Hemp Protein Powder:
The Unsung Hero Of Protein Powders
If you’ve considered purchasing hemp protein powder in the past but found yourself hesitating at the word “hemp,” get ready to open your eyes to the reality of one of Mother Nature’s most powerful—and most misunderstood—food sources. Though hemp protein benefits (like many of the other useful functions of this high-yield, low-impact crop) were greatly minimized during the 20th century, in the 1600s, hemp was considered such an invaluable resource that it was illegal not to grow it in many areas. What happened, you ask? Conflicting industrial interests—such as pressure from the cotton and fossil fuel industries (hemp was once used as a biofuel)—resulted in hemp becoming the victim of a lengthy smear campaign during the 1920s and 1930s.
Fortunately, thanks to advances in nutritional science, today hemp’s status as one of the top protein powders, fibre producers, and sources of biofuel is quickly being reclaimed.
The Benefits Of Hemp Protein Powder
When you pick up a hemp drink, you can rest assured that you’re doing your body a great favour indeed; not only does hemp power (like all hemp food and cloth products) contain absolutely no THC, hemp is considered by many to be the “king” of all super foods.
As human beings, we need protein; our brains, muscles, joints, and organs all require it to function properly. Alas, in a world increasingly reliant on cheap, carbohydrate-rich processed foods, getting the same amount of protein foods as our hunter-gatherer ancestors did—that is to say, the amount our bodies evolved to require—is no easy task. Even if you’re not on a vegan diet (and therefore turning to hemp powder for its full chain of amino acids, unique in the plant world), it’s likely that you’re coming up short. Incredibly, your favourite lean protein powder may not be enough, either.
How is this possible? The nutrient value and digestibility of many modern foods and protein powers is often quite low due to a confluence of factors, namely over-processing and improper farming methods combined with natural bio availability issues. Whey powder, for example, the old non-vegan standby found in many protein shake recipes, is notorious for causing gastric distress (remember, over 30% of adults are at least somewhat lactose-intolerant, so concentrated milk protein tends to sit like the proverbial brick); this in turn leads to bacterial overgrowth in the gut and impaired nutrient absorption.
Soy, once considered the best raw protein powder alternative for vegans and vegetarians, is little better; most modern soy protein is processed with hexane, a powerful chemical used in gasoline (a dead giveaway that it’s not the healthiest protein powder on the market). Even if you choose certified organic protein powder made from soy, you’ll still run into digestibility issues as soy is difficult for the body to break down… Plus there will be the additional downside of not ingesting a “complete” protein.
While it’s true that hemp, which typically contains between 35% – 50% protein, reads as a close second to soy at first glance, the globular proteins that hemp contains (33% Albumin and 65% Edistin) are structured very similarly to proteins made by our blood. This, of course, makes them extremely easy to absorb, so more protein ends up in your bloodstream after the consumption of hemp than soy. At the same time, when you consume hemp protein shakes, you’ll be getting all eight essential amino acids: Leucine, Lysine, Threoine, Phen+tyro, Valine, Meeth+cyst, Isoleucin, and Tryptophan—all in higher percentages than you would be able to consume via other common amino acid sources like eggs, milk, and tofu. Hemp will even supercharge your body’s ability to produce serum albumin and serum globulins, two other amino acids that are essential to the basic functioning of your body.
Looking at the above information, is it any wonder that competing industries found themselves a bit intimidated by this powerful plant?
Choosing The Right Hemp Protein Powder
As mentioned previously, over-processing and improper farming is a serious threat to the integrity of any food, hemp included. That’s why you’ll be glad to know that our organic protein powder is made completely from 100% nutrient-rich, responsibly-farmed Australian Grown hemp.
You will find absolutely no cheap protein powder tricks in our verified all-natural protein powder—don’t be fooled by competitors who claim to offer the best protein powder while in reality they are using degraded, industrially-farmed, pesticide-laden Chinese strains of hemp. Our fully water-soluble hemp is great for you and the environment.
When looking for hemp protein Australians sometimes have additional needs; if, for example, you’re an athlete or weight lifter, you absolutely require more protein. This lean protein powder is every bit as tasty,allowing you to easily mix it with liquid in a shaker cup and make delicious protein drinks, but it packs a staggering 13 grams of plant-based, nutritionally-complete protein per 30-gram serving.