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Jul 1, 2016 9:15 AM

10 Benefits of Hemp and Hemp Oil Besides Getting You High

Every stoner knows the first and main purpose of hemp—getting us high and happy. But what if we tell you that hemp has a lot more benefits? Here is the list of ten useful things that hemp can do for us. We are sure you will be surprised.

Recycling

Hemp can be used to make biodegradable plastics, which means that it breaks down and goes back into the ground when not used anymore. This makes hemp plastic, which is more recyclable and environmentally friendly, different from the regular plastic.

Skin Care

If you have any problems with your skin or just want to improve its state, buy hemp oil, and you will immediately see the difference. The thing is that hemp oil includes a lot of EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) that are very good for our skin. Moreover, hemp oil can be used to make soaps and lotions.

Food Supplement

Hemp seeds can easily diversify your ration and add a lot of protein, iron, and amino acids to your everyday diet. The nutritional benefit of hemp seeds is unquestionable. That is why a lot of people use hemp oil as a food supplement.

Paints and Varnishes

Solutions made from hemp oil can become a perfect substitution for toxic paints and varnishes. They are not only safer but also more convenient to use. The paints and varnishes made from hemp oil last longer and absorb into materials faster than the regular ones.

Clothing, Shoes, and Textiles

Did you know that hemp can be used to make clothing? Hemp is a durable material and is great for producing sportswear, for instance. Both clothes and shoes made of hemp would last very long.

Building Materials

Hemp can be used to make such building materials as wood, insulation, concrete, and the above-mentioned plastics. It is a great option for those who are looking for some ecologically friendly alternatives to the regular materials.

Fuel

Today, gasoline usage is a hot issue. Hemp can ease the situation. Discarded hemp can be used to produce biofuel and reduce the damages that have already been done to the ozone layer and, thus, have a positive effect on the climate change.

Paper

Have you ever heard about hemp paper? It exists, but, unfortunately, there are only a few companies in the world that produce it. The production of hemp paper is rather pricey. However, hemp paper is more recyclable.

Stock Feed

We can also feed our animals with food that contains hemp, which is a healthy alternative to the feed that includes corn and antibiotics.

Batteries

Although hemp-made batteries are still under development, the Canadian researchers are doing their best to provide the world with supercapacitors made from hemp. Who knows, maybe in the near future, we will be using them as the batteries for our cell phones.

As you can see, hemp and hemp products can influence our lifestyle a lot. Moreover, this 10-item list is only a small fraction of all the possible advantages that hemp can bring to our lives. Maybe, it is time for us to think over all the benefits of hemp and realize that smoking is not the limit.

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