The Benefits to Hemp & Why it's in Our Proteins

10 Benefits to Hemp Protein

If you’re looking to improve energy, digestion, balance hormones, improve metabolism, add fiber and more plant protein to your diet, then hemp protein may just be the superfood you’re looking for. Hemp consumption is healthy, legal and it won’t get you high or make you flunk a drug test. Following are ten benefits to hemp protein and why it's in both Balanced Greens Plant Protein plus 11 Energy Superfoods and Power Meal plus Matcha Tea

1. Rich in GLA 

Gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA) is a necessary building block for some prostaglandins — hormone-like chemicals in the body that help smooth muscles, control inflammation and body temperature, and are vital to other body functions. Researchers have surmised that GLA supplementation is necessary for proper hormone health, which is probably why many women suffering from PMS symptoms have been helped by hemp.

GLA and GLA-rich foods like hemp have also been observed to help people with:

  • ADHD
  • Breast pain
  • Diabetes and Blood Sugar
  • Heart disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obesity
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Skin allergies

2. Increase in Protein

First and foremost, by consuming hemp protein powder regularly you directly and easily increase your overall protein intake. Why is protein so important? In your body, proteins actually make up the vital organs, muscles, tissues and even some hormones. Proteins also develop, grow and maintain just about every part of you. In addition, they boost metabolism and increase your fat-burning potential.

Without proper daily protein intake, it’s common to find yourself struggling to lose weight, fighting fatigue, foggy head, suffering from mood swings and many other health issues. As a high-protein source, hemp protein powder helps prevent protein deficiencies  and get the protein you need.

3. Arthritis and Joint Pain

Research has shown that hemp and hemp seed oil can be helpful in relieving arthritic symptons. A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology took a look at hemp seed oil’s effects on arthritis. What researchers found was hemp seed oil treatment lowered the survival rate of MH7, a rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast-like synovial cell. In certain doses hemp seed oil even promoted cell death. Researches concluded that hemp seed oil has anti-arthritic effects, which can help patients suffering from its symptoms.

4. Weight Loss

Hemp is a natural appetite suppressant and can help you feel full longer and reduce sugar cravings. Some experts recommend that adding four tablespoons of the hemp to your breakfast will help curb excess hunger the entire day. This is partly due to the fiber in hemp, aiding in weight control or weight loss.

5. Digestive Health 

High in insoluble and soluble fiber, hemp provides more than enough bulk to keep your gastrointestinal system regular. Additionally, this healthy mixture of roughage feeds the probiotics in your digestive tract and helps secure a strong immune system.

One of the benefits of hemp is its high fiber and the ability to help with constipation.  A study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that a dose of 7.5 grams was more effective and therapeutic in relieving constipation than doses of 2.5 or 5 grams.

6. Skin, Hair and Nails

Hemp benefits for skin and hair go a long way in improving dry, red, flaking skin. Mostly used in high-end cosmetic products, hemp oil is oftentimes included in lip balms, lotions and soaps. The oil in hemp seeds penetrates the inner layers of the skin and promotes healthy cell growth. In fact, researchers studying the effects of hemp seed oil on psoriasis or eczema found that patients’ symptoms improved with the use of the oil. Balanced Greens Total Health product also has many benefits to support healthy skin, hair and nails

7. Heart Health

Some of the key ingredients in building a healthy heart include fiber, plant-based protein, healthy fats (omegas) and eating less sugar. Hemp helps in doing all of these things. Research strongly suggests that hemp can improve cardiovascular health and high blood pressure.

We recommend Balanced Greens Plant Protein plus 11 Energy Superfoods, Power Meal plus Matcha Tea or adding two tablespoons of hemp protein powder to a morning smoothie to naturally lower blood pressure, help reduce LDL cholesterol, raise HDL cholesterol  and improve triglycerides. 

8. More Magnesium

Magnesium is considered an essential macro mineral that most Americans do not get enough of. It’s involved in over 300 enzymatic functions within our bodies, some of which include:

  • Metabolizing food for energy
  • Synthesizing fatty acids and proteins
  • Neuromuscular transmission and activity
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Bone formation and health
  • Anti-anxiety and stress reducer

The recommended daily dose of magnesium is 300-400 mg, depending on age and gender. One scoop of Balanced Greens Power Meal has approximately 30% of your magnesium DV. Also consider taking more hemp or a magnesium supplement.

9. Cleanses the Colon

Hemp protein powder is rich in soluble and unsoluble fiber. Both forms of fiber naturally cleanse the colon, reducing constipation and toxins in the body. Some studies even suggest that fiber protects against the development of  rectal cancer.  Adding fiber to your diet in the form of hemp protein powder can also lower your risk for hemorrhoids, diarrhea and diverticulitis. 

10. Rich in B Vitamins

Hemp provides a rich supply of most all major B vitamins. Some of the top B vitamins it contains are vitamins B 1 (thiamin), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5 (pantheonic acid), and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and B12 .

Here are a sample of what these B Vitamins help with:

  • Making new cells
  • Red blood cell production and fighting free radicals
  • Regulating the nervous and digestive systems and aids in the conversion of food into energy
  • Breaks down fats and carbohydrates for energy and helps with the production of hormones
  • Helps the body convert food into energy. Vitamin B6 also helps the body fight infection.
  • Helps cells maintain DNA and promotes the growth of red blood cells, helping with the risks of birth defects.
  • Helps regulate the nervous system and plays a role in red blood cell formation.

Depending on your need, you can not go wrong with either Balanced Greens Plant Protein plus 11 Energy Superfoods or Balanced Greens Complete Power Meal plus Matcha Tea. Both products are packed with hemp protein but also other key superfoods to give you the health support needed.

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