Is there anyone who is worried about "What is hemp?"
Since hemp is commonly associated with cannabis, many people have a negative image of it.
Therefore, in this article, we will explain the characteristics of hemp, hemp oil made from seeds, and recommended products using hemp.
By reading this article, you can use hemp to improve your life.
What is hemp?
Hemp is a type of hemp plant, also known as cannabis.
Hemp is mainly used for fabrics and ropes, etc., which are made by extracting fibers from the stem.
In addition to being able to eat the seeds raw, they are also used as raw materials for foods such as shichimi pepper.
However, the current Japanese Cannabis Control Law stipulates, “Under the Cannabis Control Law, cannabis cultivation is limited to cannabis growers, and prefectural governors are required to grant licenses.”
Therefore, in Japan, permission is required for cultivation, and domestic production is decreasing.
Quoted from Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/11120000/000957925.pdf
What is hemp? | 5 characteristics of hemp!
Hemp has many attractive characteristics. Here are five characteristics of hemp.
One of the characteristics of hemp is that it is highly durable.
While cotton is generally said to have a lifespan of about 100 years, hemp is said to be able to confirm the prototype even if it was made between 3500 and 3200 BC.
It is also resistant to water, and when it gets wet, it may increase its strength, so it is also used for outdoor goods and bags.
Hemp's coarse fibers and non-slip threads make it possible to create highly breathable fabrics.
In addition, it has excellent moisture absorption and moisture dissipation, quickly absorbing and releasing sweat to keep you cool.
It also has excellent antibacterial properties, so it is used in clothing and bedding that come into contact with the skin.
As mentioned later, hemp is grown without pesticides, so it is said to be friendly to the global environment.
This property makes it suitable for clothing where breathability is important.
No pesticides required!
Hemp has the characteristic that it does not require pesticides when cultivated.
There are four reasons why pesticides are not needed for cultivation.
- Because it is resistant to pests.
- Because it grows quickly, it can be harvested at an early stage.
- Because it can be cultivated in a crop rotation system and there is little risk of environmental pollution due to monoculture (large-scale monocultivation).
- Because it grows with less water and saves water compared to normal cotton cultivation.
For these reasons, hemp cultivation does not require pesticides or chemical fertilizers, so it is said to have less impact on the environment and even have a positive effect.
High CO2 absorption rate
Hemp has a higher CO2 absorption rate than other plants, so it is said to be effective in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
In addition, because it grows quickly and grows in a short period of time, it absorbs a large amount of carbon dioxide, which is necessary for photosynthesis.
For example, hemp plantation per hectare can absorb approximately 21,000 kg of carbon dioxide in 90 days.
In addition , hemp has a soil improvement effect, so it is said that it not only absorbs carbon dioxide but also helps to protect the environment.
Whole plant available
Hemp is available as a whole plant and a variety of useful substances can be extracted from the fiber, seeds, stems, leaves, flowers and other parts of the plant.
For example, fibers are strong, durable, and flexible, and are used in clothing, paper, ropes, building materials, and more.
In addition, highly nutritious oils, proteins, vitamins, and minerals are extracted from the seeds and used as foods and health foods.
The stems are then used as biomass fuel and building materials.
Additionally, the leaves and flowers extract compounds used for pharmaceutical and recreational purposes, such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD.
However, "under current laws and regulations, THC extracted from the regulated part of the cannabis plant is subject to regulations under the Cannabis Control Act, as products extracted from the regulated part of the cannabis plant are included in the definition of cannabis. On the other hand, chemically synthesized THC is not included in the definition of cannabis because it is not a product extracted from the regulated parts of the cannabis plant, but it is designated as a narcotic and is subject to the Hemp Act. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has announced about THC.
Quoted from Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/11121000/001002508.pdf
In other words, THC is regulated by law because any aspect of it is a source of substance abuse.
What is hemp oil made from hemp seeds?
As I mentioned earlier, hemp seeds extract highly nutritious oils, proteins, vitamins and minerals.
The extracted oil is called hemp oil.
Learn more about hemp oil here.
Hemp oil is made from hemp seeds
Hemp oil is the oil made from hemp seeds, also known as hemp seed oil, hemp seed oil, or cannabis oil.
Although hemp oil is made from cannabis, it does not contain the euphoric component (THC), which is treated as a narcotic, because it is made by extracting only the oil component from the seed.
In addition, hemp oil is often used as food, and is attracting attention as a health-conscious oil that does not contain trans-fatty acids (trans-unsaturated fatty acids) and its high nutritional value.
There are different parts depending on the product, but it has a unique nutty flavor.
As an edible oil, hemp oil is basically unrefined, rich in nutrients, and the oil is bright green in color.
Hemp oil does not contain CBD
We know that hemp oil does not contain CBD.
CBD , also known as cannabidiol, is a type of cannabinoid found in cannabis plants.
Hemp oil is an oil made from the seeds of the cannabis plant, and unlike CBD oil, it is not an oil extracted from the stems or flowers of the cannabis plant.
Since hemp oil is made by extracting only the oil component from the seed, it basically does not contain THC, which is a euphoric component treated as a drug.
Hemp oil contains ingredients that can be expected to have a positive effect on the skin, and it is used in skin care because it has a moisturizing effect. CBD oil, on the other hand, can be used to refresh you after a hectic day.
Hemp oil is rich in nutrients
Hemp oil is rich in nutrients that are good for the body.
Specifically, it contains the following nutrients:
Contains α -linolenic acid!
It is a type of omega-3 fatty acid contained in hemp oil, and when it enters the body, it has the function of producing unsaturated fatty acids such as DHA and EPA.
DHA is an ingredient that is expected to be used for Alzheimer's disease and depression.
EPA is said to be effective in preventing arteriosclerosis, suppressing high blood pressure, suppressing skin inflammation and allergic symptoms.
Contains gamma-linolenic acid!
It is a type of omega-6 fatty acid contained in hemp oil and is expected to be effective for the skin.
For example, it is a great ingredient for those who tend to have rough skin or those who are concerned about dry skin.
Contains linoleic acid!
It works to reduce blood cholesterol and can be expected to prevent arteriosclerosis.
It is difficult for the human body to produce it, so it must be obtained from food.
Lack of linoleic acid can cause skin disorders, so make sure to take it.
CBD oil for nutrition
Hemp oil is rich in nutrients that are beneficial to humans .
By ingesting hemp oil, it is possible to obtain beauty effects such as relieving skin problems, moisturizing the skin, and relieving allergy symptoms.
In addition, it can be expected to prevent arteriosclerosis because it works to reduce blood cholesterol.
Hemp oil has an ideal balance of essential fatty acids
Hemp oil is said to have an ideal balance of essential fatty acids .
Essential fatty acids are the materials that make up cell membranes, and the fatty acids that are necessary for the maintenance of the body, such as the raw materials for hormone production .
However, it cannot be produced by the human body and must be obtained from plants.
In addition, it seems that the current intake balance of essential fatty acids is recommended to be "linoleic acid 4: alpha linolenic acid 1" .
And hemp oil, as it is, has an ideal ratio of 3:1 linoleic acid to alpha-linolenic acid and 3:1 omega-6:omega-3.
Therefore, it is considered to be the optimum ratio for the human body.
This is because hemp oil helps balance essential fatty acids in a world where modern diets tend to be too high in linoleic acid .
Explain the recommended use of hemp oil!
As you can see, hemp oil has a number of compelling benefits.
So, here are some recommended ways to use hemp oil to get the most out of it.
Here are some tips on how to use hemp oil.
You can even apply hemp oil to your skin!
The best way to use hemp oil is to apply it directly to your skin.
Hemp oil contains fatty acids and antioxidants that are beneficial for the skin.
For example, it contains the following two fatty acids:
Alpha-linolenic acid: An essential fatty acid that the human body cannot produce and is necessary for the body.
Gamma-Linolenic Acid A fatty acid that supports normal, healthy skin structure and function.
Alpha-linolenic acid easily penetrates into the skin (* keratin) and promotes the production of collagen, which can be expected to have a beautiful skin effect. In addition, linoleic acid is a raw material for ceramide, and γ-linolenic acid supports the skin barrier function.
In addition, cannabisin A and vitamin E contained in hemp have a strong antioxidant effect, and can be used for aging care (* care according to age) by neutralizing active oxygen that leads to skin aging .
By applying it directly to the skin, these ingredients penetrate the skin, giving it moisture and firmness, and keeping it healthy.
Hemp oil can be used as cooking oil for cooking without heating!
Hemp oil is best used as a cooking oil for non-heated dishes .
Hemp oil is easily oxidized, so it is not suitable for cooking or pre-cooking .
Here are some ways to take hemp oil:
- drink directly
- use as salad dressing
- Mix into smoothies and drinks
- side dish
As an example, let's look at using hemp oil as a salad dressing.
Salad Dressing Recipe (Hemp Oil)
- 2 tablespoons hemp oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or vinegar
- a little salt and pepper
It's also delicious over pasta and bread!
Hemp oil has a nutty flavor and is considered a delicious addition to food.
Therefore, hemp oil is recommended because it is delicious not only for salad dressing, but also for pasta and bread.
4 recommended hemp products!
Next, I will introduce four products that I would like to recommend when ingesting hemp.
CBD Medica's product "High Phytocannabinoid Hemp Oil CBD 2000mg" is one of the Phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil series and is a highly concentrated CBD oil .
The volume per bottle is 30ml, the concentration of CBD is 6.6% and the content of CBD is 2000mg.
This oil is called broad-spectrum CBD oil and contains a wide variety of cannabinoids in a natural balance.
No isolates are used during the manufacturing process and strict quality control is performed.
In addition, MCT oil etc. are blended and the concentration is adjusted.
This product has a natural flavor and can be taken directly in the mouth .
The appropriate amount of CBD oil to take depends on your individual physical condition and usage.
It is recommended that first-time users start with a small amount and gradually increase the amount.
When consuming hemp oil, it is important to adjust the intake and determine the appropriate intake.
[2nd place] [Suction] Liquid 10% / Classic Hemp / CBD 1000mg
AZTEC (Azteca) is proud of Classic Hemp, a CBD oil containing cannabidiol (CBD), a component derived from cannabis .
This product is a "liquid" that is inhaled .
It is a full-spectrum product that contains cannabinoids and terpenes in addition to CBD.
Containing cannabinoids and terpenes, it can be expected to have an entourage effect (by ingesting multiple ingredients at the same time, each effect is amplified and a synergistic effect is obtained).
It's easy to use, use a smoking device such as VAPE to vaporize the liquid and then inhale it directly from your lungs.
This is Canna Care's proud full cannabinoid type CBD cartridge product.
Flucannabinoid e-liquids are e-liquids made exclusively with plant-based terpenes and various cannabinoids such as broad-spectrum CBD, CBN, CBG, and CBC .
This product contains various elements such as CBD and CBC based on CRD, so you can expect an entourage effect .
In addition, using organic hemp terpene, it is possible to enjoy the original taste of cannabinoids because it is made only with hemp.
This liquid has a CBN-dominant formula, so it is a recommended product at the end of the day, such as before going to bed.
Therefore, it is a recommended product before going to bed or when you want to relax.
[4th place] [Suction] Full hemp cartridge 93% / Rosa / CBG dominant / Disposable / 1.0ml / Total cannabinoids 930mg [Sativa]
It is a CBD cartridge sold only in Japan from Pharma Hemp.
This product is a highly concentrated CBD cartridge and contains 93% CBD content of a full hemp cartridge.
It is also rich in cannabinoids, including CBD.
In addition, since it is a disposable type, it can be used easily.
Because it is inhaled, it works quickly, making it one of the most popular ways to take CBD.
What is hemp oil? Explains the relationship between hemp and CBD! ｜Frequently Asked Questions
Finally, we will answer frequently asked questions about hemp.
What is the difference between hemp and linen?
Hemp and linen come from different plants and have different fiber characteristics.
Hemp uses fibers from the stem of the cannabis plant, and the fiber molecules are a little thicker, making it a strong, stiff thread that is used for netting.
On the other hand, linen is a fiber from the stalk of flax, and since it is made from small plants, it is a thin, short fiber that makes a flexible thread.
As a result, although hemp is weaker than ramie, it has eight times the tensile strength and four times the durability of cotton.
In addition, the fiber structure is hollow, so it absorbs moisture and sweat, and has excellent breathability.
Linen, on the other hand, is a short, thin fiber that makes a flexible thread, but is slightly weaker and less breathable than hemp.
As mentioned above, hemp and linen have their own characteristics .
It is important to select the material according to the application .
Is hemp illegal?
Hemp is not illegal, but should be used with caution.
In Japan, hemp itself is not illegal, but hemp-derived products are restricted as "narcotics" if they contain THC, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's Enforcement Status and Issues of the Cannabis Control Law .
Therefore, products such as hemp-derived oils and cosmetics should be THC-free .
Therefore, when consuming hemp-derived products, it is necessary to ensure that the THC content is below the regulatory limit.
Quoted from Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/11120000/000941499.pdf
Is seed oil different from CBD oil?
Seed oil and CBD oil are different and should be used accordingly.
Seed oil is an oil extracted from hemp seeds and is mainly used for cooking and skin care.
CBD oil, on the other hand, is extracted from cannabis stems and leaves and does not contain THC.
CBD oil varies in type, concentration, and ingredients, so it is important to choose according to your purpose.
However, CBD oil is not yet popular in Japan, and it may contain impurities, so care must be taken when purchasing and using it.
What is hemp oil? Explains the relationship between hemp and CBD! ｜Summary
Hemp oil is a fat made from hemp seeds, and when ingested, it has a variety of positive effects on the human body.
For example, there are multiple benefits such as being able to support skin care and improving lifestyle habits.
And about the relationship between hemp oil and CBD, CBD is a type of cannabinoid contained in cannabis and other plants.
Hemp oil generally does not contain CBD .
Hemp oil can have positive effects on the skin.
It is also used in skin care due to its moisturizing properties.
On the other hand, CBD oil is used for relaxation time.
Both will give you better results if you choose the right one for your purpose.