Hemp? No thanks, I don’t smoke, besides I’m not a hippie and I’m not into coffee shops either. This would actually be the wrong answer when it comes to the topic of hemp protein. Unfortunately, the hemp plant does not have the best reputation in our country, as most people immediately associate it with “intoxicating substances”. But now it’s time to do away with it altogether, because hemp protein is one of the most valuable protein sources around. I have found out for you why you should definitely include the powder in your daily diet.
What is hemp protein powder?
Hemp protein powder, unlike Whey protein, is a high-quality vegan protein with more than 50% protein content, which is obtained from the seeds of the plant. Hemp is one of the very first crops and was originally cultivated in the American colonies. Scientists have been able to prove that the crop is already 12000 years old. Hemp powder is made from commercial hemp and contains only small, insignificant amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabiol). THC is a psychoactive cannabis substance that can have an intoxicating effect. The THC content of the varieties grown for fiber and seed use is < 0.2%. An intoxicating effect is therefore excluded.
Hemp Protein Powder and Ingredients
Hemp seed protein powder is one of the best sources of easily digestible protein. It contains an incredible variety of vitamins (especially vitamin E), minerals (magnesium, iron, zinc and potassium), fiber, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, chlorophyll and all essential amino acids. The biological value of hemp protein is therefore sensational.
Organic hemp protein has rare and healthy fatty acids
Hemp is a particularly rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a component of omega-6 fatty acid. GLA is known to prevent clumping of blood clots that can lead to blockages in the arteries. According to studies, the risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack can be reduced enormously with the regular intake of GLA. The amino acid L-arginine contained in hemp protein supports the human circulatory system and also has a positive effect on blood pressure. L-arginine is also said to have a particularly positive effect on potency.
Organic hemp protein for sustainable muscle building
Physical training or even intensive everyday work strains our muscles and forces our organism to obtain amino acids from the proteins ingested through food. Our organism needs these for regeneration. Plant-based protein provides us with high quality amino acids that support this process. Hemp protein naturally contains particularly high levels of edestin, an easily digestible vegetable protein. It promotes sustainable, natural muscle building and is therefore extremely suitable for bodybuilders. But also all “normalos” among us benefit from the healthy protein source. As a smoothie, it is highly recommended especially before and after workouts.
Small tip: Taking protein shakes during or shortly before training has a very small benefit, that it takes some time for the nutrients to get from the stomach into the bloodstream. Ideally, you drink the shake already a good hour before, or immediately after training.
Nutrition table per 100g
How does hemp protein taste
Organic hemp protein powder has a slightly nutty flavor reminiscent of sunflower seeds and is great for all kinds of protein smoothies and snacks. Just try it in my Nutella Protein Smoothie strawberry smoothie or Avocado Banana Protein Smoothie .
Organic hemp protein for a healthy body
The high fiber content in hemp protein powder promotes a longer feeling of satiety and can thus counteract cravings. Appetite is reduced to a healthy level and sustainable weight loss can occur. The DGE (German Nutrition Society) recommends a daily intake of at least 30g of dietary fiber. Naturally, they are found mainly in nuts, cereals, legumes, fruits and vegetables. The refining, processing, and cooking of food eliminate and break down the fiber contained in the food. Hemp protein powder is gently processed and all valuable ingredients are thus preserved.
Organic hemp protein for more energy
You feel limp and tired? Then it is high time for a portion of hemp protein, because the superfood has an ideal ratio of essential fatty acids for humans. These are absorbed as triglycerides, oxidized and converted into energy. Especially for people who are very active, a sufficient supply of the above fatty acids makes absolute sense. The background to this is that physical exertion lowers the blood sugar level and speeds up the metabolism. The body can then obtain the additional energy it needs from the fatty acids.
The biological value of hemp protein
Biological value (BW) is probably the best known method for determining the quality of proteins in foods. BW is the measure of how much of the ingested protein from food can be converted into the body’s own protein. It is mainly the composition of amino acids in a food that determines how high the biological value is. The higher the content of essential amino acids and the more proteinogenic amino acids, the better the protein is classified.
Hemp protein is very easily digestible vegan protein and unique by its protein composition, as it is very similar to the body-like protein. Essentially, it contains two types of proteins, 65% globulin edestin and 35% albumin, also called globular proteins. These dissolve easily and are therefore ideally usable for humans.
- Albumin is a premium vegetable protein comparable to the protein of an animal egg. However, it is of plant origin and therefore perfectly suitable for vegans. In addition, is an excellent source of antioxidants.
- Globulin Edestin These are the third most common source of protein in our organism. They form antibodies that protect our immune system and perform numerous tasks in our blood plasma. They are responsible, for example, for blood clotting or iron transport. So hemp powder is a great way to provide you with high quality, easily digestible protein.
Where do I buy good hemp protein powder?
You can buy the vegan protein powder in raw food quality in many supermarkets and online stores. The product should come from controlled organic cultivation so that it is not contaminated with harmful substances. Unlike whey protein, hemp protein is 100% vegan and gluten-free. High-quality hemp protein is also contained, for example, in CHACA SKINNY (advertising because brand name), which I can highly recommend.
What is the best way to use hemp protein powder?
Since it is a raw food, it should not be heated above 42 degrees. Therefore, it fits best in smoothies, raw snacks or sauces.
Do you have experiences, suggestions or questions about hemp protein? Then feel free to write a post at the very bottom of the comments section.