our undergarments can change your life. From keeping you healthy and comfortable to making you a socially responsible, environment-friendly shopper, shifting to hemp underwear can do a lot for you.
No one will ever know, and you would have changed your life for the better.
With just one piece of clothing, you can get healthier and happier.
A small change in your wardrobe will change someone’s life. Even though you don’t know that someone and they are far away from you.
Your new pair of undergarments will heal the planet.
Yes, your undergarments can do all of that.
Undergarments are the often hidden dwellers of our wardrobes.
They are talked about in hushed tones.
And they are hardly given much consideration. Who’s going to see them, after all. (Of course, unless we are talking about fancy beachwear or lacy lingerie)
But they matter. A lot.
They matter to…
- …your health and happiness.
- To the environment.
- And to society.
If you ditch your old fabric of underwear in favor of hemp, you can literally change your life. In more ways than one.
All you have to do is switch to hemp underwear.
Yes, hemp is a close cousin of marijuana. They come from the same family Cannabis Sativa.
But hemp undergarments won’t give you a high.
That’s because hemp has a low THC content (less than 0.3%). THC is what gives you the high.
So even if you were to light up and smoke your hemp underwear (I don’t know why you’d do that anyway, but still), you won’t get the feeling of euphoria or ecstasy ordinarily associated with Mary J.
So if hemp undergarments cannot give you a high, how can they change your life?
They are just underwear, after all.
Well, here’s how your life will change if you switch to hemp undergarments.
Fewer Infections Down There
Most modern underwear manufacturers are now infusing silver to make their products antibacterial. However, if that silver gets leached into the water stream (which will happen while washing), it can wreak havoc. Why chose more violence against nature when hemp can offer you similar results without harming the environment?
Hemp is antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial. It is also hypoallergenic because it contains no chemical allergens.
This means it will keep you safe from infections down there. Women who often struggle with yeast and fungal infections can benefit from hemp undies. Some studies have revealed that hemp undies can reduce the occurrence and duration of yeast infections.
When you sweat it out in the gym, you won’t have to worry about smells.
No bacterial growth = no embarrassing smells.
- No itches under the bra straps.
- Fewer zits and pimples down below.
- Lower chances of chaffing and thigh rub rashes.
- You can go longer with the same underwear. (Though we still don’t recommend it.)
Your undergarments could become your best friends if they are made of hemp.
Believe it or not, but your privates need to be able to breathe.
Polyester and even cotton underwear don’t allow enough of that.
That’s why a lot of people consider going commando. However, that comes with its own set of troubles.
- Accidental flashing. You cannot control the wind or a weak seam snapping when you squat or stretch.
- Your sensitive bits getting stuck in the zipper. Ouch! Even the imagination hurts.
- Irritation caused by the rough material of your outer clothing, like jeans and tight pants.
- Jock itch.
- Yeast, bacteria, or fungal infections.
- Visible wet patches when you sweat.
- The outline of your private assets might be on public display if you wear certain tight-fitting clothes.
- And so on.
The next best alternative is to wear hemp undergarments.
Hemp is one of the most breathable fabrics. It absorbs sweat (up to 5 times its volume) and keeps you feeling fresh and comfortable all day long.
Hemp fabric also has body temperature regulating capabilities. Thus, it will keep you cool in summers and warm in winters.
No matter what the season, with hemp undergarments covering your privates, you’d always be comfortable.
No Sunburns On Your Privates While You Are At The Beach
Getting a tan is fun.
But sunburns that can potentially cause skin cancer?
Well, you definitely don’t want that, do you?
That’s why when you are on the beach, you lather yourself with sunscreen.
But ever thought about your bikini/shorts-clad body parts? Your privates are still exposed to the UV rays of the sun. Even after you have your regular undergarments on.
Hemp underwear can save you from that.
Hemp has a UPF of 50+. It is the highest score that has been allotted to fabrics. It can protect you from over 95% of the UV (both UVA and UVB) rays.
So, while you are soaking up the sun on the beach, or strolling around on the sand, or even swimming in the sea (or wherever!), your hemp undergarments will make sure that your privates don’t get sunburns.
Lots and Lots of Savings
Hey, hemp undergarments definitely cost more than my regular pair. I’d rather save and continue with what I have been using since forever.
Do you have the same opinion?
Guess what? It is not true.
At Hemp Foundation, we have a range of affordable hemp undergarments for both men and women.
Even otherwise, hemp underwears are cost-effective in the long run.
Hemp is one of the strongest known fabrics. It shows little to no signs of wear and tear, even after constant use.
This means your hemp undergarments would last longer. And because hemp doesn’t stretch or lose shape, your undergarments will stay the right fit till the end of their useful life.
Moreover, hemp is a fabric that gets softer with each wash. So the longer you keep using your hemp undergarments, the more comfortable and better they’d feel. That’s all the more reason to stay put with them.
And when you won’t need to change your undergarments often, you will eventually save more.
You’d Be Contributing To Global Good.
Okay, you already know how your hemp underwear is going to benefit you.
But that’s not all.
Your hemp underwear will help you do global good too.
Here are twelve ways hemp is good for the environment.
- It is a high-yield crop that takes up less space to grow and gives higher output. You know land is already scarce.
- The hemp crop is rainfed, which means it requires no artificial irrigation. No dams and canals are needed.
- Being a naturally disease-free crop, hemp doesn’t require agrochemicals for a good yield. This reduces the consumption and production of these harmful agrochemicals in smoke-producing factories. It also reduces your exposure to these harmful chemicals that are used to grow other fabric crops like cotton.
- Hemp resists pests and insects, so there is no need to use insecticides and pesticides as well.
- Hemp has dense growth, which prevents weed growth and eliminates the need for weedicides.
- One growth cycle of hemp is between 90 to 120 days long. With such fast growth, there will always be ample hemp production. It is also an excellent rotational crop.
- Unlike other crops, hemp doesn’t strip the soil of vital nutrients. It can grow in the same field for as long as 20 years. This means, if you use hemp underwear, you won’t be using a fabric that is laced with fertilizers that can harm you and nature. Did you know chemical runoffs from the fields remain among the top pollutants of our water bodies? Hemp crop could reduce and ultimately reverse that.
- The hemp plant has long roots that bind the soil and prevent erosion.
- Hemp takes in more carbon dioxide per acre than what is given off in its production and processing. This is called carbon sequestering. With hemp, we can reduce carbon emissions and even reverse global warming and climate change in the long run.
- The plant can grow anywhere, in almost every type of soil and climatic condition. With local hemp cultivation being possible, it can limit the polluting process of long-distance shipping and still ensure global availability.
- Other than hemp fabric, the hemp crop also gives hemp seeds that are a rich source of nutrients and a plausible dietary supplement. Hempcrete, concrete made from hemp, can also be used in construction due to its strength, insulating properties, and cost-effectiveness. Hemp can feed, clothe, and house you.
- Hemp is a natural fiber and thus biodegradable. Your hemp undergarments won’t stop at helping the environment throughout its useful life. It would also do good after you are done with it. Instead of landing in an already overflowing landfill and further choking Mother Earth, it will get mixed into the soil where it came from, reduce waste and enhance soil health.
See how much hemp does for the environment? And all you have to do to reverse the several centuries’ worth of damage that humankind has done to the planet is switch to hemp clothing.
And buying hemp underwear is a good first step.
Some Women In Uttarakhand Will Gain Employment And Emancipation From Self Doubt And Misery
Imagine this. A village in the beautiful Indian Himalayan Region (IHR). But without the lush green farms. No happy farmers in the fields. No women tending to their children with love and smiles. An all-engulfing emptiness.
Tough to imagine, right?
Well, some villages in the Indian state of Uttarakhand are like this.
Empty. Devoid of happiness. Almost lifeless.
The men are off to the bigger cities to fend for themselves and their families. Women are stuck in the villages with their wailing children and ailing elderly. They have no source of livelihood. No means to feed themselves or their families. No independence, no support, and no happiness.
But that was before Hemp Foundation set up their hemp cultivation and processing units there.
Now, these women grow hemp in their farms (being a labor-intensive crop, it doesn’t need many machines and allows employing more women.) They also work in the processing units. They spin, weave, stitch, and pack the hemp clothes that you can order from us.
With hemp and a little help from Hemp Foundation, villages in Uttarakhand are getting their lost life back.
And all this will continue happening if more people like you make the switch from regular factory-made, synthetic undergarments to hemp.
Also, this is not the story of Hemp Foundation alone. A vast majority of hemp manufacturers also provide employment to the locals in the region of production. And as I already told you, hemp can grow anywhere. Even in villages where the soil is fit for little else to grow.
Even if you don’t buy hemp underwear, hemp bras, or hemp swimsuits from me, even if you buy it from anyone else, it will still be good for society.
And that’s what matters today. For you, me, and our future generations.
We have let our greed run wild for a while now. We have wreaked enough havoc on the planet already. If you don’t want to keep moving forward towards a lifeless planet or, worse, a loveless society, take the first step towards sustainability with hemp underwear.
Especially when you know that hemp undergarments are good for you too, you shouldn’t be waiting any longer to change your wardrobe.
For those who still need another reason, here’s one more:
You’d Look, Feel, And Be Cool
Remember how I told you hemp is super absorbent and will keep you sweat-free and cool?
Well, other than just keeping your privates cool, hemp will also make you look cool.
Hemp dyes really well. And at Hemp Foundation, you can find a wide range of sizes and styles available in classic black.
Whether you go for your hemp boy shorts or briefs, hemp bras, hemp women’s underwear, hemp bikini, or the bikini skirt, you won’t have to compromise on fashion either.
So whether your undergarments have an audience in your bedroom or at the beach, you’d know your cool-quotient will always be high.
Furthermore, today we live in a world where social activisms is an important factor in deciding how ‘cool’ a person is.
With your hemp underwear, you’d be breaking stigmas around the use of hemp and doing good for the environment and society. Definitely, these are the things that would make you cool.
Now don’t wait anymore. You’ve got plenty of reasons to chose hemp undergarments. Start shopping right away.
Hemp is a plant that has been around for thousands of years. It offers an eco-friendly alternative to harmful plastics and promises abundant health benefits. However, it has had its own share of controversy too. This is because it belongs to the family of plants that marijuana does. However, it has been established that hemp does not produce any mind-altering effect due to its low THC content.
Benefits of Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds are a great source of several nutrients. These brown seeds are rich in protein, fiber and healthy fats. Let us start with the nutritional benefits they offer.
Get All the Nutrition You Need
Hemp seeds are as good a source of protein as soybeans. In fact, they are among the rare plant sources that provide protein. Every 30 grams of hemp seeds contain about 10 grams of protein. The seeds provide the nine essential amino acids that our bodies need. This is why hemp seeds are considered a complete source of protein. These are acids our bodies cannot produce by themselves. They can only be obtained from the diet. How do hemp seeds compare with flaxseeds, another popular source of protein? 25% of the total calories of hemp seeds are from protein, while the corresponding value for flaxseeds is about 18%.
Besides proteins, hemp seeds also provide you with unsaturated fats such as omega-3 and omega-6. These are so critical for long term health. Again, the body cannot produce them and they need to be absorbed from the diet. Hemp seeds also help us maintain the right balance between omega-3 and omega-6, which is important. As people generally tend to overdo on the omega-6 part, adding hemp seeds to the diet helps maintain the balance.
Hemp seeds also contain fiber – both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber creates a substance that benefits digestive bacteria. Besides improving your digestive health, it may also positively impact blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Insoluble fiber helps food and waste pass through your gut. It may also reduce your risk of diabetes. It’s a good idea to buy the seeds with the outer hull (shell) intact. They are rich in fiber.
Minerals and Vitamins
You need minerals and vitamins to help with your growth. You get them too from hemp seeds. They offer you vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. In addition, they also contain iron, zinc and B-vitamins. With such a wide range of benefits hemp seed becomes an automatic choice for inclusion in your diet, doesn’t it? Wondering how to track your nutrition data? Yes, this is an important question to answer. Particularly so if you are on diet and would like to track how you are doing. You can easily track your nutrition and health using Cronomoter mobile app. Click here to discover how. Still undecided on including hemp seed in your diet? Need a little more push? Here are some more reasons that may help you make up your mind. Besides the nutritional benefits, hemp seeds also offer many health benefits like fostering growth and preventing diseases. Let us take a look.
Who doesn’t want a healthy heart? A report published by WHO in 2018 says that heart disease is the number one killer worldwide. In fact, it has retained that position for 15 years! Hemp seeds contain arginine, an amino acid, that helps reduce the risk of heart failure. How? Arginine turns into nitric oxide which helps in dilating and relaxing the blood vessels. This results in reduced blood pressure and lowers the risk of heart disease. Hemp seeds also contain gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) that again helps in reducing inflammation. A lower inflammation is known to reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, animal studies have shown that hemp seeds
- Reduce blood pressure
- Reduce chances of blood clot formation
- Help the heart to recover faster after an attack
Enough reasons to consider hemp seeds?
Protect Your Brain
Hemp seeds help protect another key organ too – the brain. Studies have shown that certain compounds present in hemp seeds such as cannabidiol (CBD) may have neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory effects. It is believed that the CBD content in hemp seeds may help alleviate neurological conditions such as
- Parkinson’s disease (A movement disorder)
- Alzheimer’s disease (Memory loss caused by the death of brain cells)
- Multiple sclerosis (A disease that affects the central nervous system)
So that is another box checked when you evaluate hemp seeds.
Fight Skin Problems and Inflammation
Hemp seeds are a good source of healthy fats. The healthy 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 acids helps reduce inflammation. Another factor contributing to the anti-inflammatory effects is the presence of GLA – a polyunsaturated fatty acid – in hemp seeds. However, it is to be noted that studies on animals and humans have thrown different results. Studies have shown that humans process GLA in a complicated fashion and therefore the results are different. How does reducing inflammation help? It helps manage the symptoms of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, arthritis (a condition affecting joints and the surrounding issues), heart disease etc.
Address PMS and Menopause Symptoms
If you are a woman of reproductive age you may face symptoms caused by premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Studies show that up to 80% of such women face physical and emotional symptoms. Some of the symptoms are bloating, insomnia and leg swelling. The good news is that you can fight the PMS symptoms with hemp seeds. In a study, women who took 1 gram of essential fatty acids per day experienced an improvement in their symptoms. It decreased physical pain as well as depression, irritability etc. These symptoms are possibly caused by sensitivity to a hormone called prolactin. Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) present in hemp seeds reduces the effect of this hormone. The GLA content in hemp seeds also seems to reduce symptoms in menopause too. Even though the exact process is not established, it seems that GLA corrects the hormone imbalances and reduces inflammation.
Get Relief from Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that manifests as pain in the joints. This pain is caused by the fact that the immune system attacks its own tissues. This is known as an auto-immune condition. Even though it has not been conclusively established, it is believed that hemp seed oil can relieve this painful condition. Go here to find the related research report.
How to Consume Hemp Seeds
Here are some simple ways to add hemp seeds to your diet and stay healthy:
- Sprinkle them on cereal or yoghurt.
- Add to smoothies made of banana, pear, avocado etc.
- Add hemp seeds to baked whole wheat muffins.
- Make hemp milk at home using whole seeds.
- Sprinkle hemp seeds on a salad, along with other seeds or nuts.
- Make a salad dressing using hemp seed oil.
- Snack on granola bars or meal bars made using hemp seeds.
You may also consider consuming hemp protein powder which is made by pulverizing the hemp seeds after extracting the oil.
A Word of Caution
Some of the tests using hemp seeds are conducted using very high concentrations. Therefore their actual consumption may not produce such dramatic results. Hemp seeds are safe when consumed in moderate quantities. However, if you eat large amounts of hemp seeds it may cause diarrhoea. It is generally a good idea to start with a small quantity – say, one teaspoon – and gradually work your way up. Here is another caveat: Are you on any anticoagulant medication? Then you must consult your doctor before consuming any significant amount of hemp.
Your diet plays an important role in shaping your health. Hemp seeds offer so many health benefits that it makes perfect sense to include them in your diet. With a bit of effort, you will be able to find out in what form to consume them and how much quantity. When you are on a healthy diet, it pays to keep monitoring your nutrition levels. When you use the right tools you are bound to succeed in your efforts. Be a sincere dieter, be a smart one at that!
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