Hemp Seed protein powder; A raw organic muscle builder and natural energy booster.
This ancient food can be traced back thousands of years to Oriental, Egyptian, Persian and other cultures, where it was a highly revered food source. Hemp protein contains all 20 known amino acids including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) that our bodies cannot produce. Proteins are considered complete when they contain all 9 essential amino acids in a sufficient quantity and ratio to meet the body’s needs.
In its natural form at 30% protein content, Hemp protein powder is the answer for anyone looking for a raw, vegan, and organic muscle builder and energy booster. The powders you will find in stores will be a concentrated protein form, usually 50-75% total protein, and the rest will fiber, with small amounts of healthy fats and naturally occurring sugars. Sadly, hemp has been long overlooked as a superfood for its misunderstood association with marijuana.
Approximately 65% of the protein in Hemp Seeds is made up of the globulin protein Edestin and is found only in Hemp Seed. Edestin aids digestion, is relatively phosphorus-free and considered the backbone of the cell’s DNA. The other one third of hemp seed protein is Albumin, another high quality globulin protein similar to that found in egg whites. The globulin edestin in hemp seed closely resembles the globulin in blood plasma, and is compatible with the human digestive system. It is vital to the maintenance of a healthy immune system and is also used to manufacture antibodies. Albumin is a protein manufactured by the liver that is supportive of liver and kidney health.
As you can see from this nutritional panel, hemp protein offers an entire spectrum of nutrients– it is a natural whole food source and not protein-only extracts. That said, the fat in hemp is very, very nutritious and full of Omega Fatty Acids. Additionally, the carbohydrates, all 14g of them in this panel label, are fiber. A net 0 carb source, full of protein and healthy fats! No wonder these ancient cultures revered the food, they naturally and intrinsically knew what our science now confirms, that hemp is a super food. It helps in digestion, fat loss, muscle building, and has even been connected to reducing the severity and likelihood of many diseases, including many forms of Cancer.
If you take anything away from this write up, remember that hemp is a safe, vegan, natural, organic, whole-food source of protein! Okay, maybe that is a lot of takeaways, but they are all true. Hemp has been hurt by its media-influenced relationship to cannabis, however the truth is that in their uses and variety they have almost nothing in common.
Recognizing the amazing benefits of hemp protein, we included it as one of the 2 sources of protein in our delicious all natural protein bars, RAWBARS which are also gluten free. Give them a try and start feeling the benefits of a whole foods nutrition bar powered by hemp protein.