Vegan And Gluten-Sensitive? Hemp Can Help Fulfill Your Dietary Protein Needs!


With so many people turning to the Vegan health-style, and many others who are gluten-sensitive, it can sometimes be a challenge to get the right proteins or enough protein in the body.

Industrial hemp is an excellent protein source. It is the only plant source on earth that has Edestin protein, the protein closest to human globulin. (That means it is very easily digested.)

Hemp is also gluten-free.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other related grains. It is what makes bread ‘doughy’ and aids in the rising process.

People with gluten sensitivities, allergies, or celiac disease should avoid gluten all together. Symptoms of gluten sensitivity include gas, bloating, diarrhea, lethargy, migraines, abdominal discomfort, bone and joint pain, and ADHD.

Celiac disease is a reaction to eating gluten that damages the small intestine, and prevents the intestine from absorbing important nutrients.

In all the above cases, getting enough protein is essential. Hempseed is an excellent addition to the diet, in that not ONLY is it a complete protein, it is also gluten-free and there are no known allergies to hemp.

One item to make note of: Texturized Vegetable Protein is also a good protein substitute, HOWEVER, many types of TVP contain gluten, so be very careful when thinking about using it.

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3 responses to “Vegan And Gluten-Sensitive? Hemp Can Help Fulfill Your Dietary Protein Needs!

  1. Are you taking an prescription medication? It is possible that the balance that the hempseeds are creating in your body are having an effect with your medicine. If you are on prescription medication for any condition, perhaps you should contact your physician to see if the medication needs to be adjusted or lessened.

    How much hempseed are you eating per day? Some people find they have to begin with smaller amounts.

    Where did you get your hempseeds? Did you buy them pre-packaged or bulk? I bought hempseeds twice from bulk bin at the food co-op, they did not have pre-packaged in stock at the time; both times they made me dizzy and violently sick. I believe the reason is that they were old. Hempseed can go rancid quickly and should be kept in the refrigerator if you are going to have it for a long period of time. If you have hempseed oil, it MUST stay refrigerated.

    I only buy pre-packaged hempseed now, simply because chances are it is fresher than the bulk bin, plus – I don’t know who has had their hands in the bulk bin to begin with.

    It could be also that the hemp is helping your body to detox, thus the reason for the dizziness.

    One last question – it is the INDUSTRIAL hempseeds (hemp hearts) that you are eating, right?

  2. thank you for your reply. i am taking stemitil 3 times a day for 5 days. today is the last day. the hempseeds are organic and prepacked. the make is “Biona” . they are unshelled hempseeds and i was taking 1 heaped teaspoonful with my porrige at breakfast. besides the hempseeds i add 1 tablespoon of gound flax , 1 walnut and 1 almond. i also added a sprinkle of cinnamon powder to the porrige. maybe i am over doing it. my husband also has the same breakfast. he has Parkinsons disease and is on 4 Sinemet tablets a day. could this interfere with his meds? would milled hemp be a better choice? looking forward to hearing from you. Marthese.

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