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We should have Manitoba Hemp Protein Powder in soon.



Protein Deficiency and Hemp Powder


A deficiency of protein can lead to forgetfulness, moodiness, and lack of coordination. Cell replication can be affected as can organ and glandular functions. A low protein diet  may increase aches and pains. Many people feel it as weakness and lack of energy.  The good news is that most of us, other than the elderly and vegetarians, get plenty of protein.  The bad news is that it is often poor quality protein.


Hemp protein is a relatively new source of protein.  It is vegetarian and vegan, and according to The Vitamin Retailer, May 05, “Protein Supplements: Sport or Beyond,” by Marie Leach, it is highly digestible, cold processed and unrefined; critical in your choice of protein powders.  While hemp powder does contain more fat than other protein powders, this fat comes from the essential polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-6 and omega-3.  Hemp protein also contains no oligosaccharides or allergens.  Hemp powder is a great source of all the essential amino acids.


Muscle tissues are built from the branched chain amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine.  Exercise and activity depletes these branched chain amino acids, leaving muscles sore and weak. 


Exercise and activity also produces the fatigue causing substance lactic acid. The more exercise and acitivity, the more lactic acid, causing difficulty in muscle contraction. Branched chain amino acids suppress the production of lactic acid.