Hemp Protein + Leucine = Powerful Alternative To Whey Protein

Hemp protein is very popular among our vegetarian customers, as well as those wanting a change from the ever popular whey protein. Hemp protein does take a bit of a back seat to whey protein because of whey's very high biological value (efficiency of uptake by body), but now there's no reason to have such a limiting factor with the likes of hemp protein.

Get a BCAA or Leucine supplement and combine it with your Hemp protein, you'll be getting some essential fatty acids (EFA's), Vitamin E, electrolytes such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium and magnesium. Hemp seed is also high in arginine, a precursor to nitric oxide, so Hemp might also increase the delivery of oxygen to your muscles and improve muscle pumps (Rodriguez-Leyva and Pierce, 2010).

So don't be deterred, Hemp Protein is a great option and delivers a plethora of potential health benefits including reduced cholesterol, blood pressure, and lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions. Add some Leucine or a BCAA and get a balanced, nourishing, muscle building protein shake.


 Rodriguez-Leyva, D & Pierce, G, N. (2010). The cardiac and haemostatic effects of dietary hempseed. Nutrition & Metabolism. 7:32

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!


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