‘Sustainability begins with self. When we can sustain our self we can be an active part in sustaining the world around us.’ These 10 Benefits of Hemp is a perfect solution to educating your self of ‘why hemp’ and why you want to choose back into a balanced system. Learning how to care for self beyond synthetic solutions will changes our inner world forever, back to balance!!! Darlene Mea, CEO HempingtonPost

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Most people are unaware that hemp is one of the best natural sources for plant-based protein.  The protein powder is made from grinding the seeds of the hemp plant and is considered to be a “complete” plant-based protein because it contains all 20 amino acids, including all 9 essential amino acids.  In addition to essential fats and vitamins, it is also loaded with fiber and minerals that many of us lack with our current diet and protein supplements. 

Below are 10 of the amazing advantages to using hemp protein:

1) Builds Lean Muscle 

Muscle-building amino acids like branched chain amino acids, or BCAAs, are also an important part of what’s found in hemp protein.  These BCAAs both prevent the loss of muscle tissue, while increasing the rate of protein synthesis to build new muscle- perfect for recovery after exercise.  It’s no wonder hemp protein is considered to be a natural “superfood”.

2) Supports Immune System

Hemp protein is an incredibly easy way to supply the body with a nutritious boost.  It is a great source of edestin and albumin, 2 globular proteins that are needed for the body to make enzymes, antibodies, hormones, and fibrinogen.  On top of that, these globular proteins are part of what makes up the fluid in blood plasma.  All of these are very beneficial to maintaining a healthy immune system.

3) Boosts Energy Levels  

Many of us turn to caffeine on a daily basis to fight off feeling tired.  You may be surprised to know that hemp protein can actually offer the same boost.  It contains all essential fatty acids, which produce twice as much energy as carbohydrates when digested.  These proteins also take much longer to break down in the body, meaning that energy is released over a longer period of time, which leads to sustained energy throughout the day.

4) Improves Digestion & Metabolism

Contrary to popular belief, without proper protein intake, losing weight is very difficult.  Sustaining healthy protein levels will actually boost the metabolism and increase our ability to burn fat.  Another advantage over most protein powders, such as whey protein, is the lack of animal products like lactose.  This can cause, gas, bloating, and upset stomach for many people when ingested.  Most producers of animal-based protein will advertise “minimal” levels of lactose, though even a minute amount can cause adverse effects, even in people who are not lactose intolerant.  Due to the concentration of fiber, both soluble and insoluble, hemp protein will actually aid in digestion and help avoid many of these issues.

5) Decreases Cravings

The rich fiber contained in hemp protein not only supports digestion but leads to feeling more “full” for longer.  This is crucial for weight loss and to reduce those unhealthy food cravings.  Many people point to fiber as an important nutrient to fight chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer.

6) Strengthens Hair

Hemp protein has a high concentration of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids, all of which support healthy, thick hair growth.  These fatty acids also add sheen and luster to the hair, and some have suggested omega-3 fatty acids can reverse hair loss.

7) Reduces Inflammation 

To add to these benefits, hemp protein’s ideal ratio of fatty acids along with other nutrients has been shown to reduce inflammation.  According to one study published in the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatism, ingesting the gamma linolenic acid, or GLA, protein in hemp alleviated arthritis symptoms by 20%.  By intervening with the body’s ability to produce pro-inflammatory molecules, GLA reduced chronic inflammation.

8) Fight Heart Disease 

Another benefit of hemp protein’s concentration of healthy fats, fiber, and other nutrients is a decreased risk of heart disease.  Arginine for example, one of the amino acids found in hemp protein, is used in the body to produce nitric oxide.  This is a gaseous substance that causes the blood vessels to expand, leading to decreased blood pressure.  Hemp protein is an incredible way to naturally combat heart disease- the number one cause of death around the world.

9) Cleanses the Colon 

To add to the list of amazing properties the high fiber content found in hemp protein has, one unknown to many is that insoluble and soluble fiber naturally cleanse the colon.  Some of the incredible benefits of this include protecting the gut, removing toxins from the body, reducing constipation and promoting consistent bowel movements. 

10) Regulates Cholesterol Levels

An added advantage of the essential fatty acids found in hemp protein is the reduction of unhealthy fats.  When you combine this with the healthy fats contained in hemp seeds that our body does not produce, it helps regulate our cholesterol levels.  Hemp protein can even decrease the buildup of plaque in our arteries.  With such an easy way to add these nutrients into your body, it’s a surprise we don’t all incorporate hemp protein into our diets.

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