Hi So I was wondering what is better, whey or hemp protein? Been trying to do some research and yes I know they are very different. Not big on shakes - would rather have a meal but lately I have been coming home eating then going straight to bed, Since I have bad acid reflux it has been making me really nausea's and sick through out half the day. I realize I need to eat earlier and let my food digest but with my work its hard to stop and eat. When I get home I am tired and eat and go to sleep within 5 - 10 minutes. So this is why I come to a protein shake while at work to let things digest and eating a bigger lunch. Any recommendations? Thanks ahead of time.
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on March 12, 2013
at 12:51 AM
It all depends upon your body-type and goals. Primarily, if you lean naturally towards an ectomorphic body (do not put on fat easily), or if you lean more towards the endomorphic end of the spectrum (put on fat easily). I'll tell you why, and it has to do with the insulin response...whey being far more insulinogenic than hemp. In an ectomorph or mesomorph, the insulin spike will promote muscle anabolism (muscle gain), but in someone who doesn't work out hard enough or is more mesomorphic, the insulin spike will promote fat anabolism (fat gain).
So, yes choose your protein wisely based upon your body type and goals. Personally I really enjoy whey, engage in regular intense weight training, and don't put on fat easily. So whey is the protein I choose when i want a protein shake. Suits me well.
Here's a link comparing whey to casein. The verdict is casein if you put on weight easily( http://www.ergo-log.com/wheycas.html ).
on March 26, 2013
at 03:29 AM
Protein is highly overrated in our society. If youre eating a paleo diet, seeking out grass-fed beef and wild seafood, then there is no reason for added protein, especially in powdered form. Whey has far too much tryptophan and is bad for the thyroid, hormone production. Hemp is also high in O6 which is equally bad for the thyroid, hormone production. If you truly want to add powdered protein into your diet, add gelatin. Great lakes sells argentinian (grass-fed) beef gelatin.