Also known as cannabis sativa, hemp has been consumed for hundreds of years and offers an excellent plant-based protein source. Our hemp protein powder contains up to 70% protein including 9 of the essential amino acids which the human body cannot synthesize so must be acquired through diet.
Hemp has been cultivated for centuries and is believed to be one of the earliest plants cultivated for textile fibre. While hemp grows all over the world, China has a long-standing history spanning as far back as 8000 years ago where they used the fibre to make paper. Britain was introduced to hemp by the Romans over 2000 years ago and hemp cultivation was even enshrined in law by Henry VIII in the 16th century to produce rope, sails, and other navel equipment.
Today, hemp is a popular source of plant-based protein due to its high protein content and delicious nutty taste. Protein is an essential macronutrient that contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass as well as to the maintenance of normal bones.