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Posted by: Luana, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 12:16pm
Below is an excerpt from this site on Hemp.  So far I cannot find it listed in the database food guide for tested foods.  So I assume it's safe for me.
lists the amino acids present in Hemp.


Hemp protein is a living plant protein which contains all 20 known amino acids including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce. When pressed and milled, the result is the perfect high performance vegetarian whole food which may be used in place of all protein sources or supplements. Proteins are considered complete when they contain all 9 essential amino acids in a sufficient quantity and ratio to meet the body’s needs. Hemp seeds contain an adequate supply of these high quality proteins (EAAs) for a well balanced diet. In fact, hemp Protein is not only very high in fiber, but is unique in the plant kingdom for its perfect balance of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates, making it easy to substitute into any type of diet. A live protein concentrate, hemp protein is loaded with what your body needs, including all 9-10 essential amino acids, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, enzymes, natural anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre.

Hemp protein is free of the tryspin inhibitors which block protein absorption and free of oligosaccharides found in soy, which cause stomach upset and gas. Soybeans contain a higher total percentage of protein, but these are complex proteins that many people find difficult to digest. An important aspect of hemp seed protein is a high content of arginine (123 mg/g protein) and histidine (27 mg/g protein), both of which are important for growth during childhood, and of the sulfur-containing amino acids methionine (23 mg/g protein) and cysteine (16 mg/g protein), which are needed for proper enzyme formation. Cysteine’s importance is related to the presence of a sulfur-containing thiol group in its side chain. This group participates in the catalytic reactions of certain enzymes, such as that of papain. Methionine is required because it assists in the breakdown of fats and thereby prevents the build-up of fat in the arteries, as well as assisting with the digestive system and removing heavy metals from the body since it can be converted to cysteine, which is a precursor to gluthione, which is of prime importance in detoxifying the liver. The amino acid methionine is also a great antioxidant as the sulfur it supplies inactivates free radicals. It may also be used to treat depression, arthritis pain as well as chronic liver disease — although these claims are still under investigation. Some studies have also indicated that methionine might also improve memory recall.

Approximately 65% of the protein in hemp seeds is made up Edestin and is found only in hemp seed. “Edistins (also spelled edestine) are plant globulins, and are classified as globular proteins. Globulins perform many enzymatic functions within the plasma itself. The human body uses globulin proteins to make antibodies that attack infecting agents that invade the body.” Edestin aids digestion, is relatively phosphorus-free and considered the backbone of the cell’s DNA. The other one third of hemp seed protein is Albumin, another high quality globulin protein similar to that found in egg whites.

In addition to being an excellent protein source, hemp powder can also be used as a quick and convenient blood sugar stabilizer because of the high fiber content which will again help in weight loss.
Posted by: Becky, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 1:57pm; Reply: 1
My NP has suggested that I add this to my diet as well.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 3:36pm; Reply: 2
search the site to find lots of old threads about hemp.....
(main search button on homepage)
lots of controversy there.
best way to build an individualized opinion on it being as beneficial as it is publicized to be.
Posted by: Don, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 4:59pm; Reply: 3
I think you will find that in the future hemp seed and hemp seed oil are considered beneficial for type B non-secretors.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 5:04pm; Reply: 4
how s that Don?
do you know something about hemp that I haven t read yet?
got a link to that statement?
why only B nonnies?
Posted by: Don, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 5:17pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from lola
how s that Don?
do you know something about hemp that I haven t read yet?
got a link to that statement?

Quoted from lola
why only B nonnies?

I didn't say only B nonnies.

However, B nonnies were the only one I provided information for, since luanaflacco was the one asking.

Posted by: Luana, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 7:58pm; Reply: 6
I think I took a little too much hemp powder in my shake last evening because it sure cleaned me out today.

I think I will start with 1/2 tsp next time instead of the suggested 2 TBL.  My fault for wanting all that protein to help me gain weight.  
Posted by: Luana, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 8:05pm; Reply: 7
I jut read about the gastrointestinal disorder by 4 patients who had hemp seed oil on their salads.  I have never had this experience with hemp seed oil.  However, I will be watching my body's reaction to it as I reintroduce it into my diet through the powder.  When I said it cleaned me out, I believe it was too much fiber and also does a detox job based on the abundance of amino acids and efa's.  

I am hoping I can tolerate it at small amounts.  If not, I will have to shelve it.
Posted by: Luana, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 8:15pm; Reply: 8
Here's another interesting link from the archives on Hemp:
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 11:20pm; Reply: 9
thanks both!
got anymore interesting data from DDE, Don, like the hemp one, for instance?
Posted by: Lloyd, Monday, September 24, 2007, 1:51am; Reply: 10
Quoted from lola
thanks both!
got anymore interesting data from DDE, Don, like the hemp one, for instance?

Lola, why don't you try it for yourself? I discovered the hemp ratings for O's, both types...... For me, the hemp seed seems to be beneficial.  :)
Posted by: Lola, Monday, September 24, 2007, 1:56am; Reply: 11
I will definitely give it a try!

first I ll reread the one I ran last time.....perhaps I missed the hemp.......will see....thanks!
Posted by: 28 (Guest), Sunday, September 30, 2007, 5:28pm; Reply: 12
hello (smarty) me to i try the seeds of hemp  Because in France one can find oil of hemp, flour of hemp one also puts some in the chocolate; it is very good!

Say me if it's beneficial or not for O

Posted by: Lloyd, Sunday, September 30, 2007, 5:58pm; Reply: 13
Hi frenchcat.

I have reason to think that the seed is beneficial and the oil is okay for O secretors. O nonnies may find the oil beneficial. This assumes (by me) a low THC source.

Posted by: Lola, Monday, October 1, 2007, 12:42am; Reply: 14
Quoted Text
I learned recently from a reader that the THC content of hemp oil which prompted a warning in the Ask Dr. D'Adamo column of that name is no longer a concern in current products due to more stringent processing standards.

tetrahidrocannabinol- in Cannabis sativa
Posted by: jayneeo, Monday, October 1, 2007, 3:07am; Reply: 15
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