Valuable protein from hemp seeds

Edestin (also known as edistin) is a fascinating protein with unique properties and potential significant benefits to human health. It is found i.a. in hemp seeds and differs from ordinary plant proteins in its similarity to proteins in human blood. 

Structure and properties

Edestin is a hexameric protein with a molecular weight of 310 kDa. Its globular structure (as opposed to structural fibrous proteins) enables its biological activity. Edestin is a complete protein - it contains all nine essential amino acids (which the body cannot produce on its own and must obtain from food), thus representing a complex and valuable source of protein for the human organism.

Perspective application 

The high digestibility of edestin predisposes it to wide use in the field of nutrition. Thanks to its low phosphorus content, it is also suitable for people with kidney disease. Edestin is being investigated for its potential anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory abilities. Preliminary studies suggest that it aids in the production of antibodies to fight infectious diseases. 

The use of edestin in medicine is also very interesting. Scientists in the Czech Republic are investigating its potential as a substitute for classic blood plasma. Due to its properties and structure, edestin is explicitly offered for the creation of universal blood plasma without the risk of unwanted immunological reactions. 


Edestin is obtained from hemp seeds through special processes to separate unwanted components and isolate pure protein. Hemp is a rich source of edestine and is available in various forms - such as whole seeds, oil, flour or protein powder. 

Edestin is a unique protein with a wide range of potential benefits. Similarity to proteins in human blood as well as high metabolic capacity open the way to its innovative application. Hemp becomes not only an important plant commodity, but also a key industrial raw material for future medical practice.