Hemp protein powder offers an excellent source of plant based protein for those keeping a vegan diet.
Hemp protein powder is an excellent source for increasing your protein intake as well as providing essential Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
Hemp protein powder can be harder to find at a more reasonable price. Unfortunately this is due to the restrictive legislation on hemp crops in many countries.
Hemp protein powder has no specific side effects, but is high in fiber, so taking too much too quickly can cause gas, bloating or diarrhea in rare cases.
Hemp does contain all 9 essential amino acids, but amino acids Leucine and Lysine are at far lower levels than required.
Hemp protein powder should be around 4 calories per gram, depending on the brand. So a 30 gram serve should be around 120 calories.
Comparing hemp protein powder to whey is a bit like comparing apples to oranges. While they are both protein powders, they are quite uniquely different.
Hemp protein powder generally has less protein content than other powders and includes far more fiber as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Hemp protein powder is ideally used in a blend with pea protein powder which together provides a more complete amino acid profile.
Hemp protein powder is a safe when used correctly. Hemp protein is very easy to digest, is hypoallergenic and rarely causes a food intolerance in humans.