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3 Question Friday - How much is too much Hemp Seeds?!

3 Question Friday - How much is too much Hemp Seeds?!

Today we will be diving into 3 great questions that I received throughout the week. These are “Can you consume too much Hemp Seed products?", “Does Hemp Seed Oil lose its benefits once heated?" and "What are some tips to get through the COVID 19 lockdown?" Put yourself to the test and see how many of these you already know!

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Here is how Hemp Seed Oil is becoming an essential during pregnancy!

Here is how Hemp Seed Oil is becoming an essential during pregnancy!

During pregnancy and breastfeeding the consumption of adequate nutrients in the diet is essential to ensure both maternal well-being and growth of the developing foetus. Energy requirements from foods remain moderately the same with a slight increase of energy depending on the mother’s activity status. However, there are nutrients that are required in greater amounts that include omega 3 fatty acids, protein, iron, iodine, calcium, folic acid (b vitamin), and vitamin D.

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3 Question Friday! Did you know this about Hemp and Pregnancy?

3 Question Friday! Did you know this about Hemp and Pregnancy?

In week 5 of our Q&A series - We dive into topics such as the difference between CBD and Hemp seed oil, Hemp seed oil during pregnancy and Hemp seed oil while taking blood thinners. Did you know this about taking Hemp seed oil during pregnancy?!

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Here is how to get the most from Vitamin D and Hemp Seed Oil.

Here is how to get the most from Vitamin D and Hemp Seed Oil.

Last week I received a question from Susan. Susan explained that she is currently taking Vitamin D3 daily and was wondering if she can take hemp seed oil at the same time.  The short answer, yes you can take them at the same time as both are completely safe. However, I thought it would be a great opportunity to discuss vitamin D and its importance to our health.  What is vitamin D and why is it important? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and hormone (messenger in the body). One of its primary roles is regulating calcium levels in the blood...

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3 Question Friday - Week 4!

3 Question Friday - Week 4!

Hey all, Welcome back to my 4th week of 3 Question Friday's!! This weeks Top 3 Questions were: Susan asked “I take 2000 iu of vitamin D daily. Can I take Hemp Seed Oil capsules as well and would they add anything positive to my health?" Adele wanted to know "What is the difference between hemp seed oil and flaxseed oil?" Vicki is interested in "How can I get rid of Fatigue, and help my Adrenal Glands?"     Congratulations to Susan, Adele and Vicki who are this weeks winners of a $20 voucher for our store. If you have any questions that you would like answered, please ask away! You could...

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Can you take Turmeric and Hemp Seed Oil?

Can you take Turmeric and Hemp Seed Oil?

We had an interesting question from Jenny last week. Jenny asked “If I take turmeric and black pepper capsules, can I take hemp oil at the same time? So today we're going to explain to you what turmeric is, why you would use it, and how to take it! What is turmeric and what is used for? Turmeric is a spice that has been used for centuries that is known for its medicinal properties. The active compound in turmeric is called curcumin that can assist in the management of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood sugar,...

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3 Question Friday - Week 3!

In week 3 of our Question and Answer series, our Head of Nutrition - Ben Semmens answers questions asked by Jenny, Connie and Amy. These include: - Can you take Hemp Seed Oil capsules while taking turmeric and black pepper capsules?- Will I gain wait if I take the Hemp Seed Oil capsules?- Does Hemp Seed Oil help with sleep?

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Hemp Seed Oil vs Omega 3 Fish Oil

Hemp Seed Oil vs Omega 3 Fish Oil

Let's dive in and discuss the similarities and differences between two of the biggest names in the Omega 3 and Omega 6 world. The two have a lot in common, but Hemp Seed Oil is gaining a lot of popularity lately for its sustainability in comparison to the traditional Fish Oil.

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3 Question Friday!

3 Question Friday!

Every week our Head of Nutrition will be diving into our 3 best questions about Hemp for the week. Tune in to find out this weeks Top 3 Questions!

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CBD vs Hemp Seed Oil?! The difference that you need to know if you live in Australia.

CBD vs Hemp Seed Oil?! The difference that you need to know if you live in Australia.

The simplest way to understand the difference between the two products is to understand where they actually come from. Hemp Seed Oil is extracted from the Hemp Seeds, which contain only trace amounts of CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). So, is Hemp Seed Oil safe to consume?

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Friday Q&A

Hey all! Today I have created a video to answer this weeks Top 3 Questions: Grace wanted to know “What is the Recommended Daily Intake of the Hemp Protein Powder?  Sandy asked "Can I take Hemp Seed Oil if I have High Blood Pressure?"  Jenny is interested in "Simple ways to get Hemp into my diet (other than smoothies)!     Congratulations to Grace, Sandy and Jenny who are this weeks winners of a $20 voucher for our store. If you have any questions that you would like answered, please ask away! You could be next weeks winner of a $20 voucher! If...

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Q&A with Ben Semmens - 13 Seeds Head of Nutrition

Q&A with Ben Semmens - 13 Seeds Head of Nutrition

Question & Answer time! Today I will be tackling some of the frequent questions that were asked after my last video. This includes Pain and Inflammation, The Perfect Diet and My Recommended Products.

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Meet Ben Semmens 13 Seeds Head of Nutrition

Meet Ben Semmens 13 Seeds Head of Nutrition

We all know nutrition plays an important part in staying healthy but for many of us, it is difficult to determine what makes for good nutrition.That is why, here at 13 Seeds, we've recruited the knowledge, wisdom and guidance from Registered Nutritionist BHSc, Ben Semmens - founder of InnerVision Nutrition. Ben will be part of the 13 Seeds family, helping guide you on nutritional advice and leading a healthy lifestyle.     "I believe that hemp seeds can benefit anyone's diet to improve symptoms of fatigue. My passion is to help people live without stress, fatigue, and pain and feel more...

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Natural source of Omega-3, Omega-6 and fights inflammation?

Natural source of Omega-3, Omega-6 and fights inflammation?

How good are hemp hearts for you? Well turns out that they are very good! Scientists at the National Institutes of Health confirm our view of hemp hearts (or seeds) as an excellent source of fatty acids. No longer containing any mind-altering effect, they serve as a storehouse of nutrition that protects cardiovascular health, supports joint movement and nourishes the skin. While gaining in popularity for health benefits, the hearts contain anti-inflammatory properties as well as the essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  Using Hemp Seed as a Source of Omega-3 Nutritionists and doctors recommend consuming about 200g of fatty fish every week to get...

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Vegan Raspberry and Hemp Nice Cream

Vegan Raspberry and Hemp Nice Cream

This delicious vegan recipe is refined sugar free, gluten free and dairy free. A great healthy dessert option for kids (and adults of course) that is super easy to make!  Ingredients 3 cups frozen raspberries 2 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen 3-4 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk 2 tbsp. 13 Seeds Hemp Protein Directions Add the raspberries, bananas, almond milk, and 13 Seeds Hemp Protein to a food processor and blend until smooth. Either serve immediately or pour into a sealed container and freeze until ready to serve. You can see our Hemp Protein Brownies recipe here

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Healthy Hemp Breakfast Ideas

Healthy Hemp Breakfast Ideas

We have a few delicious recipes to supercharge your breakfast with Healthy Hemp! The nutty flavour of hemp seeds is the perfect complement to the oats, fruit and nuts in the muesli and sure to supercharge your breakfast. Hemp is a great source of Plant-Based Protein including Omega 3 and Omega 6 in the perfect 3:1 ratio. It is also a source of Magnesium, Zinc and Iron. It also contains free radical fighting Anti-oxidants and is a good source of Fibre that can help reduce Cholesterol and may also help Stabilise Blood Sugar. Our Hemp is Chemical Free and grown in the world's cleanest and greenest cool temperate environments. See our products...

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Hemp is an Environmentally Sustainable Superfood!

Hemp is an Environmentally Sustainable Superfood!

13 Seeds believe in supporting a healthy planet and a healthy community, which is why we use only natural ingredients in our products including locally farmed and sourced 100% pure Tasmanian Hemp. Farming hemp does not damage the environment. Hemp is a crop that can be sustainably farmed, is hardy, and is a source of protein that does not produce climate change promoting gasses like methane that animal protein does. Pesticide and Chemical Free Hemp can be grown without Pesticides or Herbicides which is great for the environment. Quality Tasmanian Hemp is grown in one of the worlds most pristine natural environments...

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Hemp and Almond Meal Pancakes

Hemp and Almond Meal Pancakes

Try this delicious and healthy recipe for almond meal pancakes with our 13 Seeds hemp flour. Ingredients1 cup almond or coconut milk 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 cup almond meal ¼ cup rice flour ¼ cup 13 Seeds Hemp Flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs 2 tablespoon melted butter or coconut oil 1 tablespoon 13 Seeds Hemp Honey   Method Pour the almond milk into a bowl. Stir in the apple cider vinegar and put aside. Heat frypan over low-medium heat with a tiny bit of oil. In a bowl stir...

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STAY HEMP HEALTHY THIS SEASON

STAY HEMP HEALTHY THIS SEASON

Hemp is rich in healthy oils and essential fatty acids and is not only good for your insides, it helps you look good too.

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What is Falafel?

What is Falafel?

A fried food that is good for us, at last! Falafels are considered a healthy treat because they are made with chickpeas, considered a superfood. The little legume is packed with protein, fibre, calcium, iron, vitamin C, zinc, copper, manganese, and more. Our 13 Seeds Falafel mixes take it one step further, with the addition of another superfood: hemp.

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Date Scones with Hemp Honey and Hemp Hearts

Date Scones with Hemp Honey and Hemp Hearts

  Some people say the origin of the word scone comes from the Dutch word 'schoonbrot', which means beautiful bread. Here's the 13 Seeds Hemp Farm founder Gemma's take on this traditional classic "beautiful bread":  Ingredients: 175 g plain flour50 g wholemeal flour2 tablespoons 13 Seeds Hemp Hearts1 tablespoon baking powder½ teaspoon bicarb soda½ teaspoon salt75 g butter6 dates, pitted and chopped 2 eggs2 tablespoons 13 Seeds Hemp Honey2-3 tablespoons natural yoghurt Method: Heat the oven to 200o Place the flours, 13 Seeds Hemp Hearts, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt into a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture...

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Hemp Salad Dressings

Hemp Salad Dressings

Try these delicious and nutritious salad dressings from the new 13 Seeds cookbook, coming soon. 

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Summer Smoothies

Summer Smoothies

Boost Your Favourite Smoothie by including one or more of the following: 1 tablespoon of 13 Seeds Hemp Protein Powder 1 tablespoon of 13 Seeds Hemp Super Greens Protein Powder 1 tablespoon 13 Seeds Hemp Hearts 1 tablespoon 13 Seeds Hemp Chai 1 tablespoon 13 Seeds Hemp Drinking Chocolate 1 teaspoon 13 Seeds Hemp Honey. Here are some suggestions to get you started – simply add ingredients to your blender in the order listed and process. You can be creative with your ingredients, and if your mixture is too thick, add some water or your preferred milk, a little at...

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Get Ready for BBQ Season with Grilled Falafel Pita Wraps 

Get Ready for BBQ Season with Grilled Falafel Pita Wraps 

There’s something satisfyingly primal about cooking over flames and now you can have a healthy plant-based alternative when friends and family come over for a summer barbecue.  Feel good knowing the 13 Seeds products are 100% natural vegan products, with plant protein and fibre. Ingredients: 2 cups of 13 Seeds Hemp Falafel mix (available in Spicy, Lemon Pepper or Original flavour) 1 cup of warm water ¼ tsp baking powder Method: To prepare the falafels, mix two cups of our Hemp Falafel with one and a half cups of warm water and a quarter of a teaspoon of baking powder....

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Recipe: Hemp Waffles

Recipe: Hemp Waffles

For a delicious, yet healthy breakfast option, try this Hemp Waffle recipe made with 13 Seeds Hemp Farm Hemp Protein Powder. Top with seasonal berries and natural yoghurt. Try paired with the 13 Seeds Hemp Farm Chai.

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Hemp Protein Brownies

Hemp Protein Brownies

Afternoon tea is a great time to load up your kids with healthy fruit slices and vegetable sticks, with a decadent yet healthy hemp protein brownie as a treat for all their hard work at school or daycare. Including Hemp in your child’s diet is perfectly healthy and a great way to include plant-based protein, including Omega 3 and Omega 6 in the perfect 3:1 ration. It’s also a good way to include fibre, magnesium, zinc and iron, as well as free radical fighting antioxidants. These can reduce cholesterol and may also help to stabilise blood sugar. As well as...

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Recipe: Hemp Hearts and Lemon Hummus

Recipe: Hemp Hearts and Lemon Hummus

Including hemp in your diet is a great way to include plant-based protein, including Omega 3 and Omega 6 in the perfect 3:1 ration. Try this delicious Hemp and Lemon Hummus recipe for a tasty treat.

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START THE NEW WEEK WITH A BETTER BREAKFAST FROM 13 SEEDS

START THE NEW WEEK WITH A BETTER BREAKFAST FROM 13 SEEDS

October is Better Breakfast Month and what better way to start your week than with 13 Seeds’ Hemp Muesli, packed full of hulled hemp seeds and wholefood fruits and nuts, including apricots, linseed and almonds to keep you healthy on the inside.

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Terry Memory and Gemma Lynch-Memory founded 13 Seeds Hemp Farm in 2015

Terry Memory and Gemma Lynch-Memory founded 13 Seeds Hemp Farm in 2015

Terry Memory and Gemma Lynch-Memory founded 13 Seeds Hemp Farm in 2015 after a decade of research into the potential of the Hemp Plant to be viable Agribusiness crop for their farm in Southern Tasmania. 

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Hemp at the Cross Roads by John Roulac

Hemp at the Cross Roads by John Roulac

Yet there’s a growing concern among conscious consumers about the fact that the hemp plant is a major bioaccumulator that concentrates pesticides and other contaminates. Shall we choose hemp CBD flowers grown in RoundUp-soaked non-organic soils, or select those grown on organically farmed land? Shall we support organic farmers or farmers that spray Monsanto chemicals ?

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Hemp and honey: The perfect superfood snack for your family - By Terry memory

Hemp and honey: The perfect superfood snack for your family - By Terry memory

Many of the snack foods available today on supermarket shelves - including those which are marketed as healthy choices for growing kids - are packed with refined sugars, loaded with unhealthy fats, and contain a suite of artificial ingredients with names that are hard to pronounce, let alone identify. We all want to offer our families snacks we can feel good about, but it's not easy to find options with the right balance of taste, nutrition, and convenience - and the exaggerated claims on supermarket packaging don't help. If you're seeking a simple way to add sweet, healthy treats into...

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The Benefits of Zinc in our Diets and how Hemp Helps - By Terry Memory

The Benefits of Zinc in our Diets and how Hemp Helps - By Terry Memory

If you're like most Australians, you know how important it is to eat a healthy, varied diet in order to get all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs. You probably have a good understanding of what foods you need to eat in order to get things like protein, calcium, iron, vitamin C, and maybe even healthy fats - but have you ever taken the time to think about the role zinc plays in your diet, or whether you're getting enough of it? Many of us haven't, so let's take a little time to look at what zinc is,...

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Hemp Seeds and Magical Magnesium - By Terry Memory

Hemp Seeds and Magical Magnesium - By Terry Memory

Hemp Seeds and the Magic of MagnesiumIt's important to stay healthy so that we can get the most out of our lives. One way in which to ensure this is to provide our bodies with the important nutrients that it requires. Magnesium is a nutrient that offers significant health benefits to us, and, if you're looking at ways in which to incorporate more magnesium into your diet, then we have good news: hemp food can help! Below we discuss the various benefits that magnesium provides and how hemp seeds can help you achieve your daily recommended dose, especially in comparison to...

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Hemp Seeds and Magical Magnesium - By Terry Memory

Hemp Seeds and Magical Magnesium - By Terry Memory

Hemp Seeds and the Magic of MagnesiumIt's important to stay healthy so that we can get the most out of our lives. One way in which to ensure this is to provide our bodies with the important nutrients that it requires. Magnesium is a nutrient that offers significant health benefits to us, and, if you're looking at ways in which to incorporate more magnesium into your diet, then we have good news: hemp food can help! Below we discuss the various benefits that magnesium provides and how hemp seeds can help you achieve your daily recommended dose, especially in comparison to...

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Benefits of Hemp Seeds as a Food - By Terry Memory

Benefits of Hemp Seeds as a Food - By Terry Memory

Let's explore the various health benefits and nutritional boosts that hemp seeds can bring when you introduce them into your diet. First things first, let's begin with a definition: What are Hemp Seeds? Hemp seeds belong to the hemp plant, otherwise known as Cannabis sativa. Technically, they are a nut, and these small seeds are crunchy in nature and safe to consume. They also contain a trace of a psychotropic chemical, known as THC, (this is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis which is known to result in euphoria.) However, this is only 0.5% THC, meaning they are safe for...

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The Irratating Truth about Sodium Laurel Sulphate - By Tony De Souza

The Irratating Truth about Sodium Laurel Sulphate - By Tony De Souza

How many chemicals do you put on, or in your body on a daily basis? How many of those are natural? How do we even know? And as long as they work, should we even care? Well what if I told you that one of the most common chemical additives found in products that many of us regularly apply to our bodies is synthesised using sulphuric acid, and has been linked to a variety of health concerns such as … - I bet you’re starting to care now.The answer to the first question I posed is staggering: on average both...

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Hemp Oil - The Omega Solution - By Tony De Souza

Hemp Oil - The Omega Solution - By Tony De Souza

It also offers several other health benefits such as alleviating symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, being a good source of antioxidants, and has been shown to have anti-carcinogenic properties. On top of that, production is far and away much more sustainable than fish and other sources of EFAs. Hemp seeds are also a much more accessible source, being suitable for people of all dietary requirements and choices. Circling back to the first issue raised around fish oil, the taste of hemp oil is actually very pleasant – its subtle nuttiness making it easy to consume as is or as a raw ingredient in food. So, what...

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Hemp Vs Marijuanna - By Terry Memory

Hemp Vs Marijuanna - By Terry Memory

Can you Smoke it? This is invariably the first question I get when people find out we have a Hemp farm. It’s asked in a fun way but it does signal the huge lack of information and awareness about what exactly Industrial Hemp is. Now this confusion begins with the fact that Industrial Hemp and Cannabis/ Marijuana possess only one real differentiating factor and that is the presence of or lack thereof of Tetrahydrocannabinoids or THC for short. This is the ‘psycho-active’ substance in Marijuana that gets you high or stoned or whatever you want to call it. In hydroponically...

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Hemp Rissotto Anyone? - By Terry Memory

Hemp Rissotto Anyone? - By Terry Memory

I had the pleasure of sitting in on a profound discussion on Nutrition (more apt description would be Human Nourishment) by renowned alternative Physician Lakshmi Prasanna. As she moved through her presentation she constantly painted ‘the big picture’ of our human interaction with food and the far larger implication it has in relation to our ‘human’ and ‘spiritual’ health. Her insights embraced the smaller and larger worlds of consciousness and what it truly means to be connected in both an inner and an outer sense. What I really liked most about her discussion was her ability to elucidate the deeper...

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Hemp - The Tie That Binds - By Terry Memory

Hemp - The Tie That Binds - By Terry Memory

I remember the deflated feeling that hit me after the local Organic Certification agent came to visit our farm back in 2009. After finally moving into our new found rundown and rustic paradise our unbridled enthusiasm literally runeth over. All the plans and ideas that had been excitedly hatched during our suburban dinner parties, from perfected chook shed designs, hot water composting systems to even growing our own fish! They all now finally had a chance to come to life. Everything was an opportunity and the biggest issue we faced was simply how to schedule which environmentally conscious, soul fulfilling task would get priority...

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The 13 Seeds Blog

3 Question Friday - How much is too much Hemp Seeds?!

3 Question Friday - How much is too much Hemp Seeds?!

Today we will be diving into 3 great questions that I received throughout the week. These are “Can you consume too much Hemp Seed products?", “Does Hemp Seed Oil lose its benefits once heated?" and "What are some tips to get through the COVID 19 lockdown?" Put yourself to the test and see how many of these you already know!

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Here is how Hemp Seed Oil is becoming an essential during pregnancy!

Here is how Hemp Seed Oil is becoming an essential during pregnancy!

During pregnancy and breastfeeding the consumption of adequate nutrients in the diet is essential to ensure both maternal well-being and growth of the developing foetus. Energy requirements from foods remain moderately the same with a slight increase of energy depending on the mother’s activity status. However, there are nutrients that are required in greater amounts that include omega 3 fatty acids, protein, iron, iodine, calcium, folic acid (b vitamin), and vitamin D.

Read more →


3 Question Friday! Did you know this about Hemp and Pregnancy?

3 Question Friday! Did you know this about Hemp and Pregnancy?

In week 5 of our Q&A series - We dive into topics such as the difference between CBD and Hemp seed oil, Hemp seed oil during pregnancy and Hemp seed oil while taking blood thinners. Did you know this about taking Hemp seed oil during pregnancy?!

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Here is how to get the most from Vitamin D and Hemp Seed Oil.

Here is how to get the most from Vitamin D and Hemp Seed Oil.

Last week I received a question from Susan. Susan explained that she is currently taking Vitamin D3 daily and was wondering if she can take hemp seed oil at the same time.  The short answer, yes you can take them at the same time as both are completely safe. However, I thought it would be a great opportunity to discuss vitamin D and its importance to our health.  What is vitamin D and why is it important? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and hormone (messenger in the body). One of its primary roles is regulating calcium levels in the blood...

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