05/16/2016 / By Claire Rankin
Hemp seeds and hemp powder are known to have a multitude of health benefits. Not only are more and more more Americans aged 55 and over using marijuana for recreational and medicinal benefits to treat aches and pains due to aging, but many are realising the incredible properties of hemp seeds to maintain good health and even treat certain conditions.
Hemp is believed to be one of the oldest crops cultivated by man, grown for food, oils and textiles. Marijuana was recognized for being psychoactive and these plants were bred selectively for their psychoactive effects. The hemp nuts, or seeds that come from the hemp plant are termed a “Super Food”, which is defined as a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.
How hemp seeds help older people
Many older hemp seed or hemp protein powder consumers notice a change in their energy levels. One elderly lady reported that after using hemp seeds only once, she experienced more energy than she had had in years. Another old lady, who prior to ingesting hemp seeds regularly, was depressed and felt life was valueless. She remarked that she now “feels like dancing”. Others report increased productivity, energy and less stress.
Hemp seeds contain a perfect ratio of the essential omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids required by the human body.
Hemp nuts and hemp protein powder help as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic preventing bacterial growth, helps with impairment due to strokes, it can treat ulcers and sores. It is also useful in destroying worms and parasites. In addition, hemp acts as a great tonic for building energy and strength.
Elderly people often suffer from constipation and other digestive problems, which hemp can treat. In China today, hemp seed oil capsules are the most commonly prescribed, natural remedy for constipation.
In fact, a village in China is boasting ages far older than the global average, and few elderly folk suffer from the health problems that plague the elderly in other coutries. Scientists believe the secret is in their diet, which includes plenty of hempseed.
Hemp seed is also rich in calcium, dietary fiber, and iron. The high amount of soluble fiber in hemp seed helps to prevent over-eating since it makes one feel full longer, and it can help keep the digestive system healthy.