Traditionally, Hemp has been utilized for industrial purposes due to it’s high content of fiber while Pot has been utilized for entertainment due to it’s high content of THC.  Dr Holly Hemp Cannabis_ruderalis_male_plantBUT, they both come from the same plant (Cannabis Sativa L.).  For many they are lumped together because of THC content – although there is a huge difference:  0.3% verses 5-10%!!    I work effectively with hemp all of the time.. has a great nutrient profile that works effectively with all kinds of issues.  Many of the benefits from either come from CBDs which are much higher in Hemp than in Marijuana.

So let’s look at the difference medicinally:

HEMP                                                               MEDICAL MARIJUANA  

  • – improves metabolism
  • – balances hormones
  • – improves digestion
  1. – ADD & ADHD                                                                                      – ADD & ADHD
  2. – allergies
  3. – Alzheimer’s                                                                                             – Alzheimer’s
  4. – arthritis & joint pain (GLA)
  5. – cancer (brain, breast, blood, lung)  (CBD)
  6. – depression & anxiety (fats)
  7. – diabetes and diabetic neuropathy
  8. – heart health & high blood pressure
  9. – hormone balancing (GLA)
  10. – migraines                                                                                                 – migraines
  11. – OCD (fats)                                                                                              – OCD
  12. – PMS                                                                                                           – PMS
  13. – seizure activity    (CBD)                                                                        – seizure activity -( but has less CBD)
  14. – skin and hair
  15. – Tourettes      (fats)                                                                                   – Tourette’s (fats)
  16. – weight issues

Nutrients: 

  • Cannabidiol (CBD) :    higher in Hemp
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – more effective for pain relieving properties if taken orally :  higher in marijuanaDr Holly Medical Marijuana

Hemp:                                                                    Medical Marijuana:  www.hightimes.com/lucas (amounts change dramatically dependent on light used, pH, etc)

Fats:

  • 3:1 Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio:  great for the brain, heart and general inflammatory system
  • High in gamma linolenic acid (GLA):  helps to balance hormones
  • Perfect protein profile:  contains all the essential amino acids and the non-essential ones, 20 in all
  • Rich in both soluble and non-soluble fiber – great for the colon, liver and lowers blood sugar uptake and cravings

Minerals:

  •     Calcium (145mg per 100 grams)
  •     Iron (14mg per 100 grams)
  •     Magnesium(483mg per 100 grams)
  •     Manganese (7mg per 100 grams)
  •     Phosphorus (1160mg per 100 grams)
  •     Potassium (859mg per 100 grams)
  •     Zinc  (7mg per 100 grams)

Vitamins:

  •     Vitamin A (3800 IU mg per 100 grams)
  •     Vitamin B1 (0.4mg per 100 grams)
  •     Vitamin B2 (0.11 mg per 100 grams)
  •     Vitamin B3(2.8 mg per 100 grams)
  •     Vitamin B6 (0.12 mg per 100 grams)
  •     Vitamin D (22.77.5 IU mg per 100 grams
  •     Vitamin E (90 mg IU mg per 100 grams)

Here’s to your health!

For more information, contact: Dr Holly at holly@choicesunlimited.ca

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References:

  • http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2014/07/11/can-hemp-oil-reduce-seizures-related-autism
  • http://www.cureepilepsy.org/research/cbd-and-epilepsy.asp
  • http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2012/07/25/cannabis-cannabinoids-and-cancer-the-evidence-so-far/
  • http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/08/23/20-medical-studies-that-prove-cannabis-can-cure-cancer/
  • http://phoenixtears.ca/articles/hemp-the-most-medicinal-plant-in-the-world-in-action/
  • http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/3158.html
  • http://www.angelfire.com/cantina/fourtwenty/articles/profiles.htm
  • https://hemphealer.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/hempseed-and-bipolar-disorder/