Modified on: 20/09/2022
Clarification of the ideal doses of hemp protein, how to take it and the advantages for athletes
Suppose you’ve recently heard about the countless nutritional properties of protein extracted from cannabis seeds. In that case, chances are you’ve been itching to try it out and are looking for clarification on recommended daily doses.
In the following lines, you can find the answer you were looking for and more information on how to make the most of this product.
Here’s everything you need to know about hemp protein and the ideal dosage.
Hemp protein and dosage: clarification
If you haven’t found any precise data on the recommended hemp protein dosage so far, it’s because this is a subjective matter.
Take into account that everyone consumes protein in greater or lesser quantities from other food sources and that some people lead more sedentary lives and others more active ones.
Therefore, the correct dosage of hemp protein should be calculated with all this in mind, and only a professional can do this.
If, despite this, you would like to have at least an idea of the doses of protein powder you might want to consume, let’s say you start with one or two teaspoons a day and go up to three or four if you don’t get enough protein from other foods.
Let’s say that those who follow a vegan diet tend to consume more, while those who also eat meat, dairy products and many other protein foods tend to be useless.
Remember that although the proteins derived from marijuana seeds have countless beneficial properties for the body, it is best not to overdo it: the correct dosage lies in proper moderation.
Excessive consumption of cannabis proteins could lead to complaints such as diarrhoea, stomach ache and irritation of the gastrointestinal tract or, more generally, create imbalances in the body of various kinds.
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Hemp protein: how to use it?
If you’re wondering how to use hemp protein, it’s straightforward. Once you open the packet, you will realise that you are dealing with a protein powder, which can be consumed raw or cooked.
It is advisable to consume the protein raw, but cooking can also be good to maintain all the nutritional properties.
So let’s see what foods you can add it to.
You can mix one or two teaspoons of hemp protein into yoghurt, or you can add it to the ingredients of a smoothie or vegetable shake.
Alternatively, you can mix hemp protein powder extracted from cannabis seeds into vegetable and legume soups, bread or pizza dough, or cake mixes.
Most hemp protein brands’ mild and pleasant taste makes it easy to use this product to enrich a wide range of foods.
All you have to do is an experiment!
Correlation between hemp protein and muscle development
People who take protein powder daily usually follow special dietary programmes aimed at increasing muscle mass.
If you’re wondering whether hemp protein can also be helpful for this purpose, in a way, it can.
Like protein from other foods, hemp protein extracted from cannabis seeds contributes to muscle nutrition when combined with regular exercise.
But that’s not all. Cannabis protein powder is also highly valued by athletes because:
- it boosts energy;
- it boosts physical endurance and reduces feelings of fatigue;
- it helps stabilise blood sugar levels.
Among other things, some use hemp protein for weight loss, taking advantage of its satiating power.
Read also: Hulled hemp seeds and contraindications: everything you need to know
As with all other foods, it isn’t easy to talk about precise recommended doses for hemp protein.
Each of us has different needs and habits. So, suppose you want to use cannabis protein powder as a natural supplement. In that case, we recommend that you seek advice from a nutritionist, a professional who will be able to advise you based on your general situation on a targeted dosage.
If, on the other hand, you only intend to use hemp protein for the time being to differentiate your nutrient intake, you can refer to the doses mentioned in the first paragraph (i.e. one to four teaspoons maximum).
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