• Organically grown from Non-GMO Seeds, Not Irradiated
• Convenient, Live, Whole Food Product
• 25g Protein per 50g serving
• A complete, raw Plant Protein with all 20 Essential Amino Acids
• All 9 Essential Amino Acids
• Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
• Antioxidant factors with Tocopherols, Tocotrienols and Chlorophyll
• Easily digested, Gluten- & Lactose-free
• Ideal for Vegans and Vegetarians
Hemp protein is a vegetable source of protein that contains all 20 known Amino Acids including the 9 Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce. Proteins are considered complete when they contain all 9 Essential Amino Acids in a sufficient quantity and ratio to meet the body's needs. Hemp Seeds contain an adequate supply of these high quality proteins (Essential Amino Acids) for a well balanced diet.
Hemp Protein is free of the Tryspin inhibitors that block protein absorption and free of oligosaccharides, which cause stomach upset and gas.
Approximately 65% of the Protein in Hemp Seed is made up of the globulin Protein Edestin which is found only in Hemp Seed. Edestin aids digestion, is relatively phosphorus-free and is considered the backbone of the cell’s DNA. The other third of Hemp Seed Protein is Albumin, another high quality globulin Protein similar to that found in Egg Whites.
Due to the Arginine and Histidine in Hemp Protein, it dramatically increases Nitric Oxide production, which results in extended and enhanced muscle pump after training, improved endurance and recovery time and workout capacity.
What makes Hemp Protein even more amazing is the fact it is high in Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). BCAAs are the essential aminos leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The combination of these three amino acids makes up approximately 1/3 of skeletal muscle tissue in the human body. BCAAs play a very important role in protein synthesis (the production of proteins in cells from amino acids to build muscle). BCAAs are absorbed directly into the muscle tissues and are metabolized quickly.
Protein and Nutrient Content
Not only is hemp the second highest, out of plant sources, in its protein content, but it is also equipped with the essential amino and fatty acids that we need to survive. It has other benefits as well such as living enzymes and healthy a broad spectrum of nutrients. In fact Hemp’s nutritional profile is pretty stellar for such a little seed.
Inexpensive as Far as Protein Goes
The other good news is that good quality, organic hemp is relatively inexpensive compared to good quality whey or other protein combinations. As Hemp Protein is easily digested and assimilated, you need to take a lot less over time.
Fibre if you need it
The other good news, is the fibre level. If you need real living foods that have fibre to cleanse your bowel you can find it in hemp protein powder. The fibre level of your protein is going to correlate directly with the amount of protein in your powder. As more of the fibre is sifted out of the powder the protein value by weight is increased. Hemp’s fibre is approximately 90% insoluble and 10% soluble.
The Healthiest Fats Around
Although the levels of fat vary, you will find that the fat content of hemp protein is higher than other protein powders. This is okay as the fat is primarily polyunsaturated fat - about 80% and only 3% saturated. The Oil is high in Essential Fatty Acids that are balanced in a 3:1 ratio of Omega 6s to Omega 3s, which is considered the ideal ratio for the human body - and the best part is that it occurs naturally.
Do not be shy of the fat found in this protein. It’s good energy and will make your skin glow! Essential fatty acids like Linoleic acid (LA), Linolenic Acid (LNA) and Gamma-Linolenic Acid can’t be produced in the body so need to be obtained via your diet.
All these essential fatty acids are essential to metabolism, testosterone production, muscle growth and repair and a host of other functions in the body. And who doesn’t want a good metabolism with healthy strong muscles?
Hemp protein also contains good amounts of Vitamin E, zinc, iron and magnesium. All minerals that are often deficient in most of our foods today. The nutritional value of hemp also comes in the form of alkaline nutrition. This is helpful for the body as many of our foods are acidic, but humans in an acidic state makes it very challenging to stay healthy.
You can eat lots of things, but they are completely useless to you if you don’t digest them. We need friendly digestive enzymes to digest our food. We also need living foods that are not overly processed or instilled with endless chemicals. It is easy to find Hemp Protein Powder that meets these qualifications.
Hemp Protein gets absorbed faster than any other proteins - 15g of organic Hemp Protein Powder is more anabolic than 50g Whey, since 2/3 of it is made up of Edestin - a plant protein only found in Hemp - it is similar to protein found in the human body. That makes it perfect for DNA and cellular growth. It also makes it easily digested, so you won’t make those awfully smelly protein gas, like you do when you drink other protein powders.
Yes, it contains some carbohydrates as well, but to obtain optimal Amino absorption, you need some carbohydrates present - hence the statement, the best protein available.
As Hemp Protein Powders become more readily available in South Africa, be aware what you are buying, as not all Hemp "Protein Powders" are created equal. Most, in fact all, Hemp Protein Powders (and here we do not mean concentrates or isolates which are created through a chemical extraction processes) are made from raw hemp meal. This meal still contains oil, fibre, EFA's and Amino's.
However, if this rough meal is not refined i.e. by removing additional fibre etc. it remains a fibre rich flour. This meal is not Hemp Protein Powder. This rough powder does contain protein, but contains a much lower % protein per serving than if you refined the meal to an actual Protein Powder.
So yes, Hemptons' Hemp Protein Powders are more expensive than some you may find, but our Protein Powders are created from organically grown crops and then processed to a high percentage Protein Powder