Amazing benefits of hemp

DSC08302Are you craving better sleep? Do you want perfect protein from plant sources? Do you want to balance your hormones? If you haven’t included hemp in your diet, you’re missing out.

Hemp, or Cannabis sativa contains many valuable nutrients and useful cannabinoids. It’s a true superfood because of its unique nutritional profile. It’s great for vegetarians and vegans because it’s a source of complete protein.

Hemp is not psychoactive because the amount of THC is tiny. It contains CBD (cannabidiol) which is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and a muscle relaxer. Humans and other mammals have a built-in endocannabinoid system, that’s why our bodies respond so well to cannabinoids from hemp. CBD can help with sleep disorders (supporting the REM phase), anxiety, stress and many other health issues. Hemp also helps to create a more alkaline environment in the body.

Hemp seeds

DSC08271Hemp seeds* are a complete protein source, and a rich source of essential minerals, including magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. You can use them in salads, blend them into their smoothies, roll chocolate truffles in them and turn them into hemp milk if you want. 2-3 spoons of hemp seeds contain up to 11 grams of protein. Hemp seeds have shown to be helpful with alleviating PMS symptoms. For a full list of benefits, visit this article. They are tasty, mildly nutty. I love to sprinkle them into my smoothie bowls along with other toppings.

Hemp protein

DSC08265Hemp protein* is made by pulverizing hemp seeds from Cannabis Sativa plants. It contains all 23 amino acids and some rare proteins (albumin, edestin important for immune system). Hemp is also a good source of gamma linoleic acid. It is rich in fiber – contains up to 20%.

100g of hemp protein contains 50g of protein, 100g of beef steak contains only 26g of protein.

It can be prepared as a drink or used for cooking and baking where it can replace some of the flour (up to 20%). If you’re looking for a protein boost, give hemp a chance.

Young hemp powder

DSC08262It is made of hemp leaves and young stems without seeds and flowers in the Czech Republic. It’s much brighter green than hemp protein and rich in chlorophyll, hemp terpenes, essential oil, vitamins. You can use young hemp powder* in smoothies, juices, yoghurt, müsli for detoxification, healthy nutrition, immune support, regeneration and cell renewal.

Ghee with hemp

Ghee has a high smoke point, which makes it ideal for cooking and frying. It’s been a staple in Ayurveda for ages. It’s full of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) and free of lactose and casein. It contains conjugated linoleic acid, and butyric acid important for gut health. Ghee butter (containing CBD)* has anti-inflammatory effects and supports immunity. You can use it externally for psoriasis and burns. I use it to prepare hemp tea where it helps to bind the cannabinoids.


From left to right: basic CBD hemp tea, extra CBD hemp tea & CBG hemp tea

Hemp tea

Hemp tea* contains CBD and helps with digestion, sleep, pains or asthma. It is ideal for women during pregnancy and after. It helps with nausea, improves sleep. It also affects the production of breast milk and calms the baby. I drink hemp tea almost every evening or whenever I want to help my digestion. Hemp tea can also be used as seasoning. It’s important to use a bit of oil or butter to help release the cannabinoids.

Cannadorra hemp tea selection* includes teas with a variety of CBD content. There are teas with 1.6% CBD and 3.3% CBD. They also offer a tea with a lesser known cannabinoid CBG. If you love a strong cannabis aroma, I recommend 3.3% CBD and 1.8% CBG teas.

Hemp oil

Hemp seed oil* is obtained through cold-pressing of hemp seeds and contains all the necessary fatty acids omega 3-6-9, vitamins A, B, C, D, high portion of vitamin E. Hemp seed oil helps to speed up your detoxification, supports your immunity and lowers the level of cholesterol, reduces the risk of heart disease, protecting from free radical damage. It also benefits dry skin, reduces itching and the need to take dermatological medications. Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are present in ratio 3: 1 which is considered optimal for the human body. Hemp seed oil can be used internally and externally – as a delicious ingredient for dishes of cold cuisine or externally as a hydrating care full of nutrients for your skin. You can use it on your skin and hair or to prevent stretch marks. I like to take a spoonful for prevention occasionally. It has a nice nutty flavour and beautiful green colour. The big advantage of hemp oil is that it is hypoallergenic, suitable for sensitive and eczematic skin.

CBD oil (hemp oil with CBD extract)

DSC08276 (1)The most medicinal legal hemp product is CBD oil. It harmonizes natural processes in the body, helps immunity and a whole range of health issues. It’s beneficial to combine CBD oil with other hemp products. You can consult your problem with experienced staff using

Cannadorra CBD oil* by Cannadorra is analyzed by EU certified authority and clearly states the amount of CBD in miligrams. 10% CBD oil – 10 ml, 0.97g of CBD (oil is lighter than water). EU limit for THC is 0,2%, but some products on the market go over this level. Look for products where both alcohol extraction and CO2 extraction are combined to ensure the highest BIO availability.

2% CBD oil is suitable for prevention and balancing body functions, stress, cramps
5% CBD oil for certain health issues
10% CBD oil long-term health issues

You can buy high quality hemp products at*, or* if you live in the Czech Republic. It’s a small business which I like to support. They grow their own organic hemp and in addition to it, they use hemp from Canada and Lithuania. They ship fast within Europe. Cannadorra products are made exclusively from certified food strains of cannabis. To get 5% off, use a discount code “Misha”.

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