Hemp Protein: 15 Health Benefits

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Did you know that hemp is the most abundant plant-based protein in the world?

Hemp protein powder is made by grinding the seeds from the hemp plant. 

It is rich in essential fats as well as vitamins. Hemp protein has all 20 amino acids, and all 9 essential amino acids. 

Hemp, unlike other plant proteins, is an excellent source of quality amino acids. 

This is why hemp is widely considered a complete-plant-based protein. Additionally, hemp seeds help provide various fiber and minerals to the body.

Want to know more?

These are 15 amazing benefits of hemp proteins that are worth considering.

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#1 Keeps Cholesterol Levels Regulated

Using hemp protein powder is an excellent way to lower or regulate cholesterol. 

Furthermore, hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats that your body doesn’t produce naturally.

Additionally, hemp has essential fatty acid levels that can help lower the amount of unhealthy fats in your body. 

They also help to reduce buildup in the arteries. You can easily add hemp protein to your meals or drinks, all while helping maintain a healthy cholesterol intake.

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#2 Provides a Boost in Metabolism

Did you know that losing weight is fairly difficult if you aren’t getting enough protein?

To maintain a healthy diet, protein intake is essential. 

Supporting healthy proteins boosts our metabolism and increases our fat burning potential. 

Hemp powder is high in protein and prevents protein deficiencies which in turn boosts metabolism.

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#3 Cleaning Out Your Colon

Due to its high fiber content, hemp can be easily absorbed by your body. 

Thus, the colon is naturally cleansed by hemp protein, which contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. 

Hemp protein can actually reduce constipation and eliminate toxins from your body.

The benefits do not end there…

Hemp protein protects the gut due to the high fiber concentration. 

Additionally, consuming hemp protein also reduces your chance of getting diarrhea or hemorrhoids. It is highly beneficial to include some hemp protein powder in your morning shake. Furthermore, one of the best things for your colon is hemp.

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#4 Reduces the Risk of Osteoporosis 

Between the United States, Japan, and Europe, there are estimated to be more than 75 million people with osteoporosis. 

Many people find out they have the condition after breaking or fracturing a bone. This is often a silent disease that goes untreated for years.

Furthermore, there are many factors that can influence osteoporosis.

Studies have shown that people with low levels of essential fatty acids, particularly GLA and EPA, are more likely than those with normal levels to lose bone mass and suffer from osteoporosis.

Hemp protein is rich in essential fatty acids. Thus, the risk of Osteoporosis can be greatly reduced by consuming hemp protein.

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#5 Relieves Eczema

Did you know that hemp has a remarkable ability to reduce dryness and irritation from eczema?

Hemp protein’s essential fatty acid content acts as an internal moisturizer. Thus, hemp protein is considered a natural remedy for dry and cracked skin. It also reduces irritation.

There was a study performed in Finland and published in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment on hemp skin treatment. 

The study found that taking hemp internally dramatically reduced the dryness of the skin and irritation for patients suffering from eczema.


#6 Controls Hunger Cravings

Resisting the temptation to eat a midnight snack can be quite the challenge.

Thankfully, hemp protein powder can help curb hunger cravings. It also makes you feel fuller for longer periods of time.

The secret?

Hemp is high in fiber. Fiber is good for both our digestive health and helps us feel fuller, longer. 

Fiber can also be a means to curb cravings and help with weight loss. In addition, the higher fiber content in hemp plants is thought to potentially help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and cancer as well.

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#7 Builds Lean Muscle

Hemp protein is considered to be one of nature’s superfoods.

Hemp not only offers a complete amino-acid profile but it also contains all muscle-building amino substances such as BCAA (branched chain amino acids). 

BCAA improves muscle protein synthesis, while also protecting muscle tissue. Additionally, because hemp contains globulins albumin and edestin, your body is able to get a refill on the most abundant proteins within the human body.

#8 Fights Against Heart Disease

Heart disease is among the world’s leading causes of death.

Quite amazingly, hemp protein consumption has been shown to help in reducing the risk of heart disease.

Hemp is rich in fiber, healthy oils, and other essential nutrients. These nutrients are critical in maintaining bodily health

Furthermore, high amounts of arginine and amino acids are also found in hemp protein. 

Arginine makes nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a gaseous compound in the body that causes blood vessels to expand. 

This results in a drop in blood pressure which lowers the chance of developing heart disease.

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#9 Conditions Your Scalp

Do you have a dry, itchy scalp? Or one that gets easily irritated?

Hemp protein is phenomenal for scalp health. Hemp seed contains Vitamin E along with a high level of essential fatty acid, which is great for soothing your scalp. 

To enjoy these benefits, you can take the protein either as a tablet or powder.

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#10 Efficiently Repairs Muscle

Bodybuilders and athletes both usually turn to protein powders when it comes to rebuilding muscle tissue.

Protein is the key to building muscle.

Many people do not know that Hemp is actually a complete protein source.

Hemp protein contains all the essential amino acids that can help with tissue repair.

Additionally, it is a 100% plant-based source of protein.

Furthermore, it is not only sufficient for your bodily health, but it is also hypoallergenic.

Hemp protein is great for people who have dairy, egg, or soy sensitivities or allergies.

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#11 Helps Improve Digestion

Standard protein powders such as Whey are often enriched with animal products, like lactose.

Even though many protein producers claim that their products have low amounts of lactose content, even a tiny amount can result in problems for many people. Especially for individuals who are lactose intolerant. 

People may feel gassy, bloated, or other internal discomforts as a result of consuming a small amount of lactose.

Hemp seeds on the other hand are great for digestion. 

Because hemp protein has a high concentration of both soluble and insoluble fiber, it makes digestion much easier on the stomach.

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#12 Reduces Inflammation

Because hemp is rich in fatty acids, along with other nutrients, it can actually help to reduce inflammation.

According to a study published by the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatism, ingesting GLA (gamma-linolenic acids) through consuming hemp protein relieved arthritis symptoms by 20 percent. 

GLA decreased chronic inflammation by interfering in the body’s ability to produce pro-inflammatory chemicals.

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#13 Strengthens hair

Hemp protein contains high levels of omega-3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. 

This extremely high level of healthy fats helps to promote healthy hair growth.

Additionally, omega-3 fatty acid add shine and luster to the hair. Research has shown that omega-3 fats can also help reverse hair loss.

#14 Increasing Energy Levels

Ever feel lethargic, depressed, or low energy? 

Hemp protein can actually act as a healthier substitute for common go-to’s like caffeine.

Hemp protein powder has all the essential fatty acids. 

When consumed, fatty acids can produce twice as much energy than carbohydrates. 

On top of that, proteins take longer for the body to break down. This makes it harder for the body to release energy. 

Thus, hemp can not only increase energy levels, but it can also keep energy sustained throughout the day.

#15 Helps Boost Your Immune System

Incorporating this abundant and plant-based protein into your daily diet is an easy and effective way to boost your immunity and overall health.

As we mentioned, hemp seeds have globular proteins such as edestin and albumin. 

These proteins help aid digestion and keep fluid in your bloodstream.

Why is this important? 

All globular proteins are made up of enzymes, antibodies, hormones, fibrinogen, and other biological functions.

Additionally, the fluid within your blood plasma also contains edestin as well as albumin. These proteins are crucial for supporting a healthy immune function.

How do you use Hemp Protein in your diet?

Hemp protein, paired with CBD is an excellent source of healthy vitamins that are vital to human health.

Hemp is clearly a super plant that has endless benefits on your health. If you want to have your own hemp readily available for your needs, you should look into our online and in-person courses that teach you how to grow your very own hemp!

Which of these amazing benefits of hemp protein did you not know before? Let us know in the comments!

Also if you have any hemp protein-based recipes you would like to share, head on over to our Edibles Discussion Board.

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