Hemp is becoming one of the biggest wellness trends in the 21st century - For a good reason!
Though cannabis is often known for its psychoactive “high” effect, it has also made its way into the natural medicinal, body, and ecological industry.
Nowadays, you may see CBD tinctures in your local drugstore, sustainable hemp clothing, eco-friendly hemp makeup, and even hemp protein smoothies!
As lovers of all things sustainable and good for you ingredients like hemp, we’re incredibly excited to announce our partnership with Revive Superfoods. A company that strives to provide good for you ingredients so you can feel like your best self everyday.
Revive Superfoods is more than just a subscription company. It’s a community of people that seek to bring out the best you possible. They seek ingredients that are good for you so you can get past your limitations, and show up for yourself everyday.
We’ve teamed up with Revive Superfoods because we think it’s important to align with companies with similar missions. A mission to provide ingredients that are good for you, accessible, and affordable.
What is hemp?
The terms cannabis, hemp, and marijuana get thrown around a lot. So what’s the deal? Is CBD the same thing as hemp? Can hemp get you high?
The term ‘cannabis’ is an umbrella term for broad classifications of the plant. Hemp, or the term cannabis sativa is non-intoxicating and has 0.3% or less of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) - the most well known Cannabinoid amongst it's compounds and the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
All that to say, Hemp also known as Cannabis Sativa will not get you high.
Hemp provides incredible industrial and health benefits including naturally eating pesticides, the use of hemp fibers to reduce the use of plastics, pulps and other resources that are harmful to our planet by creating a conscious alternative for clothing, paper, food, and body care.
Hemp is a zero waste plant. Meaning, there is a use for every-single-part of the plant - Pretty cool, eh!
Hemp Seeds in Wellness
Your skin and stomach are like sponges. What you put in your body and on your body matters. (Fun fact: 80% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body!)
Let’s be real, cannabis hasn’t always had the best reputation in the past. But as our society progresses, people are starting to open their minds to the plant.
As the avenues of cannabis expand, so does research. Research has found tons of benefits linked to hemp seeds. Here are a few examples:
- About 25% of calories in hemp seeds come from protein, which is quite high making Hemp Protein a great source of protein for vegan and plant based diets. They are conndisdered a complete protein source, meaning they provide all the essential amino acids. Your body can not produce it's own essential aminos and relies on your diet, which is why it's so important to find complete proteins in a plant based diet. You can find hemp protein powder in some of Revive Superfood’s smoothies like the Matcha Maker or the Berry Blu.
Hemp seeds are incredibly rich in essential fatty acids, containing over 30% fat. It's a great plant based source of Omega 3 & 6. Hemp Seeds have a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, which is considered in the optimal range.
- Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide. It's been researched that eating hemp seeds may reduce your risk of heart disease. The seeds contain high amounts of the amino acid arginine, which produces nitric oxide in your body. Nitric oxide is a gas molecule that makes your blood vessels dilate and relax, leading to lowered blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease.
Hemp and Natural Beauty
Natural beauty is achievable for everyone. But beauty isn’t just about what’s on the outside. True Beauty is brought out through acts of kindness, acceptance and understanding.
When you feed yourself better ingredients and stay away from toxic chemicals, you feel better. And when you feel better, you're kinder, and when you're kinder it shows in beautiful ways.
Evio Beauty's hero ingredient is (you guessed it) HEMP! Not only is it a good for the planet, and for your diet, it's good for your skin. Here are just a few reasons why to not only add hemp to your diet, but also to your beauty routine:
- Moisturizing agent without clogging pores
- Hemp can help moderate skins oil production through it's natural source of Omega 3-6. 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3.
- One of the omega-6 fatty acids that hemp oil contains is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation.
- The linoleic acid and oleic acids found in hemp oil can’t be produced by the body but can play a crucial role in skin health and anti-aging, so they’re important nutrients to add to the diet and skincare routine.
Evio’s Revitalizing Serum features hemp seed oil. This serum gives your skin good antioxidants and fatty acids to nourish and protect your skin.
A Surprise For You
In honour of our partnership with Revive Superfoods, we are hosting a giveaway! Check out Evio Beauty or Revive Superfoods Instagram tomorrow, November 18th to enter and a chance to win! @Revivesuperfoods @Eviobeauty