Laguna Blends Proves that Hemp Seeds are Not Just Another Health Fad

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The new year is right here; and for many among us, that means one thing: making new year's’ resolutions. The start of a new year symbolizes a fresh start and provides a catalyst to be a better version of ourselves. One of the most popular resolutions is to better one’s health. Whether aiming to stick to a plant-based diet, to exercise on a regular basis, or to shed a few pounds, products and services within the healthy lifestyle sector are very popular, especially as January 1 quickly approaches. One health trend, backed by nutritionists and weight loss gurus, continues to gain steam: superfoods.

Superfoods, like chia, pumpkin and hemp seeds, are the superstars of the health food world, since they pack a nutritional punch of healthy fats, protein and fiber. Laguna Blends Inc. (CSE: LAG), a Canadian company that produces hemp nutritional products, is looking to harness the power of hemp seeds and make a variety of powdered protein drinks available to the public.

Laguna Blends is a network marketing company focused on the nutritional health benefits that are derived from hemp. According to their website, Laguna’s mission is to lead the Network Marketing Industry with innovation and technology by offering a high quality product experience with an emphasis on the health benefits derived from hemp. Independent affiliates remotely build an international business, generating retail sales and give affiliates the ability to recruit others interested in a business opportunity within the health product sector.

The Nutritional (and Business) Power of Health Food Products

Hemp seeds, which are seeds of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, are backed by science in terms of their health benefits. Out of all the superfood seeds, hemp seeds demonstrate the most balanced nutritional profile. These seeds contain all essential amino acids and are a great protein source. These attributes make hemp seeds not only a cabinet staple for vegetarians and vegans, but a staple for anyone searching for a proven effective and natural nutritional supplement.

The global health food market is making its mark in the business world. According to Euromonitor, the market is estimated to reach $1 trillion by 2017. Furthermore, a Nielsen’s 2015 Global Health & Wellness Survey that polled over 30,000 individuals revealed that not only are health food products in demand, but 88% of consumers polled across all demographics would pay more for them. It was also found that foods high in fiber, protein, whole grains, fortified calcium, vitamins and minerals were highly sought-after products.

A Year of Progress for Laguna

2015 proved to be an exceptional year for Laguna. Company operational highlights include:

  • Being selected by the Marijuana / Hemp Index for inclusion in its MJIC reporting company index.
  • Appointing Stuart Kawasaki as President of Laguna Blends (USA) Inc., a US subsidiary of the company.
  • Granting of a product license to Laguna Blends by The Minister of Health, along with a Natural Product Number for its PRO369 Tropical Powder.

Furthermore, the company awarded a product license for three additional flavors within the company’s PRO369 powdered protein drink line. The license was granted by Health Canada, and all new flavors are listed under the same Natural Product Number (NPN).

“I am ecstatic that Laguna has approvals for all four of our Pro369 hemp protein products,” said Stuart Gray, President and CEO of Laguna Blends. “In addition to hemp protein contained in our products, they also contain Ginseng and HempOmega™ – products that are approved by Health Canada, providing credibility to Laguna and its affiliates in the marketplace.”

Not Just Another Health Fad

By successfully passing Health Canada’s rigorous product licensing process with their PRO369 hemp protein powders, Laguna Blends cements themselves as a credible company by ensuring that their natural health products are safe, and that their claims are, most importantly, supported. With high quality products making their way to retail shelves, such as Laguna Blends’ hemp-based PRO369 powdered protein drink line, those new year’s resolutions may not be so difficult to keep after all.

For more information about Laguna Blends, visit www.lagunablends.com.

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