Monday, November 3, 2014

The Healthy Amino Acids in Cannabis

Amino Acids are life sustaining compounds with a carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen structure, 500 are known to exist in the world. Amino acids in the protein form are the second to water in the makeup of us making up our cells, muscles and tissues. Other types of proteins found in the body work as neurotransmitters, including gamma-amino-butyric acid (GABA).

There are 9 essential amino acids that our body needs and cannot be acquired other than an outside food source. Thes essential amino acids are Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan and Valine. Many people call for only 8 amino acids as being essential, but it has been later found that histidine that was thought to only be necessary for infants is also important in adults.

Deficiency in amino acids effect brain function, the immune system, increased infection, muscle function and kidney function. Visible signs show dull skin, fragile hair, weak muscle, edema and failure to thrive in infants and children.(Source)

Hemp, a form of cannabis used for consumption as oil and seed is a complete source of 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids that our body needs. Hemp is grown with an extremely low THC amount. Hemp has the amount of amino acids comparable to meat, eggs, milk and soy. Hemp is made into many different foods including cereals, ice cream, tofu, nut butters, oils, flour and protein powder.(Source)

Cannabis is a nutritious food source offering along with the 9 essential amino acids and 65% of globulin edistin, it also has essential fatty acids.


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