What is Pea Protein?
Pea Protein is derived from yellow peas, providing a highly digestible and bioavailable protein powder. It is 80% protein by weight, a very high ratio similar to brown rice protein. This makes it more concentrated than other vegan sources of protein such as hemp and sacha inchi. This also means it has a higher amount of amino acids than other protein sources.
24g Protein | 10g EAA | 5.3g BCAA
How is it different?
Pea Protein is rich in branched-chain and essential amino acids and it is especially high in Lysine. Lysine has been studied for its ability to help balance blood glucose1, as well as its ability to increase muscle strength2, and reduce anxiety.3
Each serving of Pea Protein also contains 39% daily value of iron. Effects of iron deficiency include gastrointestinal disturbances and impaired cognitive function, immune function, exercise or work performance, and body temperature regulation4. It’s crucial to make sure your diet contains sufficient iron.
Pea Protein is ideal for building healthy muscles and connective tissues, improving athletic performance and maintaining proper iron in your diet.
1. Kalogeropoulou D, La Fave L, Schweim K, Gannon M, Nuttall F. Lysine ingestion markedly attenuates the glucose response to ingested glucose without a change in insulin response. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009.
2. Unni U, Raj T, Sambashivaiah S, et al. The effect of a controlled 8-week metabolic ward based lysine supplementation on muscle function, insulin sensitivity and leucine kinetics in young men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012.
3.Smriga M, Ghosh S, Mouneimne Y, Pellett P, Scrimshaw N. Lysine fortification reduces anxiety and lessens stress in family members in economically weak communities in Northwest Syria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004.
4. Clark SF. Iron Deficiency Anemia. Nutr Clin Pract 2008.
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