Hemp—rediscovering an ancient treasure

Cultivating a superstar

Humans have a long and storied relationship with the hemp plant, just as we do with chocolate, and for good reason. Hemp has always been an immensely valuable crop cultivated for a variety of uses. The fibers are used in clothing, rope, textiles and paper, while the seeds are a nutritious high-protein food. The use of hemp can be dated back at least 8,000 years, making it quite likely to have been the very first plant cultivated for textile fiber.

Humans have revered certain plants since ancient times as sacred gifts from the gods. As the ancient Aztecs believed the god of wisdom gifted them the cacao seed, Seshat, the Egyptian goddess of wisdom, knowledge and the written word was often depicted in ancient drawings wearing a headdress with a hemp leaf.

There are many historic examples of hemp being used as a tonic. One such is found in the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyption medical textbook (circa 1550 BC) containing numerous references to hemp-based formulas believed to have a positive effect on the human body.

Today, we’re taking a cue from history and discovering more and more uses for the illustrious hemp plant. One of hemp’s most important beneficial components, Phytocannabinoids (phyto = plant), is a family of naturally-occurring chemical compounds uniquely capable of interacting with our body’s Endocannabinoid System.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program. The testimonials presented apply only to the individuals depicted, cannot be guaranteed, and should not be considered typical. Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening, we recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest our products. Prior to consuming these products consult with your healthcare practicioner, drug screeningtesting company or employer.

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