Some scientists consider the cannabinoids that our bodies produce naturally are no longer supplemented through our food intake. So that’s the reason that so many people find using hemp food supplements helpful to maintain and improve their health. It’s exactly the same as taking a vitamin or mineral supplement which compensates for any deficiency in your diet, or if your body is failing to absorb nutrients properly. But even if you eat a balanced diet you won’t be getting the nutrients that hemp can provide.
To be clear, hemp is cannabis. They are the same plant. However, the cannabis that food supplements are made from is properly called ‘industrial hemp’ and it is restricted to containing less than 0.2% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive cannabinoid that causes the cannabis ‘high’. However, it does contain all the other compounds, in particular, cannabidiol (CBD).