View Full Version : The Hemp Seed Thread

08-25-2009, 11:27 AM
So lately Hemp Seeds have really come onto my radar. I have been searching the forums, and it seems like we really haven't had that much concrete discussion regarding them here.

This thread is intended for anyone to post their information (negative or positive, just keep it objective), experiences, or question regarding hemp seeds, and hopefully we can get a wealth of knowledge going on in here.

My take? I am currently reevaluating my diet, to increase my daily protein, while NOT increasing my daily cals (They are fine where they are). Hemp seeds are looking like a GREAT alternative to flax in my shakes. I usually use about 2-3tbs minimum ground flax in my homemade MRP shake, and with hemp as I understand it:

- this would be over 10g protein
- hemp is a complete protein unlike flax How could I go wrong?
- Hemp seems to be to be a decent source of Omega 3 and 6, although the hemp ratio is 3:1 6-9 while flax is 3:1 9-6. This doesn't concern me though as I use fish oil as my primary Omega 3.
-Downside, hemp doesn't have the same lignans content, due to the higher protein content.

In a nutshell, I am looking at hemp as a win win replacement for flax.


08-25-2009, 07:31 PM