Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hemp & Workouts

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to get in shape? Perhaps you have decided that the gym is part of your new weekly or daily regimen. Whether you are a bodybuilder or just someone who wants to be toned and stay in shape, chances are you know the importance of adequate quality protein in the diet. During exercise, especially exercise that includes weight training and resistance training, tiny tears develop in the muscle tissue. When your body is resting it will work to repair the tiny tears and and will rebuild the muscle tissue, making it larger. (Note : protein does not build muscle, resistance and stress does.) Protein is vital for this repair and rebuilding process due to the resistance and weight; protein also helps regulate the hormones and immune system. Why hemp protein? Hemp is a complete protein. It has all 20 major amino acids that the human body requires. During workouts and in recovery the amino acids manufacture blood cells, enzymes, hormones, and immune cells, as well as help with muscle repair and growth. Hemp also has the perfect ratio of Omega fatty acids required by the human body.  Omega fatty acids are essential for the growth and repair of cellular structure, muscle tissue, and the ability to repair joints. In addition, fatty acids regulate oxygen, carry essential nutrients to the cells, assist with neuro-muscular activity, keep endocrine glands active (this helps with sweating and keeping the body from overheating), stabilize blood sugar, improve cholesterol, and relieve inflammation. So, the next time you shop for the perfect protein for your pre- and post-gym workout – reach for the HEMP!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Hemp Question for the day?

Isn't medical marijuana legal in Washington D.C.???

***ANSWER***= Yes!!!

I wish our Senators would be smarter than they Are!!

Thank You For Contacting My Office
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 11:21 am
Dear Mr. Cross:
Thank you for contacting me regarding proposals to decriminalize hemp cultivation in the United States. I appreciate having the benefit of your views on this matter.
While I recognize that hemp varieties were once common in American agriculture, and that imported hemp fiber and by-products still serve a number of legitimate commercial purposes, I share the concern of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency that decriminalizing hemp farming could increase the incidence of illicit marijuana cultivation and complicate federal surveillance and enforcement measures. However, you may be certain that I will keep your thoughts in mind should relevant legislation be introduced during the 112th Congress.
I appreciate the opportunity to represent Texans in the United States Senate. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.
United States Senator
517 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-2934
Fax: (202) 228-2856

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Get with the Program~"HEMP, It's What's for Business"

Hello to all the Blog Readers, I just would like to reflect on a few, short to the point issues in regards to HEMP. I would like to just remind the Corporate World, and Medical World, "OPEN UP YOUR MINDS CEO'S. Let's welcome the gift of new ways of doing things, don't be afraid of the competiton! WELCOME IT AND USE THE RESOURCE. IF I HAVE ONE THING AS A BUSINESS MAN MYSELF, JUST THINK HOW MUCH MORE YOU CAN BE A FACTOR AT WHAT YOU ARE ALREADY GREAT AT. Sure it might take a little re-tooling, but after all as Americans, we owe it to OUR People, It's Our responsible to to future generations. Hemp Is A GREAT VIABLE RESOURCE, USE IT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE,as you would any other Commodity. Its a tool in business, I know I already USE IT, AND IT'S GREAT. You have to look at it as a Change for the POSITIVE. At the end of the day, it's just another way of doing BUSINESS, BE THE EXCEPTION" "HEMP, THE NEW OLD WAY OF DOING THINGS"

~Derek Cross 7/15/2012

Hemp Seed Oil~ Anti-Inflammatory,Anti-Aging

FACT: Hemp Seed Oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, balances dry skin, fights skin inflammations, helps heal skin lesions, has anti-oxidants, and contains moisture balancing properties.
The hemp seed oil is non-greasy, readily absorbs into the pores, is an emollient, and has rejuvenating and moisturizer properties for the skin.
Adult users of Hemp Seed Oil have reported softer skin, and stronger nails and hair after only a few weeks of using 1-2 Tablespoons per day. The vitamins and minerals present in Hemp Seed Oil are easily absorbed through the skin, resulting in a more vitamin and mineral enriched body care product.
Hemp Seed Oil may be added to any body care or cosmetic product, including creams, lotions, facial or body oils, massage oils, shampoo, conditioner, shaving products, lip balm, soap, and any other product. In hair care products, Hemp Seed Oil increases elasticity, manageability, and shine.
In addition, recent Canadian research has shown this oil from Hemp seed extract can be effective as a broad-spectrum ultraviolet skin protector.

Hemp & The Economy

HEMP AND  THE ECONOMY   Compiled  by the Business Alliance for
Commerce in  Hemp (BACH)  Provided by Access Unlimited, PO Box
1900, Frazier Park, CA 93225

Hemp's Role in Economic History - Hemp is regarded as probably
being the  first crop  cultivated by humans: as early as 8,000
B.C.  in   the  Middle  East.  Hemp  textile  industries  were
introduced at  about the  same time  in human  development  as

     Hemp provided  the  sails  and  rigging  for  ships  that
allowed worldwide  commerce and made Columbus' trip to America
possible (other  fibers would  have decayed  somewhere in mid-

     Hemp  replaced  papyrus  as  the  source  of  paper  that
eventually fostered  the spread of written knowledge. Hemp was
the largest  cash crop  in  the  world  until  the  late  19th
century, when new technology began to replace it.

     Hemp's Role  Today -  With some  50,000 commercial  uses,
Hemp is  the most  versatile renewable natural resource on the
planet. And it is again the largest cash crop in America; Hemp
generates almost four times as much revenue ($41.6 billion/yr)
as  does   its  closest  competitor,  corn  ($13.37  billion),
according to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

     But this  is only  a  small  fraction  of  the  potential
revenue that  will be  generated when  Hemp  again  takes  its
rightful place  in  the  agricultural,  textile,  food,  fuel,
cordage,  fabrication,  pharmaceutical  medicines,  paper  and
other affected  businesses in  a decentralized  ecological and
financially stable economy.

     Hemp For  farms -  Hemp was  the major  cash crop  of the
U.S., including  most of  the areas  now suffering from family
farm foreclosures,  until just before the Great Depression. It
is still  a viable  cash crop  and could  be grown on marginal
lands, between  crop seasons  or on  fallow land to enrich the
soil. Hemp is the best energy biomass crop identified to date,
and could  provide the  raw  materials  for  renewed  economic
growth in rural and "rust belt" communities.

     Hemp For  Clothing -  Fabrics made  from  hemp  are  more
insulating, softer,  stronger, more  water absorbent  and last
many times  longer than cotton. This amazing plant fiber holds
its  shape  as  well  as  polyester,  but  "breathes"  and  is
biodegradable because  it is  completely organic.  It has been
valued for  its durability  since before  recorded history. It
can be  woven as coarse as burlap, smooth as silk or intricate
as lace.  The canvass  sails on  generations of  ships and the
original Levi jeans were all made of hemp. The quality of this
natural fiber has yet to be surpassed.

     Hemp For  Paper -  Paper made  from hemp lasts many times
longer  than  that  made  of  wood  pulp,  without  yellowing,
cracking or otherwise deteriorating.

     Hemp pulp does not require as much of the chemical needed
to break down lignin as wood, does not cause dioxin pollution,
and has  been called  the  "archivist's  perfect  paper."  The
Declaration of  Independence and  the U.S.  Constitution  were
both originally  drafted on  Hemp. Restrictions  on Hemp  have
added to  the destruction  of about  70% of  American  forests
since 1937.  Help  restore  Hemp  to  its  rightful  place  in

     Hemp could  Save S&Ls - The Savings & Loan industry could
recoup its  losses by  allowing debtors (i.e., real estate) to
invest in  hemp..For example,  the cost  of  the  federal  S&L
bailout program  submitted by  President Bush  in August, 1989
was  $50  billion.  "Marijuana"  income  for  1988  was  $41.6
billion: the  money generated  by sales  of relaxational  Hemp
alone could  pay off  80% or more of the difference. Estimates
of the  total legitimate  revenues that  would be generated by
legal commerce  in non-smoking Hemp range from 10 to 100 times
that amount.

     Hemp Saves Taxes -  Marijuana prohibition and eradication
programs waste  hundreds of millions of tax dollars, create an
untaxed black  market of  tens  of  billions  of  dollars  and
increased the  domestic marijuana  crop, according to the DEA.
The National  Institute on  Drug Abuse  (NIDA) estimated  that
there were 21 million regular smokers of marijuana and hashish
in 1988.  A lucrative  market in  smoking paraphernalia  worth
billions of dollars is being suppressed.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hemp Oil & Your Skin


Hemp Oil
Hemp seed and oil has been called "Nature’s Perfect Food for Humanity" - a wealth of health for everyone.

The oil can be used as part of a nutritional programme to maintain and improve good health. With a pleasant nutty flavour, Hemp Seed Oil is ideal for use in salad dressings, mayonnaise, dips etc. It is not suitable for frying as this reduces the benefits.
Hemp has had a long-standing relationship with humanity; modern science reveals that it contains all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary for human life, as well as a rare protein known as globule edestins that is very similar to the globulin found in human blood plasma.
Four years after the Marijuana Tax Act passed in the US, a researcher writing for a 1941 edition of Science lamented the loss of access to the hemp seed's rare and important globule edistins; "Passage of the Marijuana Law of 1937 has placed restrictions upon trade in hempseed that, in effect, amount to prohibition....”
Hemp seeds contain the most balanced and richest natural single source of essential oils for human consumption. The E.F.A.'s not only help to restore wasting bodies, but also improve damaged immune systems, so it is not so surprising that modern researchers have studied them in relationship to the modern immune attacking AIDS virus. (Eidlman, M.D., Hamilton, ED.D, Ph.D 1992).
Hemp oil is natures most balanced oil for human nutrition (3:1 LA to LNA ratio) and is easily digestible; in fact this oil could provide all of our Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) requirements for life, due to the balanced 80% EFA content of the oil.
Research has shown that this nutritional oil was once a part of worldwide dietary intake, as it was one of the first cultivated crops. All natural foods contain some substances, which are essential to life. Oils for example, found in nuts and seeds, contain significantly higher amounts of essential fatty acids than other foods.
Much information about Hemp has been systematically removed from written texts since the 1930's and is now difficult to find. Many of the myths about hemp, perpetuated by governments to this day relating to hemp being a drug crop are incorrect and simply propaganda created to make way for synthetic man made products.
Alpha Linolenic acid (LNA) Deficiency Symptoms - Omega 3
The symptoms of LNA deficiency include: Growth retardation, weakness, impairment of vision and learning ability, motor incoordination, tingling in arms and legs, behavioural changes.
Adding LNA back into the diet from which it is missing can reverse these symptoms. Other symptoms that can result from LNA (or w3) deficiency include; High triglycerides, high blood pressure, sticky platelets, tissue inflammation, edema, dry skin, mental deterioration, low metabolic rate, some kinds of immune dysfunction
Linoleic acid (LA) Deficiency Symptoms - Omega 6
The symptoms of LA deficiency include: Eczema-like skin eruptions, loss of hair, liver degeneration, behavioural disturbances, kidney degeneration, excessive water loss through the skin accompanied by thirst, drying up of glands, susceptibility to infections, failure of wound healing, sterility in males, miscarriage in females, arthritis-like conditions, heart and circulatory problems, growth retardation. Prolonged absence of LA from the diet is fatal. Adding LA back into the diet from which it is missing can reverse all of the deficiency symptoms.
In 1955 the Czechoslovakian Tubercular Nutrition Study concluded that hemp seed was the "Only food that can successfully treat the consumptive disease tuberculosis, in which the nutritive processes are impaired and the body wastes away"(Robinson 1996).
Dr Johana Budwig – A pioneer of Essential Fatty Acid Research
The seven-time Nobel Prize nominee, Dr. Johana Budwig, a pioneer of E.F.A research, reported success in treating heart infraction, arthritis, cancer and other common diseases with massive doses of E.F.A.'s. Budwig's research indicates that many of these killer and crippling diseases may be caused in part by our diet of saturated fat and trans-fat, which are present in much of the food we eat. According to this healing Doctor, saturated fat and trans-fat befuddle the electronic charge of the unsaturated oils, which are present in cell membranes.
‘This decreases the cells ability to receive and store electrons from the sun, which according to Budwig is a key factor in human health.’

Alternatively, a balanced diet of E.F.A’s keeps the charge of the unsaturated fats in the cells membranes working properly and electron rich. As Budwig herself explains:
"The sun's rays are very much in harmony with humans. It is no coincidence that we love the sun. The resonance in our biological tissue is so strongly tuned to the absorption of solar energy that physicists who occupy themselves with this scientific phenomenon, the quantum biologists say that there is nothing on earth that has a higher concentration of solar energy photons than humans. This enrichment with solar energy depends strongly on the like energy aspects, a wavelength that is compatible with humans, and this is supported when we eat foods that have electromagnetic waves of solar rays--the photon. An abundance of these electrons, which are tuned to the solar energy frequency, exist, for example, in many seed oils. Scientifically these oils have even been designated as electron-rich, essential, highly unsaturated fats. (Budwig 1992)
Budwig states that when we began to homogenize vegetable oils so that they would store better, we unknowingly changed their E.F.A. content into saturated fats in the ensuing heating process. These E.F.A. robbed, thus electron poor "promote the emergence of cancer.... They behave like tar, as insulators relative to the transport of electrons in living tissue." Alternatively, "electron-rich highly unsaturated oils... increase the absorption, storage and utilization of the sun's energy".
Budwig relates that after her ailing patients have been treated with an E.F.A. rich diet and then "lie in the sun, they notice they feel much better-rejuvenated"; (Budwig 1992) "On the other hand, nowadays we frequently observe that the heart fails on sunny beaches, and not infrequently heart attacks occur. We can observe some individuals in our time experiencing stress from exposure to the sun’s energy, whereas others respond with dynamic improvement in all vital functions. The stimulating effect that sunshine has on the secretions of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas, bladder, and salivary glands is easy to observe. These organs only dry out upon exposure to sunshine when the substance that stimulates secretions is missing. The decisive factor in all these observations is whether the surface-active, electron-rich, highly unsaturated fats are present as a resonating system for solar energy, or, if they are missing. The doctor tells cancer patients to avoid the sun; that they can't tolerate the sun. As soon as these patients--also cancer patients--were placed on my oil-Protein diet for just 2-3 days, i.e. a diet that contains an abundant supply of essential fats, they were able to tolerate the sun very well. Yes, they emphasize how well they suddenly feel in the sun, how the life forces are stimulated and that they feel dynamically energized."(Budwig 1992)
In times of worry about increased exposure to the sun's rays the E.F.A. rich oils provided by hemp may offer us hope. In her writings about the sun's effect on the cell membrane's electrons, Budwig referred to the work of the quantum physicist Dessauer, "If it were possible to increase the concentration of solar electrons tenfold in this biological electron rich molecule, man would live to be 10,000 years old."
Benefits of Cold Pressing
Oils should be pressed with a minimum of heat because the higher the temperature of the oil the faster it is destroyed by light, oxygen and other chemical reactions. The shape and properties of Fatty-acid molecules can change lowering their nutritional and biological value.
In the UK we do not have restrictions on pressing oil from live seed unlike America where the seed has to be killed by high temperatures to allow it to be imported. With this seed is it is not possible to press fresh living oil that remains stable with a longer shelf life. Hemp oil is legal in the UK.
How to use
With a pleasant nutty flavour, Hemp Seed Oil is ideal for use in salad dressings, mayonnaise, dips etc. Not suitable for frying as this reduces the benefits. May be taken as a nutritional supplement for general health and well being.
We recommend mixing with Barley Grass Powder, providing the benefits of the soluble proteins in Barley Grass Powder, along with all the huge array of other nutrients. (Organic yogurt can be used as an alternative Barley Grass Powder) Use 1 dessertspoons of Hemp oil to one heaped dessertspoon of Barley grass juice powder, (or half a cup of organic yogurt) half a glass of chemical free water, (do not use tap water, the chlorine in tap water turns nutrients into toxic, even carcinogenic chemicals!). This mix can be taken once or twice daily. The combination forms the basis of a powerful therapy that Dr Budwig used, and helps to deliver sunlight from sensible sun exposure to the cells for maximum benefit.
Hemp oil can also be used externally on the skin, easily absorbed and moisturising, suitable for poor condition skin.
From our batch tests, it appears that rancidity increases at an exponential rate. I.E. low PV value at time of pressing takes longer to oxidise. We have found that our oil has the ability to be stable for at least six months if stored in the refrigerator. Oil is pressed fresh for each order and then dispatched to the customer in dark brown glass bottles.
How much is needed?
Recommended daily intake for a person with an average build/ body fat profile is 2-4 dessert spoons (up to 50 ml) per day, or in the case of therapy this can be increased up to 150ml per day for approximately 7 days then reverting to the normal daily intake amount. The requirement of oil intake is now widely accepted as being 15%-20% of calorific requirement (daily average of 2000 calories for an average adult). EFA oils contain embodied energy of 9 calories per ml, which is mainly used by the body for structural, hormonal and electrical functions, rather than energy.
What are the beneficial properties of Hemp Seed Oil?
Because Hemp Seed Oil is such a rich source of both LA (Omega 6) and LNA (Omega 3) in balanced proportions, conditions caused by deficiencies in both can be treated with one oil.
The functions of LNA include: Production of smooth skin increased stamina, speeds healing, increases vitality, brings a feeling of calmness, reduces inflammation, water retention, platelet stickiness and blood pressure, enhances immune functions, reduces the pain and swelling of arthritis, can reverse pre-menstrual syndrome, can treat bacterial infections, brain development in children.
The functions of LA include
Energy production, growth vitality, mental state, oxygen transfer, formation of cell membrane, recovery from fatigue, secretion production in exocrine and endocrine glands, formation of prostaglandin's (to maintain cardiovascular system) keeping body fluids liquid, helping immune system resist and fight infection, prevention of allergies, functioning of heart tissue
The functions of GLA include
Conversion of LA to the beneficial prostaglandin's, cholesterol lowering actions, useful in treating degenerative diseases. The Oleic Acid (Omega 9) contained in Hemp Seed Oil helps keep arteries supple because of its fluidity. In excess Oleic acid can interfere with EFA's and prostaglandin's.
The low level of Stearic acid (18:0) in Hemp Seed Oil is beneficial as high levels of Stearic acid are more likely to form flow-impeding clots in blood vessels and work against the healing qualities of the EFA's.
  • Palmitic acid (16:0) commonly found as a high percentage in animal fats and tropical oils, it raises cholesterol levels.
  • Vitamins: are also present notably C, E, B1, B2 and carotene in a fat soluble, easily digestible form.
  • Minerals: mainly Phosphorus, Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium.
Please note, oils that have been high temperature and solvent extracted then refined (most oils in the supermarkets) do not have the benefits left in them but contain detrimental Trans-fatty acids from hydrogenation.
EFA's increase metabolic rate, therefore increasing fat burn-off, helping you to become slim. Not to be seen as a singular solution, exercise and good eating habits need to be taken into account.

Combining Barley Grass with Hemp Oil
Mixing Hemp Oil with Barley Grass Powder, provides the benefits of the soluble proteins in Barley Grass Powder, along with all the huge array of other nutrients. Use 1 or 2 dessertspoons of Hemp oil to one heaped dessertspoon of Barley grass juice powder, half a glass of chemical free water, (do not use tap water, the chlorine in tap water turns nutrients into toxic, even carcinogenic chemicals!). This mix can be taken once or twice daily. It is the combination of the proteins in Barley Grass Powder that protect the Hemp oil from degradation in the body. The combination forms the basis of a powerful therapy that Dr Budwig used, and helps to deliver sunlight from sensible sun exposure to the cells for maximum benefit.

Information sourced from Udo Erasmus excellent book "Fats that heal - Fats that kill"
Other recommended reading:
Kenneth Jones "Nutritional and Medical guide to Hemp Seed" ISBN-0-962563897
Dr. Johanna Budwig "Flax Oil as a true aid against arthritis, heart infraction, cancer and other diseases" ISBN-0-9695272-1-7.