About Hemp Up
Who We Are
Kia Ora - Welcome to Hemp Up
We are a mum, daughter and son business based in Whanganui, New Zealand. We are here to support people first and foremost with our hemp based nutrition, terpene rich oils, balms and other products.
Hemp Up is all about bringing balance to one's life with a focus on moving toward a more healthy lifestyle and healing path through our nutritional products and terpene based tinctures. At Hemp Up, we are passionate about empowering our people to make changes both in nutrition and body healing.
A FEW FACTS ABOUT TERPENES
Terpenes are natural occurring chemical compounds that are found in many plants and, some animals! Terpenes are responsible for the aromas, flavours and even colours associated with various types of vegetation. Terpenes do more than determine the scent finger print and also provide therapeutic benefits like their cannabinoid partners THC and CBD. Although you can find a good terpene profile in cannabis plants, they are not the only source for terpenes. Terpenes like beta-caryophellene, which is also a cannabinoid in it's own right, can be found in other plant matter like basil, rosemary and in particular, pepper and cloves. This major terpene is known to bind directly with CB2 receptor which regulates mood, inflammatory responses throughout the body. Learn more about terpenes here
A FEW FACTS ABOUT HEMP AS A PLANT PROTEIN
Hemp is one of the few sources of plant protein to contain all the essential amino acids including the nine essential acids that cannot be produced by the body and as a result, must come from food. Unlike most plant proteins, hemp is a quality source of amino acids. The benefits of hemp, as some of you know, are endless! Here's just a few:-
- Increases immunity (perfect in these times and times ahead!)
- Curbs hunger cravings (stay away from the pantry!)
- Repairs muscle tissue (pumping - body builders and gym bunny alert!)
- Builds lean muscle (muscle-building amino acids are in hemp!)
- Increases energy levels (say no to being lethargic!)
- Boosts metabolism (burn that fat!)
- Strengthens hair (sheen and lustre yes!)
- Reduces Osteoporosis risk (healthy bones!)
- Cleans the colon (protect your gut!)
- Reduces inflammation (GLA reduces chronic inflammation!)
- Improves digestion (say no to bloating!)
- Fights heart disease (reduce risk - longevity is what we want!)
And the list goes on. Hemp is a powerhouse superfood that is going to change your life as it has for us. As we ride this journey together, I will educate you in the simplest way possible so you can get a good understanding of the basic health fundamentals of this super awesome product.
HOW IS OUR HEMP PRODUCED?
Our hemp protein is produced through cold-pressing of de-hulled seeds (hemp hearts) hence it's light colouring and fluffier texture which then makes for the perfect base and taste for our smoothie ranges.
Our Hemp source is all 100% sustainably grown in New Zealand and the protein itself is 70% certified organic "pure protein"!! All our packaging and supplies are proudly sourced here in New Zealand.
Hemp Up's primary nutritional product is our hemp protein smoothie mixes currently available in chocolate and raspberry flavours. This is our very own hemp recipe that we are super proud of. The motivation for the development of this product was to produce a hemp smoothie mix that was healthy and tasty with minimal sugar (because we all know the products we often find on the shelves are loaded with sugar and have misleading messages!) We are so proud to offer sustainable organic hemp-based products to you all and hope you will enjoy the journey with us.
Please follow our social media pages to keep up to date with our latest news, health benefits and most importantly - hemp smoothie recipes and other delicious hemp recipes.
We also have a recipe blog on our website, click here for more hemp smoothie recipes and our latest hemp food recipe creations.
Kala, Ally-Rose and Javahn