Hemp protein: properties and contraindications

Never as in recent times has hemp been so popular for many properties it possesses and for some prohibitions related to the use of this plant in certain forms. It should be noted, first of all, that there is hemp and hemp, Cannabis Sativa is the one used in the food and textile sector, Cannabis Indica is the much disputed one.

However, if we talk about hemp proteins, we are talking about its seeds. They can also be found on the market in powder form for easier management and integration. Hemp proteins are complete rich in amino acidsThat is why they are very suitable for those who have chosen a type of diet low in animal meat, vegetarians and vegans.


Properties of hemp proteins

Hemp proteins contain all essential amino acids, the "bricks" to be clear that make up our skeletal system, muscles, organs, blood.

The proteins are obtained from the seeds after they undergo the squeezing process to obtain hemp oil, the solid residue is ground and the fibers are separated from the flour obtained. The processing is therefore very simple, at low temperatures without solvents or various contaminations.

The benefits derived from hemp proteins as well as represent a valid supplement for vegetarians and vegans, reverberate on the main functions of our body:
> Muscle nourishment;
> intestinal regularity, thanks to the fiber component;
> control of cardiovascular risk factors as cholesterol and glycaemia thanks to the presence of essential polyunsaturated fats such as linoleic acid, gamma linoleic (omega 6) and alpha-linoleic acid (omega 3);
increased physical energy thanks to the vitamin complex B1, B2, B6;
reduction of tiredness;
> weight control thanks to the sense of satiety.


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Hemp proteins, how to take them

Hemp protein powder can be integrated with normal foods both hot and cold: in soups, fruit juices, yogurt.
A standard dosage has not been indicated, but a range of 1 to 4 teaspoons per day is provided to mix with the foods you eat.


Hemp proteins, contraindications

Any contraindications can come from taking hemp seeds in excessive quantities. They could interfere with taking anticoagulant drugs; they are oilseeds and their high fat content could be responsible for phenomena of diarrhea.

There is a remote possibility that hemp seeds, although shelled, may have come into contact with the psychotropic substance (THC) of the plant and raise awareness.


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