Hemp protein is a vital nutrient and plant protein and without protein our bodies cannot repair cells; build new stronger cells; fight infection; build muscles, ligaments and bone or even transmit messages from one part of the body to another. Most people, however, get their protein by consuming fatty meats and chemical-laden fish.
Hemp protein, on the other hand, contains the highest amount of edestin, a plant protein that is constructed entirely of amino acids and can be used by the body to build important antibodies, enzymes, hormones, hemoglobin cells and blood-clotting agents.
Hemp protein also contains these vital nutrients:
● Gamma Globulins: It’s these important antibodies that are our first defense against infection and disease. Hemp is the world’s best source of globulin-building materials.
● Essential Fatty Acids (EFA): The human body cannot make these essential nutrients on its own; therefore, EFAs must be taken from the foods we eat. The challenge people face is that they aren’t able to eat a sufficient amount of EFA-rich foods necessary to supply the body with the fatty acids that it needs to function properly. Hemp is one of the few plants on earth that actually contains the ideal ratio of the essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6 (that is, a 3:1 to 4:1 ratio), which falls within the ratio recommended by the World Health Organization. EFAs are powerful antioxidants that protect our skin and cells from free radical damage, and they’re also a great immune system booster,
● Gamma: Linolenic Acid (GLA): GLA is an essential nutrient needed to fight inflammation in the body and help balance hormones. GLA is difficult to obtain from other food sources.
● Minerals: The hemp plant possesses the ability to absorb a considerable amount of minerals from the soil. As such, it’s an excellent source of major minerals and trace minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, sodium, silicon, copper, platinum, boron, nickel, germanium, tin, iodine, chromium, silver and lithium.
● Amino Acids: Hempseed contains 18 different amino acids, including several detoxifying amino acids like cysteine and methionine, which helps the liver rid the body of potentially dangerous toxins.
With its wide array of important vitamins, minerals and enzymes, it’s no wonder that hempseed is being touted as one of the best foods for both survival and sustenance.
Various hemp products are available via the internet, but among them, hemp protein powder (which is also available in many health food stores) is perhaps the most important plant protein, especially among those who are protein-deficient, or those who require high amounts of protein for body-building or other health pursuits.
Hempseed is also available in whole seed form; as cold-pressed oil; as hempseed butter; and in a variety of products such as ice cream, chocolate bars, dressings, breads and even beer.