These good bacteria act as probiotics help keep your digestive system running smoothly, so that you can get the most out of the food that you consume. Probiotics are also great for the immune system, the majority of which is located in your digestive tract. The good bacteria in your digestive system compete for resources with the bad bacteria and maintaining a healthy balance can help prevent you from getting sick.
The mother also contains enzymes, which are essential for breaking down foods so that your body can make use of the nutrients you consume. Most raw foods contain enzymes, but the enzymes are often destroyed by cooking; adding in a supplementary source like apple cider vinegar is a great way to make up for this.
Plant cannabinoids, also known as phytocannabinoids, bind with this system and may help regulate certain vital functions of the body.
Studies suggest that when the ECS is in sync, the human body is able to achieve what is called homeostasis, which means your body is operating at optimal human performance.
Cannabis is a family of plants with two classifications, Indica and Sativa. Marijuana can be a member of either Indica or Sativa but hemp can only be from the Sativa family. Cannabis plants contain a number of compounds knows as cannabinoids. The two most dominant are THC and CBD. While both have been shown to have benefits to the human body, THC produces psychoactive effects when consumed but CBD does not.
Generally, the difference between hemp and marijuana is in the concentration of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), with hemp generally considered so low in concentration so as to be non-psychoactive. Hemp is still cannabis sativa, same as some of the most popular strains of marijuana.
Marijuana, on the other hand, contains up to 30% THC and is generally grown to maximize the growth of flowers and increase the concentration of THC. Hemp is typically grown to maximize the overall size of the plant as quickly as possible, usually achieved by growing outdoors. A lot of marijuana, though not all, is grown indoors, so as to control many variables such as light cycles and soil nutrients.
Hemp, is still cannabis, bred to have a low THC, high-CBD concentration, and is a specialized variety of sativa. Hemp has been cultivated for industrial applications for centuries. It grows quickly, and its fibers are strong and versatile, used to make paper, textiles, rope and even concrete. Hemp can also be used to make biodiesel fuel and animal feed. Hemp seeds are a source of vegetarian/vegan protein.
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