Industrial Hemp, or just plain Hemp as it is commonly known, is one of the oldest and most diverse cultivated plants in the history of man. Six thousand years ago, hemp was an important supplier of clothing, food, paper, cosmetics and medicine.

Today, society is moving toward a more holistic and healthy approach when it comes to our diet. This idea has highlighted food sources such as the hemp plant in terms of nutritional physiology. The hemp plant, particularly the phytocannabinoid, has gained popularity in recent years, due to its wide spectrum of ingredients and therefore also the diverse health benefits it possesses. 

Aside from being a food source, the secondary plant substances (e.g. cannabidiol, CBD) have been used as a renewable resource in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Current scientific studies expect the hemp plant to have an enormous effect on medicine in the years to come. 

Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant family: Cannabis sativa. And as a result, sometimes this causes confusion and misunderstanding between the two. The term ‘hemp’, is used for Cannabis species and varieties used for useful purposes, such as medicine, food, clothing, building materials, fuel, etc. These typically have low to zero THC.

While the term ‘marijuana’ is exclusively used for ‘recreational use’ of cannabis varieties with psychoactive substances (THC). It can also be used to some medical applications.

Industrial Hemp is grown virtually everywhere in the world today and is now legal to grow in most European countries. Non-Industrial hemp would be marijuana.

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Aside from being a food source, the secondary plant substances (e.g. Cannabidiol or “CBD” as it is referred to) have been used as a renewable resource in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Current scientific studies expect the hemp plant to have an enormous effect on medicine in the years to come.

Hemp is different from marijuana in its chemical makeup, cultivation methods, and its applications.

HEMP vs Marijuana

Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant family: Cannabis sativa. And as a result, sometimes this causes confusion and misunderstanding between the two. The term ‘hemp’, is used for Cannabis species and varieties used for useful purposes, such as medicine, food, clothing, building materials, fuel, etc. These typically have low to zero THC.

While the term ‘marijuana’ is exclusively used for ‘recreational use’ of cannabis varieties with psychoactive substances (THC). It can also be used to some medical applications.

Industrial Hemp is grown virtually everywhere in the world today and is now legal to grow in most European countries. Non-Industrial hemp would be marijuana.

Agricultural Hemp

Sequesters CO2
Environmentally helpful
Requires 80% less water
Sun power outdoor grow
Zero fungicides, pesticides and fertilizers
Textbook sustainability

Cannabis

Large carbon footprint
Environmentally harmful
Wasteful water demands
Huge strain on the power grids
Consequences of fungicides, pesticides and fertilizers
Unsustainable

Nature and Sustainability

The hemp plant is able to thrive in almost all types of soil and is highly resistant to disease or pests. Our hemp products are cultivated in the EU on sustainable and certified organic fields and are free from chemicals, pesticides, solvents and fertilizers. The cultivation of hemp plants also has a positive effect on the structure of the soil.

Superfood

Hemp belongs to the group of food types that distinguish themselves with their nutrient density, nutrients and vital substances in a balanced composition. Hence it is referred to as a superfood. Hemp seed oil has a high content of omega 3 fatty acids and gamma-linolenic acid (2-4%). It also has the optimum fatty acid ratio (omega 6: omega 3 – 3:1) in terms of nutritional physiology.

This ensures the hemp products are the ideal supplement for a healthy and balanced diet and well-being. The high nutrient density of hemp seeds, hemp protein and hemp seed oil is what makes these products ideal for athletes, the elderly as well as vegans and vegetarians, because it supplies the body with additional vital substances, protein and strength.