Hemp is an amazing product that comes in many different forms; it can be bought as a dried seed, oil, protein powder, or even as an amazingly strong fiber. However, due to some false allegations made against hemp the US is dragging behind in realizing its amazing dietary benefits. To set the record straight hemp contains no THC, this is the mind altering chemical in the dried leaves of the cannabis plant more commonly known as marijuana; hemp is a non-drug crop. As a matter of fact history tells us that legendary historical figures such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both owned hemp farms.
As previously stated hemp can be used in many forms, however, it is the protein that we are going to discuss here. Because of America’s reluctant use of any part of the cannabis plant the fact that hemp is one of the best suppliers of plant protein may come as a complete surprise to you. Hemp can supply the body with all the amino acids we need for cell health and growth, this even includes the amino acids we can’t make on our own and must get from our diet. Not to mention the fact that hemp is full of fiber and is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, as well as the essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6.
So, what does all this mean??
Basically this means that this plant is a virtual super food that has been pushed away for far too long. Hemp is considered as a gold standard plant protein to which others can be compared to for effectiveness. As far as plant proteins go you can’t get much better than hemp, and it is an excellent choice for vegans and vegetarians because of its complete range of nutrients. Some of you may be wondering why non-vegetarians should use this amazing plant protein, and the answer lies in the results…
Weightloss It is well known that hemp is high in fiber which is an excellent choice for dieters, because fiber helps the body levels blood sugar, and decreases fat and sugar cravings.
BodyBuilders The goal of a body builder is to build muscle, and hemp protein is an excellent choice for them because of the anabolic (building) and catabolic (restoration) properties. This protein powder can not only help them build the large muscles, but after the strenuous workout it can also help heal the muscle, and since it is a globulin (blood protein) it quickly enters the muscle tissue.
These are two of the large groups of people that use powdered protein supplements other than vegetarians. However, this is in no way the only people that would benefit from hemp protein powder. Another large group of people that would greatly benefit from the immune boosting, bone and muscle building effects of hemp are the elderly. Supplementing grandma and grandpas daily intake of protein can help keep their bones and muscles strong as well as boosting their immune system, and giving them an over all sense of well being. On top of all this hemp has a very pleasant nutty flavor and has none of the GI upset of other plant proteins.