Review of Hemp as Food and Nutritional Supplement

The Cannabis Sativa cultivars are called "hemp". They have lower levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, the active principle responsible for Cannabis for psychotropic effects. Hemp is a remarkable crop with immense social and economic value. It can be used for food, textiles, and clothing as well as biodegradable plastics and paper.

The hemp plant has many valuable parts that can be used to make food or ingredients for nutritional supplements. Hemp inflorescence is high in nonpsychoactive but biologically active cannabinoids such as CBD (Cannabidiol), which has potent anxiolytic and spasmolytic effects.  Hemp nutritional supplement production companies, however, add a pleasant, nutty flavor as well as a valuable source for essential amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, fibers, and vitamins.

Hempseed oil and hemp sprouts are good sources of healthy polyunsaturated fatty acids. The marketing of hemp-derived products faces complex and diverse regulations around the world. This is due to the fact that CBD is the active principle of pharmaceutical agents, and that some regulatory agencies ban Cannabis Inflorescence. Cannabis refers to a genus that includes flowering plants from the Cannabaceae family.

Some authors claim that the Cannabis genus contains three species: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. Currently, around 147 million people consume cannabis. This is primarily due to the intoxicating effects of THC. The prohibition of growing any type of Cannabis has been in place for decades to combat its widespread use as a recreational drug. However, this did not make a distinction on THC content.