Hemp is the good earth’s superfood superstar. It is an outstanding and delicious source of protein with every essential fatty acid and amino acid you need for optimum nutrition. In addition, it is packed with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, fibre and more. Hemp can play a leading role in your quest for the healthiest you!
Natera hemp is carefully cultivated and sustainably stewarded to ensure all its body and brain-boosting goodness, and nothing but, goes straight from our harvest to you.
The proven scientific truth is this: hemp is one of the most nutritious foods available to humans and one of earth’s most ecologically sustainable crops. It is a complete protein source which makes it a great alternative to meat and fish and an ideal protein choice for vegans. Not only is there no other plant based protein that can compete with hemp, it even gives meat and fish products a run for their money with its rich omega, fibre and mineral content. It is no wonder biologists, ecologists, health professionals and dieticians all over the world over are raving about the benefits of growing and eating hemp.
Hemp for your optimal health
Lowers cholesterol and and
moderates blood sugar.
Helps with body weight control.
Promotes optimal brain development
Speeds up muscle recovery
Increases metabolic rate
and stabilizes energy level.
Reduces symptoms of PMS
and menstrual cramps.
Relieves the symptoms of arthritis
and reduces inflammation.
Improves dry skin and hair
Hemp is a sustainable, renewable resource for food and industrial fibre production. It does not deplete the earth’s resources like the competing omega supplement fishing industry or deplete soil fertility like many other farmed crops.
Hemp thrives naturally and does not require the use of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or fertilizers, which means it doesn’t contribute to chemical build-up in soil, or to the pollution caused by combustion engines used in applying sprays. This “Holy Hemp” plant also converts 4X the amount of CO2 to O2 compared to trees during its quick 12-14 weeks growing cycle.
In fact, hemp is an excellent rotation crop that provides natural controls over weed growth and infestation development. The hemp plant’s root system helps prevent soil erosion and run-off, while providing important soil aeration at the same time. Also known as a “Mop Crop”, hemp clears impurities out of waste water, such as sewage effluent, excessive phosphorus and other unwanted substances or chemicals.
Hemp is proving to be the best phyto-remediative plant found today. Planting hemp at polluted sites helps to break down toxic chemicals, remove nuclear elements, stabilize and clean up metal contaminants, pesticides, solvents and crude oil by acting as the world’s best natural filter.
Hemp is an excellent three-year rotation crop, which can be combined with legumes and cereal grains. Plants mature and can be harvested in only 90-120 days making it ideal for Canadian conditions due to a moderately short growing season. Hemp plants are resistant to frosts up to 5C below freezing.
Four months after it is planted hemp can grow up to 10-20ft tall! It thrives on nitrogen-rich soil and the amazing thing about hemp crops is that they help enrich the same amount of nitrogen back into the soil during the growth cycle – so there’s no net loss of fertility. Crops are seeded in the late spring and harvest begins in the fall, usually late September and early October. Stalks are cut about 2in from the base and bushels get bundled and sent on their way for processing.
Hemp can yield 4X the volume of fibre per acre compared to trees. Trees, once harvested, will take about 25 years to recover from deforestation.
The wonderful thing about hemp is that it is a crop that is also quite naturally resistant. Farmers save considerable money by not having to buy and apply sprays such as pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers and herbicide products. And we win because we don’t have to ingest them!
Hemp seed is an excellent vegan source of protein. It has all 20 known amino acids, including the 8 essential amino acids and 2 semi-essential amino acids our body cannot produce. This amazing amino acid profile makes hemp seed a perfect vegan protein by providing all the amino acids that your body needs.
Hemp protein is made up of approximately 65% Edestin and 35% Albumin proteins. Edestin is considered the most digestible protein because of its closeness to the structure of protein found in human blood. Edestin is also the backbone of cell DNA. Albumin is most commonly known as the protein found in egg whites. Hemp protein is also free of the sugars and oligosaccharides, like those found in soy, which cause flatulence and stomach discomfort. Because hemp is also a natural anti-inflammatory, taking hemp protein benefits athletes and body builders by helping fuel as well as recover muscles.
More than 30% of the total hemp seed’s weight is protein, which makes it one of the greatest vegetarian protein sources out there. Here is an amino acid breakdown of our Hemp Protein Powder products:
AMINO ACID PROFILE PER 30G SERVING