Hemp Protein: Healthful and Versatile

Hemp has a variety of uses from clothing to oils. While derived from the same Cannabis plant that pot or marijuana comes from, it doesn’t have the psychoactive ingredient, THC. What it does have is nutritional value, among its many diverse potential uses. While it is referred to as Hemp Protein, it also has good essential fatty acids as well.

Hemp was recently discussed in a post where its properties were discussed, including the amino acid profile of the protein content as well as the omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids found in the protein. It has a nice, somewhat nutty flavor that makes a nice supplement to a good diet.

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The virtues of hemp protein powder

Hemp Protein powder has recently attracted notice as an alternative to whey-based protein powders. Here are some of the virtues and advantages of hemp-based powders:

1. This plant-based supplement supports muscle mass and muscle growth as effectively as whey-based protein powders, according to user reports.

2. Hemp protein powder is a surprisingly complete source of nutrients, containing all 20 known amino acids, including the 10 essential amino acids that the human body cannot produce. Hemp powder also includes the omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids in the ratio–1:3–that is often considered ideal. Last, hemp’s high fiber content may have benefit for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.

3. Some users report that while they didn’t like the “sour milk” after taste (and breath) common with whey-based protein powders, the hemp alternative leaves a cleaner aftertaste in the mouth.

For other benefits of hemp protein powder, see the NYBC entry:

HEMP PROTEIN POWDER (ORGANIC) – JARROW