Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Hemp Protein vs. Whey Protein: The comparison

Whey protein is the most popular type of protein supplement available today. Produced as a byproduct from milk coagulation (to make cheese or yoghurt), whey has a high protein content. But how does Whey compare with Hemp Protein?

Whey Protein Side Effects & known issues

Protein: slow digestion vs. fast digestion

Whey protein is rapidly digested, making it a good product to take after heavy exercise, as it is quickly utilised by the body. Hemp protein is slow digesting, making it ideal for supplementation between meals and before bedtime.

Whey Protein with artificial ingredients and sweeteners

It is important to note that, unlike GOOD Hemp Nutrition range, most whey protein supplements are mixed with artificial ingredients and sweeteners in order to make it more palatable. These additional ingredients can detract from weight loss goals, cause sugar craving and suppress immune function.

Allergies and intolerances to Whey

Whey protein causes digestive disturbances and bloating in people who are lactose intolerant. Do not use whey protein if you have a milk allergy. There have been no allergies or intolerances associated with hemp and hemp protein.

Hemp Protein vs. Whey Protein - side-by-side comparison

Hemp Protein

Whey Protein

Lactose FreeUnsuitable for those with Lactose Intolerance
Easy to digestExcessive consumption can lead to bloating and cramps
Fibre content is good for the intestinal tractExcessive consumption can lead to intestinal toxemia
Contains Essential Fatty Acids (naturally rich in Omega 3)All fat is extracted
No heat is used in the production of GOOD Hemp Nutrition protein powdersMost are heated during production, which kills the proteins ability to act as enzymes, the 'functional proteins' that speed up the rate of biochemical reaction in your body