Hemp Fabric Stops Deadly Bacteria!

 

A few days ago I did a post called Hemp Is Hip! that highlighted some of the many benefits this wonderplant/superfood offersToday I’ve got even more on how hemp can improve our health and our world….from hemp fabric that can stop the spread of deadly bacteria, to hemp milk that provides a nutritious, eco-friendly alternative to cow’s milk…

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Lab Tests Show Hemp Fabric Stops Spread Of Deadly Bacteria

(by ) Most people have become aware of the fact that hemp is a diverse plant, with a multitude of uses. The newest discovery of use for hemp could save lives.

Staphylococcus Aureus, more commonly known as staph, is a bacteria that causes thousands of deaths each year – specifically the drug resistant strain, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, or MRSA.  A study conducted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology showed that each year an estimated 2 million Americans contract MRSA during hospital stays, and at least 90,000 die from it. It has been determined that MRSA is a, if not the, leading cause of hospital-bourne infections.

New research has found that hemp fabrics actually kill bacteria, including MRSA. In a test conducted on a hemp-blend fabric (60% hemp / 40% rayon), where the fabric was infected with staph, researchers found that the hemp material killed the staph bacteria at an incredible rate – the material was found 98.5% bacteria free upon the first measurement. The same material was also infected with Klebsiella Pneumoniae (pneumonia). At first measurement, the pneumonia-infected material was 65.1% bacteria free.

The impact these results could have are immense; staph/MRSA spreads through contact, and by touching items that are infected – such as hospital gowns, towels, privacy curtains, etc.. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology tested both methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant staphylococci on common hospital materials (clothing, towels, scrub suits, lab coats, privacy drapes and splash aprons), and found the bacteria survived on every material for at least 1 day, and in some instances as long as 90 days. Replacing any number of these items with hemp-based materials could severely reduce transmission of these deadly bacterias.

Beyond the standard arguments offered to push the legalization of hemp cultivation (eco-friendly bio-fuels, heart-healthy foods, etc.), this new research presents evidence that not only can hemp help the economy and the environment, it can also prevent the spread of dangerous illnesses, and save thousands of people from infection and even death.

Source: The Joint Blog

Copper is also being used in clothing with beneficial effect:

http://www.naturalnews.com/049032_copper_electromagnetic_frequencies_clothing.html

 

And if you are looking for easy ways to add more hemp to your diet, here’s one of the easiest….

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Got Hemp Milk? The Benefits of Hemp Milk

(from Collective Evolution by )
Hemp milk is an incredibly nutritious and tasty alternative to cows milk as it supplies the body with essential nutrients without the harm that dairy causes to the body. For some, it is an ethical choice to not drink animals milk, for others it is an intolerance. Others choose to avoid it for reasons of making healthier choices while others drink it as they want the nutritional benefits and like the taste. Whatever the circumstance, is it possible that we are not making the most healthy choice by drinking animals milk? For those who are looking for an alternative to animals’ milk, hemp milk is one option you should consider.
What is it Made of?
Hemp milk is a vegan product made of a blend of hemp seeds and water. The mixture provides a creamy texture with a delicious taste some may describe as ‘nutty.’ Unlike cows’ milk, hemp milk is easy for the body to digest and does not cause any of the health problems associated with milk.Question number one for some of us might be: Is Hemp milk made from Marijuana? The answer is, no. Hemp milk is made from the seeds of the hemp plant which is legal to grow in various countries around the world. In fact, the United States is one of the only countries where you are not allowed to grow hemp. Possible concern some may have about hemp milk surrounds its possible levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Fortunately for those looking to drink this milk alternative, it is important to note that the hemp plant does not contain enough THC to have psychoactive affects. Further, the hemp plant has many incredible uses that can apply to various areas of our society. This is why there is such a great deal of controversy behind the reasons hemp is illegal to grow in the USA.

(FYI, hemp seeds, hemp protein powder and hemp milk can be found at any health food store and a growing number of supermarkets. However, I always buy mine on-line because it’s much less expensive that way. One of my favorite discount places to shop is Vitacost.com; if you shop at Vitacost be sure to sign up for a free acct. at eBates.com, if you don’t already have one. That way you can use the eBates portal to shop at Vitacost and earn cash back on your purchases. Plus, if you are new to Vitacost and spend a certain amount (I believe it’s $25), you will get a $10 coupon to use; EBates also gives you a gift card or some other “prize” when you place your first order. How does it get any better than that?! And don’t forget to read the Hemp Is Hip! post, if you haven’t done so already.)

Salud!

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4 thoughts on “Hemp Fabric Stops Deadly Bacteria!

  1. Guest says:

    Not sure how 100% hemp would compare to the 60% 40% hemp blend they used. There was some testing done for like 4 different types of bacteria nornaly found on fabric and skin, and rayon seemed to do well compared to some other fabrics, forget if that page talked about the structure of the yarn/threads that contributed to this end result. Cheers.

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