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Hemp Milk Health Benefits – WOW

Hemp Milk Health Benefits: Children And Adults


Is Hemp Milk Good For You?

Based on the information available about this creamy beverage and current market trends, I believe that hemp milk is good for you. Read about the hemp milk health benefits listed here and decide for yourself.

Hemp Seeds
Hemp Seeds

Tell Me About Hemp Milk

Certain varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant are grown for food and textile uses. Hemp is one such variety. Hemp is low (<0.3%) in THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychotropic agent in certain other varieties. While you can gain many medicinal benefits from products with higher levels of THC and CBD, the benefits of hemp milk are largely nutritional.

Hemp milk is a variant that is gaining popularity. It is made from hulled hemp seeds. It is not actually ‘milk,’ it is more like a creamy beverage that is good for you. A bit thicker than skim milk and other milk alternatives, hemp milk has a slightly nutty flavor, similar to almond milk. The ingredients start off very basic, just seeds (soaked or unsoaked) and water. With a little creativity, you can then make it however you like.

This seed milk has a pronounced earthy flavor, you might say an acquired taste. It is low in protein but does contain more than other non-dairy choices. Hemp milk is a great option for vegans or others with allergies, gluten or soy intolerances.

Milk

Hemp milk is straight-up vegan. It is not made from, nor does it contain, any animal products. It is just seeds and water. Many vegans may find their soulmates in hemp this glorious concoction. The high concentrations of Vitamin D and linoleic acid it boasts will provide unsurpassed stamina. You may opt for a fortified selection if calcium content is your focus.

Hemp milk is a nutritional treasure trove of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, magnesium, calcium, fiber, iron, and potassium.

‘Cow’ milk certainly does a body good, but many adults (and some children) can’t handle the lactose. Globally, a large percentage of the population identify with lactose intolerance. Plant based milk products, particularly of the seed variety are preferred by these individuals. Hemp milk is a healthy alternative to animal products. Hemp milk is lactose free so there will not be any tummy troubles.


Vitamins & MineralsHemp Milk Contains Vitamins And Minerals

Hemp milk boasts these claims:

  • Non-Dairy
  • Lactose Free
  • Soy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • More Calcium Than ‘milk’
  • Plant Protein Rich
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Promotes Heart, Skin and Brain Health

Hemp milk is loaded with all the vitamins and minerals you need to stay happy and healthy. One 8-ounce cup contains:

  • Omega-3 fatty acid
  • Omega-6 fatty acid
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorous
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B12
  • Folic acid
  • Vitamin D
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Zinc

Bone HealthHemp Milk Benefits Bone Health

100 grams of hemp seeds contain 1160 mg of Phosphorus. Calcium and Phosphorus are partners in bone building. Calcium improves bone density. Vitamin D is a necessity to absorb Calcium. There are 2278 mg of Vitamin D in the aforementioned serving size of hemp seeds. This helps the body promote bone formation, bone growth and mineralization.

A lack of Vitamin D in children has been known to result in rickets, soft bones. The same deficiency in adults can cause osteomalacia, fragile and misshapen bones.

Phosphorus plays a structural role in body’s cell membranes and nucleic acids. It is also involved in producing energy. Because hemp seeds are phosphorus rich, calcium fortified hemp milk is an outstanding alternative to dairy based milks.

For vegan’s and individuals suffering from lactose intolerance, the consumption of plant-based milk varieties containing phosphorus and high levels of magnesium, zinc, potassium, and iron offers protection from osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and other age-related bone diseases/disorders.


Lovely-BabiesHemp Milk Benefits Children’s Health

Not only is hemp milk good for adults, it also provides health benefits for children. Hemp milk, made with pulverized hemp seeds, is safe for toddlers to drink. Fortified hemp milk contains more calcium, essential for a toddler’s bone growth, than cow’s milk. In fact, hemp milk contains 428 milligrams of calcium per 8- ounce cup. Hemp milk also supplies essential omega-3 fatty acids as well as 4 grams of protein in each glass.

Infants are generally lactose intolerant due to an underdeveloped gut. As they grow, children unable to adapt to animal milk become dependent on non-dairy sources to supply their calcium intake. Hemp milk is a great choice for such children. The high Vitamin D content in hemp seeds meets or exceeds these children’s needs. So much so in fact, once they are accustomed to the differences in taste and smell will not miss dairy much at all. They may even prefer the alternative.


Hair, Skin, NailsHemp Milk Benefits Skin, Nails & Hair

The outer layer of the two layers that makes up the skin on our the human body is called the epidermis. Epidermal cells perform as a barrier, protecting us against bacterial invasions and foreign substances. They also regulate the amount of water our bodies releases. Our skin reserves oils that are secreted by epidermal cells. These oils are what preserve the health and general texture of our skin.

Hemp milk is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and linoleic acid.

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are crucial for the skin to function normally. They are obtained by the foods we eat and cannot be synthesized in our bodies. Helping our skin perform its barrier function and maintaining its structural integrity are just two of the roles they play. They give rise to molecules that influence the skin’s inflammatory response called eicosanoids. They also play a role in the way our skin appears. These vital fatty acids actually protect us from photodamage, visible signs of skin aging, brought forth by UV rays. Dietary supplements that contain omega-6 fatty acids, like hemp milk, ease symptoms associated with inflammatory skin disorders and skin sensitivity.

Because the metabolism of linoleic acid is limited in the skin, it is considered an essential nutrient for skin health.

Many of the vitamins and minerals in hemp milk contribute directly to the health of your hair, skin and nails, especially Vitamins E & A. They help reduce oxidative stress placed on the exterior organs. Stress that leads to inflammation, wrinkles, hair loss, greying hair, weak nails, and other signs of aging.


Heart HealthHemp Milk Benefits Heart Health

Hemp seed is a naturally stores linoleic acid. A diet high in linoleic acid protects the heart and coronary arteries from harm. Linoleic acid decreases the production of chemicals that cause inflammation in the body. This means that inflammation in the cardiac muscles and blood vessels is reduced. It is possible that drinking hemp milk regularly will lessen the risk of hypertension, coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, and related cardiac disorders.

Hemp milk does not have any ‘bad’ cholesterol like ‘milk’, it also has a healthy amount of potassium. Elevated cholesterol levels is the leading cause of high blood pressure and heart disease in general. Potassium dilates the arteries and veins. Which in return, lowers blood pressure. What is the verdict? When you drink hemp milk you get more open veins and less artery clogging cholesterol. That my friend is a double whammy for your heart.


Beans & RiceHemp Milk Is a Complete Protein

It is kind of like beans and rice (it’s a southern thing). Hemp milk contains all 10 essential amino acids. Like a car needs oil to run and keep its engine happy, essential means that in order for your body to function properly, you simply must have them. Hemp milk is the oil, your body the car. You can only get the oil (amino acids) from the foods you eat. In addition, hemp milk contains four grams of digestible protein per cup.

Protein + amino acids = complete protein.

I hope that you are beginning to see why hemp milk is such a great addition to a healthy diet. There are no express claims I could find to indicate that the beverage will aid in weight loss. However, drinking some could help to keep you full and without pangs of hunger. This could deter a binge that would only pack on pounds.


CognitionHemp Milk Benefits Cognition

The high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in hemp milk improve certain aspects of brain function like memory, concentration and cognitive performance. Currently under investigation, the effects of fatty acids on those at risk for neurodegenerative diseases is being studied. The vitamins and minerals found in hemp milk are beneficial to young and old alike, regardless of age.


Immune HealthHemp Milk Benefits Immune System Health

Free radicals are a significant cause of aging, cancer, and other illnesses. It takes years for them to build to a harmful level but hemp milk contains antioxidants that help rid your body of them. Hemp milk also makes your immune system stronger which will help to put off sickness and disease.


So Now For The Lingering Question:

Can I get high? Drinking hemp milk will absolutely NOT get you ‘high’ because hemp seeds are non-psychoactive.

Hemp food products like hemp seeds come from the Cannabis sativa plant. It is in fact the same plant that marijuana (mary jane, reefer) comes from BUT edible hemp, or hemp seeds only have trace amounts, if any at all of the THC that causes the ‘high.’ They also have considerably less cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN), terpenes and trichomes that make marijuana ‘fun.’

No THC

They may originate from the same species of cannabis but they differ in their chemical makeup, cultivation methods and use – they are genetically distinct.

And a final note: Hemp products are made from seeds whereas medicinal and recreational products are made from flowers. Chew on that!

If you would like to learn how to make hemp milk at home, head on over to a previous post for some hemp milk recipes. I hope that you have enjoyed this post Please leave a comment in the section below and let me know what you would like to see next. Thanks, and have a blessed day.

12 Replies to “Hemp Milk Health Benefits – WOW”

  1. Hi, this is a great article and very informative. I had no idea about hemp milk until now, it seems that it is very beneficial to health. Also since it is not made from any dairy that could possible mean IBS patients like myself can have this. The health benefit from Hemp milk will make a huge difference in many peoples health like myself. I iwll try and search up shopping website to find where i can buy this from. Thank you

    1. Hi,
      You can buy some premade hemp milk here, or you can check out my post with the recipe to make some at home. There are unlimited ways to make it your own. I am glad you enjoyed the post. Keep coming back for more 🙂

        1. The link actually directs to a Google Search for Hemp Milk. When you click, it should take you to a new page with the variety of hemp milk products that are available for sale. The products are available from a number of different stores. This is not yet an affiliate link, that is perhaps why you were thinking that it was not directing properly. If I am mistaken and the link continues to give you issues, please let me know. —Be Well, Julie

  2. I’ve had almond, cashew, and coconut milk but this is the first time I’ve come across hemp milk. Given the fact it tastes similar to almond milk means I’d probably be down to give it a go and the fact it contains an arsenal, and I mean an arsenal of vitamins and minerals just adds value to this product. I like what I’ve read and I’ve always sought milk alternatives than cow’s milk, which I’ve never been a big fan of.

    1. Hey Todd, I love almond milk too. The first time I tried it – I had a free coupon and I have been hooked ever since. You can buy hemp milk online, have not really noticed it in any stores where I live yet OR you can check out the post I made about the recipes and make some at home. There are tons of variations so you are sure to find one you like. P.S. I am glad you enjoyed the post.

  3. There can be no doubt that Hemp milk is good for you. You can hardly go far wrong with it when it contains so many nutritional “goodies”.

    Hemp is a great plant with so many good- for -you properties. I always try to add hemp seeds to my diet, but I have not so far seen Hemp milk in the shops, I will certainly look out for it.

    You say it is similar to Almond milk. Is it sweet at all, as I do not like milks which are sweet?

    Thank you so much for this really interesting information.

    Chrissie 🙂

    1. The only place I have seen it for sale is online. I am not sure if it has hit store shelves as of yet. If you refer to my post with the recipe, you could actually make some at home. The base is simply blended seeds and water so without any additives, no it is not sweet. In fact it is a little grassy, earthy. On the other hand, the variations are endless and depending on your personal preference can be anything you want it to be. Try some and enjoy the benefits. Thank you kindly for your comments. See ya around. —Julie

  4. Hi julie,

    I have read the whole article about Hemp Milk Health Benefits – For The Family

    Really this is an amazing article with all the necessary information about Hemp Milk.I wasn’t familiar with this Hemp Milk but after reading this article i have learned properly about this hemp milk.I have learned that, this hemp milk is very good for our health. It contains Almost all the vitamins and minerals Which we need to live a healthy life.If someone read this article he will be able to Know that hemp milk is a protein which is very helpful to keep our bone snd heart Healthy.It is also benificial for our immune system and increase the power of cognition.Surely i am going to buy this hemp milk for me and my family as it is very beneficial for our health.Thank you very much for sharing this informative article.I will share this article with my friends and relatives so that they can be benefited from this hemp milk.

    1. Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you were able to take away something from it that will benefit you and your family. Keep in touch if you would like to see more. —Julie

  5. Julie, 

    Thanks you for sharing this awesome article about “Hemp Milk”. Nowadays some new mothers just simple don’t want to feed their babies.I have personally heard that some of them believe that fedding babies cause breasts unshaped(according to them).But if you look back to 90s and before that all the mother used to feed their babies their own and that make their babies healthy.I believe this why babies of 21 Century’s are a slightly less strong than the 90s time grown up babies.Well this is my personal opinion tell me if I wrong!So however for the well being of babies mothers should feed Hemp Milk in stade of using anything else.

    Thank you.Regards Badhan Biswas  

    1. I understand what you are saying Badhan, but I do not recommend hemp milk as the sole source of nutrition for an infant in any case. Breast milk is always the best and should always be the first alternative. Formula would fall a close second, it is regulated by the USDA and is as close to breast milk as you can get. The fact that some babies are intolerant to lactose and other things would perhaps be the only reason that these options would not work well. I am simply presenting a potential supplement option for anyone that is looking to get rid of chemicals and preservatives etc. in their diet and opt for a natural alternative. No question is a bad question and an opinion is just that an opinion – I don’t believe it can be right or wrong. Thank you kindly for visiting and sharing your thoughts. See you soon. —Julie

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