Hemp Benefits

Vegan and gluten-free, hemp is an ideal, non-dairy alternative for vegetarian, vegan and raw diets or anyone with soy or dairy allergies. Hemp is not only one of the most wholesome sources of plant-based protein, it’s also a rich source of essential vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. It’s powerful nutrition that anyone can enjoy for good health.

Well, we start with hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are the edible part of the industrial hemp plant (Cannabis sativa L). These tiny, round seeds have a light nutty flavor and are about the size of a sesame seed. Shelled hemp seeds can be pressed for oil, milled into protein powder, roasted or shelled and made into hemp foods.

The major components of fat are long-chain molecules known as fatty acids. The two fatty acids that the body does not produce are Omega-3 Linolenic Acid and Omega-6 Linoleic Acid. We need to get these “good fats” from food, which is why they are called essential. Hemp seeds contain the perfect 1:3 balance of Omega-3 to Omega-6, which the body needs for optimal skin health, energy production, nervous system function, brain development, heart health, and immune system support.

Hemp also contains the naturally-occurring Super Omegas Stearidonic Acid (SDA) and Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) which help the body convert the benefits of Omega-3 & Omega-6 EFA’s more efficiently. Due to factors like age, genetics, diet and lifestyle, we don’t all process these good fats the same way. SDA and GLA help everyone maximize the benefits of Omega EFA’s. You know you’re getting a good thing from hemp seeds – SDA and GLA are not found in flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, soybeans, pumpkin seeds, canola, corn, almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts.

Hemp seeds are also one of the plant kingdom’s best sources of easily digestible, high-quality protein. Protein helps build and repair tissue and build lean muscle mass. Unlike soy, hemp does not contain enzyme inhibitors and phytates, so the nutrients in hemp can be easily absorbed by the body.

Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids necessary to maintain healthy human life. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and play a key role in the development of lean body mass and muscular repair. Dietary protein is needed to supply amino acids for our body’s growth and maintenance.

Hemp has no known allergens. Hemp seeds do not contain the allergy causing components found in soy, dairy, or tree-nuts.* Tempt™ products are also vegan, gluten free and kosher.

*Soy, dairy, and tree-nuts are all identified as ‘top 8 allergens’ according to the FDA.