Hemp protein is a relatively new discovery that systematically gains popularity and conquers the plant protein market. Hemp protein is obtained from defatted and dried hemp seeds. It is worth noting that the production uses industrial varieties of plants that contain marginal, absolutely insignificant concentration of the psychoactive substance THC.
Hemp protein is considered as a complete protein – it contains at least 20 amino acids, including 9 essential ones, such as histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, valine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine and tryptophan. Importantly, the proportions of BCAA amino acids are extremely beneficial because leucine prevails in them. Thanks to this, hemp protein gives very good results to athletes focused on the development of muscle mass. Besides, it has a number of pro-health properties.
Preparations in this category are ideal in the diet of vegans, vegetarians, and people struggling with lactose intolerance. Supplements containing hemp protein are gluten and lactose free and easily digestible. They are ideal for physically active people, and may also serve as a meal equivalent on reducing diets.