Hemp Earth Day
Posted: Apr 21, 2022
The Healing Power of Hemp
Hemp holds the power to heal and transform our bodies and the environment. This Earth Day, do something kind for your body and the planet by using a hemp-based product. In this blog post, we dive into the healing power of nature’s most nourishing plant.
Environmental Benefits of Hemp
Growing hemp has massive benefits for our environment. Hemp can be thought of as nature’s purifier. Hemp reduces carbon emissions through rapid carbon dioxide uptake. In fact, hemp is 4x more effective than trees at capturing and removing CO2. 1.63 tons of carbon is removed from the air for every ton of hemp produced.
The benefits don’t stop there. Soil compaction and erosion are some of the biggest problems that farmers face. Hemp can repair damaged soils by forming deep roots that can reach up to nine feet below the surface. This helps hold the soil together and prevent soil erosion.
Hemp is also an extremely hardy crop. It can be grown without any herbicides or pesticides. When pesticides are sprayed on crops, the toxic chemicals can easily seep into nearby water sources. When pesticides contaminate a body of water, the living creatures within the water source and any person or animal ingesting the water can be harmed.
Hemp is a bioaccumulator, which means it absorbs materials from the surrounding soil via a process called phytoremediation. In fact, it is so effective at absorbing material from the soil that it was used in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to absorb dangerous radionuclides from the earth after the explosion. Because of this, it is imperative only to consume hemp products made with organically cultivated hemp.
Pure Spectrum only grows our hemp plants on sustainable family farms in the United States that must provide test results to prove the purity of cannabinoids. Our hemp plants are organically grown, and our products are rigorously tested for heavy metals, microbials, solvents, mycotoxins, and pesticides.
Medicinal Benefits of Hemp
The compound CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. CBD interacts directly with our endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote homeostasis (balance) within all systems of the body. CBD is used for a wide variety of reasons, some of the most common being stress, sleep, mood, inflammation, pain, and workout recovery.
CBD isn’t the only beneficial part of the hemp plant. Hemp seed oil is made from the seeds of a hemp plant and is an excellent source of polyunsaturated fatty acids: linoleic acid (omega-6), gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3), and Oleic Acid (omega-9). Polyunsaturated fats are a type of essential healthy fat. Meaning they’re required for healthy bodily function, but your body can’t produce them on its own.
Consuming polyunsaturated fats helps reduce harmful cholesterol levels in your blood and reduce hypertension, thus lowering your risk of heart disease and stroke. Omega-3 fatty acids can help lower blood pressure in people with hypertension (high blood pressure), and omega-6 can significantly reduce total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol). Omega-9 supports healthy blood sugar levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight management. Gamma-linoleic acid is anti-inflammatory. This means GLA may help reduce symptoms of inflammatory conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
Oral consumption of hemp seed oil also has benefits for the skin. Consuming hemp seed oil may help improve eczema, psoriasis, and acne symptoms. Dr. Maura Henninger, a Naturopathic Doctor in New York City, states, “This oil (hemp seed oil), is particularly good for people prone to redness and skin irritations like eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis because it’s high in omega-3 and -6 fatty acids that help to hydrate the skin. It’s also beneficial for acne-prone patients because of its antibacterial properties, thanks to those same omega acids.”.
Incorporating organic hemp seed oil into your daily routine is made easy with our 1850 Hemp Co CBD Elixirs. Nutrient-rich hemp seed oil infused with high-quality CBD extract is a synergistic blend you don’t want to miss. Check out our line of 1850 Hemp Co Elixirs here.
Earth Day 2022
Whenever you make a purchase, you vote with your dollar by choosing brands with missions you believe in. At Pure Spectrum, our mission has always been to connect people to the hemp plant’s healing powers and do so in a sustainable way. By purchasing our hemp-based products, you are directly supporting the cultivation of hemp on our planet. Thank you for being a part of our mission.
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