Hemp is an amazing plant that has an incredible wealth of nutrition and natural health benefits. Knowledge of hemp's health benefits were lost to common knowledge due to a lack of understanding. The benefits of hemp are now being rediscovered by modern science.

 

Hemp Benefits

Hemp is one of the most studied botanical’s on the planet. It is believed by botanical and health communities around the world that the properties of hemp’s many active product ingredients could have beneficial effects for a wide variety of health concerns in the future.

[NOTE: The benefits of Natural Advancement products are narrowly defined under our current Health Canada Licenses and we do not make claims beyond what our license allows. Third party studies are increasingly indicating that the potential health benefits of hemp are indeed broad. Natural Advancement continues to apply to Health Canada to expand its’ lineup of NPN numbers.]
Research is exploring the many health benefits that hemp’s active product ingredients have on a variety of ailments. Benefits for hemp’s active product ingredients have yielded encouraging results for pain and sleep disorders, psychiatric and neurological disorders, eating and digestive disorders and stress**.
**NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or make health claims.

History of Hemp

Hemp is one of the earliest domesticated plants known and it has been cultivated by civilizations for as far back as we have historical records. Hemp was brought to the western hemisphere in the 1600’s by the Spaniards and became a staple crop in the American agriculture of the 1800’s, and reflected historically in town names like “Hempfield” and “Hempstead.” Many American presidents including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams grew hemp and actively advocated for commercial hemp production. Because of its significance as a crop, at one time, it was illegal NOT to grow hemp in many parts of the US.

Hemp’s experienced a sharp decline in North America with the passing of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, which levied an exorbitant tax on anyone who dealt commercially in cannabis, hemp, or marijuana. It has been argued that the law was passed to destroy the US hemp industry in order to advance the economic interests and modern technologies of Andrew Mellon, Randolph Hearst and the Du Pont family.

Hemp crops made cyclical comebacks since then, particularly during war times. During World War II, hemp was such a necessity that the USDA made a short film, Hemp for Victory, encouraging farmers to grow hemp.

Today, France dominates the hemp production market, producing more than 70% of the world’s output, followed by China at more than 24%. In Canada, commercial production of industrial hemp has been permitted since 1998 under license and authorization issued by Health Canada.

At the same time, in the US it is illegal to grow hemp without a permit and U.S. manufacturers currently import that vast majority of raw hemp from Canada, Europe, and China. The US hemp issues are further exacerbated with the differences of legislation between federal and state. However, progress is being made and more and more states are passing laws to enable hemp licensure. As a sign of shift in perception, the US Congress included a provision in the Agricultural Act of 2014 that allowed colleges and state agencies to grow and conduct research on hemp in states where it is legal.

It is anticipated by many that hemp will be more accessible in the US as the laws on Cannabis in the US continue to relax, which would be good news for the hemp industry.
http://www.hemphasis.net/History/harriedhemp.htm
http://hemphistoryweek.com/about/hemps-history/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp#History
http://www.votehemp.com/new_billion_dollar_crop.html
http://www.farmcollector.com/farm-life/strategic-fibers.aspx

Myth Busters

Hemp is a strain of the Cannibis Sativa plant that is sometimes confused with another family member called marijuana. Unlike marijuana our strain of industrial hemp will not make you high. While marijuana plants are bred to contain high levels of the psychoactive compound THC, hemp contains virtually no THC (no more than 0.3% in Canada). Additionally, the presence of higher levels of CBD have been found to counteract the psychoactive effects of THC.

http://www.leafscience.com/2014/09/16/5-differences-hemp-marijuana
Hemp is completely legal in Canada and since 1998 has been fully authorized by Health Canada. In fact, as far back as 1961, Health Canada has allowed limited production in Canada for scientific research purposes. Though still a small industry in Canada, in recent years, Canada’s hemp industry has experienced tremendous growth, from growing to manufacturing. Since 2011, Canada has more than quadrupled its exports of hemp seeds and oil to more than $48 million dollars.

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/substancontrol/hemp-chanvre/about-apropos/faq/index-eng.php#a6

https://www.thestar.com/business/2015/07/10/canadas-hemp-industry-is-growing-fast-but-competition-looms.html
Buying industrial hemp products in its final form (food, soap, paper, clothes, oil) is entirely legal in the US. However, the complicated irony is that growing hemp in the US is completely illegal at the federal level, but legal in some states. This is why most hemp products sold in the US are made from hemp grown in other countries such as Canada and China.

http://www.hippiebutter.com/news/top-hemp-myths-dispelled
**NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or make health claims.

FAQs

Still have questions? Check out the our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Product Related Questions

1Aren’t hemp and marijuana the same?
Although hemp and marijuana are both in the same Cannabis Sativa family, they are not they same.
They are two different plant varieties and, as such, have very different molecular profiles.The hemp strains we use will not make you high.
2Are these products legal?
Absolutely. All Natural Advancement products have been approved and licensed by Health Canada – each with its own NPN number.

To obtain NPN number from Health Canada, applicants must give detailed information about the product to Health Canada, including: medicinal ingredients, source, dose, potency, non-medicinal ingredients and recommended use(s).

Once Health Canada has assessed a product and decided it is safe, effective and of high quality, it issues a product licence along with an eight-digit Natural Product Number (NPN) or Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM), which must appear on the label. This number lets you know that the product has been reviewed and approved by Health Canada1.
3What steps did you take to get Health Canada licensing?
To obtain Health Canada licensing, applicants must give detailed information about the product to Health Canada, including: medicinal ingredients, source, dose, potency, non-medicinal ingredients and recommended use(s).

Once Health Canada has assessed a product and decided it is safe, effective and of high quality, it issues a product licence along with an eight-digit Natural Product Number (NPN) or Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM), which must appear on the label. This number lets you know that the product has been reviewed and approved by Health Canada.

We also have to provide evidence and efficacy so that consumers and Health Canada know the products are indeed safe and effective. Evidence may include clinical trial data or references to published studies, journals, pharmacopoeias and traditional resources. The type and amount of supporting evidence required depends on the proposed health claim of the product and its overall risks1.
4Has this product been approved in other countries?
Regulation varies by countries. Please contact us to see if we can ship to your location.
5If this product is the first of its kind, what clinical trials were done on humans to validate the efficacy of the product?
What is the evidence that this product does what you claim in humans?
Both medicinal and non-medicinal ingredients of our products have been pre-cleared as single ingredients monographs by Health Canada. This means that Health Canada – specifically the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate – has reviewed and determined the ingredients to be acceptable, safe and efficacious when used under the conditions specified in the NHPD monograph.

In products where clinical trials are required, Health Canada must authorize the process and approve it before the commencement of the trial2.
6If the product is the first of its kind, how was the dosage and treatment regimen determined?
The dosage and treatment regimen are dictated by Health Canada based on the NHPD monograph used to obtain the product license.
7What Quality Assurance practices do you have in place to ensure a consistent, high-quality product?
We use premium Canadian hemp and process it using a proprietary process.
We also establish quality control at every step and work with third party analysis labs to ensure independence of results.
8What are the side effects? Are they mild or severe? Short term? Long term?
Several studies suggest that hemp’s active product ingredients are non-toxic in non-transformed cells and do not induce changes on food intake, do not induce catalepsy, do not affect physiological parameters (heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature), do not affect gastrointestinal transit and do not alter psychomotor or psychological functions.
9Should I take your products in place of other products or should I take your products along with other products?
How would one affect the other?
Please consult your doctor to see if the medication you are currently taking should be taken with any other products.
10Should I ask my doctor if I should take this?
Always consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before embarking on a new treatment, diet or fitness program.
11What should I do if I feel ill after taking this product?
As in any situation, if you are feeling ill after consuming any products please contact your health practitioner immediately.
12Why don't big pharmaceutical companies sell hemp based drugs?
Big pharmaceutical companies are taking notice and some may be doing development now.

Ordering Related Questions

1What is your shipping cost?
We offer FREE Canada Post Expedited Shipping on all domestic orders over $60 before tax.
All orders under $60 before tax are charged a $9.95 flat rate shipping fee.
2Do you ship outside of North America?
Please contact us to see if we can ship to your location.
3Can I exchange or return your products?
Returns must be made within 30 days of purchase & products must be sealed. A refund will be issued less the original ACTUAL postage (incurred to us by Canada Post), whether the order was over or under $60 AND the return postage incurred to us by Canada Post plus a 15% restocking fee.
4Do you offer bulk pricing and wholesale pricing?
Yes. Please contact us for more information.