Protein are compounds made of chains of amino acids that form the structure for various body functions including enzymes, antibodies, hemoglobin, hormones, and structural components of tissue for growth and maintenance. Hemp seed is composed of two primary types of protein: Edestin (65%) and Albumin (35%).
Edestin protein is found only in hemp seed. Edestin aids digestion and is relatively phosphorus free. Edestin protein is considered the backbone of the cell’s DNA.
Edestin protein is similar to the human body’s own globular proteins found in blood plasma. Edestin protein produces antibodies which are vital to maintain a healthy immune system.
Since edestin protein closely resembles the globulin in blood plasma, its compatible with the human digestive system. This may be the reason why there are no reported food allergies to hemp foods.
Hemp protein contains a favorable amount of glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is a neurotransmitter that helps people deal with psychological and work related stress.
Albumin protein is another high quality globulin protein and is similar to that found in egg whites. Albumin is highly digestible and is a major source of free radical scavengers. Albumin is the current industry standard for protein evaluation.
Digestion transforms hemp protein into amino acids which are the basic building blocks required for the growth and maintenance of body tissue.
Hemp protein contains all of the 20 known amino acids — including 9 essential amino acids (EAAs). These amino acids are labeled “essential” because the human body can’t produce them on its own. A diet that is deficient of EAAs may lead to degenerative conditions such as…
Hemp is second only to soy in protein content, but when hemp protein is compared to soy protein it should be noted that hemp does not contain trypsin inhibitors that soy does. Trypsin is an enzyme that is essential to nutrition. Since hemp protein is free of the tryosin inhibitor that are found in soy protein, hemp is the de facto king of plant protein!
In addition, hemp protein is also free of oligosaccharides that are found in soy protein. Keep in mind that since soy is a legume, a bean, its oligosaccharide content can lead to unpleasant stomach upset and gas.
Whey protein is a popular alternative to soy protein, but it too has disadvantages when compared to hemp protein. Massive consumption of whey protein, by bodybuilders for example, leads to a health condition called intestinal toxemia. The end result is a decrease in muscle gains as it severely damages the ability for the body to maintain an anabolic state. Many bodybuilders who use whey protein experience undesirable weight gain, but its in the form of a toxic sludge in their gut. This blockage reduces the ability for protein to be absorbed by the body.
One way to restore the intestinal track is to eat a high fiber, plant protein diet to achieve an optimal body pH level. This will restore the body from an acidic to an alkaline state which is anabolic in nature.
Most soy protein is processed with solvent extraction. The solvents commonly used are hexane, which is similar in structure to gasoline! Aside from the use of solvents, soy is not cold pressed for its oil as hemp is. The high heat used to process soy destroys the enzyme functions of the protein. In other words, the protein is essentially “dead.” It has lost its electrical charge.
Electrically charged means that the amino acids carry a negative charge. This negative charge is what allows the amino acid to cross the intestinal barrier. So what does this mean? It’s what allows your body to uptake nutrients into your bloodstream as the amino acids are the building blocks that are necessary for your body to function. To maintain health, build cell tissue — including muscle — and to fight off diseases, etc.
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