Organic hemp protein powder from Jarrow

Studies of hemp protein in mice conducted in China showed improvements in energy, less fatigue and some immune system modulation. This included increases in CD4 numbers in the spleen (though of course whether this would have any relevance to people living with HIV is unknown; see Wei Sheng Yan Jiu. 2008 Mar;37(2):175-178). Lactic acid levels were also seen to decrease. A rat study showed a significant decrease in LDL (the so-called bad cholesterol) and an increase in the good cholesterol, HDL, over a 20-day period. Again, whether this is relevant to humans or what dosage daily would be needed to achieve this is unclear.

In any event, this products offers another alternative for a good protein source with a favorable amino acid profile. It has an innocuous flavor and is great in juice! If you are able to assess your energy level or start this around the time you get blood work, get a fasting lipid panel–and let us know what happens (improvement, no change or any problems).

Each 2 scoops contains: Total protein – 15 g
Total fat – 4 g
Sat fat – 0.4 g
trans fat – 0 g
Omega 3 – 0.7 g
Omega 6 – 2 g
Cholesterol – 0 mg
Sodium – 1 mg
Total Carbohydrates – 7 g
Dietary fiber – 6 g
Sugars – 1 g
Calcium – 39 mg
Iron – 6 mg
Vitamin A – 49 IU

Suggested use: Add 2 level scoops to water, fresh juice or other beverages, or your favorite smoothie recipe. May also be used as a topping for salads, cereals, and soups. For a low-carb, high-protein baking alternative, substitute hemp protein for flour (up to 25%) in your favorite recipe.

Contains no wheat, no gluten, no soybean, no dairy, no egg, no fish/shellfish, no peanuts/tree nuts. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans. Certified Organic by QAI.

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