Is Hemp Protein Right For You?
Protein powder is a fitness enthusiast daily bread, and the benefits are hard to dispute. It can help to build muscle and can mend and repair muscles after exercise, but one issue that's often disputed in the community is which protein powder to choose? From whey to soy to pea to brown rice... the options are seemingly endless, but today, we'll zoom in one one of the lesser known, but by no means less potent - hemp protein.
A confused look may have developed across your face at the mention of ‘hemp protein powder’, but this stuff is unbelievably beneficial, and can serve your body in many ways! Ready to learn more?
What are the benefits of hemp protein?
Not only does hemp powder fill your mouth with a nutty taste, but it also contains an array of amino acids; the powder encompasses all nine amino acids that humans need from food! It is essential to know that amino acids work to repair your muscles after a workout as well as build muscle, which is a significant component and selling point of protein powders. The plant-based powder is super easy to digest due to its high amount of soluble and insoluble fibre. The proteins in hemp - edestin and albumin - may also contribute to smoother digestion. Dr Axe claims that consuming hemp protein powder may help to curb your desires to munch on foods high in sugar, boost your cardiovascular health, and improve your immune system.
How does hemp protein compare to other protein powders?
Some sources claim that vegans may get more out of hemp protein than any other powder! Why? Well, according to Dr Axe, hemp typically requires no additional “pesticides, herbicides or petrochemical [fertilisers]”, which keeps hemp organic, making it a more reliable, healthy source of protein. Hemps rich amino-acid profile ascends above its other protein powder competitors, and “it’s also easily digestible so having hemp protein powder pre-workout won’t cause stomach issues while you exercise.”
Although whey protein powder can be easy on the stomach, it is not vegan - the powder derives from cheese. Soy protein is also a viable pre-workout option, but in general, soybeans tend to undergo genetic modifications, so it may be tough to know which soy products are reliable. Lastly, brown rice protein powder contains numerous antioxidants, but its amino acid profile falls short in comparison to hemp protein powder. However, brown rice powder, pea powder, and hemp powder are all fantastic options for vegans and vegetarians alike!
Does hemp contain THC?
This may have been one of the questions that popped up in your mind since hemp is part of the Cannabis sativa family, and so is marijuana. However, according to one source, the plants have differentiating characteristics, like a marijuana plant has “broad leaves, dense buds and has a short, bushy appearance” and a hemp plant has “skinny leaves that are concentrated towards the top of the plant and grows taller and skinnier than Marijuana”. A variety of health experts reveal that hemp contains extremely low levels of THC (0.3 - 1.5 %), and will not make you feel “high”. Hemp is a legal substance!
Safe and reliable hemp protein products
Knowing that hemp is typically all-natural makes it easier to sift the shelves for a safe and reliable product. However, we have four organic and pure hemp protein powders with different flavours in stock that may interest you!
Let’s take a look:
Hemple Divine Vanilla Protein
If you love the taste of vanilla and want an all-natural product that not only cleanses your gut but provides you with your protein needs - each serving provides you with eight grams of protein with all essential amino acids as well as 14 grams of much-needed fibre - you will want to check out Hemple Divine Vanilla Protein 500g. The natural flavouring in this product stems from organic vanilla bean, which comes from New Zealand! This prebiotic vanilla hemp protein powder pairs well with smoothies, yoghurt and protein balls.
Hemple Hemp High Fibre Protein
This protein powder contains similar benefits to the Hemple Divine Vanilla powder - helps with your overall gut health, contains essential vitamins and minerals, as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids - but Hemple Hemp High Fibre Protein 500g encompasses a raw, natural flavour. Hemple Hemp High Fibre Protein grants you with nine grams of protein and 12 grams of fibre per serving, making this powder ideal for those who want to cleanse their gut!
If you love the idea of purchasing a product with raw protein, you can also check out Hemple Raw 50% Protein 500g.
Hemple Mocha Superblend
If you want to start your day with energy and a speedy metabolism, this potentially slimming green coffee bean extract and MCT extract powder is the perfect one for you! Not only does Hemple Mocha Superblend 500g boast of the 20 amino acids needed for building muscle, but it also contains raw Amazonian cacao which has a crazy amount of antioxidants - 40 times more than blueberries!
All of these protein powders fall under the prized gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free category! Which one do you think would benefit you the most?