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Edestin Globulin Protein Found In Hemp Seeds Contain All 8 Essential Amino Acids

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Edestin Globulin Protein Found In Hemp Seeds Contain All 8 Essential Amino Acids

Hemp Protein Powders and Oils can contain up to 66% of this stuff! This makes hemp the superior source for this protein in the plant kingdom. Edestin is a type of plant protein that is similar to protein found in the human body, and thus is perfectly suited to aid in meeting the body’s cellular needs such as DNA repair. Since much of hemp’s protein resembles that found in human blood, hemp protein is very easily digested and assimilated. In addition, another one-third of hemp’s protein is albumin, another high quality globulin protein also found in egg whites.

With a protein structure of 66% edestin and 33% albumin, hemp seeds (latin: sativa) contain all 8 essential amino acids plus 2 conditionally essential amino acids. In addition to its surprising protein profile, it also contains the perfect ratio of omega fatty acids researchers recommend for good health: 3- omega-3`s to 1-omega-6.

Why Are Amino Acids Important?

A human being needs 21 amino acids to survive: Eight are essential and must be obtained from food; two are conditionally essential and can be synthesized if all the eight essential amino acids are consumed. No other plant or animal source, aside from hemp, contains the first ten amino acids necessary for health. Nor do any of them contain the fatty acid ratio essential for life.

Hemp seeds are not unique among plant seeds in having all the essential amino acids. However, they are unique in that they have them in the correct ratio and they are in the form of globulin edestin at 65% of the protein content. The other 35% of the protein content is albumin.

The globulins contained in hemp seeds are one of the seven classes of 100% pure amino acids. Globulins make up the portion of seed between the embryo and the seed coat and they are a fraction of all animal and human blood. Edestin globulin comes from seed; globulin is in blood plasma. Globulin and albumin are classified as globular proteins. All the enzymes, antibodies, many hormones, hemoglobin, and fibrogin are made from globular proteins.

Albumin, globulin, and fibrogin make up the fluid part of blood plasma. The protein portion of the blood answers the call of tissues in need by providing nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
When purchasing a hemp protein powder you should be looking for a brand that supplies at least 50% protein by weight, supplying 15 grams of protein per 30 gram serving.

 

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The Crunch? Conscious Foodies Wanna Know: Raw vs. Roasted Hemp Seeds?

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The Crunch? Conscious Foodies Wanna Know: Raw vs. Roasted Hemp Seeds?



A raw nut is generally picked or purchased in its shell
. It has not been heated through or processed. Raw nuts have the most nutrients because they have not escaped or been cooked out of the nut. Most raw nuts are high in protein and are less fat than many roasted nuts because they are not cooked in oil. Roasted nuts are often enjoyed because the natural oils of the nuts are allowed to come out of the nut. Butter, oils, salt and seasonings are often added for a flavorful result in snacking or recipe making.

Vitamin Loss

Heat can destroy B-complex vitamins found in nuts, while soaking the raw nuts so they sprout or drying helps release the enzymes that activate the vitamins they contain. Most nuts contain vitamins B-1, B-3, folate and B-6. The B-vitamin complex helps turn food into energy through enzyme reactions.Raw nuts may also have higher levels of vitamins A, C and E.

Roasted Hemp: How much damage does the sterilizing hemp seed do?

The sterilization process is the roasted hemp seed it actually does minimal damage to the whole seed. An infrared sterilization process (heat) and essentially the damage results in minute cracks in the hull of the seed causing a shorter shelf life of months rather than years for the whole hemp seed. The proteins are not affected, the minerals are not affected, the vitamins are slightly affected but hemp seeds are not a valuable source of vitamins, which can also be said for any seed or nut. The oils are affected by the heat, retaining the fact that the sterilized hemp seed an excellent source of protein. Noted that no one is actually able to sell unsterilized live seed, but are able to produce ALL of other products from live seed, it is just the whole seed we must sterilize.

Issue of Phytic Acid

Raw nuts that have not been soaked or dried may still contain large amounts of phytic acid, which inhibits the digestion of the nutrients in nuts. Phytic acid can also interfere with the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc and keeps enzymes in an inactive state, according to Natural Bias. Soaking raw nuts before eating them makes them more nutritionally valuable as well as more easily digestible.

Added Oils in Roasted Nuts              

Nuts contain omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats that can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Roasted nuts contain added oils that can add not only calories but also more saturated fats, which increase rather than decrease the risk of high cholesterol and heart disease. Roasting can add an additional 10 percent of fat to nuts, according to Lisa Gaetke of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Superfund Research Program Community Outreach Core.

Additives
Roasted nuts also have salt or other flavorings or preservatives added. Additional sodium can raise your blood pressure, which contributes to heart disease. Preservatives add no nutritional value beyond increasing the shelf-life of a product.

Acrylamide

Roasting can cause acrylamide, a toxin known to cause cancer in laboratory animals, to form in some roasted nuts, particularly those that contain free asparagine, an amino acid, such as almonds. The higher the roasting temperature, the higher the acrylamide content, according to a Swiss study reported in the September 2005 issue of the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.”

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/466486-the-nutrients-of-raw-nuts-vs-cooked-nuts/#ixzz1eG1UkJjy

Roasted Road Map… how it actually is processed?      

To steam sterilize, seeds are not cooked to the point of killing bacteria. Instead, they are brought to a temperature of 160°F for 5 minutes and then cooled. This is hot enough to alter some of the enzymes necessary for photosynthesis. If the seeds were cooked any further, the seed coats would break, allowing the reactive oils to go rancid quickly. As it is, the shelf life of the cooked seeds is compromised. The heat opens micro fissures in the hull that allow oxygen to penetrate into the delicate kernels. Live seeds can sprout after being kept in a drawer for five years, but cooked seeds can go rancid in a few months, especially if not refrigerated.

Robert Stroud, the ‘Birdman of Alcatraz’, became an expert on birds and wrote about them in 1939. The book, Diseases of Birds, still stands as an authority. Stroud mentioned how nutritious hemp seeds were, but expressed frustration with the ‘sterilized’ seeds that were coming on the market as a result of the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act. He called them “rancid trash”.

All foodstuffs, every spice, every grain of rice, including hemp seeds, brought into the US is fumigated to kill all insects and other plant pests. This not only diminishes the freshness but also significantly reduces the nutrient content. Adding insult to injury, the government also requires that these items be fumigated with methyl bromide – a toxic substance to both humans and animals.

Concerns in the Environment?

Methylene bromide works like carbon dioxide by suffocating all living matter. It is inert enough that it does not react with the seeds and dissipates into the air. The major problem with it is that it travels into the upper atmosphere, where it depletes the ozone. However, the amount of methylene bromide used as a fumigant is a tiny fraction of what is used for tenting, houses, and agricultural fields.

As of 2005, the US will be completing its scheduled phasing-out period for the use of methyl bromide, with the exception of what they deem as necessary use.

Websites worthy of your attention on the topic of Roasted.

Ozone Depletion Rules and Regulations — This site tells about the phasing out schedule and the “necessary” items.

Campon Millennium Chemicals — This site gives more information on methyl bromide.

The market is rising for ‘Non-Dairy Protein’ alternatives driven by today’s health conscious consumers…

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The market is rising for ‘Non-Dairy Protein’ alternatives driven by today’s health conscious consumers…

Today, consumers associate protein powders and supplements as nutrient sources for healthier living. But about 40 years ago the only concentrated form of protein that was manufactured was egg protein. In the 1990’s whey protein became a big hit with body builders who wanted to build muscle mass and reduce recovery periods between training sessions.Advanced science and technology has introduced us to protein isolates. These have become the latest craze because of their high protein content and versatility of use. Protein isolates, derived from milk and soy, contain a protein content that is above 90 percent. Each has a healthy amino acid composition along with several essential nutrients.This growing awareness is pushing the protein supplement industry to phenomenal growth. While Europe is still the biggest market for protein products, the United States is known to be the fastest growing market for protein products. According to Global Industry Analysts (GIA), the annual growth rate is predicted to be 7.6 percent in the U.S.

What’s Pushing the Sale of Non-Dairy Protein Alternatives? Celiac’s Disease on the rise!! Gluten-Free on consumer demand…
The market is rising for non-dairy protein alternatives. According to a market survey report from Heyman, about 70 percent of the global adult population suffers from some form of lactose intolerance. Another reason that for the growth of this market, is the high cost of milk protein. In 2007, the cost of dairy protein suddenly rose by more than double due to the high cost of animal feed. Both of these factors have been forcing the industry to seek alternative non-dairy protein supplements.

Niche Market for Non-Dairy, Non-Soy Protein Products
While milk-derived and soy proteins make up 90 percent of the market, soy is the second most allergic substance, next to peanuts. There is, therefore, a niche consumer market for proteins derived from other plant and meat sources. With recent fears of the adverse health effects of meat proteins, plant-based protein sources are the more preferred consumer options.

Non-dairy, non-soy protein alternatives with high protein content and a low glycemic index can be found in a number of excellent protein sources for those who are vegans, lactose intolerant, or desire gluten-free protein supplements.

  • Yellow Pea Protein Powder contains approximately 85 percent to 90 percent protein. It is rich in glutamine and BCAAs and contains a high concentration of arginine.
  • Brown rice has a protein content of 70 percent, along with a high content of arginine which readily converts into nitric oxide. This enhances the absorption of nutrients, reduces recovery periods after training, and promotes muscle growth.
  • Buckwheat powder contains albumen, the same kind of protein found in egg whites. Buckwheat contains sulfur-containing amino acids that are necessary for supporting muscle mass and reducing recovery time during training. It enhances muscle growth and promotes fat loss.
  • Goat milk protein is manufactured as an option for those who are allergic to protein derived from cow’s milk. Goat milk whey powder has a protein content of 15 percent to 20 percent so cannot compare with the high protein content (90 percent) of whey protein isolates derived from cow’s milk. Goat milk protein powder can also be used as meal replacements.
  • Research in Spain shows carob germ flour can produce isolates that have a protein content of 95 percent. In addition, they also possess a well-balanced amino acid composition (BCAA).
  • Cranberry seed protein is another good source of protein. The seed has antioxidant properties, and contains about 35 percent of protein consisting of BCAA. The rest of the seed is fiber (both soluble and insoluble) along with Omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9 fats. Cranberry seed protein can also be used as meal replacements.
  • Hemp protein powder also has a rich composition of BCAA, arginine, essential fatty acids and fiber. Hemp protein powder can also be used as meal replacements.
  • Brazil nut protein powder consists of a complete protein. It is rich in healthy fats and selenium.

Protein powders are used by bodybuilders and health-conscious individuals. They are also used by recuperating patients and as supplements for children and the elderly. Soy protein, especially, has been linked to reducing belly fat and increasing bone density in postmenopausal women; soy protein shows benefits in weight loss management programs; is known to stabilize blood sugar levels; has cholesterol-lowering properties; liver protective properties; promotes healthy lungs and has shown beneficial effects in a number of research studies for various types of cancer. Protein powders are popular for weight-conscious individuals looking for high protein foods with a low glycemic index.

Read more: http://www.articlesbase.com/supplements-and-vitamins-articles/increase-in-demand-for-nondairy-protein-products-and-alternative-protein-supplements-1780492.html#ixzz1KZUQcmlX

Equine Nutrition Recommends Hempseed Oil

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Equine Nutrition Recommends Hempseed Oil
Hemp Oil for Horses

” Dr. Tim Ober, USET veterinarian, conducted a small study in Florida in 2009 on hemp oil for the high performance jumpers. What he found was that hemp oil helped to maintain muscle glycogen reserves, thus reducing muscle glycogen depletion and fatigue.”

Hemp oil is a relative new-comer to the group of oils fed to horses, but it has a traditional use as a healthy, beneficial oil that dates back to the Ming Dynasty. Hemp seed oil is a unique oil in that contains all the identified essential fatty acids, known as the omegas. Hemp seed oil provides not only Omega 3 and Omega 6, but Omega 9 as well. But what really sets Hemp seed oil apart from the other oils is that it provides GLA: gamma linolenic acid.

GLA is a regulator of the prostaglandins, the hormone-like substances that act as chemical messengers inside the cell. Their physiological effects include regulation of inflammation. There are two predominant prostaglandins: PGE-1 the anti inflammatory prostaglandin and PGE-2 the pro inflammatory prostaglandin. GLA increases production of PGE-1, thus reducing the levels of PGE-2. Misoprostol, a common medication for horses with hind gut ulcers is a synthetic form of PGE-1.
The prostaglandins are also involved in the increased secretion of protective mucus in the GI tract, which makes hemp oil’s GLA an important ingredient for horses with ulcer issues.

The Processing of Oils:
Oils like coconut oil, hemp seed oil, flax seed oil and fish oil are predominately cold pressed. This method preserves the natural antioxidants like vitamin E and Vitamin A as beta carotene. Corn oil, soy oil, and canola oil are heat processed at temps as high as 180 degrees and then put through a hexane solvent bath. Hexane is a by-product of crude petroleum and is classified as a neurotoxin. The oils are then neutralized with caustic soda (sodium hydroxide). The next stage of processing is bleaching which removes chlorophyll and the carotenoids. The final process is deodorization, which uses pressurized steam at 500 degrees or more. Because Nature’s antioxidants like vitamin E and Vitamin A are destroyed in this process, additives like BHT and BHA are then added to the oil to provide stability.

Higher quality oils:
The higher quality of oil, the less you have to feed. Typically coconut oil and hemp seed oil are fed at ½ the amount of corn or soy or canola oils. Hemp oil is typically fed at one ounce twice a day. High Performance horses may require 2-3 ounces twice a day.

20_litre_front_3D_animalOils are important sources of energy for horses, and for the essential fatty acids. High quality oils like hemp seed oil further provide GLA, antioxidants, and the ability to reduce muscle glycogen fatigue. Because they are not genetically modified, and are cold pressed, they can support superior health in horses.

 

Call today for direct volume pricing on hempseed oil recommendations, we offer 1 litre, 4 litre, 20 litres, 200 litres, 1000 litres. 888-265-0811 please visit www.hempoilhorse.com

http://www.dressagedaily.com/ by Tigger Montague

Hemp Flour Flavor, Texture, Uses?

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Hemp Flour Flavor, Texture, Uses?

Hemp Protein Powders and Oils can contain up to 66% of this stuff!

Hemp seeds do not mill into flour, they become butter because of the high oil content. In order to get flour, you need to remove the oils. We mill the byproduct of pressing hemp seed for oil, which we call hemp cake, into flour for just such a use. Our certified organic hemp flour is quite nice and is very fine. It is perfect for adding to baking and for bread.

The most recognized health benefits of hemp flour are amino acids, essential fatty acids, blood protein, fiber, and mineral content.

Hemp flour is an excellent source of essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Some of the amino acids hemp protein contains are cysteine, glutamine, glycine, isoleucine, tryptophan, lysine, methionine, and phenylalanine.

Hemp has a 3:1 omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acid ratio which is considered to be balanced and ideal for optimal health by the National Institute of Health. Hemp flour also contains alpha-linolenic acid, linoleic acid, gamma linoleic acid, and stearidonic acid.

Hemp flour is high in protein and fiber. Hemp protein is among the most digestible protein available. Your body readily uses the protein, utilizing it for tissue, muscle, and hormone formation. Hemp protein specifically contains two blood building proteins–edistin and albumin. Approximately 65% of the protein in hemp seeds is from edistin. These proteins create antibodies to improve the immune system and allow the other nutrients of hemp flour to be absorbed more rapidly. Hemp flour often offers a range of 15-20% proteins, or higher depending on the specifications.

Hemp flour contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, copper, boron, iron, zinc, manganese, sulphur and chlorophyll, vitamin A, vitamins B1, B3, B5, vitamin D, and vitamin E.

Uses & Interesting Info

Hemp flour can be used in protein shakes, smoothies or power drinks. You can use it topically on soups, yogurt, cereals or fresh fruit. I’ve seen it used in power bars for snacking, too! It is considered to be a raw food. I’ve also read that it tastes great in breads, waffles, pancakes, cakes, cookies, crust, scones, and muffins.

Hemp seeds do not mill into flour because of the high oil content. In order to get flour, you need to press hemp seed for oil, which is called hemp cake. Then, you must mill the hemp seed cake into a hemp flour composition.

Hemp Flour Flavor

Hemp flour has an earthy, nutty flavor. Sometimes, it even carries a plant-like taste into the dish, depending on what you’re making. For example, when I used it to make my breaded chicken tenders, they had a granular, “planty” flavor profile. They looked more dark brown than green.

Flavor, Texture, and Color

Hemp flour is a gluten-free flour that does not rise. It is dense and produces a granular texture when used for cooking and baking, much like corn flour. A protein content of approximately 33% makes it very hearty.

How Much Hemp Flour to Use?

As a general rule, you want to use about 25-33% hemp flour in your flour mixes to have a composition balanced in flavor and texture. Hemp flour doesn’t rise, has no gluten and is very hearty and therefore is not a flour that can be used in bread on its own, you would need to mix it with other flours, unless you are making a flat bread or a cracker. A 3:1 ratio produces a hearty heavy loaf all the way to a 7:1 ratio which produces basically a loaf of bread with hemp flecks in it.

Bragging rights on this post, go to the Groovy Gourmet, inspired by this post! Thank you we enjoyed this!

http://www.groovy-gourmet.com/blog/paleo-hemp-flour-alternative-flavor-textures-tips-uses/

picture credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bread

Hemp Oil Horse Performance

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Hemp Oil Horse Performance

Horse race sprint” Dr. Tim Ober, USET veterinarian, conducted a small study in Florida in 2009 on hemp oil for the high performance jumpers. What he found was that hemp oil helped to maintain muscle glycogen reserves, thus reducing muscle glycogen depletion and fatigue.”

Hemp oil is a relative new-comer to the group of oils fed to horses, but it has a traditional use as a healthy, beneficial oil that dates back to the Ming Dynasty. Hemp seed oil is a unique oil in that contains all the identified essential fatty acids, known as the omegas. Hemp seed oil provides not only Omega 3 and Omega 6, but Omega 9 as well. But what really sets Hemp seed oil apart from the other oils is that it provides GLA: gamma linolenic acid.

GLA is a regulator of the prostaglandins, the hormone-like substances that act as chemical messengers inside the cell. Their physiological effects include regulation of inflammation. There are two predominant prostaglandins: PGE-1 the anti inflammatory prostaglandin and PGE-2 the pro inflammatory prostaglandin. GLA increases production of PGE-1, thus reducing the levels of PGE-2. Misoprostol, a common medication for horses with hind gut ulcers is a synthetic form of PGE-1.
The prostaglandins are also involved in the increased secretion of protective mucus in the GI tract, which makes hemp oil’s GLA an important ingredient for horses with ulcer issues.

The Processing of Oils:
Oils like coconut oil, hemp seed oil, flax seed oil and fish oil are predominately cold pressed. This method preserves the natural antioxidants like vitamin E and Vitamin A as beta carotene. Corn oil, soy oil, and canola oil are heat processed at temps as high as 180 degrees and then put through a hexane solvent bath. Hexane is a by-product of crude petroleum and is classified as a neurotoxin. The oils are then neutralized with caustic soda (sodium hydroxide). The next stage of processing is bleaching which removes chlorophyll and the carotenoids. The final process is deodorization, which uses pressurized steam at 500 degrees or more. Because Nature’s antioxidants like vitamin E and Vitamin A are destroyed in this process, additives like BHT and BHA are then added to the oil to provide stability.

Higher quality oils:
The higher quality of oil, the less you have to feed. Typically coconut oil and hemp seed oil are fed at ½ the amount of corn or soy or canola oils. Hemp oil is typically fed at one ounce twice a day. High Performance horses may require 2-3 ounces twice a day.

Oils are important sources of energy for horses, and for the essential fatty acids. High quality oils like hemp seed oil further provide GLA, antioxidants, and the ability to reduce muscle glycogen fatigue. Because they are not genetically modified, and are cold pressed, they can support superior health in horses.

http://www.dressagedaily.com/ by Tigger Montague, Formulator (BioStar EQ)

Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil in Equine Nutrition

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Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil in Equine Nutrition

FACT: “Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, reports that our hemp seed ingredients offer significant benefits to health, enhanced body condition, improved energetic efficiency, improved athletic performance and less excitable behaviour.

FACT: “Dr. Tim Ober, USET veterinarian, conducted a small study in Florida in 2009 on hemp oil for the high performance jumpers. What he found was that hemp oil helped to maintain muscle glycogen reserves, thus reducing muscle glycogen depletion and fatigue.”

Hemp Oil Horse Benefits:

High protein content suitable for horses
Unique high oil content with excellent fatty acid composition
A very efficient source of dietary energy with improved power to weight ratio
Enhances Stamina as a result of muscle glycogen sparing
Mitigates Acideamia during high intensity exercise
Decreases Metabolic Heat production
Low risk source of energy ideal for horses at risk from Gastric Ulcers, Hind-Gut Acidosis, Azoturia, Laminitis and Colic
Ideal for Pregnant Mares in late gestation with reduced appetite but increased energy requirement
Promotes less excitable, calmer behaviour in horses, when fed as an alternative supplementary energy source to cereal grains
Reduces aggressive behaviour
Reduces stress in foals during weaning
Enhances Body Condition
Helps lower heart rate in exercising horses
Can help reduce inflammation in arthritic horses
Valuable in the treating respiratory problems caused by recurrent airway obstruction by reducing Pulmonary Inflammation
Maintains gut health and integrity

Part Reference: http://www.hemp-ingredients.com/equinenutrition.php

Hemp Canada Bulk’s Hemp Seed Oil Guarantee Free From:
 Pesticides & Herbicides
 No GMO or Soy
 Hexane
 Gluten
 Toxins & Dioxins
 Any known Allergens
 Free from any enzyme inhibitors – unlike Soy based items
 No heat treated with chemicals only cold pressed

More information www.hempcanadabulk.com 888.265.0811 visit or  Equine nutrition information for Hemp Oil for Horses.  http://www.hempoilhorse.com/

Hempseed Oil For Dogs

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Hempseed Oil For Dogs

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The oil pressed from the Hemp seeds contains the highest concentration of essential fatty acids (Omega 6, Omega 3 and GLA) of any all natural plant source. There is increasing scientific evidence that Omega 3 and Omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids may play important roles in animals with conditions such as:

  • pruritic skin disease
  • atopic dermatitis
  • allergies
  • degenerative joint disease
  • neoplasia
  • thromboembolic disease
  • eosinophilic granuloma

The good fats in Hemp seed oil is truly unique. Approximately 80% is polyunsaturated fat – the highest of any vegetable oil. Specifically, it contains the Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) and Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) in an ideal ratio for absorption by the body. These EFAs, considered good fats, cannot be produced by the body and therefore must be obtained from our diets. Hemp seed oil also contains Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), from which Omega 6 is naturally converted. Diets and sluggish enzyme activity often impair this conversion and cause GLA deficiency. Hemp seed oil solves this problem. No other single source oil has this ideal combination of EFAs.

Omega 6 (Linoleic Acid) and Omega 3 (Alpha Linolenic Acid) work together within the body. They are converted via enzymes through a chain of events to produce prostaglandins.

Potential Animal Applications

There is increasing scientific evidence that Omega 3 and Omega 6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids also play important roles in animals with conditions such as pruritic skin disease, atopic dermatitis, allergies, degenerative joint disease, neoplasia, thromboembolic disease and eosinophilic granuloma complex.

FACT: Studies to date have been done using flax, evening primrose oil and fish oil with mixed results. Study design has also been a problem with many lacking placebo control groups. In general, studies using a combination of evening primrose and fish oil (GLA and Omega 3) showed the most promising results. As we know, Omega 3 and 6 work in combination with in the body and an excess of one can lead to a depletion of the other. This can occur with using fish or flax oil exclusively. Long term supplementation with omega-3 may lead to a deficiency of omega-6 and reduce the anti-inflammatory potential of Linoleic Acid and its metabolites. Further, high doses of Omega 3 may also alter platelet function to the extent that hemostasis is impaired with significant increases in bleeding times. Likewise, excessive doses of omega-6 can lead to a depletion of omega-3 and its beneficial effects.

This area deserves a great deal of further research. Questions to be answered include: what is the normal ratio of essential fatty acids stored within the body of the animal and what is the ideal ratio of a supplement? What we do know is that Omega 6 and Omega 3 are required by every cell for proper functioning. We also know that Hemp contains a well-balanced ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 and it also contains GLA.

The introduction of polyunsaturated fats into pet food has developed considerable interest in the last few years. The problem being that these fats are inherently unstable and the food becomes rancid quite quickly. This is especially true of flax. Some foods have used marine or fish products and here the problem lies in potential heavy metal toxicity. Hemp would be an excellent addition to pet food based on its high levels of antioxidants thereby providing a natural preservative and a balanced omega-6 : omega-3 ratio.

Hemp Seed Oil  has great potential in the animal industry. Immediate applications include the addition of Hemp pellets or the ground hemp meal and its protein into animal food/concentrates and the oil as a supplement. Future areas of research and application need to involve clinical trials and specific essential fatty acid research in the animal model.

Call direct wholesale prices and ask about our volume sizes for your animals 888-265-0811

References :

Bauer, J.E., ” The Potential for dietary polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements in domestic animals,” Aust. Vet. J.1994 71,342-345.

Bond, R., et al, ” A double-blind comparison of olive oil and a combination of evening primrose oil and fish oil in the management of canine atopy,” Vet Rec 1992 Dec 12;131(24):558-60.

Bright et al, “The effects of n-3 fatty acid supplementation on bleeding time, plasma fatty acid composition, and in vitro platelet aggregation in cats,” J. Vet. Internal Med 1994 8,247-252.

Campbell, K., et al, “Clinical use of fatty acid supplements in dogs,” Veterinary Dermatology 1993 4,167-173. Harvey, R.G. “Effect of varying proportions of evening primrose oil and fish oil on cats with crusting dermatosis (military dermatitis),” Vet Rec 1993 Aug 28;133(9):208-11.

Harvey, R.G. “A blinded, placebo-controlled study of the efficacy of borage seed oil and fish oil in the management of canine atopy,” Vet Rec 1999 Apr 10;144(15):405-7.

Olivry, T., et al, “The ACVD task force on canine atopic dermatitis (XXIII): are essential fatty acids effective?” Vet Immunol Immunopathol 2001 Sept 20;81(3-4):347-62.

Rees, C.A., et al, “Effects of dietary flax seed and sunflower seed supplementation on normal canine serum polyunsaturated fatty acids and skin and hair coat condition scores”, Vet Dermatol. 2001 Apr 12(2):111-7.

Ziboh, V.A., Lipid metabolism, inflammatory mediator pathways, dietary intervention with Omega 6 fatty acids, Proceedings of the 13th Veterinary Medical Forum, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, pp 456-460.

http://www.hempsa.co.za/Uses/Animal/HempForAnimals.htm

Hemp’s fatty acids mirrors the primitive diet man evolved on for 2.5 million years. Who Knew!

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Hemp’s fatty acids mirrors the primitive diet man evolved on for 2.5 million years. Who Knew!

Hemp’s ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids is about 4:1 which mirrors the primitive diet man evolved on for 2.5 million years. This ratio of fatty acids has been shown to prevent and even reverse Alzheimers disease in animal models and humans (Yehuda et al, Int J Neurosci, vol 3, 141-9, 1996).

The fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is especially beneficial for the elderly who become essential fatty acid deficient as they age. Polyunsaturated fats have been shown to be beneficial for the prevention of heart disease, especially omega 3 fatty acids.

Polyunsaturated fats are good, offering the most double bonds and remain fluid at the lowest temperatures, thereby permitting proper protein (enzyme ) functions necessary for health.

For 8000 Years, Hemp Was Primarily Man’s Crop…Fuel Food Reality Check. Hemp’s Making A Comeback!

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For 8000 Years, Hemp Was Primarily Man’s Crop…Fuel Food Reality Check. Hemp’s Making A Comeback!

Fuel Food Reality CheckOttawa, ON: Here are the facts on recent increases in fuel and food.
FACT Over the past year, oil prices have jumped by nearly 100%.
· In 2007, food prices increased by about 4% overall.
· In 2007, the same year the U.S. produced a record amount of ethanol from corn, the U.S. increased it surplus of corn to more than 1.4 billion bushels. In a record ethanol year, the U.S. actually fed more of the world by increasing its exports of corn by 6%.
· Food marketing costs now account for 80% of the cost of food. Marketing costs are the difference between the farm value and consumer spending for food at grocery stores and restaurants. · Corn accounts for less than 5% of the price a box of corn flakes.
The price of rice is now up 77% since October. Rice is not used is the production of biofuels. Corn for ethanol cannot be grown in rice paddies. · As a whole, fish prices are up. Fuel prices account for approximately 60%-70% of operating costs of fishermen. Fish are not used in the production of biofuels.· An increasing amount of biofuels are produced from nontraditional feedstocks such as waste products from the beverage, food, and forestry industries. In the very near future, biofuels will be produced from agricultural residues such as grain straw, Hemp stalks, sugarcane bagasse, corn stover, municipal solid waste, and energy crops such as switch grass and algae. Reference: Founded in 1994, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of renewable fuels for transportation through consumer awareness and government liaison activities.

Hemp Seeds For Animals Too?

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Just as hemp seed is great for human consumption, it is also great for your pets and livestock. Yes, all mammals for that matter including birds require the same Essential Fatty Acids as humans!that their animals are healthier, happier, heftier and less stressed. Because of the high oil content and the fatty acids, the animals actually utilize more of their feed, as it’s easier to digest. Aside from hemp seed being high in protein and fatty acids it is also organically grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides. Therefore, hemp-fed animals are organic animals, free of those substances as well as antibiotics, steroids and hormones. This is a great reason to add hemp seed to your pet and livestock diets or to your birds feed. 

 In Canada, livestock feeds are regulated, as per the federal Feeds Act and Regulations, by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Please review government regulations in your area before adding hemp seed to your livestock feed.

 

Un-hulled hemp seed otherwise known as toasted hemp seed is also great for pets and livestock. The only difference is that the shell remains intact. The shell itself contains many of the same nutrients as the inner seed giving an even bigger nutrient kick. We humans eat un-hulled hemp seed, only salted for better taste. The un-hulled or toasted hemp seed is also considerably cheaper because it requires one less step in processing.
Dogs can be fed hemp!
By adding a seed mixed in with its regular feed. Smaller animals such as birds, hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs can be fed free choice or mixed in with other feed as well.
Some farmers suggest

Sometimes the animal needs time to adjust to the hemp feed so we suggest starting off with smaller amounts and increasing gradually as the animal becomes accustomed to it. In some cases diarrhea may occur for the first few days but will shortly cease thereafter. The daily recommended dose for human consumption is approximately 3 to 4 tablespoons (42g / 1.5oz) per day or as needed. Some will eat it for breakfast then half the amount for lunch.

A general rule of thumb is to feed your animals by weight or as needed. Some will suggest the same amount as humans, approximately 2 tablespoons (21g / .75oz) per every 100 lbs for larger animals. Others and will suggest roughly ¼ to ½ a teaspoon per every 10 lbs for smaller animals.  “David Wise, a cattle farmer in the US feeds his cattle on a 4.2.1 ratio. His special recipe consists of 4 pounds of soybean meal to 2 pounds of distiller’s grain for every 1 pound of hemp… the key ingredient.”
Cats however should not be fed high omega-6 oils such as corn, soy, canola, hemp seed, or flaxseed. Since their history is purely carnivorous they lack the enzyme necessary for metabolizing plant-based omega-6 and may develop a toxicity from it.

Can we feed hemp foods to kids? Babies?

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Can we feed hemp foods to kids? Babies?

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Yes. Hemp seeds contain all of the 21 known amino acids. With the 8 essential amino acids that all of us need, baby, child and parent. 

Feeding vegan kids is becoming almost the norm these days. For breastfeeding mothers, the EFAs from hemp can be a big help in replenishing the 11 grams of EFAs that are pulled from the mother daily through breastfeeding. The extra EFAs needs to come from a food source as the body does not replenish them on its own. (1 part omega 3: 3 parts omega 6)

I mean really, a Formula made with cow’s milk, puree potatoes, and corn porridge? If your baby is underweight, substituting your milk, the natural source of nutrition tailored to meet your child’s needs, for overcooked potatoes is definitely not the answer. Actually children and or a baby can be fed Hemp seeds, hemp milk as its perfect ratio of omega’s, high in protein. I’m sure you are aware of the “Calcium myth”. The nurses and doctors will stress that dairy products are the only source of calcium. The national recommendation is giving your child cow’s milk several glasses a day after 10-12 months of age. Did you know that only around 30 per cent of the calcium in animal milk is properly absorbed? Compare this with the 60% of total calcium content of hemp, or plant-based type seeds that is absorbed. Avoid all soy products.

Your baby needs protein, but quality is more important than quantity.

A basic foundation for a healthy meal: 80/10/10

80% parts vegetables (raw or steamed)

10% part quality grain (such as quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, boiled until done to avoid indigestion)

10% part protein (hemp, chick peas, chia seed, lentils etc.)

It’s suggested that nuts should be avoided due to risk of mycotoxins (highly poisonous or deadly compounds from Fungi) until at least 1 year of age, which is why especially vegan families need to be especially careful about adequate protein intake.

Another topic to yet be discussed is Soaking Your Nuts & Seeds.  But before I proceed with a bit of the discussion on soaking our nuts, seeds, legumes I like to mention that do not need to be soaked are Hemp Seed & Chia Seeds.

Many of us know the importance of soaking our legumes over night prior to cooking them, but not too many of us know the importance of also soaking our nuts and (most) seeds prior to eating them.  Two seeds to mention that do not need to be soaked are Hemp Seed & Chia Seed

Much like legumes, nature designed nuts and seeds with inhibitors (i.e.. enzyme inhibitors, phytic acid) so that they do not come alive (grow) until the right conditions occur. With enough of a soaking (from rain), the essentially dormant seed can come alive and begin to sprout, thus commencing its life cycle.

Unless labeled as ‘sprouted’, nuts found in the supermarket are full of these inhibitors. These nuts can cause inflammation because they actually neutralize the natural enzymes your body would otherwise create to assist with digestion. As if that’s not bad enough, the pancreas has to counteract these inhibitors by producing large amounts of digestive enzymes, thus causing itself stress.

To render these nuts digestible, we must mimic nature’s process to a certain degree. By simply giving nuts a soak then drying them in a dehydrator, a low temp oven or in the sun, we increase the digestibility of nature’s snack food. Not only does their flavor become super enhanced and outstanding but our body isn’t taxed in the process!

Again, your children also need protein, but quality is more important than quantity.

 

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