Hemp seeds are a powerhouse when it comes to protein with at least 20 amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine). Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins, and together, amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of the human body.
Hemp seeds have an ideal 3:1 balance of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids, is natures perfect ratio thought to support cardiovascular health. More specifically, hemp protein powder contains linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that some studies suggest may ward off coronary heart disease.
Hemp seeds are heart-healthy, high-fiber foods.
When consuming hemp protein powder, our immune system also gets a boost! Hemp seeds contain the globular plant proteins edestin (65-67%) and albumin (33-35%). These globular proteins are responsible for enzymatic functions in the blood plasma along with antibody formation, making them critical for strong immune function.
Protein-rich hemp not only offers a complete amino acid profile, but it’s also easily digestible so having hemp protein powder won’t leave you with a dense, heavy feeling often felt after consuming other forms of protein.
To top it all off hemp crops are a sustainable, renewable and an environmentally beneficial agricultural crop.
The benefits of consuming hemp do not stop at your health, they drive demand for more hemp to be planted and give current and potential grower’s confidence and support to increase their production as well as move away from other unsustainable farming systems.
Get on board the Beefy Green hemp train today!