Hemp Protein Vs. Whey

When it comes to protein powders, whey has been popular for many years. The problem is that whey doesn’t work for everyone. Whey comes from the watery part of milk that separates from the curds during the cheesemaking process. So, people who are allergic to milk or vegan cannot supplement with whey powder. Fortunately, hemp is a great plant protein alternative to whey. Let’s break down the differences between whey protein and hemp protein with a little comparison.


Fiber is essential to the body. Fiber helps your body absorb nutrients from food, and when it comes to fiber content Hemp wins. Humming Hemp protein powder contains five grams of fiber. Whey protein powder, on the other hand, only contains one gram of fiber.

Winner: Hemp Protein


Calcium plays a vital role in the body. It helps blood to clot, enables our heart to beat and muscles to contract. The body does not produce its own calcium. So, our entire intake must come from the foods that we eat. Humming Hemp protein contains 40mg of calcium per serving. This calcium is found naturally in hemp and is not added or fortified. Although this is only four percent of our daily needs, whey protein contains none.

Winner: Hemp Protein


Magnesium helps our nerves and muscles work properly. A lack of magnesium causes muscle cramping, numbness, and tingling. It can even cause abnormalities in the heart’s rhythm. Hemp protein supplies 80 percent of your daily magnesium needs, naturally. Supplement with whey powder instead and you’ll get no added magnesium.

Winner: Hemp Protein


Whey powder contains 24 grams of protein. Hemp protein powder has 14 grams. Although hemp powder has less protein, it is non-animal based, which means that it is vegan-friendly. Additionally, since it is also dairy-free, hemp protein is safe for people with milk allergies, unlike whey. So, while whey has more protein, we still have to declare hemp the winner as it is versatile and safe for a variety of diets.

Winner: Hemp Protein


Are you one of the people who has tried whey powder in the past and then immediately regretted it because it tasted like chalk? Whey powder often involves chalky gritty chunks of powder that just won’t dissolve for anything — definitely not what you want to eat first thing in the morning. Hemp protein, on the other hand, is delicious. It has a faintly nutty flavor that enhances the taste of shakes, oatmeal, and cereal. You can even add hemp protein powder to your baked goods.

Winner: Hemp Protein


Because of whey’s chalky gritty chunks, it can be difficult to add it to your everyday recipes.  With hemp, it’s simple. Whether you are using hemp protein powder or adding hemp hearts to your favorites recipes you get the same protein benefits in all your meals.  Or, try adding a delicious hummingbar with 11 grams of clean protein to your day.

 Winner: Hemp Protein

As you can see, the clear winner in the hemp vs. whey debate is definitely hemp. It tastes better, has more nutrients and is perfect for a variety of diets. There’s just no way for whey to win this comparison given the many hemp protein benefits.

Try Humming Hemp today. This non-GMO, vegan-friendly, paleo-friendly source of protein is delicious and healthy too. Pick up a bag of Humming Hemp protein powder, hemp hearts, or hemp oil right at your local GNC, Fred Meyer, or Safeway grocery stores.  You can also purchase Humming Hemp products online from the comfort of your own home. Do you want to save 15 percent off your next order? Simply sign up for our email list.

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