hemp vs marijuana difference

What is hemp?

Hemp is one of the most nutritious seeds in the world and is a complete source of enzymes and essential fatty acid. Hemp seeds are also rich in protein, fatty acids, calcium, fiber, vitamin E, and high in chlorophyll. People have used it as a source of fiber, food, oil, and fuel for thousands of years. The small, uniform seeds of hemp, which have a soft texture and taste like nuts, are very popular. We can use these green and yellow seeds on salads. And we Can use its raw form in chocolate instead of sunflower seeds.

Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a variety of the cannabis Sativa plant species that is grown specifically for industrial use. We can use it to make a wide range of products. Along with bamboo, hemp is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth. It was also one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 50,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items, including paper, rope, textiles clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed. (Source of this paragraph is Wikipedia)

Edible cannabis is made from the plant cannabis Sativa (cannabis Sativa). This plant is the same plant from which marijuana is made. Hemp is the same as the seeds of the Sativa cannabis plant. Unlike the leaves of this plant, these seeds do not contain large amounts of THC (tetra – hydro -cannabinol). In fact Tetrahydro – cannabinol is a nerve stimulant found in hemp. We can use Cannabis in many different ways.

Nutritional value

These tiny and nutritious grains are considered the solution to hunger in the world. Hemp contains complete proteins and 20 amino acids, 9 of which are not produced by the body but need it. It also contains good fats and vitamin E.

They are high in insoluble and soluble fiber, rich in gamma – linolenic acid (GLA). It has been linked in studies to many health benefits, offers a healthy balance of omega – 3 and omega – 6 fatty acids. Note that hemp hearts have had the fibrous shell removed and, thus, are lower in fiber and other nutrients than whole hemp seeds.

A 2016 study discovered that GLA has very strong anti – inflammatory properties and has a “great potential to dampen [the] inflammatory processes and improve signs and symptoms of several inflammatory diseases.

Hemp seeds contain the perfect 3 – to – 1 ratio of omega – 6 to omega – 3 fatty acids, which is the optimal ratio for heart and brain health. This ratio is difficult to attain in the Western diet, as most foods contain far too many omega – 6 fatty acids (like vegetable oil) and not nearly enough omega – 3 fatty acids (such as salmon and other cold – water fish).

People use hemp oil in foods for its high level of healthy nutrients such as:

  • Proteins
  • Essential fatty acids (EFAs)
  • Minerals (such as zinc, magnesium, calcium, iron, and more)
  • Antioxidants (such as Vitamin E).

2 tablespoon serving of hemp seeds weighing 20 grams (g) contains:

  • 111 calories
  • 6.31 g of protein
  • 9.75 g of fat
  • 1.73 g of carbohydrates (including 0.8 g of fiber and 0.3 g of sugar)
  • 14 milligrams (mg) of calcium
  • 1.59 mg of iron
  • 140 mg of magnesium
  • 330 mg of phosphorus
  • 240 mg of potassium
  • 1.98 mg of zinc
  • 22 micrograms (mcg) of folate

Other benefits of hemp

Useful for the gastro – intestinal tract
Helping to treat constipation, severe nausea, and vomiting, especially in patients undergoing chemotherapy. This is one of the uses of cannabis and its properties for the gastro – intestinal tract. In general, whole grains of nectar contain soluble and insoluble fiber, which promotes gastro – intestinal health.

Useful for the skin
The use of hemp oil is useful for treating eczema and improving blood levels in the body due to the presence of essential fatty acids. Also, the properties of cannabis and its active ingredients relieve dry skin and improve itchy skin without the need for skin medications.

Help treat some neurological disorders
Cannabis is useful for relieving anxiety, sleep disorders, depression, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and MS. Hemp consumption also helps you sleep better at night. And people who suffer from nerve pain can use cannabis as a pain reliever.

Help treat cancer
The chemical compounds in cannabis can prevent the spread of cancer cells, especially breast cancer. In general, the consumption of this food will also strengthen the immune system and regulate hormones.

Cannabis for DNA


Although the body is well equipped and can handle injuries. However, sometimes DNA damage is very serious and it is not easy to repair it. Although this is not usually an acute condition, in some cases it can have side effects in the future. New research shows that cannabis is a perfect source of two proteins. This means that it contains all the proteins the body needs to stay healthy. Of all these proteins, two are specific, namely edestin and albumin. These two proteins help the body repair DNA. So far, researchers have identified cannabis as the only source of edestin. So if you are looking for a special supplement, be sure to add hemp to your diet.

Other Health Benefits of hemp

Although people have used Hemp to treat a variety of health conditions. But there is not enough clinical research data to back up the claims that hemp is safe or effective to treat many illnesses. These include:

  • Asthma
  • Cough
  • Bloating
  • Arthritis
  • Syphilis
  • Pneumonia
  • Heart problems
  • Urinary conditions (increasing urine flow)
  • Warts (when applied topically to the skin)

The review suggests that, because of these potential properties, CBD may help with neurological conditions, including:

Side effects

Hemp seeds are safe when consumed in moderation. Because hemp seeds are high in fat, the sudden increase in fat caused by eating large amounts of hemp may cause mild diarrhea. People with a sensitive digestive system should start by eating a small amount, such as 1 teaspoon, and slowly work up to the serving size of 2 tablespoons.

By roya

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