Hemp protein can be used to support muscle growth. Gaining lean muscle is a popular goal for those that are training, and is often very difficult to achieve. Striking the balance between consuming enough food to give the body a positive energy balance (eating more calories than you burn) without gaining body fat can be difficult. It is therefore important that food sources are nutrient dense to maximise the effects of training. Hemp protein is increasingly being used by athletes, and not just those that are vegetarian, vegan or suffer from intolerance’s such as gluten or dairy. Here are some of the reasons why to take hemp protein to support your muscle growth:
Hemp Protein Nutrient Profile
Hemp Protein contains 20 amino acids, including all of the essential amino acids. These amino acids cannot be synthesised by the body and therefore the need to be obtained from your diet. Hemp Protein is a good source of glutamine, an amino acid that has been shown to be beneficial to those who are looking to build muscle and is commonly used to help buffer high training demands. Hemp Protein is also a good source of leucine, the key amino acid in branched chain amino acids (BCAA‘s). Leucine has been shown to help promote muscle growth and as it is an essential amino acid, rich dietary sources of leucine are very beneficial to those trying to build muscle.
How to use Hemp Protein
Hemp Protein can be used in a number of different ways. It can be used as a protein shake, mixed in with food such as porridge or yogurt or used when baking. When you are looking to build muscle it is important that your dietary protein needs are met, so the versatility of Hemp Protein makes it a convenient choice.
Hemp Protein & Training
With an amino acid profile that helps to promote muscle growth, an omega 3:6:9 ratio promoting an anti-inflammatory effect and high micronutrient content, Hemp Protein is well suited to supporting the needs of those who train hard! Building muscle requires regular training and all of the aforementioned characteristics help with recovery between sessions. The harder you are able to train, the better the results will be!
Hemp Protein Dosage for Muscle Growth
We recommend taking 30g (one large scoop) of TPW Hemp Protein 2-3 times daily, or as required. Add 150ml-250ml of water or juice to your TPW Master Blender. Then add one large scoop (30g). Shake well and consume. The less liquid you use the thicker your shake will be, so adjust to suit your own requirements.