Did you know that DNA can be damaged…and repaired?
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the hereditary material found in humans, animals, and organisms. DNA is in every cell in our bodies. Each cell’s nucleus has DNA, which is rolled into structures that are our chromosomes (23 pairs).
“Most genes contain the information needed to make functional molecules called proteins. (A few genes produce other molecules that help the cell assemble proteins.) The journey from gene to protein is complex and tightly controlled within each cell. It consists of two major steps: transcription and translation. Together, transcription and translation are known as gene expression.
During the process of transcription, the information stored in a gene’s DNA is transferred to a similar molecule called RNA (ribonucleic acid) in the cell nucleus. Both RNA and DNA are made up of a chain of nucleotide bases, but they have slightly different chemical properties. The type of RNA that contains the information for making a protein is called messenger RNA (mRNA) because it carries the information, or message, from the DNA out of the nucleus into the cytoplasm.”
The genes direct protein production. For example, a protein (a long chain of amino acids) can be an enzyme that triggers a certain chemical reaction in the body. One function of protein is to boost the immune system.
There are many factors that cause damaged DNA : oxidation, UV radiation from the sun, radiation from Xrays, viruses, plant toxins, and man-made chemicals (chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, hydrocarbons, smoke, pollution, to name a few). Some results of damaged DNA are: premature aging, cancer, diabetes mellitus (diabetes itself may cause DNA damage), Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, chronic fatigue syndrome, and many other conditions.
Cells cannot function properly if the DNA is damaged. However, the cells CAN, through chemical processes, reverse the damage themselves.
Hemp Protein and hempseed oil have been found to be a factor in DNA repair. Hemp has the perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6) needed by the human body. One ‘job’ of Omega 3 is cellular repair. Hemp also has 65% globulin Edestin protein, which is very easily digestible by the body.
Edestin protein is a major factor in DNA repair, as the cells use that protein to correct the DNA damage.
Edestin protein is found only in hemp seed. Edestin aids digestion and is relatively phosphorus free. Edestin protein is considered the backbone of the cell’s DNA.
Edestin protein is similar to the human body’s own globular proteins found in blood plasma. Edestin protein produces antibodies which are vital to maintain a healthy immune system.
Since edestin protein closely resembles the globulin in blood plasma, it’s compatible with the human digestive system. This may be the reason why there are no reported food allergies to hemp foods.
Hemp protein also contains a favorable amount of glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is a neurotransmitter that helps people deal with psychological and work related stress.
Hemp contains 35% Albumin. Albumin protein is another high quality globulin protein and is similar to that found in egg whites. Albumin is highly digestible and is a major source of free radical scavengers. Albumin is the current industry standard for protein evaluation.
Digestion transforms hemp protein into amino acids which are the basic building blocks required for the growth and maintenance of body tissue.
Hemp protein contains all of the 20 known amino acids — including 9 essential amino acids (EAAs). These amino acids are labeled “essential” because the human body can’t produce them on its own. A diet that is deficient of EAAs may lead to degenerative conditions.
Hemp Vs Soy & Pea
Hemp is second only to soy in protein content, but when hemp protein is compared to soy protein it should be noted that hemp does not contain trypsin inhibitors that soy does. Trypsin is an enzyme that is essential to nutrition. Since hemp protein is free of the trypsin inhibitor that are found in soy protein, hemp is the de facto king of plant protein!
In addition, hemp protein is also free of oligosaccharides that are found in Soy and Pea protein. Keep in mind that since soy and pea is a legume, a bean, its oligosaccharide content can lead to unpleasant stomach upset and gas.
Most Soy & Pea protein is processed with solvent extraction. The solvents commonly used for soy is hexane, which is similar in structure to gasoline! Aside from the use of solvents, soy and pea is not cold pressed for its oil as hemp is. The high heat used to process soy & pea destroys the enzyme functions of the protein. In other words, the protein is essentially “dead.” It has lost its electrical charge.
Electrically charged means that the amino acids carry a negative charge. This negative charge is what allows the amino acid to cross the intestinal barrier. So what does this mean? It’s what allows your body to uptake nutrients into your bloodstream as the amino acids are the building blocks that are necessary for your body to function. To maintain health, build cell tissue — including muscle — and to fight off diseases, etc.
Hemp Vs Whey
Whey protein is a popular alternative to soy protein, but it too has disadvantages when compared to hemp protein. Massive consumption of whey protein, by bodybuilders for example, leads to a health condition called intestinal toxemia. The end result is a decrease in muscle gains as it severely damages the ability for the body to maintain an anabolic state. Many bodybuilders who use whey protein experience undesirable weight gain, but its in the form of a toxic sludge in their gut. This blockage reduces the ability for protein to be absorbed by the body.
Hemp is the highest source of Edestin protein, AND is responsible for boosting the immune system, it is a perfect addition to your diet. Ergogenics Plant Protein +Greens is a great source of water soluble Hemp protein!