Can Hemp Products Improve Your Health?

Hemp is used for many different holistic medical treatments.


Despite stigma, hemp products are increasingly popular in this day and age. In certain places where it is legal to buy hemp in many different forms, hemp is used for many different holistic medical treatments.

In this blog we will explore what hemp is, the legal side of things, and above all, if and how hemp can improve your health. Check your prejudice at the door, people, we’re taking a deep dive!

What is hemp?

The main point of confusion for most people is the difference between hemp and marijuana. They come from the same plant family, so why do they have different names? The answer is simple, as explained by Healthline:

“The term “hemp” is used to mean cannabis that contains 0.3 percent or less THC content by dry weight.”

Ultimately, what this tells us is that the difference between cannabis and hemp is the THC content. THC is a cannabinoid, and is the property in the cannabis plant that produces psychoactive effects. In short, THC is what gets you high if you smoke marijuana. Hemp has to contain 0.3% of this property or less to be classified and sold legally as hemp, rather than be classified as the marijuana which is illegal in many places.

Is hemp legal?

The legality of hemp really depends on where you live. In the US, hemp can be sold in most states legally, provided it adheres to the levels of THC outlined above. There are heavy restrictions placed on hemp distribution to avoid mixing it with higher THC level marijuana. 

In the UK, the same rules apply - it is legal, but with restrictions on who can grow hemp, and who can distribute it. 

Make sure you find out the legality of hemp in your country before you try to order it online. It is important to remember that hemp will show up on a delta 8 drug test, so make sure you bear this in mind.

Are there health benefits of hemp?

Now let’s dive into the potential health benefits of hemp. While many people have prejudice towards hemp, assuming that it is another word for marijuana and therefore avoiding it, hemp is actually beneficial for many different aspects of your health.

Here are 3 health benefits of hemp that you may not already know!

  1. Hemp is a great source of plant protein.

Hemp seeds are the perfect way for vegans to get their protein levels up. These seeds can be sprinkled on salads or added to smoothies for a fantastic source of cruelty free protein!

  1. Hemp contains high levels of Omega 3. 

Not only is hemp a good protein source, but it also contains high levels of Omega 3. Omega 3 is difficult to get for people who don’t eat meat or fish; with hemp seeds, you can get your Omega 3 levels up. 

  1. Hemp can improve your skin.

Hemp is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and is a great way to soothe irritated or acne prone skin. Either administered as a CBD skincare, or taken orally in oil form, hemp can soothe irritation and provide you with clearer, dewier skin. 

Overall, hemp is a product that you can access legally and can benefit your health too! Will you be trying hemp in 2021?