Hemp


Known and cultivated as early as the Neolithic, Hemp is an incredibly versatile plant with excellent nutritional properties. Its seeds were considered reconstituting and toning, with therapeutic properties, while its oil, derived from the squeezing of the seeds, was used to fight inflammation of the skin.
Seeds
Hemp seeds are one of the foods with the highest nutritional value. They contain about 25% of proteins, in a unique combination in the plant world, since they contain all 9 essential amino acids, that is, those that our body can not synthesize. Amino acids are the bricks with which our body builds useful proteins, such as immunoglobulins, at the base of the functioning of our immune system. In hemp seeds there is also a fat fraction (35%) of excellent quality, consisting for about 3/4 of a mixture of polyunsaturated fatty acids, essential for the regulation of the activity of numerous glands, nerve receptors and muscles. Among the fatty acids, Omega 3 and Omega 6 are present in a particularly beneficial proportion, necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system and the regulation of metabolism. The content of vitamins is also good, especially vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, vitamins A, PP, C and those of group B (excluding B12). They also contain many minerals, including calcium, magnesium and potassium
 
Hemp Seed Oil

From the cold pressing of the seeds you get an oil with excellent properties, suitable not only for food consumption, but also for skin care and preparation of cosmetics. This oil, with a delicate taste that slightly resembles hazelnuts, must only be used raw to preserve its exceptional antioxidant, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties, currently the subject of several studies. The quality of the fatty acids contained in hemp seed oil is at the base of its beneficial properties. It contains in fact high percentages of essential fatty acids – that is, not synthesized by our organism -, about 15-25% of Omega 3 α-linolenic, and about 50-70% of Omega 6 (linoleic 45-65%, in addition to 4% of γ-linolenic). This oil is therefore one of the few plant sources of alpha linolenic acid, in addition to linseed oil and fish oil. On the total of fatty acids, saturated ones represent only 9-11%. These characteristics make hemp oil a great help in preventing cardiovascular problems, thanks to the lowering of cholesterol levels in the blood, and a protective in case of myocardial damage due to heart attack. Most of the cardiovascular disease is caused by the formation of fat deposits on the inner walls of the blood cases and by the progressive loss of elasticity of the latter, processes accelerated by high levels of cholesterol, stress, smoking and an excessive intake of fat saturated. Also important is the presence of some phytosterols, including Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at an extremely low level, which does not cause any psychoactive effects, and Cannabidiol (CBD), which does not have a psychoactive effect, but is able to modulate the responses of our immune system and facilitate cognitive and mental functions. Finally, it is worth mentioning the presence of other phytosterols that hinder the absorption of cholesterol and contribute to its decrease; lecithin, a phospholipid that helps the metabolism of fats by the liver; the carotenes, predecessors of vitamin A, necessary for growth and vision. Applied to the skin, this oil has an anti-aging, moisturizing, elasticizing and protective effect. Applied directly to the scalp with a gentle massage it also helps to rebalance its functions in case of sebum or dandruff and is an excellent nourishing and restructuring for the hair, on which it can be applied and left in place for about 15 minutes before shampooing. Thanks to its vitamin complex and its proteins, it visibly improves the condition of skin and hair, supporting its metabolic functions and a healthy balance.

 

CBD Oil

This extract derived from hemp is becoming increasingly famous for its very interesting properties. It is a concentrated extract containing more or less high amounts of cannabidiol, a substance totally free of psychotropic effects, but active at the level of the muscular system, nervous and with regenerating properties. In a recent study of female volunteers, 85.71% reported improvement after the first seven days of treatment, and 100% who noticed a positive difference at the end of the 14-day trial. Furthermore, during the study, scientists found that the production of sebum, which makes oily skin, is blocked by the interaction of CBD with AEA, an endocannabinoid produced naturally by the human body. Therefore CBD interacting with AEA may limit the production of sebum which makes oily skin. Acne is a skin disease that manifests itself with a series of rashes better known as pimples. The pimples can appear mainly on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. Anyone can have acne lesions but are more common among teenagers and young adults. According to statistics, about 80% of people aged 11 to 30 are affected, especially in girls aged 14 to 17 and boys between 16 and 19 years. Why do we talk a lot about the CBD? If the CBD until a few years ago was considered a “minor” element compared to Delta-9, today it appears as a beneficial natural substance with innumerable properties. CBD is valued for its analgesic, soothing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, among others. Today it is possible to find CBD on the market in various forms, the easiest and quickest to use is the one in the form of CBD Oil, available on the market with different concentrations.
CBD oil can be an excellent ally to relieve chronic pain and inflammation and finds numerous fields of application According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, hemp could help fight chronic pain. Apparently it is nothing new for those who are aware and are updated about the evolution in the world of therapeutic hemp, however the CBD Oil could prove to be a very good ally to relieve chronic pain and inflammation and has numerous fields of application. The aforementioned study examined 23 adults suffering from neuropathic pain, to whom Hemp extract was administered over a period of approximately 14 days. The results show that, within five days of the start of treatment, the intensity of pain decreased and consequently the quality of sleep improved. Similarly Dr. Donald Abrams, professor and director of Hematology and Oncology at the General Hospital of San Francisco, is in favor of Industrial Hemp for the treatment of chronic pain: “Taking into account the safety profiles of hemp and opioids we can find that hemp is much safer, but if a patient is already using opioids, I urge him not to make drastic changes in the treatment protocol, and especially not without the close supervision of his doctor. Both DELTA-9 and CBD in Hemp Plant are known for their analgesic effects, especially when used together, due to their congruous chemical synergies. An increasing number of studies provide evidence on how many patients can use hemp as a substitute for opioids to treat pain and significantly reduce opioid dependence. A 2016 University of Michigan study published in the Journal of Pain provides interesting information, discovering that Hemp plant helps to reduce the negative side effects of other drugs, improves the quality of life and, above all, reduces the use of 64%.
The endocannabinoid system is based on intra-neural mechanisms, different from those of “normal” neurotransmitters. This is why it is involved in the control of appetite as well as in many other physiological functions related to the stress response and maintenance of physiological homeostasis. Endocannabinoids have neuroprotective properties, are able to regulate motor and memory activities. Furthermore, the endocannabinoid system is involved in the modulation of immune, inflammatory and endocrine responses and exerts an anti-proliferative action. Endocannabinoids also significantly influence the cardiovascular and respiratory system, controlling heart rhythm, reducing blood pressure and promoting bronchial dilatation. CBD is also used for the treatment of anxiety. The study looked at the effects of CBD on anxiety symptoms and how CBD might protect against the symptoms induced by Hemp use. The preclinical evidence of the study demonstrates the efficacy of CBD in reducing anxious behaviors relevant to multiple disorders. CBD helps stimulate signals through serotonin receptors, which then establish a positive effect on the user. Although further studies are needed to arrive at a conclusion of proven scientific evidence, the team of researchers said that “overall, this review underscores the potential value and need for further studies on CBD in the treatment of anxiety disorders”.