Hemp protein vs whey protein powder – which supplement is the best?
This subject has been addressed and debated several times in various forums, particularly in the health, vegetarian, and bodybuilding communities, all over the world. Unfortunately, it has also been shrouded in mystery, ignorance, subjective viewpoints, and fake rumours over this time period as well.
Who To Believe?
Some ‘experts’ representing the dairy industry assert that whey protein is the highest quality protein available, whereas some vegetarians (clearly representing the direct opposite group) assert that plant protein, particularly hemp protein, is the most effective and healthiest source of protein on the market. As for the quality of the proteins themselves, this article will not go into great length about it (see this page for in-depth information on hemp protein and a comparison). For the time being, I’ll concentrate on the benefits and drawbacks of each protein powder supplement – hemp versus whey, for example.
Are you confused? I know I was 5 years ago. Who should you believe? Let me tell you something important..
The Big Question
We’re continually informed that whey protein powder works; it’s the most extensively used protein powder supplement on the market, and it does provide noticeable effects pretty quickly (combined with a healthy diet of course). Consequently, why in the world would you ever consider hemp protein powder as a viable replacement to traditional whey protein powder?
Hopefully, by the time you reach the end of this article, you’ll know ALL the answers to this question (and yes, there are several good reasons!).
Popularity Of Whey Protein: Marketing, Tempting Design, Colors And Flavours
Whey protein is a high-quality protein that is plentiful and complete, and it has a generally positive reputation in the nutritional community. Most likely, all of your friends are using it, and the canisters are attractive and inviting. I believe that the marketing of these items is done extremely well since the tubs and jars seem to be quite appealing (don’t you agree?). For all sorts of various reasons targeting all kinds of different needed customers, it is available in an array of different colours and flavours, and it can be purchased at most health food shops. So it seems to reason that it would be beneficial to your health, right? … NOT TRUE!!
The Shocking Truth..
..however, is that scientists recently have discovered that whey protein is NOT readily digestible for the human body. Whey protein powder is merely a by-product from cheese production. We’re simply not meant to eat this garbage!
Huge Industry And Interests
I’m not saying the following to generate a conspiracy theory, and I’m not saying this is how it is either (I’m leaving that up to you, what you believe in), but personally I do think it’s a possibility worth considering.
Logically those who produce cheese would really hate to throw out this enormous amount of by-product (because who would want to throw away large sums of money?). Whey protein powder is a HUGE industry, with powerful interests behind it and supporting it. That’s why I think there’s a very good chance that this might easily be one of the reasons why whey protein powder is so popular, eventhough it’s proven to have a ton of side effects.
Enough of these speculations! Now, let’s look at some hard facts, in order for us to conclude which is best, hemp protein vs whey protein powder. Like for an example the benefits and side effects of both whey and hemp protein.
Whey Protein Powder Side Effects
Your bloats will become even nastier, and you WILL undoubtedly bloat more often. You’ll most likely get problems with a bad breath and if you’re into weight lifting, and consumes large amounts of whey protein powder, you can look forward to suffering from Intestinal Toxemia. That again reduces amino acids and any nutrients absorption into you body cells. Since these are not absorped into your muscles and tissue, it is left behind in your stomach, just sitting and waiting – it will greatly increase your waistline!
Some of the side effects of taking whey protein powder are;
- it’s not readily digestible, and builds up inside your body
- your bloats will smell really awful
- and you will bloat more often
- bad breath
- intestinal toxemia
- bigger waistline
(Watch the video above, if you haven’t already done that!)
The Poisonous Artificial Sweeteners
There’s one more problem with whey protein powder. Whey in itself tastes disgusting. I couldn’t even drink it without puking, and actually there was a time, long ago, I would do such a silly thing.
To cover up the natural taste, whey protein powder supplements are loaded with poisonous artificial sweeteners, and the only thing they tell you is that it is ‘sugarfree’ or ‘without added sugars’.. Most of the time, thats NOT a good sign!
What They Don’t Tell You Is This.. An Example!
I’ll pick the most popular and bestselling whey protein product from Amazon, for this example, to show you what I mean. It really doesn’t matter which product I had picked, since it’s almost the same in every product I’ve seen so far.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Double Rich Chocolate, 5.15-Pound
If you don’t know a lot about nutrition this would probably look very normal to you. But actually, like most other whey protein product, it’s stuffed with dangerous artificial chemicals and sweeteners which you would NEVER put inside your body, if only you knew what harm they actually do to your body.
In the picture above we see that there’s Acesulfame Potassium (also known as Acesulfame K). We look that up by simply googling and here’s the shocking truth..
“Acesulfame Potassium (K) was approved for use by the FDA as a safe artificial sweetener in July, l988. It is a derivative of acetoacetic acid. Unfortunately, several potential problems associated with the use of acesulfame have been raised. They are based largely on animal studies since testing on humans remains limited. The findings showed the following:
Acesulfame K stimulates insulin secretion in a dose dependent fashion thereby possibly aggravating reactive hypoglycemia (“low blood sugar attacks”).
Acesulfame K apparently produced lung tumors, breast tumors, rare types of tumors of other organs (such as the thymus gland), several forms of leukemia and chronic respiratory disease in several rodent studies, even when less than maximum doses were given. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, it was petitioned on August 29, l988 for a stay of approval by the FDA because of “significant doubt” about its safety.”
– Dr. H.J. Roberts, Aspartame (NutraSweet) Is It Safe?, Charles Press, page 283/84.
Organic Hemp Protein Powder
Hemp protein is the most efficient and healthy protein. It has all the Essential Fatty Acids, amino acids and it doesn’t cause you to bloat more. It doesn’t poison you. It strengthens your whole body, cells and helps boosting your overall health. See hemp protein benefits if you want to know more.
Just think about this.
Our forefathers who lived 100.000 years ago, do you think they had access to highly processed, refined and artificial flavoured foods designed in labs, with the sole purpose of making a lot of sales? Do you think they based their food intake and habbits on sneaky marketing led by manipulative emotional triggers and exploiting the weaknesses of the human mind? NO – they ate NATURAL whole foods directly from what nature had to offer. And that’s exactly what our bodies are designed for!
Your body is your temple – it deserves only the bes
Comparison: Hemp Protein Vs Whey Protein Powder
Hemp Protein Powder+
- Natural organic non-GMO plant protein packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and soluble fibers
- High fiber = high digestibility = less bloating = better absorption = better results
- Hemp protein powder will NOT cause bad breath, blurps and taste – like whey do..
- You need less, and get even better results. There’s no fillers and junk, and you get all 8 essential amino acids, and EFA’s!
Hemp Protein Powder-
- Once you open a tub, you have only 14 days to eat it (3 weeks max!). That’s why the sizes typically are much smaller. So I’d recommend you buy alot of small tubs, instead of the big bags! Reason why you need to eat it so fast, is because it is a natural clean organic protein!
- Taste. I LOVE the taste of organic hemp protein powder, but I often hear people complaining about the nutty flavor of hemp protein powder. It takes some getting used to for some people I guess. Be sure to check out the hemp protein recipes section.
- Availability. Hemp protein powder is not as easy to find in local shops as whey protein. At least here in Denmark and I believe the same goes to most of Europe. Eventhough it’s getting more and more accessibile, as more and more people learns the truth about Hemp.
- Availability. Nearly every supermarket has whey protein!
- It’s cheap
- Longer shelf time
- You need a high intake – that’s why they come en large tubes!
- Low absorption
- Heavily processed
- intestinal toxemia
This concludes the question, ‘hemp protein vs whey protein?’ If you’re interested in more in-depth facts about the protein quality, bioavailability and amino acid profile of hemp protein, and a direct comparison with whey protein, I recommend you check out this resource.
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