Hemp Protein is a great non-dairy, hypoallergenic protein source. This means hemp protein is ideal for those who suffer from food allergies such as lactose intolerance. There are very few side effects attributed specifically to hemp protein. However, this does not mean that consuming large amounts will bring about a symptomless response. As with many things moderation is important, especially when introducing something into your diet. Here are some of the things to consider if you are looking to use hemp protein.
Hemp Protein Fibre Content
Hemp protein contains a very concentrated source of dietary fibre. Fibre is needed in the diet for a number of reasons. This includes the maintenance of bowel health, lowering cholesterol and helping to control blood sugar levels. There are some side effects as a result of increased fibre intake, such as by supplementing with hemp protein. These side effects could include bloating, gas and a loosening of bowel movements. Whilst some of these symptoms can be common when initially using additional protein supplementation in general, these symptoms may persist a little longer if dietary fibre is excessive.
Hemp Protein Discomfort
Whenever a change is made to your diet it may be worthwhile checking with your doctor to ensure that these changes will not cause you any harm or discomfort. The potential side effects of hemp protein are minimal but may be exaggerated by any pre-existing health problems that you may have. Although this should be taken into account, hemp protein is generally though to be a safe addition to your diet.
Taste of Hemp Protein
If you are looking to switch to hemp protein as an alternative to other protein sources it is worth remembering that as the protein comes from a different source, it will have a different taste and texture. Whilst these changes may not be a problem for some, others may not be so keen. If you do find the taste or texture of hemp protein to be an issue you may find using hemp protein powder with porridge or in baking would be a more suitable option.
Hemp Protein Dosage
As mentioned previously, it is important to consider your daily dietary fibre intake when deciding how much hemp protein to use. This will minimise any potential discomfort in the short term and help to ensure that no long term side effects persist with continued usage. We recommend taking 30g (one large scoop) of 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.