Pea Protein

Pea Protein

Overall Rating 4.2 out of 5
4 reviews

Our Pea Protein Isolate is non-GMO, sourced from Canada and comes from Yellow Peas.

Weight2.00 lbs
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Our price: $18.99

Pea Protein satisfies nearly all FAO essential amino acid requirements. It contains lysine and the branched-chain amino acids: isoleucine, leucine and valine; glutamine and arginine.

These essential and nonessential amino acids have been shown to benefit human growth and development, athletic performance, and recovery from stress, among other potential attributes. Like other leguminous plants, pea protein has a small deficiency in the sulphur-containing amino acids: cysteine, methionine; and tryptophan. However, this can be easily overcome by combining pea protein with other protein sources.

Attributes of the Amino Acids in Pea Protein
Lysine is in particular, abundant in Pea Protein. Lysine is a necessary compound for healthy growth and bone development in children. It facilitates calcium absorption and helps maintain a correct nitrogen balance within the body as well assists in maintaining lean body mass and healthy blood vessels. Lysine is also used in the production of antibodies, hormones, enzymes, collagen and tissue-repairing processes. Therefore it is a very useful food ingredient after injuries or operations.

High Arginine levels are attributable to improved vasodilation, wound healing and better immune response. Furthermore, it increases muscle mass while reducing the amount of body fat during intense exercise.

The Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine levels are higher in pea protein than in other vegetable proteins and are comparable with those in milk and egg proteins. These branched chain amino acids have become of particular interest in sports formulations due to recent research demonstrating its potential in muscle tissue maintenance.

The Peptide and the Pea
Recently, Pea Protein has received considerable attention for their effectiveness in both the prevention and the treatment of hypertension.

After treating Pea Protein with various enzymes, such as alcalase, trypsin and pepsin, researchers have been able to identify the isolate bioactive protein peptides with potential antihypertensive properties.

Compared to antihypertensive drugs, these pea protein peptides, as part of a functional food or nutraceutical, have no side effects and are less expensive. Moreover, as a more natural product, they appeal to the consumer.

Filling Up With Pea Protein
Researchers have proposed that controlled energy intake in association with a moderately elevated pea protein intake may represent an effective and practical weight loss strategy. Potential beneficial outcomes associated with pea protein ingestion include:

  • Increased satiety: protein generally increases satiety to a greater extent than carbohydrates or fat and may facilitate a reduction in energy consumption under ab libitum dietary conditions.
  • Rise in Thermogenesis: Higher protein diets are associated with increased thermogenesis, which also influences satiety and augments energy expenditure.
  • Maintenance of Accretion of fat-free mass: in some individuals, a moderately higher protein diet may provide a stimulatory effect on muscle protein anabolism, favoring the retention of lean muscle mass while improving metabolic profile.

Digestability Data
PDCAAs: 0.98 per 1.8

True Digestability: 98%

Biological Value: 78%

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Customer Reviews

  • Author: Scott Leffert
    Perfect for pree workout and adding to a nutri bullet shake. My body loves this stuff. The only question I would have is: does this protein have all essential amino acids?
  • Author: 456scooter
    Ok I bought this after seeing all the hype comparing whey vs pea and saying its the same stuff. I dont know about that buy this is a fine quality product. The taste is not as good as whey but I like it alot . I didnt feel the bloating I get with a whey concentrate. Good stuff PF and I would recommend this if you a vegan dude or looking for an alternative to whey protein.
  • Author: Mitch R
    I use the Pea Protein all the time Pre workout and post workout. I only trust the Proteinfactory.com to get my pea protein isolate. If not you can be getting it from China most likely. I recommend this product if you are looking for an alternative to whey protein and rice protein.
  • Author: Morgan Smith
    At first I wasn't crazy about the taste. I'm used to putting spices in my shakes like cinnamon, allspice, cloves, but those didn't seem to help. Then I decided to go with more savory spices like granulated garlic, cumin, garam masala, turmeric, cardamom and then this protein was really enjoyable :D The earthiness of the protein is really complimented by Indian curry spices!