THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HEMP
With a deliciously nutty flavour, Hemp is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.
Hemp foods are full of protein, fibre and essential fatty acids like Omega 3, 6 and 9. They contain all 20 amino acids, plus antioxidants and a ton of vitamins and minerals. They're super easy to digest, which means that your body can access all that great stuff, rather than just letting it go through you.
Click on the tabs below to learn about how hemp provides you with high quality protein, amino acids, fibre and more.
Protein is essential to life. Without it, you waste away. But not all proteins are created equal. Hemp protein is superior to other forms because it contains everything you need for your body to fully absorb it. Other proteins are like getting a cool toy on Christmas morning, only to find out that there’s no batteries… Hemp is the complete product.
OMEGAS & ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
Okay, this is a big one. Everything your body does requires Omegas – we’re talking skin, lungs, blood, brain. But it needs them in just the right balance, or else they can actually be detrimental. You're lucky you came here – Hemp Oil contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 in an ideal ratio of 3:1. It also contains the right amount of Omega 9, so you’ve got your whole package. People used to think that fish oil was the best source, but research has proven that hemp is even better…plus it’s way less smelly and way more sustainable.
Probably the maddest thing (pun not intended) about Hemp’s balance of Fatty Acids (which is another word for Omegas) is that it helps with anxiety, depression and attention disorders.
Oh, and it’s fab for your heart and your immune system!
Hemp contains all the amino acids. That’s important – amino acids are the lego blocks that your body builds protein from. Half of the 20 amino acids are your standard lego blocks - your body can make them. The other half are special lego blocks, known as “essential amino acids”, which your body can’t make. They’re essential, so you need to add them from elsewhere…such as Hemp!
The special thing about Hemp is that, although some other plants contain all the amino acids, NONE of them contain as much globulin edistin - which is built from amino acids. 65% of the protein in hemp is globulin edistin, which is necessary for your critical daily life functions: enzymes and antibodies, hormones, hemoglobin and fibrogin. You definitely need all that stuff. Especially if you’re vegan – the only way to get this much globulin edistin from the plant kingdom is through Hemp.
Do you like having nice skin? We do. Oxidation is essentially the process of your body going rusty – it accelerates aging by mutating and breaking down cells. It causes Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, strokes and lots of other stuff you don’t want. Anti-oxidation, which you get via the Antioxidants in hemp, stops that process – hello healthy, glowing skin! By eating hemp oil, you reduce your risk of cancer. You detoxify your body. You improve your heart, brain, eyes and joints (…no, not
those joints, the ones in your elbows).
You even live longer!
Guess what? Hemp has more antioxidants than any other plant-based oil in the world. And our hemp oil has even more – because it’s raw.
If you ever want to digest anything, fibre's the only game in town. Otherwise you're looking at constipation, haemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer and colitis. No thanks. When you get enough fibre, you help protect against heart disease by lowering cholesterol. It's great for people with diabetes and increasing your fibre levels even helps with weight loss.
You want vitamins? Hemp’s got ‘em – a single serve will supply your daily needs of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin D and Vitamin E. You need those vitamins for your eyes, bones, skin, mucous membranes and teeth. They boost your immune system and are anti-inflammatories. They protect you from cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, age-related eye conditions (macular degeneration and cataracts) and even neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer's and cognitive decline). It doesn’t have Vitamin THC or Vitamin CBD though…which you need to protect you from The Man.
What are they good for? Absolutely everything. Building strong bones and teeth…blood, skin and hair…improving nerve function, muscle…for the metabolic processes which transform food into energy. Hemps got heaps of minerals – including Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Zinc and Copper.
Hemp is good for your:
- immune system
- digestive system
- mucous membranes
Hemp protects against:
- heart disease
- anxiety and depression
- high cholesterol
- attention disorders
- migraines and headaches
- high blood pressure
- age-related eye conditions (macular degeneration and cataracts)
- irritable bowel syndrome
- neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer's and cognitive decline).