Cannabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can counteract the psychoactivity of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria. Scientific and clinical research—much of it sponsored by the US government—underscores CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders. CBD has demonstrable neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere. Further evidence suggests that CBD is safe even at high doses.
Almost everyone wants to know where to get CBD-rich products and how to use them for maximum benefit. After decades in which only high-THC cannabis was available in North America and beyond, CBD-rich strains and products are now available to medical users.
CBD-infused waters, teas and other drinks in the United States are developing traction. With over 113 active compounds found in the cannabis plant, CBD is non-psychoactive. High Times called CBD “one of the most remarkable compounds in the natural world.”
Congress passed the Farm Bill, which made hemp legal to produce for direct consumer use. While CBD is also a component of marijuana, it does not have the psychoactive properties that cause users to get high. All beverage companies, including coffee and soda makers ... will inevitably embrace CBD-infused drinks. Their entries are slow and uneven until Congress sanction marijuana as a commodity and not a drug.
Meanwhile, conventionally consumed CBD products have become more popular. Drinks with cannabidiol will not get you high. Studies have shown, however, that CBD offers a slew of health benefits from stress relief to reduced anxiety, nausea relief, decreased muscle and joint pain, improved sleep, and even reduced inflammation and acne. Long story short: It may not get you high — only healthier.
From Our Test Kitchens ... Hemp Milk Recipes
This homemade hemp milk recipe is straightforward to make, is loaded with nutrition, and tastes so much better than commercial hemp milk. Commercial hemp milks are dark in color and have an unpalatable grassy flavor. But, homemade hemp milk is fresh and delicious, is loaded with high-quality digestible protein.
This hemp seed milk recipe is fundamental, and you can adapt it to your taste preference. The best part is, you don’t have to soak the seeds. So, you can be enjoying a glass of homemade hemp milk in minutes.
Forms Of Digestible Hemp
Hemp is an incredibly powerful food, and I highly recommend including it in your weekly diet in any way possible.
You can enjoy hemp four ways:
1. shelled hemp seeds
2. hemp protein powder
3. hemp oil
4. hemp milk
The Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds are rich in vitamins, minerals, healthy plant-based fats, antioxidants, fiber, live enzymes, and natural chlorophyll. Hemp is also a fantastic source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty essential fatty acids and contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to repair tissues, particularly after exercise.
Hemp seeds also contain complete protein, with all ten amino acids. The amino acid, Edestin is present only in hemp. Edestin is very similar in structure to our DNA, making hemp the closest plant-based source of protein to our own human amino acid profile. Not only is hemp protein of excellent quality, but it is also highly digestible. It is very easily absorbed by the body, not requiring much energy, which leaves more available for muscle regeneration and fat metabolism.
Hemp Protein Powder
Hemp protein powder is produced by pressing the raw hemp seeds and then milling this “flour” even more finely to remove some of the starch. Hemp protein powder makes an excellent addition to smoothies and puddings. Hemp oil is cold/expeller pressed hemp seeds. This oil is incredibly delicate and needs to be refrigerated, and once opened, consumed quite quickly to reap the full benefits. Fortify smoothies with one tablespoon shelled hemp seeds.
The Benefits Of Hemp Milk
Hemp milk is a fantastic alternative to dairy, soy and nut milks for those people living with food allergies. It is also highly nutritious. Not only is it a great source of protein, but it also contains calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, fiber and B vitamins. Hemp milk supports heart health, is fabulous for healthy skin and hair, and boosts immunity.
Just the Facts
Homemade hemp milk raw and fresh, it doesn’t contain any additives or preservatives. You can also control the quality of the hemp seeds and other ingredients, as well as the flavor, sugar levels, and texture. This is especially important for hemp seed milk, as it has an assertive flavor. The rich nutty flavor is similar to sunflower seeds.
For the highest nutrition, enjoy your milk unstrained. But, for use in recipes, you’ll want to strain it. Either way, give this hemp milk recipe a go. Once you try homemade hemp milk, you’ll never repurchase the commercial stuff.
Enjoy, it's good for you!