The story of hemp is a long and important one. Many of us are familiar with the hemp plant and know that it can be used in a variety of ways. What many don’t realize, however, is that hemp has been used by humans for almost as long as history has been recorded. In fact, hemp was one of the earliest domesticated plants, with historical records indicating that it was cultivated for a wide variety of purposes all the way back to the Neolithic Age in China.
Over time, hemp has been used in any number of ways: from making paper and textiles (like rope, clothing, and other fabrics) to making modern-day items like body care and nutritional products (like CBD products, hemp cereals, hemp oil products, and more). Hemp has also been used to make construction materials, plastics, and even biodiesels. Clearly, hemp has any number of beneficial uses, and this is good news.
Even better news, however, is that, beyond the beneficial ways that humans can use hemp, growing hemp actually provides numerous benefits to the environment as well and has many uses that promote a more sustainable world. In a time when it is more important to protect our planet than ever before – when the situation, in fact, seems increasingly urgent – this is very good news. Here are just a few ways that hemp can help save and preserve the environment:
- Hemp is a renewable, biodegradable resource: Hemp products are able to be recycled and reused – not to mention the fact that they are 100% biodegradable. This prevents the need to diminish and deplete valuable non-renewable resources when hemp is a suitable alternative, and it also reduces the amount of trash we contribute to our ever-growing landfills.
- Hemp actually breathes in carbon dioxide: Essentially, hemp generally acts as a natural purifier for our air and our climate. The hemp plant has been proven to quickly capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and as a result, it makes the air we breathe much cleaner. It is estimated that, for every ton of hemp produced, 1.63 tons of carbon is removed from the air. This makes hemp even more effective at managing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere than trees!
- Hemp helps to regenerate the soil: Many of us have seen nutritional hemp-based products on the market, including CBD products and others. And as a result, realize that hemp contains a number of nutrients that are beneficial to people. However, it isn’t only people that benefit from the nutrients found in the hemp plant. In fact, hemp helps to regenerate the soil in which it is planted as well. As the hemp plant matures, the plant material that it sheds helps to replenish the soil and provide much-needed nutrients for the next crop. This serves to ultimately produce a richer harvest the following year.
- Hemp also helps to prevent soil erosion: As many know, the hemp plant is used to make paper, construction materials, and textiles of all kinds. This is because the fiber of the hemp plant is very strong. The good news for the environment is that the root system of the hemp plant is very strong as well. The roots of the hemp plant can, in fact, grow as deep as 9 feet. This strong root network assists in holding the soil together and preventing erosion, which is a huge problem facing farmers today.
- The hemp plant absorbs harmful toxins and requires no pesticides to grow: Unlike some more fragile natural fibers, hemp does not require any pesticides to grow. It is a very hearty plant that survives and thrives in a variety of environments and is resistant to being attacked by bugs and other pests. It goes without saying that, by reducing the number of pesticides used, chances are also reduced that those pesticides will leach into the water and the air, thereby helping to protect the environment. Beyond simply being a crop that can be grown without the use of pesticides, however, hemp also actively helps to eliminate harmful toxins in the soil. The hemp plant absorbs those toxins and has been used in a number of places – Chernobyl perhaps being the most famous example – to do exactly that. A crop that requires no pesticides to grow and removes toxins from the soil is most certainly beneficial to the environment in a number of ways.
- Hemp provides a home for wildlife: Hemp is a very hearty plant and one that, when allowed to grow to its full height, can reach up to three feet tall. This means that it can provide an excellent habitat for smaller animals. This is not to mention the fact that, when it flowers, those flowers are a valuable source of pollen for bees and other pollen-loving creatures.
Rejuvia – Helping You Experience the Benefits of Hemp
Certainly, the hemp plant provides a number of benefits to the environment, and in our world today, that is tremendously important. It also provides any number of benefits to people, too. At Rejuvia, sharing those benefits with our customers is our passion. We source all of our CBD products from naturally developed, proprietary strains of phytocannabinoid-rich hemp, which is grown in the rich, fertile soil of Colorado using natural farming practices. We do this because we believe that, to create the best products, we need to begin at the very beginning. Our focus is on quality from seed to bottle, with every product we create, every time. What’s on the label is what’s in the bottle – and that’s our promise to our customers.
If you are interested in experiencing all of the benefits that CBD products have to offer, we believe there is no day like today to get started. We offer a wide variety of products and feel certain that we can help you to find a product or combination of products that are right for you. We encourage you to call us during business hours or visit us online at any time. We look forward to learning your story and answering any questions you may have. Experience the Rejuvia difference today!
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