It’s not just bodybuilders who swear by protein powder to gain muscle mass – more and more amateur athletes are discovering the benefits. Indeed, with an adapted training, a contribution in protein contributes to the creation and the maintenance of the muscular mass. But if you’ve already looked at the powdered protein supply, you’ve probably lost it: it’s about whey, soy protein, rice or hemp. So there is not just one kind of protein! Should we favour proteins of animal or vegetable origin, or mix both?
Below is some more info on the newcomer Hemp Protein Powder;
Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant Cannabis sativa, which can be grown to maximize the production of fiber in the stem of the plant or seed. Hemp contains scarcely any measurable level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound, the cannabinoid best known for its psychoactive properties. THC has been the subject of much research and science has shown us that when it is not smoked, hemp has substantial health benefits, with no side effects. Hemp usually contains about 0.3% to 1.5% THC, while marijuana contains about 5% to 10% or more. So, do not worry, eating hemp will not make you hover. Hemp consumption is safe, healthy and legal. Hemp protein powder and hemp seed oil are both made from the seeds of the hemp plant. The hemp protein powder relieves the taste buds with a slight nutty taste. Hemp seeds are a protein concentrate with at least 20 amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine). Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins. Together, amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of the human body. Hemp protein provides omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids in a healthy ratio of 3: 1. Hemp is also one of the few sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a beneficial omega-6 fatty acid, metabolized differently from other less healthy omega-6s. GLA-rich foods, such as hemp seeds, have been found to help people with:
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
Hypertension Multiple sclerosis
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
For more information on the power of hemp contact an expert in the field.