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Doctor insights on: Nutiva Hemp Protein

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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I've been taking chia seeds for the past 3 months. About 2 tbs 2x per day. Is it too much fiber, protein, etc. To also take flax or hemp powder?

I've been taking chia seeds for the past 3 months.  About 2 tbs 2x per day.  Is it too much fiber, protein, etc. To also take flax or hemp powder?

Depends: Most americans do notget enough omega 3 & too much of omega 6. They should be in a one to one ratio. Chia seeds, flax seeds can offer high doses of omega 3 which help with inflammation and well being. The most common side effect if you get to much would be gastric distress, diarrhea. Hemp is gluten which for many people causes problems so chia and flax are good omega 3 and plant protein. ...Read more

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Do hemp protein suit for ppl who is kidney failure?

Do hemp protein suit for ppl who is kidney failure?

Likely to be OK: Plant proteins such as hemp spare kidney function in rats with a genetic predisposition to renal disease. Hemp protein contains significant amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids along with all of the essential amino acids. It is high in arginine which supports kidney function. However, there are potential side effects to be aware of so always check with your doctor before adding this or anything new to your diet. ...Read more

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Hemp protein powder replace whey protein to gain muscle, what to do?

Hemp protein powder replace whey protein to gain muscle, what to do?

Any pure protein....: ...powder is protein. It's what else that's added 2 it that needs watching. Read labels carefully & if U don't understand what's been added, ask Ur PCP or a dietitian. 2 much protein will challenge Ur kidneys, so more is not always better. U need 50gms/day generally. Add supplement as U exercise especially in weight training.U have bbetter dose control with powered rather than capsules or pills. ...Read more

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Can I use hemp protein powder to replace whey protein to gain muscle?

Can I use hemp protein powder to replace whey protein to gain muscle?

Yes sure. : yes sure why not? usually whey is better absorbed but if you are tolerating it better, sure you can. ...Read more

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Can hemp seed in protein powder shakes produce a positive urinalysis test?

Can hemp seed in protein powder shakes produce a positive urinalysis test?

It can: Depending on the sensitivity of the test and amount of hemp seed consumed, urine may test positive to thc. ...Read more