Before you banish the thought of trying hemp protein because of the misconceptions associated with hemp, let’s get the elephant out of the room. NO, hemp protein doesn’t contain enough THC to get you high and nope, it won’t create a false positive on a drug test either. Now that you’re breathing easy, let’s talk about the positive benefits hemp protein brings to the table. There’s much more than protein power packed in that little seed and we’re bettin’ you’ll love it.8 Awesome Reasons You'll Love Hemp Protein #Vegan Click To Tweet
SO WHAT IS HEMP PROTEIN?
Hemp protein is a complete plant-based protein so it delivers all the amino acids your body needs and is suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets. It has one of the highest digestibility scores and no known allergens so it’s easy on the stomach and puts those nutrients right to work. Hemp protein contains omegas which help promote healthy inflammation and assist with muscle repair and recovery.* In fact, its omega content is closest to the ideal ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 that your body needs. Plus, its Omega-6 benefits come from Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) to help regulate metabolism and promote bone health.* Hemp protein is also rich in Magnesium, known as nature’s muscle relaxant, and has plenty of zinc, fiber, iron, folic acid and phosphorus, too.
OKAY, SO WHAT ARE HEMP HEARTS?
So what are hemp hearts, exactly? After shelling or de-hulling the whole hemp seed, you’re left with the “hemp heart”—full of raw nutrition, nutty flavor and a great crunch. You’ll love this little super seed! You can eat them straight out of the bag or mix it up and add it to salads, cereal, yogurt, smoothies and more! They taste great because they’re made with the goodness of hemp, organic sweeteners and a touch of sea salt.
- Athletes in need of a pre or post workout shake.
- Those who experience digestive upset. It’s also a fantastic option for those who experience bloat or an unsettled stomach from using other protein powders, since hemp protein is easier to digest.
- Active, busy lifestyles. It’s great for those on the go and mixes well with water or blended in a shaker for a mild tasting treat on the road.
- Vegetarian and vegan diets. This complete plant protein has no known allergens, so everyone, including vegans and vegetarians are sure to love its rich nutritional benefits.