Hemp Pro – boost & gO
Hemp is one of the most nutritionally complete foods in the world. It is the seeds that are consumed, and which deliver complete protein in a highly digestible form. In particular, Hemp is shown to have many healthy benefits for the body.
Hemp contains 20 naturally occurring amino acids (including all 9 of the essential amino acids), which are vital for optimum body function and can only be acquired through diet. As such, hemp protein powder is argued to be one of the best plant-based proteins available today.
To be in good health, the body needs a natural balance of essential fatty acids, in addition to amino acids, vitamins and minerals. The essential fatty acids found within the hemp seeds are in the ideal ratio to meet human nutritional needs (hemp seed oil contains the optimal 1:4 omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, and it is this ratio that is critical to cellular health and systemic inflammatory levels).
The two main proteins found in hemp are the high quality storage proteins edestin and albumin, which contain nutritionally significant amounts of all the essential amino acids and are high in arginine (essential for cardiovascular health). These storage proteins have a similar cellular structure to a protein manufactured in human blood, (which is why this hemp protein is so easily digestible), making the seeds an excellent source of plant-based protein for vegetarians and vegans. Hemp powder is also especially gentle on stomachs because, unlike soy and whey, hemp protein contains no oligosaccharides (known to cause bloating, gas and discomfort).
Hemp seeds also contain gamma linolenic acid (GLA) – a powerful anti-inflammatory, which converts into beneficial prostaglandins. These lipid compounds, in addition to the other amino & essential fatty acids found in hemp, have many incredible properties (hemp is not called a ‘super food’ without good reason!). It is these unique properties that are understood to provide a multitude of health benefits. These include: strengthening the immune system, proper tissue, muscle and organ function, controlling weight, metabolism and energy levels, reducing risk of coronary disease (through lowering blood pressure and regulating cholesterol), colon cleansing, reducing inflammation and slowing bone loss, amongst others.
As well as its high quality protein and essential fatty acids, hemp protein also contains vital vitamins and minerals for the human body, including manganese, iron, magnesium and many others. Manganese is important to nerve health, bone health and thyroid function. Iron is responsible for making hemoglobin in the body and oxidation of blood cells. Magnesium helps muscles in the body to properly contract and relax. This combination of vitamins and minerals improves the body’s immune system, and makes it less prone to disease and sickness.
Protein, a component of every cell, tissue and organ in our bodies, is constantly being broken down and replaced. This is why it is vital for all individuals to incorporate adequate levels of high quality, protein rich food in their daily diet. Food protein, once ingested, is broken down into the essential amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) and then used to replenish the body’s own protein stores.
Bill & Ben’s Beneficials have combined hemp protein with a broad range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants & phytonutrients from 15 other superfoods and herbs. It is this health-enhancing formula that sets our product apart from single-ingredient hemp protein powders and makes Hemp Pro – boost & gO the best hemp protein powder available on the market today.
Hemp Pro – boost & gO combines high-quality hemp protein with the following ingredients:
Acai berry: Acai berries are reported to increase metabolism and energy. Acai is said to promote cardiovascular and digestive health as a result of an amazing combination of healthy fats (monounsaturated), phytosterols and dietary fibre. It is rich in the essential fats omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9.
It contains vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2 and B3 along with potassium, calcium magnesium, copper and zinc. The acai berry is rich in protein, containing as much as an egg. It also contains trace minerals important for muscle regeneration. They also have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-mutagenic properties. Acai berries are beneficial for a healthy immune system, supporting the heart, lowering cholesterol and can be used as an aid to weight loss.
Acerola cherries: This ‘superfruit’ has high levels of bioavailable (easily absorbed) vitamin C. They provide a good source of vitamin and anti-oxidant power. In fact, nearly 150 nutritive constitutes have been identified in Acerola cherries, which include proteins, bioflavonoids, mineral salts, calcium, iron and phosphorous.
Alfalfa: Mainly used for its vitamin K content (provided by high levels of chlorophyll found in the sprouts), it also naturally contains vitamins B6, D, E and U, as well as minerals – calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc. Moreover, it contains 8 essential amino acids and 8 essential enzymes.
Alfalfa additionally consists of medicinal ‘actives’ (such as isoflavones, sterols and other plant-phyto-estrogens) that work in conjunction with the plant’s natural fibre to promote healthy cholesterol levels.
Beetroot: Not only a source of protein & carbohydrates, but beetroot is rich in vitamins A, B & C and minerals (iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, sodium & phosphorous). It also contains plenty of soluble fibre, betaine and folic acid, whilst its colour comes from betacyanin, a powerful antioxidant that is thought to help suppress the development of some types of cancer. It is particularly popular with athletes, as its additionally high in dietary nitrate, which affects oxygen uptake and increases stamina and makes exercise less tiring.
Blackcurrants: These berries are high in both vitamin C & vitamin E, and similarly contain minerals, such as calcium, potassium, phosphorous and iron. Blackcurrants are packed with antioxidants and their seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids. They are helpful for supporting energy levels.
Celery seed: These seeds are an excellent source of both vitamin C and fibre, and contain vitamins B1, B2 & B6 along with calcium, potassium and folic acid. They also are high in phyto-chemical compounds known as coumarins, which help lower blood pressure, tone the vascular system and are shown to be effective when used in cases of migraines. Studies also show celery can help lower cholesterol and improve detoxification (it is a powerful diuretic). Moreover, celery extract has found to be effective in treatment of rheumatism and muscular aches and pains.
Chlorella: Chlorella is a fibrous material that supports healthy digestion and digestive tract health. Used as a powerful detoxification aid, Chlorella is proven to bind with heavy metals and pesticides (such as PCBs), which can accumulate in our bodies. The high nutrient content and cleansing properties in chlorella support the liver and other elimination organs, and helps to keep our blood free from impurities and our immune system strong.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon has high amounts of calcium, fibre and manganese, as well as antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral and antioxidant properties. The bark helps promote healthy digestion (it can be used to treat vomiting, diarrhea, hyper-acidity and irritable bowel syndrome). Moreover, cinnamon stabilizes blood sugar levels, and its therefore thought to be useful for diabetics.
Dandelion leaf: Dandelion is used for loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, muscle aches, eczema, and bruises. Dandelion is also used to increase urine production and as a gentle laxative. It is considered to support the liver and kidneys and, again, regulate blood sugar levels. It is also used as skin toner, blood tonic, and digestive tonic.
Fenugreek: Packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, fenugreek is known to stimulate the immune system, sooth irritated tissues, reduce fever, lower blood sugar levels, improve digestion, aid detoxification and promote healing. In particular, its seeds are rich in lipids, protein, protease inhibitors, alkaloids, mucilaginous fibre, phosphorous, niacin, selenium and other nutrients. Moreover, the seeds are believed to reduce fatty tissues and, therefore, aid in natural weight loss.
Green tea: Green tea is rich in polyphenols that have effects like reducing inflammation and helping to fight cancer. In particular, it contains large amounts of a catechin (called EGCG), which are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, therefore protecting cells and molecules from damage. The polyphenols within green tea have been shown to be even more powerful than vitamin C and E for their antioxidant effect. Green tea is also affective at lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Furthermore, the polyphenols induce thermogenesis and fat oxidation, so metabolism is boosted without any increase to a person’s heart rate. This is why green tea is a fantastic aid to weight loss.
Montmorency cherry: Another nutrient-rich superfood, Montmorency cherry is extremely rich in antioxidants, which fight free radicals in the body and, therefore, help prevent disease and slow the aging process. Moreover, these cherries contain the powerful antioxidant melatonin, which helps the body’s circadian rhythms and improve sleep cycles. Montmorency cherries additionally contain potent ‘phyto-nutrients’ including anthocyanins and other phenolic and flavonoid compounds. These compounds with their powerful anti-inflammatory properties help maintain mobility and healthy joint function. These cherries are often taken to help ease the pain of arthritis.
Parsley piert: Parsley piert has many healing properties. In particular, it is used to treat kidney stones, infections, and to help soothe and heal cuts and scratches. It is also thought to soothe the linings of the kidneys and intestines and act as a diuretic (increases water loss). It is a useful source of vitamin C and minerals, and has been found to have strong antioxidant activity.
Spinach: Spinach is one of the most well known superfoods around. It’s loaded with iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin K, fibre and carotenoids, as well as other nutrients such as lutein and bioflavonoids. Not only strengthening the bones (due to the calcium content), it also boosts the immune system and helps fight disease. In particular, the folate contained lowers homocysteine in our blood and, hence, protects against heart disease.
Spirulina: Spirulina is a highly nutritious blue-green algae, and is one of the world’s first superfoods. It provides a boost to one’s energy, while helping to improve endurance and reduce fatigue. It helps improve the immune system, and provides exceptional support for the heart, liver, and kidneys. Spirulina is also a natural detoxifier, oxygenating the blood, and helping cleanse the body of toxins and other impurities. It’s known as a natural appetite suppressant and additionally helps to improve the body’s digestive system. It has very powerful antioxidant properties and balances the body’s pH, thereby reducing inflammation throughout the body in a safe and chemical-free way. Moreover, Spirulina is also thought to alleviate allergy symptoms. It is a complete food that is packed with a wide range of nutrients, including protein, vitamins, minerals, omega 6 fatty acids, chlorophyll and many other phyto-nutrients.
Here’s just few of the possible ways that Hemp Pro – boost & gO can be used:
Natural protein boost –
Hemp Pro – boost & gO can provide a natural protein boost for anyone who leads an active lifestyle (such as bodybuilders, endurance athletes and gym-goers), as it aids fat loss and can improve muscle definition – particularly when following a low carbohydrate diet. High quality protein not only provides a source of energy, but also plays a key role in muscle repair, recovery and building mass.
Weight loss aid –
Combined with exercise, a balanced diet, which focuses on the intake of the right kind of protein, healthy fats and appropriate carbohydrate levels can be a key way to lose weight healthily, and to sculpt and tone the body. The high-quality hemp protein that makes up Hemp Pro – boost & gO can help support a faster metabolism, enhance fat loss, and improve muscle tone and blood fat levels. In particular, protein assists in the building and repairing of muscles, and thereby increases metabolism and leads to more calories being burned each day. Furthermore, hemp protein can be used to control appetite and calorie intake by regulating blood sugar levels and sustaining a feeling of satiety (reducing sugar and snack cravings).
Meal replacement or a healthy snack –
A Hemp Pro – boost & gO shake is ideal to drink before bedtime, between meals as a healthy snack, or as a meal replacement. Its high protein content helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer. Hemp protein is slow-digesting and, hence, the nutrients it contains can be better assimilated by our bodies. The added nutrients in our protein powder mean optimum nutrient levels can be achieved without the need to rely on unhealthy calories (good news for those who have problems with dairy or have other food intolerances).
Restricted diet supplement –
Vegetarian, vegans and those following dairy-free diets can often struggle with protein intake (as meat and dairy are the usual protein sources within our western diets). Therefore, supplementing one’s diet with a plant-based protein source, that’s contained within Hemp Pro – boost & gO, is an ideal way to obtain the essential amounts of quality protein that the body requires.
Immunity, health and vitality –
A Hemp Pro – boost & gO shake is a quick and easy way to support you and your family’s daily nutrient intake. Not only providing the best quality protein, it also provides omega oils, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phyto-nutrients. It really is a fantastic boost for the immune system, energy levels, health and vitality.