What are the benefits of eating cannabis seeds?
Cannabis sativa belongs to industrial hemp. Each part of the plant offers many advantages:
- Flower: has powerful medicinal and mood-changing properties
- Seeds: are rich in essential fatty acids and vegetable amino acids, which are necessary for the body.
- Stalk: belong to the most substantial natural production source of industrial fibres worldwide
- Roots & leaves: enrich the soil with valuable nutrients so that a farmer can allow several cannabis plants to flourish per season.
With the rise of CBD products, we are now able to order and buy weed seeds in UK with some of the best companies and online stores such as SensorySeeds.com.
Besides, the cannabis plant is straightforward to grow. It withstands harsh winter months and thrives in almost any setting without pesticides and herbicides. But keep in mind that growing cannabis in the UK is still illegal!
Cannabis seeds’ special features
Hemp seeds are the small seeds of the hemp seed plant Cannabis sativa. They have an olive-green, glossy protective cover, a white pulp and are about 2-4mm long and wide.
In contrast to the Indian hemp Cannabis indica (also known as marijuana), cannabis seeds and hemp oil from Cannabis sativa are not intoxicating. The Cannabis sativa plant contains only a tiny amount (less than 0.2%) or no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) at all.
Cannabis indica, on the other hand, plays a significant role in the manufacture of drugs and medicine.
Healthy cannabis seeds
Cannabis seeds strengthen the immune system, promote the elimination of toxins and support the healing process. They provide all of the essential amino acids that the human body cannot produce on its own, thereby increasing the building and repair of cells and reducing the susceptibility to disease.
Cannabis seeds are also rich in healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The human body needs both fatty acids for various cellular processes. They lower harmful triglycerides, promote heart health, boost immune activity, improve digestion, are suitable for the brain, and increase physical energy.
The body also uses the omega 6 fatty acids as a building block for anti-inflammatory hormones and supports the healing process of eczema, asthma, acne, allergies, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids also make it easier to burn fat, lower the bad cholesterol level and ensure shiny hair, beautiful skin and healthy nails.
Cannabis seeds also contain a lot of vitamin E, various minerals and trace elements (such as zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus), digestive fibre, antioxidants, chlorophyll and immune-supporting secondary plant substances.
Vitamin E and zinc have an antioxidant effect and protect the cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. Iron helps distribute oxygen-rich red blood cells throughout the body, and magnesium plays a massive role in hundreds of chemical reactions in the body.
The complex nutritional composition in cannabis seeds helps eliminate unwanted toxins from the body and stimulate fat burning. At the same time, the creation of a hormonal balance is supported, and a high cholesterol level is lowered.
In contrast to some whey or protein shakes, the protein in the hemp seeds is easily digestible for most. Whey and various protein shake often lead to air pockets and gas in the intestines.
The vegetable protein in cannabis seeds is easy to digest and, unlike soy products, does not contain any phytic acid.
Cannabis seed effects
1. Hemp seeds promote the regeneration of the muscles
After a strenuous exercise, the body is often over-acidic. The various minerals and vitamin E in cannabis seeds help to bring the body’s pH back into balance, and the essential fats have anti-inflammatory effects and support the regeneration and healing process of small muscle cells.
The muscle can regenerate faster, muscle soreness can be reduced, and the acidification of the body can be balanced out.
2. Hemp seeds increase testosterone levels
Testosterone is an important muscle stimulating hormone. It promotes muscle growth and muscle activity.
Besides, cannabis seeds contain various nutrients that support the function and production of testosterone.
With the help of the magnesium in cannabis seeds, testosterone is released from the binding protein SHBG and becomes bioavailable to the body. It increases the level of testosterone in the blood and promotes muscle growth.
Aspartic acid is a non-essential amino acid found in cannabis seeds and is used in the production of signaling molecules. These molecules promote testosterone levels and the number of sperm in the male body.
Cannabis seeds provide magnesium and aspartic acid in large quantities.
3. Cannabis seeds provide energy
Cannabis seeds provide more energy if 4 tablespoons of raw hemp seeds are eaten with fresh fruit in the morning, productivity and the ability to concentrate increase.
Cannabis seeds contain special fats that increase brain performance and proteins that stimulate cell activity. Both serve as a good source of energy for the body and reduce the need for other stimulants, such as coffee, sugar, chocolate, energy drinks or other sugary drinks.
4. Cannabis seeds improve memory
The brain needs various fats and vitamins to function optimally. The omega-3 fatty acids in cannabis seeds are converted through several processes in the body and used as an essential source of energy for the brain and the entire nervous system.
It improves memory and mood and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression. Regular consumption of cannabis seeds can also reduce the risk of diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
5. Cannabis seeds help you lose weight
The combination of nutrients in cannabis seeds ensures a faster feeling of satiety, increases metabolism, reduces cravings for sweets and increases motivation for training and physical activity. The fats they contain also help burn fat, and the fibre helps to excrete more toxins, making it easier to lose weight.
In conclusion cannabis seeds have many beneficial properties and we hope that over time they will be more appreciated and marketed, so that more people can easily include them in their daily diet. It is now easy to find them online as on the Sensoryseed shop and we hope that over time they will become more and more known by lovers of healfy food.
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Which are the best nutrients for marijuana seeds?
Nutrients are the compounds that the plant absorbs in order to build its tissues and perform the metabolic activities necessary for its survival. Carbon, oxygen and hydrogen are assimilated by air and water. The rest of marijuana nutrients are taken from the substrate and the nutrient solution. There are different types of nutrients and these can be grouped according to the proportion needed by the plant. In this guide we will group them into macronutrients, secondary nutrients or micronutrients. We will define in detail each of the macronutrients and the typical deficiencies and excesses that may occur.
Primary or macronutrient nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium
The nutrients that the plant consumes in largest amounts are called macronutrients and are nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. All three are mobile, which means that if they are lacking, the plant will take them from other parts of itself. If this occurs, the effects of this deficiency can be identified in the older leaves.
Each of the macronutrients will be analyzed in detail, as well as the typical deficiencies and excesses that may appear.
Nitrogen (N) is the most soluble of the macronutrients, meaning that it leaches the most easily and can be assimilated by the plant most rapidly. Because of this, it is necessary to replenish this nutrient regularly. It often appears in the form of nitrates, and various ammonium compounds. Nitrogen is the major component of growth fertilizers and is necessary for the synthesis of nucleic acids and essential amino acids needed for the formation of new tissue,.
An excess of this nutrient causes an increase in the internodal distance, a stretched or ‘leggy’ growth pattern, with dark green leaf coloration. In addition, the excess growth promotes soft tissue susceptible to attack by insects or fungi.
To solve a problem of excess nitrogen, simply perform a root wash (leach) with twice as much water as the plant container has. We can also leach until the EC of the drainage water is less than 1.6 – 1.8 μS / cm.
A lack of nitrogen causes the oldest leaves to turn yellowish in colour. The nutrient is mobilized from these to the newly formed tissues producing inter- venal chlorosis (yellowing between the veins).
Nitrogen deficiencies produce pale green or yellow plants with little growth vigor.
The deficiencies in this case are easily corrected by adding growth fertilizer to the irrigation.
All living things make use of phosphorus in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a nucleotide with a high energy bond that is released when the phosphate bond is broken. This element, besides being essential for the energy of the plant, serves many other functions in plant physiology, especially in the production of resin.
ATP is used for photosynthesis, it´s a component of the DNA chain and is particularly essential in germination, cloning, seedling and flowering phases.
Excess phosphorus is often identified late, as the plant makes much use of this element and can withstand high levels. The most notable characteristics of an excess of phosphorus usually present as deficiencies of the elements zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium and copper. The most common symptom is usually the chlorosis of the veins with burns at the tip of the leaves.
To treat phosphorus toxicity, leach with a complete but very soft, (very diluted) fertilizer solution, around 5-10% of the normal amount, using a triple volume of water to leach the volume of the growing medium.
Lack of phosphorus causes developmental delays, with smaller, bluish-green leaves. Necrosis spots will appear and the stems, main nerves and petioles acquire a purple colouration. Later the leaves will start twisting and fall.
It is especially important to look out for a possible lack of phosphorus, since it will cause a delay in flowering, and the flowers will be smaller and not very numerous.
In many cases, the deficiency is caused because the pH of the irrigation water is above 7.00, values at which the absorption of phosphorus is limited.
Potassium, among other functions, is involved in the processes of carbohydrate mobilization, helps in the synthesis of proteins, and is essential in all stages of the plant.
It promotes the development of roots providing more resistance against fungi and bacteria.
Excess potassium is difficult to detect since the effects of toxicity hinder the absorption of other secondary nutrients and trace elements. The plant thus acquires the appearance of a lack of the elements whose absorbtion have been slowed. Likewise, the confusion can be reversed, so that a lack of magnesium, manganese, iron and zinc, leads us to think that there is an excess of potassium. However, this can be corrected by leaching with a solution of complete fertilizer diluted to 5-10%, that is, the solution is prepared by adding one tenth of the recommended dose and using a volume of solution that is three times the volume of the container or planter.
The lack of potassium is not initially detected, as the plants retain their appearance as healthy specimens with small spots of necrosis on the leaves that turn a dark yellow colour and fall after curling upwards.
The deficiency may be due to the accumulation of salts at the root level, since it is present in almost all soils and substrates. To treat the problem is leached to entrain the salts and then a complete fertilizer is added.
2. Secondary nutrients: magnesium, calcium and sulfur
The secondary marijuana nutrients are magnesium, calcium and sulfur, the salts of which are present in tap water. They are also known as trace elements or microelements, are indispensable in the synthesis of chlorophyll and participate as catalysts in many metabolic reactions. They are needed in very small quantities and it is very easy for excesses to occur. These deficiencies are common occurances in grows in which reverse osmosis water is used. This problem is usually corrected by mixing the osmosis water with running water until the electrical conductivity has a value of about 250 μS / cm.
Magnesium is the element at the centre of the chlorophyll molecule and plays an essential role in the transformation of light energy into vegetable matter. Excess magnesium is not easily detected, but it is also not frequent. When magnesium reaches toxic levels, conflicts with other ions, especially calcium, occur. This is the only real issue it can cause. Magnesium deficiency is common in acid soils, where the pH is less than 7. It produces yellowing between the leaf nerves between the fourth and sixth weeks of growth, although aside from this the plant will appear healthy. Then the tips of the new leaves will burn, and bend upwards. This problem is solved by adding one cup of dolomite limestone to every four litres of substrate in the initial transplant blend or by adding Epson salts at each irrigation.
The calcium needs of cannabis are almost as high as those of the macronutrients. It is the element that maintains the stability of the cellular membrane helping the correct transport of nitrogen and sugars. An excess of calcium prevents the correct absorption of potassium, magnesium, iron and manganese. Special attention should be paid to overfertilization at the beginning of the plant´s life, since it could impede correct development. Deficiencies are fairly common in industrial hemp crops but rare in self-cultivation; they are also quite difficult to detect. Abnormally slow growth is one sign, with yellow areas in newly formed tissues, weak stalks, and an inhibition of correct inflorescence growth leading to a lower yield. To treat a deficiency of this element we recommend a teaspoon of hydrated limestone for every four litres of irrigation water.
This nutrient is essential in the synthesis of amino acids like cysteine and methionine. It is also part of vitamin B1 and many hormones.
Excess sulfur with low conductivity levels usually presents no problems. However, in cases of high conductivities, high levels of sulfur blocks the assimilation of other nutrients.
Symptoms of excess include limited development, small-sized leaves and dark green stems. The edges of the leaves may appear burnt.
To treat this toxicity, a leachate is applied with a very diluted fertilizer solution, ensuring that the volume of leachate is at least three times the volume of the container used.
The deficiency causes the leaves to turn yellow between the nerves, losing turgidity in a similar way to a lack of nitrogen. The tips of the leaves twist down and burn, beginning with the oldest leaves first.
This is normally a symptom of too high pH or an excessive amount of calcium.
The treatment for sulfur deficiency is to lower the pH to 5.5 – 6.0, and add inorganic sulphur to a fertilizer containing magnesium sulfate. Animal manure is a good organic source of sulphur,
Also called trace elements or microelements, these are indispensable in the synthesis of chlorophylls, and act as catalysts in many metabolic reactions. This group of elements is composed of zinc, manganese, iron, boron, chlorine, copper, cobalt, molybdenum, silicon, nickel, sodium and fluorine. They must be present in minute quantities, and excesses can easily occur. Hydroponic fertilizers are often helpful because they have a balanced proportion of micronutrients. The microelements that are often under the desired limits are zinc, iron and manganese. This deficiency mainly appears in crops whose soil or water has a pH higher than 6.5.
From Kannabia Seed Company, as a marijuana seeds bank, we would like to state the following items in accordance with current legislation in force in Spain:
- That cultivation should only be for personal supply and consumption.
- That the use and purpose of your cultivation must be therapeutic.
- That the plantation should be carried out in the privacy of your own home, similarly the consumption.
And most importantly, all information that is given references a small cultivation. If you want to buy marijuana seeds, we’re the best option for you.
Kannabia Seeds Company sells to its customers a product collection, a souvenir. We cannot and we shall not give growing advice since our product is not intended for this purpose.
Kannabia accept no responsibility for any illegal use made by third parties of information published. The cultivation of cannabis for personal consumption is an activity subject to legal restrictions that vary from state to state. We recommend consultation of the legislation in force in your country of residence to avoid participation in any illegal activity.
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