USAGE GUIDELINES: Mix 1 serving (30g - 4 heaped teaspoons) into water, fruit or vegetable juice, yoghurt, cereal, soya, milk etc.
This is a new and improved formula HempPRO protein powder which combines hemp, a complete, balanced and natural protein, with 15 other beneficial herbs and superfoods to set this product apart from other single ingredient hemp protein powders.
This makes for a unique, powerhouse combination that not only boosts protein intake, but also supports the immune system, recovery, stamina, performance, antioxidant levels, elimination, cleanse and detox processes, slimming, supports stable blood sugar levels and more! See below for further details.
HempPRO is beneficial for
Cleansing and elimination
Stable blood sugar levels
Omega oil intake
The immune system
Dietary fibre intake
Stamina and performance
Hemp: Hemp contains all of the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids (EFAs) (such as Omega 3) necessary to maintain healthy human life and improve immune function, which is why it is considered to be a “superfood” as well as a complete, natural and balanced source of protein. Being deficient in EFAs and their metabolites decreases protein synthesis, impedes muscle repair and may cause the body to retain fat because it senses it does not have all the nutrients it needs. No other single plant source provides complete protein nutrition in such an easily digestible form, nor has the oils essential to life in as perfect a ratio for human health and
vitality. The protein in hemp is very similar to the protein in human blood plasma, which is what makes it so easy to digest (unlike other sources of protein that have been associated with intestinal bloating and
Acerola cherries: Acerola cherries are known as a “superfruit” because of their exceptional nutritional values and naturally high levels of bioavailable (easily absorbed) Vitamin C (30x the amount found in oranges of the same weight). They also possess an amazing array of vitamin and antioxidant power. Researchers have identified nearly 150 nutritive constituents in Acerola cherries, which include bioflavonoids, proteins, mineral salts, iron, calcium and phosphorus.
Alfalfa: Alfalfa is rich in chlorophyll, vitamins (such as pro-Vitamin A (B-carotene) and Vitamins B6, C, D, E, K and P) and minerals (such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc). It also contains all eight essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein, yields 10x more mineral value than an average grain and contains 8 essential enzymes including:
• Amylase (digests starch)
• Coagulase (coagulates milk)
• Invertase (converts sugar to dextrose)
• Emulsin (acts upon sugars)
• Peroxidase (oxidises blood)
• Lipase (fat-splitting enzyme)
• Pectinase (forms a vegetable jelly from pectin)
• Protase (digests proteins).
Alfalfa consists of medicinal “actives”, such as isoflavones, sterols and other plant phytoestrogens that (working together with the plant’s natural fibre) promote healthy cholesterol levels. Alfalfa also contains derivatives of coumarin, an anti-platelet substance that reduces blood clotting and protects the body against atherosclerosis, which is the fatty plaque build-up along the artery walls.
Acai berries: Acai berries have rapidly grown in popularity over recent years, largely because they have finally been recognised in the Western world as being a “superfruit” because of their high nutrient content. Found only in the Amazon rainforests of Central and South America, these berries contain a wide array of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Acai berries are beneficial for:
• the immune system: their dark purple pigment contains plant chemicals called anthocyanins (powerful antioxidants that are part of the flavonoid family of molecules and are important for neutralising harmful free radicals)
• supporting the heart: acai berries are a rich source of protein and dietary fibre, which are believed to have a protective
effect on the cardiovascular system
• lowering cholesterol levels: acai berries are a rich source of Omega 6, Omega 9 fatty acids and phytosterols, which play an important role in lowering the levels of cholesterol in the blood, and have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-mutagenic properties.
Beetroot: Beetroot is a rich source of carbohydrates and proteins and, more importantly, is also incredibly rich in a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (such as Betanin, the pigment that gives beetroot its colour) and nutrients, including magnesium, manganese, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, soluble fibre, calcium, iron, Vitamins A, B and C, folic acid and betaine. It has a very low caloric value, is almost entirely free of fats and has a very low glycaemic load (in other words, the sugar conversion process is extremely slow and allows for a stabilisation of sugar levels in the blood). It is also rich in nitrates, which leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake, increasing stamina and making exercise less tiring. Studies have demonstrated the positive effects beetroot can have on exercise performance and muscle growth. For example, in a recent study conducted by Exeter University, scientists found cyclists who drank a half-litre of beetroot juice several hours before setting off were able to ride up to 16% longer than those who drank a placebo blackcurrant juice. Now used by many athletes during times of extreme training sessions when demands for energy and recovery are high.
Citrus Aurantium: Commonly referred to as bitter orange, Citrus Aurantium has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine to improve overall health. More recently, science has discovered specific compounds (the most well-known being synephrine) in these fruits which demonstrated equally powerful thermogenic (fat-burning) activity. In fact, synephrine has prominently become referred to as ephedra's "calmer chemical cousin" because it ncreases the body's metabolic rate or ability to burn calories, without producing negative side effects on the
central nervous system and the cardiovascular system. Also helps to maintain stable blood sugar levels and very useful for diabetics.
Chlorella: Chlorella is a powerful detoxification aid which has been proven to bind with heavy metals and pesticides - such as PCBs - which can accumulate in our bodies. It is also a fibrous material, which means that it supports healthy digestion and overall digestive tract health. A clean bloodstream, with an abundance of red blood cells to carry oxygen, is essential for strong natural defences. Chlorella's high nutrient content, cleansing action on the bowel and other elimination organs, as well as its protection of the liver, helps to keep the blood free from impurities and our immune system strong. Chlorella gets its name from the high amount of chlorophyll that it possesses!
Cinnamon: Cinnamon has anti-spasmodic, anti-microbial, carminative, anti-diarrhoea, anti-worm and antiseptic properties. Cinnamon bark helps to counteract flatulence and diarrhea. It is used for a weak digestive system, vomiting, hyper-acidity, to promote secretion of gastric juices, irritable bowel, summer diarrhea, influenza and colds. Suppress growth of numerous micro-organisms such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans.
Also helps to maintain stable blood sugar levels and very useful for diabetics.
Dandelion root: The dandelion has been a staple of the traditional herbal pharmacopoeia for centuries. In Europe, the dandelion is still respected as the nutritional and medicinal powerhouse that it is. Among other things, dandelion root has been used as a gentle laxative, digestive aid, to treat liver and kidney problems and to relieve inflammation, boils, fever and diarrhoea and to help regulate blood sugar levels. Dandelion root is also known to stimulate the appetite and promote digestion.
Fenugreek: Fenugreek is loaded with antioxidants and has laxative, anti-parasitic and anti-tumour effects. It also soothes irritated tissues, lowers fever, reduces blood sugar, improves digestion and promotes healing. It stimulates the immune system and aids in removal of toxins from the body through lymph nodes. The seeds,
in particular, are rich in lipids, protein, protease inhibitors, alkaloids, mucilaginous fiber, phosphorus, iron, calcium, niacin, vitamin C, selenium and various other nutrients.
Plus, it is believed that the seeds reduce fatty tissues, thereby aiding in natural weight loss.
Green tea: Green tea is rich in catechin polyphenols. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), in particular, is a powerful antioxidant. Some studies have shown green tea polyphenols to have a stronger antioxidant action than Vitamin C and E. Green tea is effective at lowering LDL cholesterol and blood pressure levels and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots. In countries where green tea is regularly consumed, there are significantly lower levels of heart disease. Green tea is also known to be beneficial for weight
loss, because the polyphenols induce thermogenesis and stimulate fat oxidation, boosting the metabolic rate without increasing the heart rate.
Celery: Celery provides an excellent source of Vitamin C and fibre. It is also a very good source of folic acid, tassium, calcium and Vitamins B1, B2 and B6. Celery contains phyto-chemical compounds known as coumarins which lower blood pressure, tone the vascular system and are effective when used in cases of graines. Studies have also shown that celery helps to lower cholesterol and improves detoxification. Celery extract
s been shown to be effective in the treatment of rheumatism and muscular aches and pains. A powerful natural diuretic.
Montmorency cherries: Montmorency cherry (or sour cherry) is a nutrient-rich superfruit, which has anti-inflammatory, disease-fighting and healing properties. These cherries are incredibly rich in antioxidants, which fight free radicals in the body and help prevent disease, as well as slow the ageing process. The latest research shows that Montmorency cherries
have high ORAC (oxygen radical absorption capacity) values. In particular, they are one of the few natural food sources of the potent antioxidant, melatonin, which helps maintain the body's circadian rhythms and improve sleep cycles; and the class of compounds, Superoxide Dismutases (SOD), which act as super scavengers of dangerous free radicals, destroying them throughout the body. Montmorency cherries also contain potent phytonutrients, including anthocyanins and other phenolic and flavonoid compounds. Anthocyanins have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which help
maintain healthy joint function, mobility and flexibility, reduce inflammation and ease the pain of arthritis. They are also thought to lower urate levels in the body and are therefore often used as a remedy for gout.
Parsley: Parsley is highly nutritious, has many health benefits and has been used for hundreds of years as a natural remedy for many conditions. It contains a host of nutrients, such as Vitamins A, C, E, bioflavonoids, iron, folic acid, volatile oils, coumarins, flavonoids and chlorophyll. Parsley contains more Vitamin C than any other culinary vegetables, i.e. approximately 3x as much as found in oranges and about the same amount as blackcurrants! It's iron content is also high - around twice as much as spinach! This plant is also a good source of manganese, calcium and potassium and it acts as an antioxidant. Parsley is one of the most
important culinary herbs for providing vitamins – it is an immune system multivitamin and mineral complex all by itself.
Spinach: Spinach is at the top of many superfood lists because it is loaded with iron, calcium, folic acid, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, fibre and carotenoids. Add its lutein and bioflavanoids and spinach is a nutritional powerhouse! The calcium content in spinach helps to strengthens bones; the A and C vitamins, fibre, folic acid, magnesium and other nutrients help to fight disease and boost the immune system. Folate also lowers the blood levels of homocysteine, a protein that damages arteries and therefore helps protect against heart disease.
Protein boost: Protein plays a key role in muscle repair, recovery and building mass after training. It is also one of the main sources of energy when following a low carbohydrate diet, which many bodybuilders and athletes do, as it aids in fat loss and can improve muscle definition. HempPRO, with its high quality protein and added nutrients and antioxidants, can therefore provide a beneficial protein boost for anyone who leads an active lifestyle and especially endurance athletes such as runners, swimmers, cyclists and triathletes.
Meal replacement or snack: Hemp protein is also slow digesting, making it perfect to take before bedtime, between the meals or as a meal replacement. It's high protein content will make you feel fuller for longer and HempPRO’s added nutrients means optimum nutrient levels can be met without adding unhealthy calories. This is good news for those who have problems with cow’s milk and or soya beans. Hemp does not contain the anti-nutrient trypsin inhibitors found in soya milk.
Weight loss aid and women’s fitness: A balanced diet which focuses on the right type of protein and appropriate carbohydrate levels, combined with exercise, is a great way for women to sculpt and tone their bodies, while losing weight. A high-protein diet combined with exercise can also enhance fat loss, improve muscle tone and improve blood fat levels. Protein aids in the repair and growth of muscle, which in turn leads to more calories being burned each day. It also helps people
better control their appetites and calorie intake as well as regulating blood sugar levels, reducing sugar and snack cravings.
Dietary supplement: Vegans and vegetarians often find it a challenge to obtain adequate amounts of protein, as their diets do not include the more obvious forms (such as meat, milk and eggs). However, with HempPRO, there is no need for this lifestyle choice to mean a diet lacking in protein. This plant-based source of protein ensures that a vegan or vegetarian diet contains enough easily digestible protein to support an active lifestyle.
NO ADDED: sugar, salt, preservatives, wheat, gluten, lactose, dairy, colours, fillers or flavours.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans