You may have heard of hemp before, but did you know how many products can be created from it? Hemp is life-changing, and could potentially replace plastic in the future. With hemp, clothes, foods, office supplies, dog toys, even buildings, and cars can be made.
Hemp is created by taking the stems, leaves, stalks, and seeds of the hemp plant and condensing them. This process is different depending on what product is being made. The hemp plant also produces marijuana, but all hemp products are CBD and THC-free, meaning you won’t experience a high while using them.
1. Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds are one of the most popular uses of hemp because they’re so nutritious and delicious. You can find hemp seeds in pretty much any grocery store. They are considered to be a superfood, just like flax and chia seeds.
Hemp seeds have many health benefits, including:
● They help to sustain our dietary requirements
● Contain fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6) that help build a strong immune system and keep cholesterol levels balanced
● Can help heal those suffering from immune deficiency
● A great source of protein
● Easily digestible
You can add hemp seeds to a variety of dishes, but they’re best on oatmeal, yogurt, and other breakfast items. They’re also great blended into smoothies!
2. Disposable Hemp Products
We all know that plastic doesn’t break down quickly and is, therefore, a poor choice for throw-away items like utensils, straws, and packaging. However, hemp can replace these problems too.
Hemp can be used to make utensils, food wraps, and straws. Because hemp is natural, it decomposes much quicker than plastic does, making it much better for the environment. Hemp can also be used to make take-out containers and cups.
3. Hemp Cream
If you’re asking yourself, can hemp be used medically, the answer to that is yes! Hemp cream can be used to relieve pain and inflammation. All you have to do is apply the cream directly to the site of the pain you’re experiencing and you’ll be able to watch it melt away.
Hemp cream is good for people with arthritis, carpal tunnel, and sports injuries. Because it’s a natural product, there are no side effects from using the cream.
4. HempCrete
It may sound crazy, but homes and other buildings can actually be made with hemp as well. Building homes with hemp can save people 50-70% annually on electricity and gas costs, as hemp is an excellent insulator.
If you’re sensitive to allergens, hemp can help prevent those allergies. Because regular insulators are often a cause of allergies, you won’t have to deal with it if your house is made of hemp.
Hemp homes also help to reduce our carbon footprint as hemp continuously absorbs C02 throughout its lifetime. Essentially, hemp gets stronger as it ages because of the C02 that it absorbs.
5. Hemp Clothing
Hemp can be used to make fabric that proves to be more durable, eco-friendly, and breathable. With that in mind, why not switch over to hemp clothing? It’s more expensive, but it will last you much longer than regular clothing would.
On top of clothing, hemp can also be used to make:
● Sandals
● Sneakers
● Backpacks
● Sunglasses
● Hats
● Wallets
● Totes and bags
● And so much more
Choose Hemp
If you’re looking to replace clothing, accessories, food, or even your home, consider hemp as an alternative. Not only will you get a product that lasts a long time, but you’ll also lower your own carbon footprint and reduce the waste you put out into the world.
Hemp products are incredibly similar to plastic ones, except they’ll make you feel good about yourself when you use them.

Author's Bio: 

Marina Pal is a renowned author