Many would dismiss the humble pea for their protein source, but pea sourced protein has a lot going for it. Not only is it fat, cholesterol, gluten, and lactose-free, but it has high levels of amino acids.
Pea protein powder is especially rich in lysine and glutamine. However while it does contain all essential amino acids, it is very deficient in certain amino acids and should not be used as a primary source. We would recommend using a blended product or using multiple products to ensure a good supply of all the essential amino acids. If you are looking for a hypoallergenic protein powder, this is one to consider.
To get the full benefit of all of the essential amino acids we recommend combining rice and pea protein. These two proteins complement each other and provide a good balance of the essential amino acids needed.
Recommended use: Pea protein offers an exceptional source of essential amino acids when combined with rice protein. It also contains natural properties which make it ideal as a weight loss protein source. For weight loss, it's best used in the morning as a meal replacement. Research has shown a high protein breakfast considerably reduces cravings throughout the day.
Absorption Rate: 3.4 grams / hour
Pea protein has no fat, cholesterol, gluten, or lactose.
RICH IN AMINO ACIDS
Pea protein is rich in Lysine, Leucine, and Glutamine.
Pea protein offers an excellent protein source for vegans.
Pea protein is low in Tyrosine, Threonine, and Methionine.
Pea protein is not as easily digested as whey and egg proteins.