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Which products might help with physical discomfort and joint health?

As we age, there is no escaping the daily aches and pains brought on by a well-lived life. Persistent discomfort in daily life, even a continuous minor irritation, can begin to feel like a heavy burden, leading to frustration and a sense of hopelessness.

At Vasse Valley we have been on a quest to develop premium, natural wellness products that offer relief and support joint health. Find out what we've come up with on our page Natural Joint Health and Discomfort Relief

Which products might help with sleep quality?

There are so many things that keep us awake. Worry about the kids not coping in school. Worry about that upcoming mortgage payment. Worry about our relationship. Or is it simply age setting? Those sleep hormones are not performing as they used to. 

Whatever the reason, Vasse Valley has a range of products formulated to help support natural sleep cycles.

Please see our page Natural Sleep Support

Do you sell anything that might help improve concentration?

Modern day life is fast paced and demanding, and a brain that isn't sharp and functioning at its optimum is letting you down.

If you're feeling drained and struggling to stay focused Vasse Valley offers you natural solutions for improved concentration and an energised mind. Follow the link to the page Achieving Better Concentration to find out what we have to offer.

What might help with stress management?

Life can sometimes become overwhelming, and it often doesn't take much to reach a breaking point. Be it stress from work, family life, managing your home, the nerves of a first date or speaking in public, occasionally, what you really need is a bit of help. 

Whatever the reason, Vasse Valley has a range of products formulated to help you manage stress and restore a sense of calm. Check out our page Stress Management Tools to help you decide which product is right for you.

How long does shipping take?

Vasse Valley is located in Regional Western Australia. Please allow the following amount of time for your order to arrive based your region:

WA (metro): 5 business days WA (regional): 10 business days Other states (metro): 5-10 business days Other states (regional): 5-15 business days

Express Post orders are dispatched within 1 business day. 

Regular Post orders are dispatched within 1 - 3 business days.

Orders must be placed before 6pm to be counted as placed during that business day. Orders are not shipped on weekends or public holidays.

Order processing delays that are outside of our control can occasionally occur. If processing of your order will be delayed by more than 3 days we will contact you directly.

More information can be found in our Shipping Policy

How do I include hemp in my diet?

Hemp seed is a wonderfully versatile ingredient, suitable for both savoury and sweet meals. The traditional hemp seeds (hearts) are mild, nutty and small so can easily be incorporated into cereals, salads, baking etc. They are tiny nutritional powerhouses and easy to sneak into kids' meals. You will find a wide range of hemp food products available on the market today, from nut butters to milk alternatives. At Vasse Valley, we stock the traditional hearts, oil, capsules and protein powder as well as our award winning roasted hemp seed condiments, including a dukkah and salad sprinkle. 

Check out our wonderful range of recipes for ideas on how to use hemp in your diet.

Are there any known interactions with pharmaceuticals?

As a general precaution, it's always advisable to inform your healthcare provider about any dietary supplements or oils you are considering, especially if you are on prescription medications. Your GP can provide personalized advice based on your health history and specific medication regimen.

Hemp seed oil is a natural blood thinner, so those on blood thinning medication should consult their general practitioner.

Will I test positive for THC in a drug test?

Eating hemp seeds has little effect on a person’s THC levels ― and never enough to exceed the levels looked for in federal drug testing programs. So rest assured, hemp seed is safe to eat and you can eat it daily and have no risk of failing a drug test.

The Terpenes used in our Terpene Tonics have all been extracted from common herbs and spices and do not contain THC.

Want further proof? Co-Founder Chris Blake was employed in the mining sector whilst establishing Vasse Valley. As the owner of a hemp farm, Chris was drug tested every swing! He passed all tests without any concern :-)

What are the benefits of omega 3?

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential polyunsaturated fats that play a crucial role in maintaining overall health. There are three main types of omega-3 fatty acids: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Some key benefits include heart health, brain health, reduced inflammation, immune support, eye health, joint health, mood and mental health, skin health and pregnancy health. 

Read more in our blog 4 scientifically proven benefits of omega 3.

What is the difference between hemp seed oil and hemp oil?

The terms "hemp seed oil" and "hemp oil" are sometimes used interchangeably, but they can refer to different products based on the part of the hemp plant used and the extraction process.

Hemp seed oil is specifically extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. It provides nutritional benefits due to its fatty acid profile and can be a good source of essential nutrients.

Hemp oil may refer to oil extracted from the entire hemp plant, including the leaves, flowers, and stalks. This type of oil may contain cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), which are compounds found in the hemp plant. The potential benefits of hemp oil with CBD are currently being studied, and some people use it for purposes such as stress relief, pain management, and sleep support.

Currently, in Australia, it is not legal to sell unregistered CBD products over the counter. If you are interested in CBD and how it may help you, try our Terpene Tonics first as a cheaper and easily accessible option.

Why are dosage instructions different for Australia compared to the US?

In Australia, terpenes are not recognised as foods and cannot be taken orally as a general food product. Therefore, they have been classified as non-medical cosmetic products and must be administered topically. 

In the US, terpenes are recognised as being part of the everyday diet through traditional foods. They can therefore be classified as dietary supplements under FDA regulations and can be administered orally. 

What makes hemp a high quality protein source, compared to a popular one like beef?

Unlike many other plant-protein sources, hemp contains a complete protein source, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids our body needs to maintain, grow and repair. What’s more, this protein is highly digestible, meaning your body can absorb and use it effectively.

You may wonder why many people are switching to plant-based protein, rather than sticking to traditional animal protein. Many reasons are health-based. For example, a recent study found that those eating the most fruit/veg dense diets had a 31% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and a 20% lower risk of overall mortality than those eating animal-focused diets.  Also, compared to their meat counterparts, pound-for-pound, plant proteins pack more nutrients into fewer calories. This means you are getting most of the nutrients found in meat, but without the added saturated fat. Besides vitamin B12, plants have a similar vitamin profile to meat and the added benefit of fibre and phytocompounds such as terpenes, flavonoids and polyphenols, which offer a wide range of health benefits. 

Read more about hemp protein in this blog.

Are any of your products suitable for dogs?

Hemp can indeed be suitable for dogs, offering various health benefits when used correctly and in appropriate amounts. Hemp products for dogs typically come in forms like hemp seed oil, hemp seeds, and hemp-infused treats. These products are known for their nutritional benefits, including being rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which can help improve your dog's skin and coat health, joint health, and support heart health.

For something a little stronger for dogs struggling with the associated stiffness of old try our DogSoothe.

For nervous dogs who need a little help with stress management, try our DogCalm.

Before introducing hemp into your dog's diet, it's advisable to consult with a veterinarian, especially if your dog has existing health conditions or is on medication. The vet can provide guidance on the right product and dosage to ensure it's beneficial for your dog's specific health needs.

Are terpenes or hemp safe for kids, breastfeeding or pregnancy?

Terpenes are in most fruit and vegetables and are generally recognised as safe. While some terpenes may have potential health benefits, the safety of using terpene products, especially in concentrated forms, on children is not well-studied. Therefore, we do not recommend using the terpenes for children under 12.

Likewise for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Due to lack of data it is safest not to use these products.

Hemp seed is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and for kids from the moment they start eating solids. Hemp seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for brain development in infants. 

Read more in our blog Is hemp seed safe to eat: 3 myths busted!

Are there any known allergens in your products?

All of our products are free from dairy, eggs, gluten.

For those with nut allergies, the hemp hearts, protein and oil are processed in a facility that ONLY processes hemp. These products should be safe for you to eat. Our Roasted Range (Dukkah, Salad Sprinkle, Crumble) either contain or may contain traces of sesame, almonds and other nuts.

For those with allergies to fragrances, in particular Linalool and Limonene, it is best to either avoid using the Terpene Tonics or use with caution.

Hemp, like many natural products, has the potential to be an allergen for some individuals, although it's relatively uncommon compared to more prevalent allergens like peanuts, dairy, or shellfish.

For individuals trying hemp products for the first time or those who suspect they may have a food allergy, it's wise to start with small amounts and monitor for any adverse reactions. If you suspect you have an allergy to hemp or experience unexpected symptoms after consuming hemp products, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for proper testing and guidance.

Are your products compliant?

Please refer to the relevant product range below

FOODS

All hemp hearts, protein and oil used by Vasse Valley are processed in a HACCP approved, AA grade BCR facility approved for food production to global standards.

TERPENES

All terpene concentrates used by Vasse Valley are Food Grade and manufactured in a Certified ISO9001 facility.

In Australia, the Terpene Tonics are classified as non-therapeutic cosmetics and comply the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019.

In the United States the Terpene Tonics are classified as dietary supplements and comply with the relevant FDA regulations.

CAPSULES

All capsules are manufactured in compliance with Australian Government TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) and GMP licensing requirements.