In today’s society, there are many people who still have a negative connotation surrounding hemp. It is a lot of times associated with a marijuana plant, however, although they are similar, they are different varieties of plants from one another.
They actually have opposite effects on the brain when consumed. The type of hemp that is consumed by humans has been bred to contain very little of the active ingredient in marijuana and more essential nutrients. When marijuana is consumed it has a negative impact on brain development, where hemp consumption is correlated with positive development.
This is largely in part due to hemp containing essential fatty acids, also known as EFAs. The discovery of the health benefits of EFAs is one of the most important nutritional breakthroughs in recent history. Specifically, researchers have noted that omega-3 fatty acids found in hemp are one of the most important nutrients in optimizing brain function and your overall health.
One of the main ways that this occurs is through omega-3s making cell membranes more fluid. This in turn helps improve communication between brain cells, which induces brain development. A positive development that comes from fluidity is a boost in memory. The less omega-3s in a person’s brain, the less fluid all your memories are, making it harder to recollect specific things. As you ingest omega-3s, your memories become more fluid and flexible to remember certain times.
The amount of omega-3s are also highly correlated with intelligence and cognitive performance in infants and young children. As the person begins to grow older, omega-3’s are slowly lost from the brain affecting the person’s memory. Scientists suspect that because EFAs are lost as a person grows older and that it could be correlated with cognitive disorders like aggression, depression, anxiety and more serious diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. This makes it that much more important for a person to make sure they are ingesting the proper amount of omega-3s, in order to keep the brain’s productivity at a high level.
Since hemp provides the perfect ratio of Omega- 6 to Omega-3 then the EFA’s found in hemp seeds are easily digestible. Due to this, our brains can fully benefit from a daily intake of hemp-based products.
Hemp seed oil can be used as is in bio-diesel engines. Methyl esters, or bio-diesel, can be made from any oil or fat including hemp seed oil. The reaction requires the oil, an alcohol (usually methanol), and a catalyst, which produces bio-diesel and small amount of glycerol or glycerin. When co-fired with 15% methanol, bio-diesel fuel produces energy less than 1/3 as pollution as petroleum diesel.
Energy and Fuel from Hemp Stalks through Pyrolysis
Pyrolysis is the technique of applying high heat to biomass, or organic plants and tree matter, with little or no air. Reduced emissions from coal-fired power plants and automobiles can be accomplished by converting biomass to fuel utilizing pyrolysis technology. The process can produce, from lingo-cellulosic material (like the stalks of hemp), charcoal, gasoline, ethanol, non-condensable gasses, acetic acid, acetone, methane, and methanol. Process adjustments can be done to favor charcoal, pyrolytic oil, gas, or methanol, with 95.5% fuel-to-feed ratios. Around 68% of the energy of the raw biomass will be contained in the charcoal and fuel oils — renewable energy generated here at home, instead of overpaying for foreign petroleum.
Pyrolysis facilities can run 3 shifts a day, and since pyrolysis facilities need to be within 50 miles of the energy crop to be cost effective, many new local and rural jobs will be created, not to mention the employment opportunities in trucking and transportation.
Hemp vs. Fossil Fuels
Pyrolysis facilities can use the same technology used now to process fossil fuel oil and coal. Petroleum coal and oil conversion is more efficient in terms of fuel-to-feed ratio, but there are many advantages to conversion by pyrolysis.
1) Biomass has a heating value of 5000-8000 BTU/lb, with virtually no ash or sulfur emissions.
2) Ethanol, methanol, methane gas, and gasoline can be derived from biomass at a fraction of the cost of the current cost of oil, coal, or nuclear energy, especially when environmental costs are factored in. Each acre of hemp could yield about 1000 gallons of methanol.
3) When an energy crop is growing, it takes carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, and releases an equal amount when it is burned, creating a balanced system, unlike petroleum fuels, which only release CO2. When an energy crop like hemp is grown on a massive scale, it will initially lower the CO2 in the air, and then stabilize it at a level lower than before the planting of the energy crop.
4) Use of biomass would end acid rain, end sulfer-based smog, and reverse the greenhouse effect.
Chronic stress can have serious and lasting negative effects on physical and mental health. It impairs normal cognitive function and can cause anxiety, depression, headaches, sleep problems, and weight gain. Left unchecked, people suffering from chronic stress can develop heart disease and digestive problems. Randy’s Remedy contains natural cannabinoids from hemp and may be useful in combating the negative effects of chronic stress.
Natural Cannabinoids in Hemp Improves Memory and Cognition.
Randy’s Remedy products are made from hemp. The natural cannabinoids found in hemp have been found to improve cognitive function and memory by improving symptoms related to anxiety and depression. When an individual is stressed or anxious, blood flows from the frontal lobe region of the brain as part of the fight of flight response. Bacopa monnieri, a nootropic herb that has been used in traditional medicine for longevity and cognitive enhancement, is said to improve cognition by reducing anxiety in the person. Results indicate that this is because a person is more able to think clearly when they are relaxed. When a person is stressed out, blood flows away from the frontal lobe of the brain as a symptom of fight or flight.
The frontal lobe region of our brain is where decisions are made. It is the region responsible for our “executive functions.” This includes attentional control, inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility. It is also where reasoning, problem solving, and planning occur. All of these activities are essential for the conscious control of behaviors. Monitoring those behaviors is necessary to facilitate the successful attainment of chosen goals. In other words, the frontal lobe is where we think about what we want, plan how to get it, and then execute that plan successfully.
So how does the frontal lobe relate to Randy’s Remedy? Well, I have mentioned how stress and anxiety can reduce blood flow to the frontal lobe of the brain. Reducing blood flow is an invitation for rash decision making; there is less room for forethought, deliberation, and careful planning. However, by using Randy’s Remedy to reduce the fight or flight stress response, proper blood flow to the brain is preserved which in turn allows for better decision making.
Chronic Stress is Bad Your Health
The ingredients of Randy’s Remedy may reduce stress and alleviate the negative effects of chronic stress. Chronic stress is more common than you might think. It has become more common in industrialized societies that seem to run on stress, hunger, caffeine, and adrenaline. Long hours at work combined with long commutes in traffic make it very difficult to escape the stress of modern life that has become part of our everyday lives.
A little stress may not bad, but chronic stress can be terrible for your overall health and wellbeing. Specifically, chronic stress inhibits the ability of your immune system to fight off infections. This increases the likelihood of becoming sick as well as the risk of weight gain and Type 2 Diabetes. Chronic stress has also been linked to peptic ulcers and other diseases of the gut as well as causing a buildup of plaque in the arteries. Chronic stress is also strongly correlated with various psychiatric conditions which may be linked to its effects on the immune system.
Acute Stress is not the same as Chronic Stress
It’s important to remember that the amount of stress is less important than the frequency. Acute stress triggers a lasting increase in the transmission of glutamate. Glutamate is a neurotransmitter which sends signals from one neuron to the next. In response to acute stress the pace at which signals are sent across the prefrontal cortex of the brain increases for a period of time after the situation has been resolved, but not during the acute stress.
At this point it is important to note that acute stress is positively correlated with what is called associative memories, those memories which are closely tied to a particular context. This phenomenon is also called associative learning, whereby acute stress is used to reinforce a learned response to a stimulus. For example, military training often involves performing tasks under extreme stress. The tasks themselves are typically introduced under normal conditions and then tested and reinforced under stressful conditions. The results are behaviors which become second nature; behaviors that are able to be performed without conscious consideration.
Chronic stress causes elevated levels of corticosterone to be released which impairs long-term potentiation (LTP). LTP is a long-lasting strengthening of synapses between nerve cells. Impairment of LTP may cause long term depression in the hippocampus. I have found that regular use of Randy’s Remedy has helped me to reduce my stress and mitigates the negative effects of chronic stress. Many of our customers report feeling much more relaxed and less stressed when confronted by stressful situations. In addition they also report that Randy’s Remedy products are helping them to think more clearly and make calmer, more rational decisions. One customer even reported that she had been able to kick a 20 year addiction to diet soda. She said she just didn’t feel like drinking it anymore.
This makes sense given all that we know about the benefits of the natural cannabinoids from hemp which are found in Randy’s Remedy products.
How Chronic Stress…..
affects memory: Compared to acute stress, chronic stress takes a heavy toll on the brain and acts like a slow poison degrading and depressing executive functions while also impairing our ability to recognize objects and utilize our working memory. Over time, chronic stress increases your susceptibility to mental illness and reduces the number of connections in our brain.
affects anxiety: Chronic stress reduces blood flow to the part of the brain responsible for higher functioning and reasoned thought. On the other hand, it preserves blood flow to the amygdala which is the part of the brain responsible for fear conditioning and anxiety like behavior. This means that chronic stress reinforces fear and anxiety causing you to subconsciously behave and act in ways that are driven by fear and anxiety, not thoughtful consideration. These negative stress responses are not without their utility, fear and anxiety both motivate action in a fight or flight situation where the consequences may be life or death.
affects glutamate transmission: Chronic stress suppresses the transmission of glutamate in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of young male rats. The PFC, it seems, is particularly sensitive to chronic stress, particularly during the adolescent period when this region is still developing. By suppressing Glutamatergic transmission in the prefrontal cortex, chronic stress prevents it from functioning properly, hindering executive functioning. When this happens while the PFC is still developing the result can be profound and may even be permanent.
Randy’s Remedy are helpful here because they contain naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp which help counter some of the negative effects of chronic stress. This leads to improvements in health and overall wellbeing.
WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM AND WHAT IS ITS ROLE?
One of the most amazing factors around Cannabis if the fact all bodies, humans and animals have an endocannbinoid system. Socking to know this has been kept a secrete for our entire life. Who knew we have receptors throughout our body that wants cannabis, as a food source. In my research, I found this excellent article published by the Arizona Medical Marijuana Certification Center | AZMMCC. This information is game-changing to our health and well being, and here’s why!
Is Your Endocannabinoid System in Balance?
Homeostasis is the concept that most biological systems are actively regulated to maintain conditions within a narrow range. Our body doesn’t want its temperature to be too hot or too cold, blood sugar levels too high or too low, and so on. Conditions need to be just right for our cells to maintain optimum performance, and exquisite mechanisms have evolved to draw them back to the Goldilocks zone if they move out. The body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a vital molecular system for helping maintain homeostasis—it helps cells stay in their Goldilocks zone.
Some of us consume cannabis for its mind-altering effects, while others seek symptom relief. But cannabis wouldn’t get us high or have some of its therapeutic benefits if our bodies didn’t already contain a biological system capable of interacting with its active chemical compounds, like THC.
Our endocannabinoid system does just that. But it isn’t there just to allow us to enjoy the effects of our favorite strain. It serves a vital purpose for our health and well-being because it regulates key aspects of our biology. So, what’s it doing, and how does it work?
Homeostasis: Staying in the Goldilocks Zone
To understand the human endocannabinoid system, it’s helpful to know a little about one of the most fundamental concepts in biology: homeostasis. And the best way to understand homeostasis is to think of Goldilocks and the three bears.
That classic fairy tale illustrated the idea that the best outcome often lies somewhere in the middle, between two extremes. We don’t want things too hot or too cold, but just right.
Key Pieces of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Because of its crucial role in homeostasis, the ECS is widespread throughout the animal kingdom. Its key pieces evolved a long time ago, and the ECS can be found in all vertebrate species.
The three key components of the ECS are:
Cannabinoid receptors found on the surface of cells
Endocannabinoids, small molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors
Metabolic enzymes that break down endocannabinoids after they are used
Endocannabinoid Regulation of Brain Cell Firing
Brain cells (neurons) communicate by sending electrochemical signals to each another. Each neuron must listen to its partners to decide whether it will fire off its own signal at any given moment. However, neurons don’t like to get too much input—there’s a Goldilocks zone. If they get overloaded by signals, it can be toxic. That’s where endocannabinoids come in.
How Does Cannabis Consumption Affect the Brain?
Consider a simplified scenario with one neuron listening to two others. One of these two neurons might become overactive and send too many signals to the neuron that’s listening. When that happens, the neuron that’s listening will make endocannabinoids specifically where it’s connected to the overactive neuron. Those endocannabinoids will travel back to the “loud” neuron where they bind to CB1 receptors, transmitting a signal that instructs it to quiet down. This brings things back to the Goldilocks zone, maintaining homeostasis
Clean, healthy water is the essence of prosperity in every society.
Yet, as we’ve seen from recent crises such as the one in Flint, Michigan, access to clean water continues to be a challenge even in a developed country like the United States. But what if there was a low-cost, quick-fix solution for the nation’s aging water systems that filters and purifies water at the tap without the need for harmful chemicals or costly systems?
Using hemp as a water filter seems to be a viable answer.
Foundation for Industrial Hemp Production & Research (FIHPR), a non-profit organization, has developed a hemp microfiber water filter after 2+ years of research and development. The new filter addresses many noticeable and unnoticeable problems, such as actively reducing rust, chlorine and E.Coli. It contains all-natural filter media: scientifically proven anti-bacterial/-microbial hemp fiber as well as activated coconut shell carbon, achieving a more thorough purification than most standard pitcher and faucet filters.
“We have one, and it works so well! Our water is terrible fairly certain our pipes are rusted and a landlord who has no concern,” remarked one anonymous tester. “Since we got a HMF filter there has been no brassy residue and I feel confident it has improved our water quality significantly!”
Michael Crippen, the founder of FIHPR, started researching water purification with the use of hemp micro-fibers at the request of an ex-navy entrepreneur about 2 years ago. Originally starting on a project on hemp biodiesel, he discovered the antibacterial nature of hemp fibers that could be utilized in the consumer market.
Ever since this discovery, Michael has spent the past two years on research and prototyping. As a student at University of South Florida majoring in chemical engineering, Michael has dedicated most of his research and free time on developing the hemp filter.
Michael bemoans the use of toxic chemicals and non-organic materials, as these methods may persist into the consumer’s’ drinking water and cause illness. Instead, his organization seeks to make available a healthier alternative that helps to reduce harmful components of municipal filtration. None of the filters contain any harmful materials.
THE ADVANTAGES OF A HEMP WATER FILTER
According to FIHPR, there are numerous upsides to the use of the hemp microfiber water filter. This includes a near endless resistance to mildew and mold, along with all the capabilities of standard filters. The vision behind the filters is to assist households around America and the world with an easy-to-use, effective in all environments filtration solution.
Currently, the only purification method to achieve anti-bacterial/microbial results are solutions such as UV-radiation and chlorine. The former option in incredibly expensive and bulky, while the latter is incredibly toxic. Hemp as an alternative is truly an attractive option that makes purification affordable and non-toxic.
The hemp water filter is more than just a filter. It’s a softener and purifier that cleans drinking and cooking water for the whole family. The hemp microfibers captures and kills 95% of bacteria and microbes without leaving toxic residue. It also effectively reduces natural gas, dyes, and tannins.
HOW THE HEMP FILTER COULD BE A REAL GAMECHANGER
According to the UN-Water, “783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation. ” This figure, along with the National Resource Defense Council’s study on copper and lead violations, provide a good view of the global water situation.
With the adoption of hemp filters as a viable purification solution, we can hope to positively contribute to solving this crisis. As a non-profit, FIHPR’s goal is to provide filters at no-cost to in-need communities and to help modernize aging and developing infrastructure around the world.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan was a critical reminder of the importance of the quality of drinking water in society. With contamination and water scarcity becoming an increasingly bigger issue around the world, an eco-friendly and affordable solution such as hemp filter should be seriously considered.
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