Hemp Chocolate this Valentine's? Sure, says bestselling health author/pharmacist Earl Mindell.
Source: Sydney Gore, Paper Magazine
Garden City Park, NY: Things have started up quickly for Square One in the new year, with one of our bestselling health authors interviewed and featured in a recent article about the relative benefits (many) and any potential side effects (none) to be found in a new hemp chocolate treat goodie from Sakara Life.
Earl Mindell, RPh, MH, PhD—registered pharmacist and long-time best-selling health author of books like Earl Mindell's New Vitamin Bible, and more recently The Happiness Effect and What You Must Know About Homeopathic Remedies (both with Square One), among others—was just featured in an article written by journalist Sydney Gore for Paper Magazine ("I'm Not a Stoner, But I Can't Stop Eating These Hemp Chocolates").
In the article, Dr. Mindell confirms Sakara Life's claim that the hemp oil used in their product does not contain THC compounds. It is therefore free of the "high" that THC produces when it interacts with the cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) found in the cannabis plant from which hemp seeds are turned into oil. As a result, these hemp chocolates when eaten have the power to alleviate various health challenges such as "anxiety, depression, PMS, insomnia, inflammation and chronic pain." Dr. Mindell does, however, advise folks out there to learn how hemp oil is extracted into any product; and further suggests that it helps to know if it is organic and how much CBD can be found in the sweet (always listed on the label).
Dr. Mindell's book Healing with Hemp Oil: A Simple Guide to Using the Powerful and Proven Health Benefits of CBD ($16.95 USD, Square One) is now available wherever books are sold.