Sevenhills’ products have been recommended by BBC Good Food Magazine, and have had their hemp powder voted as one of the best in the London Evening Standard. Being critically acclaimed certainly boosts any product up on the list, but it’s what’s inside that counts.
This powder is certified organic as well as vegan, directly sourced from carefully selected producers to ensure the best quality. If you are looking for something pure and natural, then this might be the best option for you.
This product comes with a scoop, which makes it easy to add the right amount of powder to any drink or meal. One of the great features about this product is that you can get 50% of your daily protein and 25% of your dietary fibre in just one serving.
- UK Soil Association Certified organic, safer plant protein
- Almost 50% of your daily protein and 25% of dietary fibre per serving
- No additives, pesticides, sugar, or chemicals
- Finely ground easily dissolves into drinks
- Vegan certified
- Some consider the taste too strong; nutty or earthy flavour
- Some users found the texture to be too gritty
- A few reported problems with mixing, saying the powder was too dense
Pulsin’ has won a few awards for their nutritional products and works on sustainable farming with a focus on eliminating pesticides, herbicides, and hexane. This powder is a hemp protein isolate that offers 47% protein.
There is only one ingredient, the hemp protein powder itself, making this a great natural option for those looking for something purely organic. One scoop of this Pulsin’ product offers 14 grams of protein.
Another great feature about this product is that it is cold-pressed, ensuring it is gluten free. It is also free from artificial colours and preservatives, as well as Casein and GMOs. Those who are concerned with production leading to allergens might also find this option to be the best.
This product is unflavored, which means it is going to have a very earthy flavour to it. However, many users reported that it had a minimal taste compared to similar products.
- Organic: free from chemicals and GMOs
- Casein and Gluten free
- Not a strong taste
- Isolation offers 47% protein
- Some used may prefer a flavoured option
- Slightly gritty texture may not be for everyone
- The green colour can be off-putting to some
Another 100% organic option sourced right here in the UK, Braham and Murray’s product comes packaged in a more traditional container. With over ten years of experience producing hemp, Good Hemp’s powder earns a spot on the top 5 list.
Also ranking in at 47% protein, one of the features that make their powder stand out is the 35% daily value of Omega 3 in each serving. Another great feature that many have pointed out is that it does not cause the bloating associated with whey proteins.
This product also remains Gluten free during its processing, as well as Casein free. Going with the all-natural approach, Good Hemp does not use artificial colours, flavourings, or preservatives. If you are searching for a truly organic option, this is another excellent choice in powder.
- Loaded with Omega 3
- Natural taste is more nutty than earthy
- Casein and Gluten free
- 100% organic
- Sourced locally from the UK
- Some reported the plastic seal under the lid being broken
- The container is not BPA free
- Might be too grainy of texture to some
The first thing that sets this product apart from the rest is its higher protein content, coming at 57%. This is another certified organic and vegan option, with its only ingredient being 100% organic hemp protein powder. That might make it an excellent choice for those looking into a pure option for protein intake.
The powder comes in a resealable pouch to maintain its freshness and is sourced from Romania. Cold-pressed, the processing keeps things Gluten-free for those with allergies and intolerances.
The packaging states that a portion of all proceeds goes towards charitable causes. Unfortunately, it does not specify which causes those are.
- Minimal or bland taste reported by many users
- Finely ground, good for baking
- Ample amount of product per package
- No measuring scoop
- Processing not good for those who have nut allergies
This product is a Pea and Hemp mixture, which ups its protein content to 25g per scoop. It remains vegan and certified organic, all without the use of pesticides or herbicides. Each product is also tested for heavy metals and contaminants.
Vivo Life’s packaging is BPA free, eco-friendly, and completely recyclable. They also donate proceeds to StreetGames, an organisation that helps change children’s lives with sports. This might also be a good option for those looking to avoid artificial flavours, colours, and sweeteners, as well as any other harmful ingredients.
In addition to the hemp, this product features bio-fermented pea protein, chlorella, spirulina, turmeric, digestive enzymes, and Himalayan salt. The powder is also naturally flavoured to help with the earthy taste that many seem to detest. It comes in Cacao, Madagascan Vanilla, and Salted Maca Caramel.
- Naturally flavoured for better taste
- Gluten and Lactose-free
- Added organic ingredients for better health
- Smoother texture than similar products
- Some users reported a strong turmeric taste
- Other users called the taste too sweet
- Not 100% Hemp, might be a deal breaker to some
What Exactly is this Stuff?Hemp is any variety of the Cannabis plant family that contains little to no measurable traces of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. The vast amount of applications and uses the hemp plant offers come as a surprise to many. It’s bark fibres can be made into paper and textiles for clothing or shoes, it can be used as a fibre in composite materials for automobiles, and can even be fermented into a biofuel. While all of these uses are spectacular from one single plant, the most common use is in health food products. Hempseeds contain an outstanding amount of protein, which can be eaten whole or made into milk, oil, or powder. Why not just eat a steak, though? Beef has plenty of protein, right?
The BenefitsWhen compared to animal protein, or even the whey proteins commonly found in athlete’s shakes, hemp comes on out on top in every category. That might come as a surprise, but there is a sea of valid science to support that statement.
All the Amino AcidsHempseeds contain all 21 known amino acids, which includes the nine essential ones our bodies cannot produce on their own. While soy and other legumes may be comparable, hemp has not become subject to genetic modification. It requires no pesticides, herbicides, or and chemical fertilisers to grow, making it the top organic choice for plant based protein. Just two tablespoons of this powder deliver 15 grams of protein into your body, as well as valuable branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) that provide the fuel your muscles burn for energy. These BCAAs are known as leucine, isoleucine, and valine and should make up 40% of your daily need for essential amino acids on a healthy diet.
Better ProteinThose 15 grams of protein are also easier for your body to digest compared to meat, dairy, or eggs. Thanks to the added amino acids and the reduction of slow metabolising fats, your body processes the protein at a much faster rate. This makes it easier to digest while delivering the positive benefits nearly instantaneously.
Mega OmegasThe human body requires a 4:1 balance of Omega six over omega 3. Hempseeds happen to be the only seed in nature where this harmonious balance occurs. Flax, almonds, walnuts, soybeans, and olive oil don’t even come close.
Essential VitaminsThe standard method of processing hemp seeds also allows for a variety of minerals, vitamins, and polyunsaturated fats found in their hull to be mixed into the final product. These include:
- Omega 3 and 6
- Vitamins B1, 2, 6, D and E
- Carotene and more.