nutritional composition of hemp seed is quite unique and exceptional!
Whole hemp seeds contain approximately 36% dietary fat, 26% high
quality and digestible protein and 31% carbohydrates comprised mainly
of dietary fiber, in addition to an interesting array of vitamins and
seeds’ dietary fat is primarily composed of polyunsaturated fats or the
“good fats”. Hemp seed oil’s fatty acid profile is comprised of 80%
polyunsaturated fats, 11% monounsaturated fats, 9% saturated fats and
zero trans fats. Health organizations1 have recommended that fat intake
should make up 20% to 35% of your total calories. They further
recommend that most of your fat intake should come from polyunsaturated
and monounsaturated fats, while limiting the intake of trans and
saturated fats. Hemp seed dietary fat meets this recommendation.
Hemp seed contains zero trans fat and is cholesterol-free. You do not have worry about your heart and cardiovascular system.
seed contains one of the highest concentrations of polyunsaturated
fatty acids (PUFAs). EFAs are vital for good health but cannot be
manufactured by our body, and so they must be present in our diet
through the foods we eat. EFAs are both important components of cell
membranes and are precursors for substances in the body involved with
regulating blood pressure and inflammatory responses.
seed uniquely contains naturally-occurring Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)
and Stearidonic Acid (SDA). GLA and SDA are direct metabolites of
Omega-6 and Omega-3 EFAs, respectively. These two metabolites are
important for anti-inflammation and auto-immune functions in our bodies.
seeds are a source of high quality, plant based protein. Analysis of
hemp food proteins has resulted in a Protein Rating of 402 and above,
meaning that the protein content in hemp foods is not only present in
high amounts, but also of a high quality!
protein is free of trypsin-inhibitors. Trypsin is a key enzyme that
breaks down peptide bonds in proteins, enabling more efficient protein
uptake in the human body.
inhibitors which are found in other protein rich sources like soy can
cause flatulence. Hemp seed and foods not only contain a high quality
protein, available in high amounts, but they are also free of
inhibitors that impede protein digestion making hemp highly digestible.
protein is very high in dietary fiber. Fiber helps to keep the
digestive system healthy and functioning properly. The dietary fiber
found in hemp is primarily composed of insoluble fiber.
is inherently gluten and lactose free. Gluten is a type of protein
found in most grains commonly used in cereals and baked goods. Most
people allergic to gluten have a similar reaction to lactose and soy.
Hemp foods naturally have zero gluten and lactose content.3
A Source of Vitamins and Minerals.
Each vitamin or mineral does a specific job in the body and some of
them do extra work in teams, to keep body cells healthy. Some of the
vitamins and minerals present in hemp that benefit our health and well
Good source of folate (Vitamin B9) Folate is essential to numerous
bodily functions including the production of healthy red blood cells
and cells that line the digestive tract. It is especially important
during periods of rapid cell division and growth since folate is
necessary for the creation and maintenance of new cells, and for DNA
and RNA synthesis. Folate is also essential for the prevention of
neural tube defects of a fetus during the first few weeks of pregnancy.
Good source of thiamine (Vitamin B1) Thiamine plays a critical role in
the energy metabolism of all cells. Thiamine aids conversion of
carbohydrates and amino acids into energy and is essential for proper
functioning of the heart, muscles and nervous system.
Contains riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Riboflavin is necessary for energy
metabolism in our bodies. It is also essential for body growth,
reproduction, red cell production and supports normal vision and skin
Contains niacin (Vitamin B3) Niacin participates in the energy
metabolism of all cells in the body. It aids in the functioning of the
digestive system, nervous system, and conversion of food into energy.
Good source of Vitamin B6 which aids in the production of antibodies in
the immune system, helps maintain normal nerve function and is required
for the metabolism of amino acids and fatty acids. Vitamin B6 helps
synthesize hemoglobin (for red blood cells) and neurotransmitters (the
communication molecules of the brain). Vitamin B6 helps regulate blood
glucose and is critical to the development of the brain and nervous
system of a fetus.
Source of Potassium that aids the body’s growth and maintenance.
Potassium helps maintain normal water balance between the cells and
body fluids, electrolyte balance, cell integrity and is critical to
maintaining a heartbeat, proper heart function, the transmission of
nerve impulses and contraction of muscles.
Very high in Phosphorus that together with calcium is vital for
formation of bone, teeth and nerve cells. Phosphorus is part of the DNA
and RNA of every cell. It is essential for growth and renewal of
tissues and helps maintain the acid-base balance of cellular fluids.
Phosphorus assists in energy metabolism and forms phospholipids within
the cell membrane.
Rich in Magnesium that assists absorption of calcium and potassium in
our bodies. Magnesium is also involved in bone mineralization,
activating B vitamins, acting as a nerve and muscle relaxant and
providing blood clotting. Magnesium is also responsible for the release
and use of energy from nutrients.
Excellent source of Copper that is required by our bodies for
absorption, storage and metabolism of iron, the formation of hemoglobin
(in red blood cells) and collagen (connective tissue). Copper helps
supply oxygen to the body and is required for brain development and
nerve cell communication.
Excellent source of Iron which is a major component of our hemoglobin
and myoglobin, both of which are responsible for carrying oxygen in the
blood and to our muscles. Iron is required in our bodies to make new
cells, amino acids, hormones and neurotransmitters. Iron is also
important for enzymatic activity in energy-yielding pathways and is
involved in producing ATP (adenosine triphosphate) the body’s energy
Excellent source of Zinc that assists enzyme activity in all our cells.
Zinc also aids protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, supports the
immune system, growth and fertility, wound healing, healthy skin, nails
1 Health Organizations include WHO, FAO, Canada Health and US Food and Drug Administration.
2 Per Health Canada Regulations, Protein Rating = Protein in a
Reasonable Daily Intake x Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER); Reasonable
Daily Intake for hemp products = 64 grams.
3 Hemp seed is naturally gluten-free. However, cross-contamination can
occur at the field level during handling, transportation and storage.
Hemp Oil Canada conducts regular gluten testing on seed lots, and
guarantees that gluten content is <20 ppm, which is the acceptable
threshold by both the World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Canada
for a gluten-free claim.
protein powder is good for athletes, body builders, people who just
like to work out or stay in shape, expecting women and children. It is
a terrific, natural alternative for vegetarian and vegan diets.
protein is produced by the mechanical milling of hemp seed cake
(defatted hemp seed) and is offered in either a 43% or 50% protein
content powder. Hemp protein powder is an all-natural source of
plant-based protein that is free from gluten and lactose, but rich in
nutritional goodness. Hemp protein powder can be added to power drinks,
smoothies or yogurt; sprinkled over a variety of foods, fruits or
vegetables; used as baking ingredient or added to nutrition bars for a
healthy boost of protein.
(32 grams) of hemp protein powder provides 130 calories of energy,
contains 16 grams of highly digestible, high quality protein3, 6 grams
of dietary fiber, and more than 25% of the RDI for B vitamins, iron,
copper, folate, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.
powder provides a source of iron, folate and B vitamins for expecting
women and children. It is a terrific, natural alternative for
vegetarian and vegan diets. Hemptein® hemp protein powder is an ideal
alternative to the use of anabolic steroids for increasing muscle mass
in athletes and body builders or for people who just like to work out
or stay in shape. Hemp protein is a source of arginine and lysine which
play a key role in stimulating the release of hormones that promote
muscle formation. It is a source of glutamine which helps increase
protein and glucogen synthesis in the body. It is low in fat, low in
cholesterol, low in carbohydrates which help build muscles without
gaining fat weight.
The unique benefits of hemp protein
Allergen-free. Soy and lactose are included in the top 8 allergen list4
Trypsin-free which increases protein uptake by the human body and reduces flatulence
naturally lactose and gluten5 free making it a vegan, vegetarian,
Kosher and Halal alternative as a protein source
Free from estrogen mimickers
GMO-free. There is no genetically modified hemp seed production, while 90% of the soy production is genetically-engineered
vegan and a runner it is necessary to supplement a couple of
things, namely Vitamin B12 and Protein. My breakfast most days and
always prior to a run is a Hemp protein powder smoothie.
A banana, 1/4 cup or so of frozen organic strawberries &
blueberries (or any other combination you like and there are many), a
scoop of protein powder about a half cup of almond or coconut milk
(both are great).
It is absolutely amazing how good I feel and how little muscle soreness
there is, even after 25 kilometers. My regular Saturday and Sunday are
14 K and weekly at least 8 K.
Calories- about 290. Burn it off in about 45 minutes, workout or run or an hour walk.
Vegan info for those interested in living a healthier life,
feeling great and allowing the other "earthlings" that we share the
planet with to live a full life as well.
A great documentary narrated by - Joaquin Phoenix - Earthlings
Best speech ever - Gary Yourofsky
Check out Meat Free Athlete. You may be surprised to
see who has adopted and is adopting this healthy lifestlye, free of the
crap that is killing
us. It will
change your life forever!
Me at 62 years old and loving it! Beats being the 220 pound fat bastard that I was 7 years ago!