Hemp FAQ

General Hemp Questions


What are the differences between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana are both part of the cannabis plant family but are VERY different.  Hemp is grown for industrial purposes: food, fiber and fuel.  The difference between hemp and marijuana is similar to the difference between poppies that are grown to make opium narcotic and the poppies that are grown for the poppy seeds that are used in food products such as muffins.

Another comparison that illustrates the difference between hemp and marijuana would be the comparison between a sweet pepper and a hot pepper, or a Chihuahua and a St. Bernard.

You can purchase Hemp Hearts, Hemp Cereal, Hemp Oil, Hemp Protein, etc... in about any grocery store.  All of these products come from the seed of the Industrial Hemp Plant.  

What are the nutritional benefits of hemp oil in our diet?

The major nutritional benefits of hemp food products are derived from the high quality and highly digestible vegan protein, which includes all of the essential amino acids that humans need to live.

Hemp food products also contain the essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6, which the body can not produce. They must be consumed in the foods we eat.  The ratio of Omega 6: Omega 3 in hemp foods is 3:1.

Hemp foods also naturally contain an interesting array of  important vitamins and minerals, making it easy to obtain your daily requirements when you add hemp foods to your diet.  Hemp seeds also provide a source of dietary insoluble fibre, a much needed addition to most diets.

Visit our Nutritional Composition page for more information.

How does hemp oil compare to other seeds or oils?


What is the potassium and phosphorus content in hemp foods?

Hemp seed nutritional profile can vary slightly from year to year, and from field-to-field based on growing conditions and seed variety. Zatural Hemp works directly with a Canadian cold-press manufacturer to advice on which variety is best for their fields and agronomic conditions. They  also assist our producers with ways to produce the highest quality hemp seeds.

What about pets – is hemp oil safe for animals?

Zatural Hemp is not an animal food manufacturer so we recommend contacting your trusted animal care professional for specific advice. However, our staff has commented about the observed benefits of adding hemp oil to their own pets’ diet. 

The omega fats found in hemp oil have been shown to benefit animals’ coats, joints, digestive systems, energy levels and overall well-being. Plus, most animals seem to love the rich nutty taste of hemp seed oil.

What is the source of Zatural Hemp?

All of our products are made from NON-GMO, PESTICIDE FREE, Cannabis Sativa Industrial Hemp. It is grown outdoors under natural sunlight with organic practices, but has not been certified by the USDA.General 


Are there any precautions or warnings to consuming hemp or Hemp Extract?

Since hemp foods contain Omega 3 fatty acids and some people can react to Omega 3 fatty acids, caution should be taken for the following conditions:

1)     People who bruise easily, have a bleeding disorder, or take blood thinning medications including warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), or aspirin. High doses of omega-3 fatty acids may increase the risk of bleeding, even in people without a history of bleeding disorders and even in those who are not taking other medications.

2)    People with either diabetes or schizophrenia may lack the ability to convert alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the forms more readily used in the body. People with these conditions should be sure to get enough EPA and DHA from their diets.

It is strongly recommended you ask a licensed doctor before making any changes to your diet.  

Are there any possible interactions with other medications?

If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use omega-3 fatty acid supplements, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), without first talking to your health care provider.

1)    Blood thinning medications — Omega-3 fatty acids may increase the effects of blood thinning medications, including aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), and clopedigrel (Plavix). Taking aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids may be helpful in some circumstances, but they should only be taken together under the supervision of a health care provider.

2)    Diabetes medications — Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements may increase fasting blood sugar levels. Use with caution if taking medications to lower blood sugar, such as glipizide (Glucotrol and Glucotrol XL), glyburide (Micronase or Diabeta), glucophage (Metformin), or insulin. Your doctor may need to increase your medication dose.

If you are currently on medication, it is strongly recommended you ask a licensed doctor before making any changes to your diet.  

Do you perform Glycemic Index testing?

Glycemic Index (GI) testing of hemp oil is not possible due to the fact that hemp does not contain enough available carbohydrate. Available carbohydrate is defined as total carbohydrate minus dietary fibre. Hemp itself does not raise blood sugar levels compared to foods that have a high level of available carbohydrate.


What forms of payment do you accept?

We take Visa and MasterCard.  Because we carry Hemp we must go through an international bank.  If your card is declined, it may because your credit card company denies international transactions.  You can call them and let them know the charge was from you and it should process alright.  

You can also call to order. (208)969-1282

Do you have a military discount? 

We do offer a constant 10% discount code for Soldiers and Veterans - 10% off every order, every time.  Please email with an image of a valid ID and we are happy to get your personal code generated for you. We deeply appreciate your service.

Zatural Military Discount

Can I use more than one discount code?

All of our codes are individual use and cannot be stacked on top of another storewide sale or discount, we work hard to keep prices consistently low and we appreciate your understanding.

Email with any additional questions or concerns.  

*To be in compliance with U.S. government rules and regulations, we do not make any medical claims regarding our supplement products. The products are not for use by or sold to persons under the age of 18. The products should be used only as directed on the label. They should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing without consulting a physician.  Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A Doctor's advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. All trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners and are not affiliated with nor do they endorse this product.