Cannabis seed is a nut produced and packaged by nature and has been an important source of nutrition in ancient cultures for thousands of years.
It only lost its strength and development when in 1961 it was classified as unfit for medical use, which arrears its incredible and diverse might as a medicine, as food and as a coefficient of physical, mental and social health.
Cannabis has hundreds of substances known as cannabinoids that have effects on brain and body cell receptors and can change the way these cells behave and communicate with each other.
The most researched cannabinoid is the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The potency (concentration or strength) of THC is often shown as a percentage of THC by weight or volume of an oil. When the THC percentage is high, there is a psychotropic effect. Cannabis that contains very low amounts of THC in flowers and leaves (less than 0.3%) does not have this effect and is classified as hemp. It is the one we will use in our industrial project.
Another cannabinoid is CBD (cannabidiol) which has no psychotropic effect and has numerous therapeutic effects. It is the so-called medicinal cannabis that we will use in our health and quality of life project. Randomized clinical trials report that cannabis is useful in the treatment of pain, spasms, nausea, anorexia and seizures, neuropathic pain, among others, and has not shown adverse results.
It contains approximately 30% oil, 25% protein (EDESTINE AND ALBUMIN), lots of fibers, vitamins, minerals, ESSENTIAL amino acids especially ARGININE and fatty acids like omega 3 and 6, in short, superfood that our generations ignored for unfamiliarity and bias. It has an antioxidant effect, reduces symptoms of various diseases such as "Parkinson's disease", epilepsy, among others, and improves the health of the heart, skin and joints. It's almost miraculous! Hemp seed oil is considered a functional food because it has everything the body needs and is part of recent clinical trials in major scientific journals around the world.
Hemp and seed biomass is used as a food supplement and animal feed ingredient because it is easily digestible
With weight gain in sheep and cows and increased milk production in dairy cows with larger hemp diets when compared to a control group fed with a typical diet (Swedish study-Cold-pressed hemp seed cake as a protein feed for growing cattle DOI 10.1080 / 09064700802452192).
Replacing 20% of the wheat flour with hemp seed increases the dietary fiber profile and increases the protein content exponentially. This is the case with hemp seed bread. All these factors drive the development of hemp-based food products, with improvements in physical and mental health, a trend that is observed in consumers today more aware of the search for the benefits of these healthy and functional foods and that for their comfort are offered in infusions, capsules, oils, dietary supplements etc.