Recommended Dosage of hemp seeds
The typical minimum dosage of raw hemp seed in treatments is between 10 and 30 grams per day. They can be eaten raw, sprinkled on cereal and toast, or mashed and powdered before being added to food or drink mixes. This amount is confirmed by the University of Michigan, which recommends that the dosage of shelled hemp seed is 15 grams or one heaped tablespoon twice daily. There is no potential for overdose unless you are taking warfarin, and this dosage can be supplemented with additional hemp seed in your meals, snacks, and salads. You can take up to 60 grams a day, which is four heaped tablespoons, and this is the recommended maximum.
If you do overindulge in hemp seed products, be aware that it can have a laxative effect. If this is unwanted, simply eat less. The proportion of linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid in one tablespoon (15 milligrams) per day of hemp seed oil can also readily provide all of the body’s daily requirements of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).
Cannabinoids are produced within the glands of the cannabis plant itself, so the seeds do not contain any significant amounts of psychoactive compounds. Cannabis seeds from drug crops are also cannabinoid free, although occasionally tiny particles of resin can stick to the seed casing resulting in minor traces. However, this does not apply to commercial hemp seed. It is physically impossible to experience a high from using hemp seed or hemp seed oil, even when it has been heated. Studies have been conducted to examine if hemp products could adversely affect consumers required to undergo mandatory drug testing in the workplace. Over a trial period, volunteers were given a selection of foods containing hemp nuts. The results indicated that none of the volunteers had cannabinoid levels consistent with recreational cannabis use.
Hemp Seed Smoothies
One of the easiest ways of consuming hulled hemp seeds is in smoothies. Just mix a tablespoon of organic hulled hemp seed with the fruit and juice of your choice in a blender. You can optionally add yogurt to produce a thicker consistency. This makes a good protein shake with a complete dose of amino acids and EFAs. Protein is one of the fundamental building blocks of muscle and is particularly recommended for those who are exercising on a regular basis. Athletes, bodybuilders, and sportsmen especially can benefit from hemp-based drinks that are a nutritious alternative to dairy or soy-based protein supplements.