Hemp protein: The Only Plant-Based Complete Protein
In 2018, the U.S. imported $15 million worth of hemp products, mostly driven by growth in the demand for hempseed, hemp protein and hemp oil for use as ingredients in foods such as granola.
So what is hemp and why it is so popular?
Hemp, typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including food, paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, and animal feed.
Hemp is not to be confused with marijuana. Although hemp belongs to the Cannabis Sativa family, the plant does not produce a mind-altering effect. It is impossible to fail a drug test by ingesting hemp foods including hemp protein and hempseed.
Hemp provides essential amino acids and can be consumed to meet your dietary protein needs. Hemp protein products contain protein plus heart-healthy fats and fiber. Some nutrition experts consider hemp protein the best protein for humans. While scientists at Laybio believe more research is needed to determine whether hemp protein is the best protein, it is ture that Hemp is the only plant-based complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids that humans must get from food.
Hemp protein powder made by Laybio is effective in meeting human dietary protein needs. The powder contains heart-healthy unsaturated fats and fiber, which are beneficial for disease prevention and bowel regulation. In developed countries, most adults consume more protein than they need, and the association discourages high-protein diets. Foods derived from hemp seed can contribute to a healthy diet, and the USDA encourages Americans to eat plant-based foods because they may reduce the risk of many diseases.
The world-leading producer of hemp is China, which produces more than 70% of the total world output. Laybio works with organic farms across China to produce top quality hemp products to serve our customers. Some of our suppliers are located in the most remote and underdeveloped regions, and since 2019 Laybio has started a market-based program that is to ensure that impoverished farmers can get a fair wage for the goods they produce, and that help them to fight absolute poverty.Laybio, founded in 2010, is a premium organic herbal extracts company that specializes in the manufacturing process and R&D. Our best-selling organic products are ganoderma lucidum extract, lion’s mane extract, amygdalin, phosphatidylserine, cranberry extract, hemp protein and pea protein.