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"Hempseed, Cardiac Health, and Homeostasis"

The History of Hempseed

Since cannabis and hemp have been used for at least the past 10,000 years by people in medicinal, spiritual, and fiber capacities, it should come as no surprise to anyone that even the seeds of the cannabis plant are medicinal and nutritional as well. I’m talking specifically about the hemp variety of the plant, which is the male cannabis plant, and produces no high or psychotropic feeling in the consumer at all. In October of 2016, National Geographic wrote a story about a cannabis plant burial shroud dating back 2,500 years in Turpan, China. Hempseed is naturally high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which have been shown to promote cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular means the heart and circulatory system, or the heart and the blood vessels it pumps blood through to keep us alive. In addition, hempseed has been found to promote homeostasis in the human body, meaning that it helps keep normal, physical body functions performing as they should.

Hempseed and Cardiac Health

In this 2010 study, the researchers found that cannabis is in ancient Egyptian texts (Ramesseum III Papyrus, Eber’s Papyrus, the Berlin Papyrus, and the Chester Beatty VI Papyrus, all from dating to B.C.E.). Hempseed has as much protein as soybeans, and is also rich in vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc. LA or L-arginine and omega-3 fatty acid α-linolenic acid (ALA) are both present in hempseed, and both have been shown to decrease the risk for cardiovascular issues in a previous study of 13,401 adult participants. High LA-ALA diets decreased total cholesterol, helped reduce high blood pressure, may reduce the inflammation that leads to atherosclerotic heart disease, and may reduce coronary heart disease, as well. Due to the lack of studies on hempseed and the federal laws regarding the use of marijuana in scientific studies, there is not as much evidence as we would like, but the results are promising.

Hempseed and Homeostatis

Homeostasis is derived from the Greek words for “same” and “steady,” and means a process used by living things to keep themselves alive and in stable or good health. Hempseed, with its many vital nutrients, may help humans and other animals with homeostasis, making the body overall healthier. How can hempseed do this, you ask? Well, I’m about to tell you! In an Iranian study at the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, 23 patients with multiple sclerosis were given hemp seed oil and a healthy diet for six months. While the findings weren’t miraculous, the researchers did find that the patients were overall “healthier in comparison to baseline,” meaning that they were healthier than patients who were not taking hempseed oil. Notably, their immune systems were stronger, their disabilities were lessened, and inflammation was lower. They then made a startling claim, “Our data demonstrated that co-supplemented hemp seed and evening primrose oils with hot-natured diet intervention may decrease the risk of developing MS.” Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Let’s hope our current government sees the advantage and possibility of continuing hemp studies, and if they don’t, that the rest of the world does.

Julie K Godard

About Julie Godard:

Julie, a guest blogger of Green Lotus Hemp Products, is a strong advocate of cannabis, both in medical and recreational forms, for expanding our knowledge of medicine, culture, and the reality of our planet. She is an experienced freelance writer, content strategist, and cannabis industry researcher with a deep concern for social welfare and love of scientific discovery.


 Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. All of GLH products are sold as nutritional supplements, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

About Green Lotus Hemp

Green Lotus Hemp
600 17th Street Suite 2800
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 888-811-HEMP (4367)
(Not a Retail Store)