Does Hemp Get Me High?
Hemp brings up many images. Not all of them would be deemed appropriate for this article. But don’t fret. Elmhurst Original Unsweetened Hemp Creamer is drinkable – you can’t smoke it. And while it does get you high in a sense, it’s only on Omega-3 and Omega-6 – essential fats with major benefits, for which hemp seeds are a good source. There are no psychoactive effects because industrial hemp (which we use) is not the same cannabis plant that yields marijuana.
WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?
It's hard to know what to expect when tasting the first hemp creamer out there. So, we visited a few coffee hotspots and had people try it for themselves. Here's what they thought!
WHAT IS OMEGA-3 AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Omega-3s (and Omega-6) fall under the umbrella of polyunsaturated fats, which are considered healthy fats. They are essential, meaning the body cannot produce them on its own. You have to get them from food1. Many fish are high in Omega-3s – hence the long-term interest in fish oil. In the plant world, the walnut (and, therefore, walnut milk) is standout source. As are hemp seeds.
Why should I bother with Omega-3 fats? According to Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Omega-3s may help meter the heart, lower blood pressure, and improve blood vessel function. In higher doses, they may also ease inflammation.1
Our unsweetened hemp creamer has 350mg Omega-3 ALA per serving – 22% of the recommended daily value. That’s pretty easy in a cup of coffee.
WHAT ABOUT OMEGA-6?
You don’t hear about Omega-6s as much, but they’re also important, and may have cardiovascular benefits.1 Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids occur at a healthy 3:1 ratio in our hemp creamer. In many Western diets, the ratio an individual consumes in a day can be upward of 20:1!2
DOES IT HAVE CBD?
As industrial hemp and cannabis (again, not the same thing) grow in stature, CBD has become a hot item. No need to discuss all of the ins and outs – which can be complicated – because Elmhurst Original Unsweetened Hemp Creamer doesn’t have it.
WILL IT GET MY KIDS HIGH?
We get this question often and love the directness and conviction. No worries. Hemp creamer will not get anyone high. THC – the psychoactive chemical behind marijuana – is only present in our product in trace amounts. These fall within legal limits.
IS HEMP CREAMER SAFE WHILE PREGNANT?
Absolutely yes, for the same reason as above.
WILL I FAIL A DRUG TEST IF I USE HEMP CREAMER?
No, you will not fail a drug test if you use hemp creamer.
Hopefully that clears the air. Now all that’s left is to try it!
1 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, “Omega-3 Fatty Acids: An Essential Contribution,” 2019.
2Artemis S. Simopolous, “An Increase in the Omega-6/Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratio Increases the Risk for Obesity,” Nutrients 2016 Mar; 8(3): 128.