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