Pea Protein contains all nine Essential Amino Acids that your body cannot manufacture and must get from food. However, it’s relatively low in methionine.
It’s also a great source of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), especially Arginine — which promotes healthy blood flow and heart health — and leucine, isoleucine and valine — which promote muscle growth.
Pea protein powders are also rich in iron at around 5–7.5 mg of iron per serving.
Pea protein powder is naturally vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and does not contain any of the normal food allergens i.e. peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, cow’s milk, wheat and soy.
Research demonstrates that pea protein is one of the more easily digested plant-based proteins.
While Pea Protein Powder works for most people, anyone with an allergy, sensitivity or intolerance to peas should avoid it