DID YOU KNOW?
Hemp Seeds are one of nature's purest and most beneficial ingredients. Here are some fun facts about the nutritional value of hemp seeds!
1. Hemp Seeds will NOT make you high!
It's something we hear over and over. "Will feeding this meal/oil to my animal make him high?" While it's entertaining to imagine, the answer is no. Hemp Seeds contain no THC - the chemical compound responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. So by feeding your animal hemp seeds, you get all the good stuff, without the "good stuff!"
2. Hemp Seeds pack a protein punch!
Hemp Seeds contain a huge amount of digestible protein - a highly beneficial source of nutrition for your animals. Hemp Seeds are approximately 30% protein, which is significantly higher than a lot of other "high protein" seeds or meals on the market. This protein dose is great for things like muscle repair, building healthy hair follicles, and promoting laying in hens.
3. Hemp Seeds reduce inflammation!
Thanks to the Omega-3 rich nature of hemp seeds, these little guys are brilliant at reducing inflammation in the body. The seeds have a natural optimal ratio of Omega-6:3, and these Omegas work together to tackle inflammations. One of the greatest secret weapons of the Hemp Seed is an Omega 6 fatty acid called Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is a powerful anti-inflammatory in animals. This is a great source of health and wellness for elderly animals with joint issues such as arthritis, as well as animals in high intensity work to support their joints. It is also great for animals with skin conditions or irritations!
4. Hemp Seeds are full of fibre!
Fibre is an essential part of the diet to promote a healthy system. Hemp seeds contain an impressive amount of fibre, which helps with digestion, supports healthy heart function, lowers cholesterol levels and helps to stabilise blood-sugar levels by slowing the absorption of glucose.
5. Hemp Seeds contain ALL the Amino Acids!
There are 20 known Amino Acids, and hemp seeds contain every single one! These include the all important “essential” amino acids - compounds that are not synthesised by the body and are therefore required in the diet. Hemp Seeds provide all the needed amino acids, as well as a multitude of vitamins and minerals that are important for maintaining health and wellbeing.
There’s certainly good reason for Hemp Seeds being referred to as “Nature’s Superfood!”
With all these nutritional benefits, they are a brilliant addition to your pet’s diet. Why not even try some for yourself?