Hemp: Nature's Perfect Food07.05.2012
by Life Enthusiast Staff
65% high-quality edestin protein, the most potent protein of any plant source, 35% albumin protein and glutamic acid. The globulin edestin in Hemp Nuts 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.
Hemp Nut protein has many advantages when compared to soy, the most commonly used form of supplemental plant protein. Soy protein contains high levels of enzyme inhibitors, blocking the uptake of trypsin and other enzymes that your body uses for protein digestion. Eating a diet high in enzyme inhibitors, such as those contained in soy, can result in chronic amino acid and protein deficiencies.
All 10 essential AAs that are the building blocks of protein: 33% pure digestible protein, providing readily available amino acids for building and repairing tissue.
Essential Fatty Acids
Rich in Omega 3 and 6, near perfect ratio of 1:3, as well as being one of the few plant sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). EFAs are utilized by many of your body's systems to maintain proper tissue function. EFAs are required for energy production, proper functioning of the nervous system, brain development & function, skin health & elasticity, digestive efficiency, normal cardiovascular function, hormone production, and efficient immune response. Studies have shown that GLA improves memory and overall mental health, as well as reducing symptoms of skin ailments like eczema and even fibrocystic disease. Due to the popular misconception that fat is "bad" for your body, many people have adopted a low or no fat diet. Low and no fat coupled with the widespread consumption of processed and genetically modified foods have created EFA deficiencies. Leading researchers are finding significant links between EFA deficiencies and disease. Supplementation with EFAs is an integral part of a healthy nutritional program.
Ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 EFAs
Many studies have documented the importance of consuming the proper ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 EFAs. Hemp oil is the closest to this optimum ratio of any naturally occurring oil. Hemp oil has a ratio of at least one-to-three, Omega 3 to Omega 6. Oils with unbalanced ratios have been shown to have detrimental physiological effects.
Hemp Nuts are also the highest vegan source of edestin, a simple protein that is responsible for the functioning of your immune system.
Hemp is also high in the natural antioxidants vitamins E & C, and chlorophyll, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, phytosterols, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, calcium, fiber, histidine, iron, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin and thiamin.
Hemp Nuts are difficult to process without damaging their sensitive essential fatty acids. Our hemp is processed using proprietary vacuum friction mill, vacuum food dryers, and cold mechanical presses, from organic Hemp Nuts grown by respected organic farmers across Canada. They are the highest grade available anywhere. This proprietary process is still considered unique in the industry.
Hemp User Review
I have written to you before to express how much I love your products. I am Mom to a 5 year old boy with autism. I also work for Whole Foods as a Whole Body consultant - I give advice to individuals in the nutritional/homeopathic arena.
Since finding your products and implementing them into our "autism regime", I have seen a remarkable difference in my son. He is more engaged, his skin and eyes are clear, he is sleeping better, and his verbal skills have exploded! I am every day recommending your protein powder, oil and milk to many individuals, including many mothers to children on the autistic spectrum (and those that are not, as well). This (autism and developmental delays) is a huge community, and growing every day.
Funny enough, since actress Jenny McCarthy spoke out about the nutritional/biomedical interventions that she has incorporated into her son's treatments, exploration of this avenue has been amazing. I am involved with many areas of the autism community, and I have been preaching your fabulous products to all of them - message boards, the walk for autism by Autism Speaks, at my job at Whole Foods every day, and with other moms in my community.
Not many people are educated about the nutritional benefits of hemp, but I have been making a dent! I would LOVE to be a representative for your products, and I am wondering if you have any opportunities available in my area - Boston. Please let me know, as I am so passionate about your products, and they have helped my son and myself (my hair has started growing back after a long bout with thinning that I thought was due to heredity/age!), basically my whole family's health. I think I have already sold thousands of dollars worth of your products at Whole Foods alone, not to mention the referrals that I have given in the other areas of my autism involvement. Thanks so much!
Robyn Rodriguez Gillis
Mom to Ronan who is 5 1/2 with ASD & Loudon 2 1/2, both benefiting from Hemp products in many ways!