Welcome back to another 3 question Friday. This week we will be touching on the role that Hemp Seeds play in a good nights sleep, as well as a two allergen questions relating to Hemp Seeds!
- Florise asked about the role that Hemp Seeds play in a good night’s sleep
- Kaye is concerned about taking Hemp Seed products with an Amine allergy.
- Andrea was wondering if Hemp Seed products are safe for someone with nut allergies.
The reason why Hemp Seeds play a role in a good nights sleep.
Hemp Seeds contain high amounts of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. These amino acids produce chemicals in the brain that help to regulate our mood, behaviour and sleeping patterns. Melatonin is our sleep chemical and amino acids are required from foods to help in producing melatonin.
Hemp Seeds also contain anti-inflammatory properties and high amounts of magnesium (a natural relaxant) that can also play a role in improving you sleep.
Amine allergies; can you still consume Hemp Seeds?
Last week I discussed amino acids, so what's the difference between amino acids and amines? Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, while Amines are the chemicals found in foods that are produced by bacteria from the breakdown of proteins (don’t get too caught up in this).
Amines generally aren’t an issue for most people but can cause problems for some as a result of genetics, medications and even supplements!
Foods that contain high amounts of amines are typically found in fermented foods eg. alcohol, hard cheeses, probiotic foods (eg. sauerkraut, and kimchi)
Amine intolerance can cause symptoms that nasal congestion, headaches/migraines, skin conditions, GI upset, fatigue, hormonal problems (oestrogen issues).
So to answer this question, YES! This should not be a problem unless you have other allergens to consider. You may like to try Hemp Seeds or Hemp Seed Oil capsules if you really want to enjoy the healthy benefits that Hemp has to offer.
Are Hemp Seed products are safe for someone with nut allergies?
Yes, Hemp Seeds sure are safe for those with nut allergies - however you need to consider the chances of cross-contamination in the preparation of food products.
On each of our product pages, you will find the allergen warnings under the 'ingredients' tab. Some of our foods may be some cross contamination.
Cross contamination can happen in food production when there is trace amounts (eg. nuts) left in the manufacturing process. Before you gift our products always make sure they person you are giving them to does not have a nut allergy. Speak to your specialist for further advice if our products are suitable to you if you have a nut allergy.
I hope this helped to address all of your questions for the week and wanted to congratulate Florise, Kaye and Andrea for winning a $20 voucher to spend on our store!
If you would like to have the chance to win a voucher - please don't hesitate to send me your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org