Why Hemp

24 April, 2019



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 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!

With all the hype these days about polyunsaturated this and trans-fat free that it is hard to understand the difference between what is considered good fat and bad fat. First thing, not all fat is bad. We actually need fat. We even need cholesterol, it is used by the brain, for instance, as an electrical insulator. We also need saturated fats as they too are part of our diet, however the most important fats and also the best fats for you are polyunsaturated fatty acids, which make up 40% of hemp seed.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids are also known as ‘essential fatty acids’ or ‘omegas’, and are essential because the body cannot produce them on its own, it must get them from your diet. Fatty acids are the building blocks of your immune system and regulate many other items in the body including hair growth, nail production and oral health.

Hemp is high in omega fatty acids but that isn’t the whole story. What makes hemp so special is that these omegas have to be ingested by us in a particular ratio for us to be able to digest them. Hemp seed oil has a perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 (LA) to Omega 3 (LNA) essential fatty acids. This makes hemp an ideal omega source because you do not need to worry about trying to balance your omega intake. Hemp also has Omega 9 (GLA) which is very hard to get from plant sources.

With so many packaged and processed foods on the market we are often lacking the essential omega fats in our diet and need to increase this essential nutrient in order to avoid many common illnesses that are related to essential fatty acid deficiencies or imbalances. Hemp seeds taste great, contain Vitamin E and are a very high and balanced source of Omega 3, 6 and 9. After all your body also needs good fats to burn off bad fats!

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:


  • Aspartic Acid 1388 mg
  • Threonine 466 mg
  • Serine 689 mg
  • Glutamic Acid 2363 mg
  • Glycine 617 mg
  • Alanine 580 mg
  • Valine 584 mg
  • Methionine 270 mg
  • Isoleucine 506 mg
  • Leucine 881 mg
  • Tyrosine 455 mg
  • Histidine 367 mg
  • Lysine 561 mg
  • Arginine 1695 mg
  • Proline 737 mg
  • Cysteine 254 mg
  • 8000+ BCE First known existence of hemp; hemp rope is found in pottery in Taiwan
  • 2737 BCE First used as a medicinal health product by Emperor Shen Neng of China
  • 6000 BCE First used for food in China
  • 4000 BCE First used in textiles in Turkestan
  • Hemp seed is technically a nut
  • Hemp seed foods are more allergen free than any other seed/nut foods
  • Hemp seed oil packs in all three essential fatty acids and offers the perfect ratio of Omega 3 and 6 for our bodies
  • Hemp has natural anti-inflammatory benefits
  • The classic and beloved Alice in Wonderland was originally printed on hemp paper
  • Van Gogh used hemp linen for many of his paintings including his famous self portraits
  • A hemp paper blend was used for the first two drafts of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution


Lowers cholesterol and moderates blood sugar.

Helps with body weight control.

Improves cardiovascular organ circulation and function.

Promotes optimal brain development and function.

Speeds up muscle recovery after exercise.

Increases metabolic rate and stabilizes energy level.

Reduces symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramps.

Relieves the symptoms of arthritis and reduces inflammation

Relieves constipation.

Improves dry skin and hair conditions.

Boosts immunity.

Wholesome source of energy.

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