FAQ

Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) we hear from our customers.
  • What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
    What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

    The Cannabaceae “family” of flowering trees and plants has about 170 species and hundreds of subspecies that share a common evolutionary origin. As two distinct plant subspecies in this family, hemp and marijuana are related—but they are also related to other species such as hops, hackberry and blue sandalwood.

    The biggest difference between hemp and marijuana is that hemp seed contains only trace amounts of the psychoactive compound, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—i.e. the compound that produces a “high.” In fact, you can’t get “high” from hemp even if you consume very large amounts.

    Countries like Canada set the maximum THC content of hemp at 0.3%. Anything higher than that is considered “marijuana.” 

    Another difference between hemp and marijuana is that hemp is grown for multiple purposes: food, personal care products, textiles, paper, construction materials, oils and sustainable fuel.

     

  • What are functional foods?
    What are functional foods?

    Functional foods are foods that provide health benefits beyond vitamins and minerals. They are whole, fortified, enriched or otherwise enhanced foods that promote optimal health and offer positive health benefits beyond basic nutrition. 

    Functional foods don’t just promote optimal well-being—they can also help prevent disease. For example, a functional food can help prevent inflammation and promote healthy functioning of the gut, liver, heart, brain and immune system. 

    As we continue to advance our understanding of nutritional science and how the kinds of foods we eat directly affect our health, the many benefits of functional foods will become a central part of our diet and our ongoing good health. 

     

  • Will I get “high” or fail a drug test if I eat hemp foods?
    Will I get “high” or fail a drug test if I eat hemp foods?

    NO! Our hemp products will NOT cause any psychoactive effect or cause a false positive drug-screening test.

    Health Canada regulates the amount of THC present in all hemp food products, and has set the limit at a safety factor of 10 PPM (parts per million). These trace levels mean it is impossible to ingest enough hemp food products to get “high” or build up enough THC metabolite to generate a false positive result on a drug test.

    All of our products are third party laboratory tested for THC.

     

  • Are hemp seed hearts a complete source of protein?
    Are hemp seed hearts a complete source of protein?

    Yes! In addition to offering 17 different amino acids including 8 of the 10 essential ones, the protein within hemp hearts is relatively high in cysteine and methionine, which are two sulfur-bearing amino acids that vegetable proteins usually lack. 

     

  • What kinds of fats are in hemp seed hearts?
    What kinds of fats are in hemp seed hearts?

    To be healthy, our bodies require two fatty acids: alpha linolenic acid (omega-3) and linoleic acid (omega-6) and their metabolites, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA). 

    The oil from hemp seeds has one of the highest concentrations of polyunsaturated fats and the best balance of essential fatty acids. Hemp contains 54.4% linoleic acid, 18.3% linolenic acid, 3-4% gamma-linolenic and 1-2% stearidonic acid. 

    Hemp oil is an affordable way to give your body this important balance of essential fatty acids for whole-body health. 

     

  • Are hemp foods safe for pregnant women?
    Are hemp foods safe for pregnant women?

    Yes! Hemp contains many nutritional benefits for pregnant women, including folic acid and iron. It also contains plant-based protein, fibre, omega-3, omega-6, and a variety of essential vitamins and minerals. Hemp products are safe, healthy and delicious! 

     

  • Are hemp foods safe for children?

    Absolutely! Hemp is a great way to promote health in children. When serving hemp foods to children, just remember to consider their body weight when you are deciding on serving size. Just like any other food, children tend to need smaller amounts than adults. As a guideline, we recommend reducing the adult serving size shown on each package by ⅓ or ½ depending on the child’s age and size.

     

  • What about pets – are hemp foods safe for animals?
    What about pets – are hemp foods safe for animals?

    Before you introduce hemp into your pet’s diet, we recommend that you contact your trusted animal care professional for specific advice. 

    Some scientists believe that the omega fats found in hemp food products have positive effects on animals’ coats, joints, digestive systems, energy levels and overall well-being. In our experience, many pets love the rich, nutty taste of hemp seed oil. 

     

  • How long have humans cultivated hemp?
    How long have humans cultivated hemp?

    Hemp has been an important part of human history for more than 10,000 years! Whether for nutrition, medicine or industry, scientists believe that hemp has been an important part of human culture since ancient times. In fact, hemp is widely considered to be one of humanity’s first domesticated crops. 

    Hemp may be one of the most versatile crops of all time. Here are just a few of the things people have made from hemp: 

    • Agro-fibre composites 
    • Brake/clutch linings 
    • Building materials 
    • Canvas 
    • Cardboard & packaging 
    • Carpets 
    • Caulking 
    • Cement 
    • Clothing 
    • Compression-molded parts 
    • Cooking 
    • Cosmetics 
    • Fiberboard 
    • Food 
    • Fuel 
    • Insulation 
    • Lamp Oil 
    • Lubricants 
    • Medicine 
    • Mortar 
    • Oil 
    • Oil paints 
    • Paper 
    • Pottery 
    • Printing inks 
    • Pulp 
    • Rope 
    • Sailing cloth 
    • Sealant 
    • Shampoo 
    • Soap 
    • Solvents 
    • Stucco

Do you have a question that isn’t listed here? We’d love to answer it and may add it to our FAQ page.