Byron Bay Labs’ hemp protein powder is a very natural product containing high levels of important nutrients.

Hemp protein powder is a plant based protein source that involves very little processing – it should be a very natural product. Good quality hemp protein powder doesn’t require any additives, preservatives or colouring. It is made by simply grinding hemp seeds (which are technically nuts) into powder, resulting in product described as having an earthy or nutty taste.

The protein in hemp seeds is highly regarded and preferred by many because it is so easily digestible. Hemp protein powder contains all 20 amino acids, is also rich in fibre and fatty acids including omega 3, 6 and 9. However, the nutritional profile can vary significantly depending on the source of the seed and the milling process (cold-milled is best), so it’s always a good idea to compare various brands if you’re looking for maximum nutritional punch.

Being fully plant-based, hemp protein is particularly popular with vegans, vegetarians and lactose intolerant people. A slow-digesting protein that releases its amino acids over an extended period, hemp protein powder has been used by athletes post-training to aid in muscle and energy recovery.

Hemp protein powder offers a multitude of other benefits compared to those derived from other plant sources, and given the incredible nutritional profile of good quality products, less is needed to be consumed.

Comparing Hemp Protein Powder

When considering various products, something to compare between brands is the percentage of hemp protein. For example, Byron Bay Labs’ Nourish contains 63% protein, which is much higher than most brands we’ve looked at. 

Another important group of nutrients to compare are Omega 3,6 and 9 levels – again, Byron Bay Labs’ products excel on all three.

Byron Bay Labs’ hemp blends offer 25% more plant-based protein than other brands available in Australia and contain 30%+ more Omega 3-6-9.

  Avg qty per serving Avg qty per 100g
Energy 450 kJ 1800 kJ
Protein 15.75 g 63 g
Total Fat 4.05 g 16.19 g
– Saturated Fat 0.51 g 2.05 g
Carbohydrates 3.65 g 14.58 g
– Sugars (natural) 1.19 g 4.77 g
Sodium 8.1 mg 32.5 mg
  Avg qty per serving Avg qty per 100g
Total Omega 6 2402.5 mg 9.61 g
– Linoleic acid 2270 mg 9.08 g
– Gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA) 132.5 mg 0.53 g
Total Omega 3 770 mg 3.08 g
– Alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA) 727.5 mg 2.91 g
Total Omega 9 427.5 mg 1.71 g
– Oleic Acid 427.5 mg 1.71 g
Palmitic acid 332.5 mg 1.33 g
Stearic acid 120 mg 0.48 g
C18:1 cis isomers 45 mg 0.18 g
Behenic acid 17.5 mg 0.07 g
Lignoceric acid 7.5 mg 0.03 g

Low Environmental Impact

Ignoring hemp protein powder’s nutritional value, the fact that it is derived from plant farming rather than livestock or dairy farming lends to its sustainability and reduced carbon footprint. Practically nothing needs to be wasted from the hemp plant. For example, the biomass by-product can be used for the production of more sustainable fibre and can even be used to create bioplastics.

If you’re looking for a protein powder that is friendly to your body, your wallet, and the environment, then hemp is the choice for you. If you’re wanting a hemp protein powder made with the finest quality seed, then check out the Byron Bay Labs range of products, some of which are also infused with Australian native superfoods to give the powder an even bigger wellness boost.

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