For a long time, green juice and green smoothies were considered to be the ‘peak’ of what one seeking to nourish their body could consume. While both offer numerous benefits, there’s a newly created beverage that is bound to become the populace’s favourite.
Whereas THC – the component in marijuana responsible for getting you ‘high’ – is illegal in most U.S. states, cannabidiol (CBD) is not. In fact, CBD oil is renowned for its many medicinal effects. One of the many chemical compounds found within cannabis, CBD is non-psychoactive and has been proven in studies to benefit anxiety. Though science has not yet confirmed this, CBD is also reported to benefit one’s mood, sleep, pain, immune response, and hormone regulation. CBD is also widely used as a natural treatment for seizures.
Because CBD oil is even listed on the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s website as a potential ‘cure’ for cancer, the company Rawligion (based in London) included it in its new 100% organic hemp drink. The drink Relax consists of 100% organic hemp milk containing CBD, hemp seeds, cashews, dates, coconut oil, vanilla, and water. Created by Michael Isted, a psychotherapist and development consultant for Rawligion, the drink is intended to help people feel calm and well-nourished.
Cannabidiol seeds do not get one high and are very nutrient-rich. Research shows that cannabis seeds contain a healthy 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (too many omega-6 fatty acids contribute to inflammation), as well as a rich source of nutrients including calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, D, and E. Additionally, the cannabis seed is a complete protein, meaning it contains all essential amino acids.
The drink, produced by Rawligion and LoveHemp – a UK-based CBD oil distributor, is expected to hit stores in the London area soon. Though the raw drink will not be distributed far and wide as of yet (it’s difficult to keep a live food drink of that quality fresh for long periods of time), this product might inspire others elsewhere to produce and market similar drinks. Who knows, you might even be able to make your own version…
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