Hemp FAQs

What is Hemp?

Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial use, dating back to at least 8,000BC.  Uses include textiles, paper, foods/oils, biofuel and many more, hence many declaring it the most versatile plant on the planet.


Is Hemp a Sustainable Commodity?

The environmental benefits derived from hemp cannot be overstated.  As more global resources are poured into research and development of the hemp plant we are finding he vast features and benefits it offers.  Learn more by visiting our Sustainability Page.


Is Hemp the Same as Marijuana?

No.  In short, Cannabis is a classification of plant.  Marijuana and Hemp are independent species of Cannabis.  While the plants have slight differences in appearance, it is the levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that separate the plants and their common uses.


Is Hemp Psychoactive (does it get you high)?

No.  Hemp generally only has trace levels of THC, so low that there is zero ‘high’ to be felt.  Marijuana on the other hand is rich in THC.  Thanks to the availability of fact based scientific evidence, Hemp products are now widely legal and acknowledged as safe for consumption and embraced as an ethical textile choice.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL NATURALLY ELEVATED PRODUCTS ARE THC FREE.


 Is Hemp Vegan?

Not only is Hemp vegan, Hemp seeds are accepted as one of the best sources of vegetarian and vegan protein.  Still not sold?

Naturally Elevated products are also:

- Nut Free
- GMO Free
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Hexane & Solvent Free
- Chemical Free

    How is Hemp Seed Oil Different to CBD Oil?

    Cannabidiol Oil (aka CBD Oil) is derived from the flowers, leaves and stalks of the Cannabis plant whereas Hemp Seed Oil, as the name suggests, is derived from the seed.  However, you may be surprised to learn that while CBD Oil may leave you feeling relaxed and even sleepy in high doses, it is also not psychoactive.  This is due to the absence/trace amounts of THC.  At this point you are probably wondering why it is currently prohibited…  we are too and are working on having this unethical prohibition reversed.

    PLEASE NOTE:  NATURALLY ELEVATED H.S.O., PROTEIN POWDER (80%) AND HULLED HEMP SEEDS ARE ALL DERIVED FROM THE HEMP SEED ONLY. 


    Is Hemp a Fad?

    Not likely.  The reason you are seeing and hearing about Hemp is that fact-based evidence has removed the stigma of Cannabis.  With many governments now actively promoting Hemp as a sustainable option, we are excited to usher in a new era of effective, ethical and affordable consumables.


    What are the benefits of Omega 3?

    Omega 3s are hero element in of the Naturally Elevated Performance Range.  These fatty acids are incredibly important to any balanced diet, offering a vast range of benefits for mental and physical performance. Very few nutrients have been studied as thoroughly as omega-3 fatty acids with results concluding it can actively contribute to:

    - Fight Inflammation
     - Improve Bone and Joint Health
    - Good for skin
    - Improve Risk Factors for Heart Disease
    - Reduce Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome
    - Fight Autoimmune Diseases
     - Reduce Fat in Your Liver
    - Alleviate Menstrual Pain
    - Fighting Depression and Anxiety
    - Improve sleep

      What are the benefits of Omega 6?

      Like Omega 3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids, essential for a balanced diet.  While primarily used for energy, Omega 6 fatty acids have also been found to aid in reducing the risk of heart disease, lowering total cholesterol levels, lowering "bad" (LDL) cholesterol levels, raising "good" (HDL) cholesterol levels, and reducing cancer risk.  As a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), Omega 6 help stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain bone health, regulate metabolism, and maintain the reproductive system.


      What are the benefits of Calcium?

      Along with the well known benefit of building and maintaining strong bones, Calcium also contributes to proper functionality of the heart, muscles and nerves.


      What are the benefits of Potassium?

      Potassium supports blood pressure, cardiovascular health, bone strength, and muscle strength.  Conversely, a Potassium deficiency can lead to fatigue, feeling weak, and even constipation.


      What are the benefits of Iron?

      Iron is regarded as one of the most vital minerals thanks to its ability to eliminate fatigue while assisting in immune system function, treating anemia and boosting hemoglobin, just to name a few benefits.


      What are the benefits of Vitamin E?

      Vitamin E may prevent coronary heart disease, support immune function, prevent inflammation , promote eye health, and lower the risk of cancer.  As if that’s not enough, it is also touted as having anti-aging properties valuable for skincare.


      What are the benefits of Thiamine?

      Also known as Vitamin B1, Thiamine is essential for glucose metabolism, and it plays a key role in nerve, muscle, and heart function.  It also allows the body to use carbohydrates as energy and is an effective water-soluble vitamin


      What are the benefits of Riboflavin?

      Riboflavin aids in the break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy making it essential for growth and overall health.


      What are the benefits of Niacin?

      Form improved skin function to increased brain function through to combating the symptoms of arthritis, Niacin offers a range of all round health benefits.


      What are the benefits of Vitamin B6?

      Accredited with the mood improvement and even reducing symptoms of depression, Vitamin B6 is even used to reduce symptoms of PMS, particularly during intense exercise.


      What are the benefits of Folate?

      Folate is crucial during periods of growth as it is required to make red and white blood cells in the bone marrow, convert carbohydrates into energy, and produce DNA and RNA.


      What are the benefits of Phosphorus?

      Phosphorus is extremely beneficial for anyone engaging in high intensity physical activity thanks to its ability to grow, maintain, and repair tissue and cells.  It also builds strong bones and teeth, filters waste from the kidneys and regulates how the body stores and spends energy.


      What are the benefits of Magnesium?

      Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body.  Evidence suggests it increases exercise performance and has anti-inflammatory properties that not only aid recovery, but also fight depression.


      What are the benefits of Zinc?

      From regulating immune function to actively combatting the common cold, Zinc is the all-round natural healer everyone should include in a well-balanced nutrition plan.


      What are the benefits of Copper?

      Copper is naturally occurring in body tissues, playing a role in making red blood cells and maintaining nerve cells.  It boosts the immune system while also playing a role in energy production and iron absorption.


      What are the benefits of Manganese?

      Know best for its ability to reduce inflammation, Manganese is also known to improve bone health and offers strong antioxidant properties.  Manganese levels should not be exceeded, hence naturally occurring sources such as Naturally Elevated Hearts are recommended for optimal ingestion.