benefits of animal foods in general and stopped worrying about it, thinking the phytic acid on top of the price had pretty much put hemp out of my reach for good. I have tried the oil and didn’t think much of it–thanks for giving me another excuse never to use it again. 🙂 But the seeds don’t have phytic acid, you say? Hm. I might just have to try them again, then. I knew that about the protein but not what it meant. Thank you for enlightening me.
I used to eat hemp seeds for breakfast every morning and I had so much more energy. My trick was to combine 2 parts hemp with 1 part dark chocolate, pour the mess into muffin cups, and press dried cranberries and almonds on top. I don’t know if it was the most nutritional of breakfasts, but I figured it couldn’t be any worse than a granola bar. (Also, dark chocolate was a great incentive to get up in the morning.)
Arian J. says
Eating hemp foods should no longer cause a positive drug test as they’ve long since come up with zero THC varieties of hemp in Canada.
However, google “Drug Testing Industry” if you want to know what a huge scam that is. Another example of corporate greed ruining lives to make money.
I love hemp seeds to death. I just bought 5 lbs. of them from Nutiva 🙂 I add them to smoothies, salads, and the oatmeal I eat once a week.
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Great info here … I’d like to underscore the question by travin that no one seemed to respond to. The question was regarding the level of salicylates in hemp seed. Anyone know? In appreciation …
But,what did you think about the coconut oil? I’m curious because I just bought a gallon from them.
A correction about hemp not being traditional- yes in fact it is. In Russia, hemp oil and ‘milk’ from hemp seeds (as well as poppy seeds; almonds were usedtoo, but only by the rich), were used in lent to replace dairy mill and butter/animal fats. It was, however, always added to ready food, NEVER cooked!
Hemp seeds are probably one of the oldest ingested seeds on the planet so saying this is new to human consumption is not well researched. If the seeds were ingested than so were the oils and the ratio is usually at 3:1 not 4:1 for hemp oil and can fall even lower, you also sound contradicting when you say grass fed beef is usually at 4:1 as well. Hemp seed and hemp seed oil is a viable source of all your amino’s and if you eat grass fed meat and eggs eliminate some of the other less healthy legumes replace them with hemp seed and hemp seed oil you are going to see excellent results. Also hemp seed oil is not for cooking its a supplementfor omega 6 and 3. Not to mention no GMO industrial hemp yet
Fionna Tough says
Thanks for this post! It was really helpful! However, I just came from reading a post by Sally Fallon “Hemp: Not for Human Consumption,” where she mostly points out the issues with Hemp Oil, as you did here. However, she also states “In China, where cultivation of hemp originated, hemp oil was used occasionally, but there are no references in the Chinese literature to the use of hemp seeds as food for human beings. (Simoons, Food in China, 1991)” This is all she really says about the seeds, which until now, I thought were pretty safe, and perhaps even a miracle food. What do you think? Where did the info about the Chinese eating them in history come from? I thought I’d never have to question Sally- haha! Thanks!!
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No offense but you’re a nut job. As some others have stated before, hemp, such as oil and seeds, has been used as traditional medicine for thousands of years. The fats are nothing but good for our brain and body. Let’s also not forget about the fact that hemp seeds contain 10g of protein per serving at the very minimum. I strongly believe maybe it is time you reeducate yourself before posting this on the internet. False posts like these are what freak others out and gives marijuana, and ESPECIALLY HEMP a bad name.
Yeah, this lady is batshit crazy!?
raw organic hempseed/oil is one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods here on earth with vitamin/minerals/essential fatty acids ect. It is the only food in nature that has the exact ratio of 3,6,9 that the body needs and is the most unsaturated fat. You could live entirely off hemp as a food and not have any deficiencies.
and yes, marijuana/hemp is some of the oldest medicines of mankind, This whole article is a pile of shit, supposively a health conscious person? More like clueless or part of some other agenda.
Look at all the problems with non natural/synthetic man made foods with serious health consequences and you are asking if one of the longest used and healthiest foods in existence, backwards ?
It’s good to see something that has so many great benefits, finally getting positive recognition. Thanks so much for sharing!
I’ve been reading a bit about pea protein and wondering if you’ve done research on the risks benefits of this product?
I wanted to try for the gla fatty acid on a daily basis. I cant do borage or primrose seizures and i cant tolerate black seed oil. I feeñ allergic to it. I need a safe gla source
Your info seems a lil dated. https://chriskresser.com/an-update-on-omega-6-pufas/
Peter willard says
Is hemp oil good for treating neuropathy and will it hurt a tissue valve in your heart.
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Hilariously wrong. Hemp seeds and hemp oil were used 400 years ago in Tudor England , shakespeare times, etc and all over England and other nations as a staple food, source of rope and clothing. It’s utterly traditional , just not in the USA. I fret for the internet and it’s presentation of facts
Laurie Tolan says
I’ve been putting hemp oil and seeds in my smoothies and gaining weight. Is the hemp oil the culprit?
Hemp Oil Treatment says
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I researched for months and was unsure how to obtain the canabis because my dad was hesitant to ask his oncologist.. We finally found some that came from the dispensaries and made our own as well. My dad took it for a few months and with his current oncology apt his blood work has been better than it has been in the past. He hasn’t had a scan to evaluate the tumors nor has he taken the full regimen that Rick Simpson recommends but I believe it is helping. Thank you for sharing your story, it gives me hope after a hopeless
diagnosis from his doctors.
Lucky Aken says
Thanks for this great post on hemp seed safety. Very infromative
Don Smith says
Hemp Oil has been a blessing to me. I have Tremors, and I have pain problems with my spine. This product helps both of those things. I am really happy with the product. By keeping the oil chilled, the taste is not a problem.
Lewis H. says
Thanks for this great post on hemp seed. Very informative!
Hemp Seeds says
Thanks for this wonderful content. Hemp seeds and hemp oil are the powerhouses of essential nutrients. Never neglect them in your diet.
John David Herter says
My wife suffers from neuropathy. It was suggested that she try CBD Tincture. But she also suffers from salycilate intolerance. I have been unable to find info regarding CBD and salycilates. Are you aware of anything that can help us answer this question?
Megan Stefan says
I smoke weed to flesh out reality, not to make a break. I don’t use cannabis because I hate my job or my life. I don’t smoke weed because I can’t pay my bills. I definitely don’t smoke weed to avoid working on my relationship. As a matter of fact, cannabis has done a lot to help my relationship. I am depressed about the state of the world and Donald Trump being the president, but smoking weed doesn’t help me escape those facts. It does make those things easier to process, but I don’t forget them. I smoke weed because I’m bipolar and I have a social anxiety disorder, and it helps me deal with it without taking pills. I smoke weed because it helps make me a better person.
Millie Hue says
Thanks for pointing out that there shouldn’t be high levels of THC to ensure that it will not have negative effects. I will share this information with my best friend since I heard that they plan to consider products made from this. It will be for their sister who had a skin problem for years, and it is not getting better ever since.
Lewis Angel says
Thanks for this amazing post, cbd has taken the world by storm because of the many health benefits
Lucy JK says
This is a really a great article on hemp oil, very informative
I’m confused…If you’re eating hemp seeds, which you seem to be recommending, aren’t you getting the same oil as “hemp oil from cold pressed seeds, you seem to be concerned about? …all that omega 6 PUFAs?
Kristen Michaelis CNC says
Yes, but you’d be getting it in balance with the other nutrients in the seeds. It’s like the difference between orange juice and oranges. Juice highly concentrates the sugars and removes the fiber and pectin. It’s why eating fruit may not be bad for your insulin resistance, but drinking juice and other sweetened beverages is. Likewise, the hemp oil alone is too artificially concentrated to be healthy in regular quantities, but paired with all the nutrients in the seed, it’s more balanced.
Kim W says
Do hemp seeds contain salicylates?
Auvriplus WW says
Hemp seeds are 100% healthy.
“While it’s true that the balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fats in Hemp Oil rests right at 4:1, I still can’t recommend the oil.
Why? Because our diets are already unnaturally high in Omega-6 fatty acids thanks to the industrialized sources of our foods.”
well maybe dont eat the toxic crap, and then hemp’s perfectly balanced! silly goose! lol.
it’s like those crazy eugenicist genocidalists saying we we have to cull humans because cant have this many people because we wont be able to keep polluting like we do. … well stop polluting! there’s no need! stick to the clean healthy tech.