We love making your food tastier and healthier without salt. Now you can reap the entourage benefits of hemp, Whole Plant Goodness™, by shaking Engage Hemp Health Seasonings into everything you cook.
What Is Hemp?
Now that hemp has been removed from the Controlled Substance Act, people are curious about the difference between hemp and marijuana.
Hemp is classified as Cannabis sativa L plant that is grown for its fiber, flower and leaves. Despite the fact hemp does contain THC, the levels are so low (below 0.3%) it DOES NOT produce psychoactive results. Hemp does not make you high.
The hemp plant is used for its nutritional value and industrial use. The stalks of the plant yield valuable fiber material, used in manufacturing and textiles. While the stalks contain nutritional value, the leaves, flowers and seeds are the plant parts that contain the most nutritional content.
Hemp seeds are high in protein and are one of the plants that provide complete protein sources. This is important for those on vegan and vegetarian diets, who need the nutritional support from essential amino acids from their diets.
The hemp plant and its seeds are also a significant source of soluble and insoluble fiber. Hemp is also a source of essential fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6 and gamma linoleic acid (GLA). Because the hemp plant has a plethora of nutritional benefits, people are discovering the importance to wellness this plant supplies.
As you might imagine, research on the nutraceutical benefits of hemp are limited, because since 1971, hemp has been listed as an illegal substance on the Controlled Substance Act. However, now that the ban has been lifted, research on the vital vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and cannabinoids in hemp will come to be acknowledged as an important plant to include in one’s diet. Ironically, the buying public has appreciated these benefits about the amazing hemp plant all along.
What is Engage Whole Plant Goodness™?
Engage Whole Plant Goodness™ has a patent pending on the process of transforming hemp flower into a sanitized, pure powder that retains the whole plant spectrum of phytonutrients found in the source plant. The powder is free of mold and contaminants and protects the plant’s nutrients, preserving the essential oils and flavonoids, because NO heat or chemicals are used in this extraction process. The powder can be added directly to food, smoothies, and on salads where one can control dosage.
Because hemp plants contain many nutrients, including Omega-3, Omega 6, and Omega 9, polyunsaturated fatty acids, Gamma Linoleic Acids (GLA’s) and Linoleic Acid, it is critical to preserve these compounds in the extraction process without heat or chemicals.
Engage Hemp Health Powder is unlike pure hemp isolate or hemp produced from alcohol or CO2 extraction methods. Engage Hemp Health Powder not alter or remove the health benefits of any of the phytonutrients thru processing.
Rather, Engage Hemp Health Powder patent-pending process preserves the benefits of whole plant spectrum, where total plant compounds remain intact and unaltered without heat or chemicals. This is key, because our unique whole plant extraction method allows the phytocompounds to remain intact in their original potency to work in synergy where each compound’s beneficial effects are integral to the whole. The interaction of these compounds is much like a symphony, where each element works better in combination than in isolation.
Our high-resin, hemp plants keep THC levels below 0.3% THC. There are no psycho-genic effects from ingesting this powder. It is ideal for people seeking benefits from hemp without the “high.” However, in accordance with federal regulations we cannot make health claims regarding our hemp product. We can only recommend our products for general wellness.
Engage Hemp Health tests our blends and powder with third party laboratories for potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus) and pesticides.
Engage Hemp Health is the first to offer the whole plant spectrum powder and seasoning blends with a patent-pending extraction process that preserve the Whole Plant Goodness™ of the Cannabis sativa plant to promote health and well-being.
What is the Difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the Cannabis genus of plants, bred for different purposes. Industrial hemp is exclusively produced by Cannabis sativa plant, while marijuana can refer to the sub-genus of Cannabis sativa, Cannabis Indica, or Cannabis ruderalis.
What is the Difference between Phytocannabinoids and Cannabinoids?
Phytocannabinoids refer to any cannabinoid that is naturally occurring within the cannabis family of plants. Such cannabinoids include the more famous THC and CBD, but they also include other cannabinoids. Scientists have determined that 66 of the 480+ compounds in cannabis are phytocannabinoids.
Can Engage Hemp Health Powder and Seasoning Blends Make You High?
Engage Hemp Health products contain less than 0.03% THC. The THC is in such a negligible amount that it cannot make you high.
All of our products are made from pure hemp flower, not marijuana. The hemp plant and the marijuana plant are very similar, because they are both a member of the cannabis family, yet they are very different. There is a myriad of different strains, similar to the different colors and styles of roses.
Are Hemp Products Safe?
Yes, hemp products are safe. Hemp is food.
Mankind has been using the amazing cannabis plant for thousands of years. Use of hemp cord in pottery identified at ancient village site (which is now Taiwan) dates back over 10,000 years Finding hemp use and cultivation in this date range puts it as one of the first and oldest known human agriculture crops.
It is believed that hemp made it to Europe in approximately 1,200 BC. From there, it spread throughout the ancient world. China appears to have the longest continuous history of Hemp cultivation (over 6000 years). France has cultivated Hemp for at least 700 years to the present day.
North America was first introduced to hemp in 1606. Ever since, American farmers grew hemp that was used across multiple different products, such as paper, lamp fuels, and ropes. In the 1700s, farmers were even legally required to grow hemp as a staple crop. Many of our founding fathers grew hemp and advocated its uses and benefits. Most notably, Thomas Jefferson wrote the draft of the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper.
Although hemp looks very promising nutritionally, we’ll need human studies to demonstrate the real-world health benefits of hemp foods. So far, there aren’t many clinical trials involving hemp in the U.S., but the decades-long prohibition against growing hemp in this country are over. Now hemp studies are opening the way for more research.
Not all hemp products are manufactured with the same commitment to quality and efficacy. For that reason, it is best to research the hemp products before you ingest them.
What If My Doctor Doesn’t Know About Hemp?
Ironically, many doctors are ignorant about hemp. The fact is the medicinal value of cannabinoids wasn’t discovered until the mid-1990’s and more are being discovered every day.
It is interesting to note that in 2003, the National Institute of Health filed for a patent titled “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants”. Now doctors around the world are having discussions about these phytonutrients and are looking for answers about how to protect health.
Are There Potential Side Effects of Hemp?
People seek hemp for the many health benefits the plant has to offer.
Of course, when adding hemp to one’s diet, it is imperative to note how the phytonutrients interact with medications already being ingested. It is possible that the enzymes that are responsible for metabolizing the other drugs may be reduced when consuming cannabinoids at the same time. Therefore, timing could be important.
Other side effects people experience are a dry mouth and drowsiness. This cotton mouth sensation is caused by the effect cannabinoids have on saliva. Because both Cannabinoid 1 and Cannabinoid 2 receptors in the body are present in the submandibular gland, saliva production might be reduced. This is not a serious issue. Drinking more water is helpful.
Despite the fact hemp doesn’t create psychoactive results, it can cause drowsiness in some people. Of course, driving or operating a vehicle should be avoided if drowsiness occurs.
Scientific research is being conducted on the potential health benefits and side effect of cannabidiol.
Despite the many positive attributes of the cannabis plant, it is imperative to consider other drug interactions and effects upon particular medical issues when adding hemp to one’s diet.
What is the Optimal Dosage of Hemp?
Listening to one’s body is important when ingesting hemp. Begin with a small dose of hemp enriched seasoning blends or hemp powder. Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose.
Observe the effects and if necessary adjust the amount as you continue to take it. Less is more when dealing with cannabis compounds. Small doses tend to stimulate, large doses sedate. Hemp has no known side-effects other than possible dry mouth and drowsiness.
Hemp contains many nutrients, including Omega 3, Omega 6, and Omega 9, polyunsaturated fatty acids, Gamma Linoleic Acids (GLA’s) and linoleic acid.
Since hemp has high phytonutrient content and low THC content, it can cause drowsiness. Ultimately, consumers might describe the effects as:
Cannabis sativa is a medicinal herb. It is not a pharmaceutical or street drug.
How Long Will I Feel The Effects of CBD?
Because people take CBD in so many delivery systems like vaping, smoking, tinctures, edibles, creams etc. it is difficult to pinpoint how long it will take to feel the results.
Of course, vaping or smoking CBD will render immediate results; whereas, applying tinctures under your tongue or applying cream will produce a calming effect within an hour or so. However, your results will be dependent upon your size, weight, and amount of product you use.
As a rule, it is best to start slowly and monitor how you feel. Give your body a chance to respond. Consider consulting a medical professional for insight into how to manage doses. The good news is you can’t overdose on CBD. CBD will not impair your mental state regardless of how much you take. CBD is non-toxic and no fatal overdoses have been known to occur.
What Happens to My Brain on CBD?
Hemp and Marijuana have been negatively linked, so many people cringe at the thought of ingesting hemp.
However, since Hemp has been removed from the Controlled Substance Act by the 2018 Farm Bill, dialogue about the health benefits of hemp are coming to the forefront.
Because hemp is a virtual treasure trove of nutrients, the plant is being studied for its nutritional breakthroughs, because it is a rich plant source of omega-3-6-9 fatty acids.
Omega-3’s are responsible for making cell membranes more fluid. This helps improve communication between brain cells, which induces brain development. This increased fluid causes a boost in memory. IF brains are deficient in omega-3’s memory is compromised.
Most importantly, hemp provides the perfect ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3. This ratio is key in keeping brain productivity at a high level.
What better way to get Omega-6 and Omega-3 through nutrient-dense hemp food? The perfect ratio for health.
What is CBG?
CBG is another one of the over 113 different cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant.
Despite the fact, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the most well-known cannabinoids, CBG is becoming important for its affects upon CBD and THC.
CBG is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, which means it doesn’t get you high like marijuana. However, CBG is the chemical parent of THC and CBD.
Chemically, Cannabis plants produce cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), which is the precursor to three main cannabinoid lines: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and cannabichronmenic acid (CBCA).
Enzymes in the cannabis plant break down CBGA and direct it toward one of these three main cannabinoid lines. THCA, CBDA, and CBCA. When these acids are exposed to ultraviolet light or heat, they become the cannabinoids we know as THC and CBD.
CBG is becoming important for its benefits to CBD and THC and to the body’s built-in endocannabinoid system, which keeps the body in a balanced state of homeostatis.
Research is being conducted on CBG alone and on its interaction with other cannabinoids to promote health and wellness.
Revolutionary New Super Food
Just as we were first to create natural, salt-free seasonings, marketed under the Parsley Patch brand, we are first to create a line of seasoned and unseasoned hemp flower blends, marketed under Engage Hemp Health, because we love making your food tastier and healthier.
The amazing hemp plant is showing great promise as a Revolutionary New Super Food because there are over 400 phytonutrients found in hemp plants.
Our bodies need phytonutrients to fight free radical damage. However, until now we have relied on herbs and spices, fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes a to get these daily doses of phytonutrients.
Hemp is touted as a virtual treasure trove of phytonutrients and phytocompounds, because it contains chlorophyll, flavonoids, terpenes, and omega fatty acids including 3, 6, & 9, which help fight free radical damage.
Now for the first time ever, you can add the phytonutrient benefits of hemp by shaking Engage Hemp Health seasonings into anything you cook to turn empty calories into healthier antioxidant versions of themselves. To your health.
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