This is how you can meet your protein RDI with solely Hemp Protein!

Hey all,

Welcome back to another week of our Friday Q&A. It was great to get so many interesting questions in todays Instagram live stream and I am happy to be able to answer these great questions about hemp and nutrition!

  1. Maryanne was wondering, “I have hypothyroidism. I have read that some types of protein powders are not advisable for this health issue. Is it safe to take hemp seed protein powder?”

  1. Pamela asked “How do I get my recommended daily intake (RDI) of protein using just Hemp Protein?”

  1. Lorraine was curious, “I take 3 hemp seed oil capsules, magnesium, and zinc daily. Should I continue taking the magnesium and zinc or is there enough in the capsules?”

 

1. Safely taking Hemp Protein if you are diagnosed with hypothyroidism. 

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone and can disrupt such things as heart rate, body temperature and all aspects of metabolism.

One reason why you may have read that online is that soy products or soy proteins contain isoflavones that may interfere with the production of thyroid hormones. However, there may not be enough evidence to suggest you need to completely avoid soy products (1).

The good news is that Hemp Protein doesn’t have this issue and is safe to consume!

2. Meeting your RDI of Protein with solely Hemp Protein.

Ben discusses the importance of consuming Hemp Seed products with a well balanced diet that includes lots of fresh fruits and vegetables for vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids and protein (both found in hemp seeds).

We recommend adding one heaped tablespoon (30g) of protein powder to a smoothie, or mix with your favourite type of milk or juice. This will give you approx. 12g protein. If you do this twice a day you’ll get approx. 26g of protein per day just over a third of your daily intake of protein if yours is 70g protein a day (based on a 70kg female).

3. Levels of Magnesium and Zinc in Hemp Seed Oil capsules - do you need to take these supplements?

Hemp Seed Oil contains mostly large amounts of essential fatty acids, but minimal magnesium and zinc.

Hemp Hearts however, contain large amounts of magnesium and zinc and supplementing may not be necessary to meet your recommended daily intake (see table below). 

Nutrient

Average quantity per 100 g of hemp hearts

RDI

Magnesium

700mg

Females 320mg

Males 420mg 

Zinc

10mg

Females 8mg

Males 14mg

 

 

As always, I hope that you enjoyed this weeks question and answer and learned a thing or two! Congratulations to Maryanne, Pamela and Lorraine for winning a $20 voucher to spend on your next order! 

If you would like to go into the running to win the next set of vouchers - all you need to do is email through a question to care@13seeds.com.au and you may qualify!

 

*Disclaimer: this does not constitute medical advice and does not take into consideration your personal circumstances. Please see your medical professional before implementing the above*

 

References:

1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16571087/

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