Hemp FAQs

Quick Questions

About Hemp

Are Hemp And Marijuana The Same?

No. Hemp and marijuana are not the same. Hemp foods contain less than 0.001% THC and will NOT cause any psychoactive effects.  Hemp and marijuana do come from the same cannabis plant family, just like a wolfg and a chihuahua are both canines but VERY different.

Can I Pass A Drug Test If I Eat Hemp?

Yes, you can pass a drug test if you eat hemp. Hemp is grown for its nutritional properties and has zero or very little trace amounts of THC. Hemp will not get you high not matter how much you eat.

Is It Safe For Pregnant Women And Children To Eat Hemp?

Definitely! Hemp contains many nutrients including folic acid, protein, essential fatty acids, fibre, and other vitamins and minerals that are good for mom and baby. And it is great addition to your children's diet. It is a nutrient dense food ensuring that picky eaters or those with food sensitivities get that nutritional boost. Just remember to consider body weight when determining serving size. As a general guideline, reduce the recommended serving size by 1/2 or 1/3 depending on the child's age and size.

How About Animals? Is It Safe To Give Hemp To My Pet?

At ZypChicks we recommend that you contact your animal care professional for specific advice. However, from the many testimonials we have received, your furry family members can benefit from a hemp oil supplement. In fact, our family dog, Ruby the friendly yellow lab, enjoys hemp hearts and hemp oil daily.  Hemp seed oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which are all good for your pet. Remember that the dosage is based on your pet's weight.

How Do I Use Hemp Hearts In My Meals?

There are many ways to use hemp in your food preparation. You can use our hemp hearts or seeds in baking, in smoothies, salads, oatmeal, in dips, crumbles. ZypChicks hemp seed oil is sensitive to heat, so not for frying. It is best used as a finishing oil on pasta, salads, dips, cream based soups. Chick out our recipe section for more ideas!

Is Hemp Protein Powder Better Than Whey Protein Powder?

Both hemp and whey will increase your daily intake of protein, but which one has the best overall nutritional value? Most protein powders have a range between 40% - 99% protein, with the balance made up of fats and carbohydrates. Whey protein is an animal based protein which has to go through several stages of processing, introducing chemicals or different acids into the mix which can take away any other nutritional value present. Hemp protein is easily digestible and often compared to mothers' milk. Hemp is higher in fibre, antioxidants and omega-3s compared to whey. It is a complete protein containing all 9 essential and 11 non-essential amino acids. It will fuel your body over several hours so will provide your muscles with a steady supply of protein. Hemp protein is also a natural source of many vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy. It is particularly a good source of iron, magnesium and manganese which help to keep several parts of your body working properly.

Can I Eat Hemp If I'm Allergic To Nuts?

Hemp hearts and hemp seeds may have a nutty taste to them, but they are seeds and so safe for those with nut allergies.

How Do I Store My Hemp?

ZypChicks hemp has a best before date of 1 year, but it is really good for much longer. You can tell when hemp has gone bad by a rancid smell and taste, like old walnuts or crayons. Until then, it is good to consume.To keep your hemp fresh for the longest time, it is best stored in a cool, dark place.

You should eat Hemp because...

Hemp is a nutritionally dense food.

It is a complete protein containing all 9 essential & 11 non-essential amino acids. Protein is one of the building blocks our cells need to function optimally.

Hemp also contains fibre and minerals which our bodies need. While we are not nutritionists, there have been MANY studies & testimonials on the benefits of hemp.

Here are a few reasons to include hemp in your diet.

  1. Boosts the immune system -The protein in hemp is made up of edistin and albumin which are essential to supporting a healthy immune system.

  2. Increases energy - The essential fatty acids in hemp produce 2X as much energy as carbs. And proteins take longer to break down in the body so it causes the energy to be released more slowly. So hemp not only increases your energy but sustains it longer throughout the day.

  3. Reduces inflammation - Hemp has the ideal ratio of fatty acids & other nutrients, like GLA (gamma linolenic acid), which helps to reduce inflammation.

  4. Improves Digestion - The high concentration of soluble & insoluble fibre in hemp actually aids digestion.

  5. Repairs muscle - Protein is key to building muscle, repairing & restoring muscle tissue. Hemp is a complete protein, containing all 9 essential and 11 non-essential amino acids. It is also low allergenic & suitable for people with soy, gluten, egg, and dairy sensitivities.

  6. Builds lean muscle - Hemp not only is a complete protein, it also contains all the muscle building amino acids, like BCAA (branched chain amino acids).

  7. Curbs hunger - Hemp can help you fight the urge to reach for that midday snack. Because hemp is rich in fibre, healthy fats, protein, and other nutrients, you feel full for longer, reducing those cravings. The high fibre content in hemp also aids with digestion.

  8. Improves skin - The essential fatty acids found in hemp can act as an internal moisturizer, which helps with dry, itchy skin.

  9. Cleanses the colon - Hemp is easy for the body to absorb because of its high fibre content. With both soluble and insoluble fibre hemp naturally cleanses the colon.

  10. Boosts metabolism - Having healthy protein levels boosts your metabolism and increases your fat-burning abilities.

  11. Helps cholesterol levels - Hemp protein is a great source to help regulate or lower cholesterol levels. Loaded with healthy fats which our bodies don't produce, they help to reduce the levels of unhealthy fats.