A complete protein, low in carbs, directly from the Canadian Prairies.
Life Story of the Hemp Protein
Hemp protein is the protein component of hemp seeds. Although it is derived from the plant Cannabis Sativa, it does not contain any THC (the intoxicating ingredient in marijuana).The hemp 33% powder we use is made with crushed raw hemp seed, nothing else.
Hemp is a super plant, with many uses outside of food (like fabrics, body lotion, paper, etc.), but as a food it is one of the few plants we can call a complete protein. This means it contains all 9 essential amino acids that humans must get from food. Low in carbs, high in omegas, hemp has double the protein of chia and flax. It also has a high rate of digestibility of 91-98%, so the body can more efficiently use the protein for important bodily functions.
Why should you eat more Hemp Protein?
They're loaded with:
This is the building block of the body. All tissues are made of some combination of proteins and minerals, and we also need them to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.
Necessary for digestive and cardiovascular health, as it stimulates bowel movement and balances the absorption of fats by the intestinal lining.
The main function of phosphorus is in the formation of bones and teeth. It plays an important role in how the body uses carbohydrates and fats. It is also needed for the body to make protein for the growth, maintenance, and repair of cells and tissues.
Helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heart beat steady, and helps bones remain strong, being essential for over 300 bodily functions. It also helps regulate blood glucose levels and aid in the production of energy and protein.
Plays an essential role in muscle contraction, transmitting messages through the nerves, and the release of hormones. If people aren't getting enough calcium in their diet, the body takes calcium from the bones to ensure normal cell function, which can lead to weakened bones.
An essential element for blood production and transferring oxygen in your blood from the lungs to the tissues.
Helps the body form connective tissue, bones, blood clotting factors, and sex hormones. It also plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation, being essential for most bodily functions.
Helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the genetic material in all cells. It also helps wounds heal and is important for proper senses of taste and smell.
In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy, and are responsible for much of the aging of tissues. Recent research also shows their potential in preventing oxidative stress induced by iron supplementation or excessively iron-rich diets.
Where can you find Hemp Protein?