Both industrial hemp and marijuana plants are classified in the same family, Cannabis Sativa, but they vary drastically in their uses and THC (tetrahydrocannibinoid) levels, the psychoactive causing component of cannabis.
Industrial Hemp (non-psychoactive form) is grown for use in the following industries: Food and Beverage, Health Care, Textiles, Paper, Construction, Plastics, and Biofuel. Health Canada classifies industrial hemp based strictly on THC levels produced by the plant which must be less than 0.3% THC.
Marijuana contains high levels (up to 35%) of THC which is the ingredient that gives the “high”.
The production of hemp is a strictly regulated industry in Canada. All commercial industrial hemp growers use pedigreed seeds listed by Health Canada and are strictly regulated and tested. These seeds produce plants that have less than 0.3% THC.
There are a multitude of health benefits of hemp oil and flour. It is a highly digestible protein source containing 20 amino acids and all 9 essential amino acids. It demonstrates anti-inflammatory properties, promotes cell development and improves vitamin absorption. Hemp is high in polyunsaturated fats and low in saturated fats. Hemp also provides 2x more utilizable energy than an equal weight of digested carbohydrate and decreases metabolic heat production.
Studies have shown that hemp decreases inflammatory conditions and lowers the heart rate in exercising horses. Hemp is also free from estrogen mimickers and is naturally lactose, gluten and trypsin free, which enables it to be easily absorbed. An added bonus, it is GMO free!
Hemp also contains a perfect balance of omega 9, 6 and 3 fatty acids as well at gamma linolenic acid.
G’s Organic Solutions obtains their hemp product from a certified Health Canada approved supplier which is regulated and tests from 0.0 to 0.2 ppm THC.
Is Hemp safe for competition horses? Yes! Independent forensic drug testing revealed no detectable THC or it’s metabolites in horses on G’s Formula for a period of 2 years.