Hemp Seed Protein, a Vegan, gluten free and dairy free protein alternative for bodybuilding or general health. Organic Hemp Seed Protein is also available.
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Category: Hemp Seed Protein supports muscle building and recovery
Bodybuilding Benefits: Hemp Seed protein powder is a great source of vegetarian protein that has a superior amino acid profile to most plant proteins, containing all 9 essential aminos, and rich in arginine and BCAAs. Hemp is also a good source of fiber and essential fatty acids.
Most hemp protein is only 50% protein, the rest being fat and carbs. Because of the fat content, Hemp protein is not the first choise to take before or after workouts. The best times to take hemp would be between meals, and possibly before bet, as the fat will help slow digestion, allowing it to slowly feed your muscles throughout the night.
Even if you are not looking for a vegetarian supplement, hemp seed protein is great to mix with your whey or casein shake for a change of pace, or just to get a good mix of amino profiles in your diet.
When most people think of good bodybuilding protein supplements, they think of whey protein, casein, soy and maybe egg protein. Very few people think of brown rice, pea or hemp seeds protein.
Most hemp protein powders consist of approximately 50% protein. Hemp is a complete protein, made up of edestin (about 65%) and albumin (about 35%).
How is Hemp Protein made?
Hemp seed protein comes from, you guessed it, hemp seeds. First the seeds are cold pressed, which extracts the oil. The protein is then separated in a cold milling process. The resulting product is rich in branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), arginine, essential fatty acids (EFAs) and fiber. Due to the fat and fiber content, this protein is a perfect vegetarian protein supplement to take before bedtime and between meals.
Example Hemp Protein Powder amino acid profile
(4 Tbsp Raw Hemp Seeds contain: 320 Calories, 22g protein, 14g carbs, 20g fat, 2g fiber)
Hemp Seed Protein Amino Acid Profile for one serving Nutiva Organic 50% Hemp Protein. One serving is 120 Calories, 15g protein, 7g carbs, 3.5g fat, 6g fiber:
Amino acid Grams
* Essential Amino Acid