Hemp Protein is perhaps best known for being a great non-dairy, hypoallergenic protein source. Hemp protein is the ideal protein for those who suffer from food allergies such as lactose intolerance. It is also ideal for those who are vegetarian or vegan and struggle to meet their dietary protein requirements. In recent years, many athletes who don’t even have dietary restrictions have started including Hemp Protein in their diets. This is because Hemp Protein contains all of the essential amino acids, extremely nutrient dense and contains high levels of zinc, magnesium, iron, potassium and essential fatty acids.
Why choose Hemp Protein?
Hemp Protein is often referred to as a ‘complete’ protein source. This is because of its beneficial amino acid profile containing all of the essential amino acids including glutamine and leucine, key amino acids in muscle growth and repair. Hemp protein is also a good source of fats, with the ratio of the Omega fats 3, 6 and 9 helping to promote an anti-inflammatory effect. This means hemp protein can help to maintain the health of your gut, improving absorption of key nutrients in your everyday diet. The vast majority of the body’s immune receptors are located in the gut. Therefore optimising gut health is extremely important for long term health and wellbeing. This in turn will help to support periods of heavy training, helping to optimise results from training.
Hemp Protein and Digestion
When compared to other protein sources such as soy, hemp protein is relatively easy to digest. It contains two types of proteins known as globular proteins. Globular proteins are readily accessible for the body to use as they digest easily. Soy protein, for example, has a different protein structure and therefore can be more difficult for the body to digest. Soy contains inhibitors that block the action of trypsin and other enzymes. This can often result in unwanted bloating and gas as these enzymes are needed to break down protein.
Hemp Protein Suitability
Hemp protein is free from soya, yeast, dairy and gluten. Hemp protein is therefore a very good option for people who are looking for a hypoallergenic protein source. It can also be a very important protein source for vegans, vegetarians or others who may otherwise struggle to meet their dietary needs for protein. That being said, there are many now using Hemp Protein by choice rather than necessity due to it’s beneficial amino acid profile, dietary fat content and micronutrient content.
Hemp Protein Dosage
It is recommended to take 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.