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5 Hemp Protein Powder Health Benefits

Between the legalization of marijuana for recreational use and CBD use on the rise, hemp is back in the pot-light…umm, spotlight.

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation and confusion about hemp — especially hemp protein powder.

Is hemp protein powder safe to consume? Will it get you high? And is there any health benefits when it comes to hemp protein?

Find out why it’s hemp to be squared as we clear the smoke on hemp.

 

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WHAT IS HEMP?

Hemp comes from the plant Cannabis sativa. It’s typically harvested for its fiber and seeds.

While there’s been a newfound interest in this controversial ingredient, hemp actually has a long history. Humans have been cultivating and using hemp for medicinal purposes for thousands of years — dating back as far as 10,000 B.C.

At one point, hemp was grown in the United States — George Washington was a hemp farmer! But after World War II, farmers became discouraged from growing it due to misplaced fears that hemp was the same as marijuana.

 

HEMP vs MARIJUANA

While hemp and marijuana come from the cannabis family (they actually come from different breeds of the Cannabis sativa plant), but that’s about all they have in common.

Compared to its high-inducing cousins, the amount of THC (the psychoactive compound in marijuana) in hemp is minimal. Hemp typically contains less than 0.3% THC while marijuana contains about 5-10% percent or more.

That means hemp consumption is completely safe, healthy and legal.

But what hemp lacks in psychoactive compounds, it makes up for with its HIGH nutrient content!

 

HEMP PROTEIN POWDER OVERVIEW

Before it becomes a powder, hemp actually comes from hemp seeds — which are incredibly nutritious.

Also known as hemp hearts, hemp seeds contain over 30% fat. But don’t worry, it’s the good kind of fat!

Hemp seeds have the ideal 3:1 balance of omega-6 (linolenic acid) fatty acids vs. omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) fatty acids. These two fatty acids are known as “essential fatty acids” — the body cannot make them, so we must get them from food.

It also contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA), making hemp one of the few sources of this hard-to-get omega-6 fatty acid.

Hemp seeds are also packed with important micronutrients, such as vitamin E, fiber, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc.

 

5 HEMP PROTEIN POWDER BENEFITS

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Hemp protein powder is brownish-green in color and has a taste that can be described as earthy, nutty or grassy. And it can easily be added to your pre- or post-workout shake.

Hemp protein powder is one of the 5 ingredients in Skinny Protein mix.

What makes Your Super’s hemp protein powder different?

Hemp seeds are primarily sourced from Europe or China for the EU market and Canada for the US market. They all taste different and have different nutritional value.

When hemp seeds from China are processed in Europe, the origin on the packaging will no longer say China — it will say EU, making it hard to trace.

We source our hemp seeds from Germany, when it’s been organically grown for over 20 years. Because hemp protein has a shelf life of 12 months, we buy our hemp seeds directly from production, which means they’re very fresh.

Like all of our superfood powders, we test our hemp protein powder for glyphosate, pesticides, heavy metals.It’s also certified organic by the USDA and the European Union, as well as Non-GMO verified.

Our Skinny Protein mix also includes pea protein, moringa, spirulina and alfalfa. Not only will you get two high-quality, plant-based protein, but also a serving of greens.

It also doesn’t include fillers or sugars and they’re low in carbohydrates, making this mix the perfect addition to your fitness routine! Try finding that in other vegan protein powders!

 

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