Growing Naturals Pea Protein, Organic (1 lb)

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• Excellent Digestibility & Creaminess
• 2,621mg Glutamine and Precursors per serving
• Excellent Source of Iron
• High in Arginine & Lysine Amino Acids to Fuel an Active Lifestyle and Build Connective Tissue*
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Peas are a vegetarian superfood

A perfect complement to the amino acid profile of rice protein, the two proteins can be blended together or utilized alone. You can incorporate Growing Naturals plant proteins into most any specialized diet plan, at most any age, and you’ll feel the difference.

Thanks to a patented, chemical-free, low-heat process, these non-GMO US and Canadian grown Yellow Peas are a great source of protein that’s uniquely low carb, low calories, low fat, low sugar, low sodium and low cholesterol. Better yet, it’s allergen-free easily digested unlike whey and soy proteins.

Each serving of pea protein contains:

  • 6.75x more iron than 1 cup of raw spinach
  • 4x more protein than 15 almonds
  • 2.1x more protein than 1 large egg (based on grams not amino acid profile)
  • Almost 2x the protein of 1 cup dairy milk (based on grams not amino acid profile)
  • 3g branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) per serving
  • Smoother plant protein source that can make shakes creamier

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Pea Protein

Pea Protein
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  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Hypertension
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Pea protein may help reduce blood pressure. (more)
Cardiovascular Disease
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Pea protein might help prevent cardiovascular disease by lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. (more)
Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Pea protein may help build muscle and help athletes recover after exercise. (more)
Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Pea protein can be part of a high-protein diet. High-protein diets have been shown to help prevent and treat obesity.[REF][REF] (more)
Hypertension
Dose: Refer to label instructions Pea protein is high in arginine, an amino acid that keeps blood vessels healthy and can reduce high blood pressure.1 In addition, there is evidence that enzymes produced in the purification of pea protein could help lower blood pressure.2, 3, 4 A combination protein isolate supplement made from pea, soy, egg, and milk was found to lower high blood pressure more than the placebo in people with high blood pressure taking 20 grams three times per day for four weeks.5 In a three-week preliminary trial, hydrolyzed pea protein alone reduced blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.6
References

1. Dong J, Qin L, Zhang Z, et al. Effect of oral L-arginine supplementation on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Am Heart J 2011;162:959-65. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2011.09.012. Epub 2011 Nov 8. [review]

2. Aluko R. Determination of nutritional and bioactive properties of peptides in enzymatic pea, chickpea, and mung bean protein hydrolysates. J AOAC Int 2008;91:947-56.

3. Li H, Aluko R. Identification and inhibitory properties of multifunctional peptides from pea protein hydrolysate. J Agric Food Chem 2010;58:11471-6. doi: 10.1021/jf102538g. Epub 2010 Oct 7.

4. Boschin G, Scigliuolo G, Resta D, Arnoldi A. ACE-inhibitory activity of enzymatic protein hydrolysates from lupin and other legumes. Food Chem 2014;145:34-40. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.07.076. Epub 2013 Jul 24.

5. Teunissen-Beekman K, Dopheide J, Geleijnse J, et al. Protein supplementation lowers blood pressure in overweight adults: effect of dietary proteins on blood pressure (PROPRES), a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr 2012;95:966-71. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.111.029116. Epub 2012 Feb 22.

6. Li H, PrairieN, Udenigwe C, et al. Blood pressure lowering effect of a pea protein hydrolysate in hypertensive rats and humans. J Agric Food Chem 2011;59:9854-60. doi: 10.1021/jf201911p. Epub 2011 Sep 2.

Cardiovascular Disease
Dose: Refer to label instructions A pea protein supplement lowered cholesterol and triglyceride levels more than casein protein in rats.1 Whether pea protein has the same effect in humans is not yet known.
References

1. Rigamonti E, Parolini C, Marchesi M, et al. Hypolipidemic effect of dietary pea proteins: Impact on genes regulating hepatic lipid metabolism. Mol Nutr Food Res 2010;54 Suppl 1:S24-30. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.200900251.

Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructions Pea protein is a good source of branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine),1 which are needed for muscle building and repair.2 Researchers have found that the amino acids in hydrolyzed protein supplements are highly available for muscle repair after muscle fiber damaging exercise and other causes of muscle injury.3 Some, but not all, studies show that protein supplements may help athletes by reducing soreness and speeding recovery after exercise, and increasing muscle mass gains.4 Whether pea protein has advantages over other protein supplements for athletes has not yet been determined.
References

1. Rubio L, Perez A, Ruiz R, et al. Characterization of pea (Pisum sativum) seed protein fractions. J Sci Food Agric 2014;94:280-7. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.6250. Epub 2013 Jul 8.

2. Phillips S, Van Loon, L. Dietary protein for athletes: from requirements to optimum adaptation. J Sports Sci 2011;29 Suppl 1:S29-38. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2011.619204. [review]

3. Thomson R, Buckley J. Protein hydrolysates and tissue repair. Nutr Res Rev 2011;24:191-7. doi: 10.1017/S0954422411000084. Epub 2011 Nov 21. [review]

4. McLellan T. Protein supplementation for military personnel: a review of the mechanisms and performance outcomes. J Nutr 2013;143:1820S-1833S. doi: 10.3945/jn.113.176313. Epub 2013 Sep 11. [review]

Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions Pea protein is rich in branched-chain amino acids that have specifically been found to aid in weight loss and improve body composition.1 Pea protein may also affect weight loss by reducing appetite. Compared to whey protein and milk protein, 15 grams of pea protein was found to be better at inducing satiety (a sense of fullness) in overweight people.2 In a study looking at protein supplements and food consumption in healthy weight men, 20 grams of pea protein was as effective as casein protein and better than whey and egg protein at increasing fullness and reducing calorie intake when taken 30 minutes before a meal. None of the protein supplements reduced appetite or calorie intake when taken immediately before a meal.3
References

1. Bianchi G, Marzocchi R, Agostini F, Marchesini G. Update on nutritional supplementation with branched-chain amino acids. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 2005;8:83-7. [review]

2. Diepvens K, Haberer D, Westerterp-Plantenga M. Different proteins and biopeptides differently affect satiety and anorexigenic/orexigenic hormones in healthy humans. Int J Obes 2008;32:510-8. doi: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803758. Epub 2007 Nov 27.

3. Abou-Samra R, Keersmaekers L, Brienza D, et al. Effect of different protein sources on satiation and short-term satiety when consumed as a starter. Nutr J 2011;10:139. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-10-139.

Pea protein is extracted from green and yellow peas (Pisum sativum, best known as split peas) and is used in some protein supplements and protein-enriched foods. Vegetarians and vegans may prefer supplements with pea protein to supplements with protein derived from dairy (such as casein and whey proteins), eggs, or meat. Pea protein is lactose-free and is safe for people with allergies or sensitivities to dairy and eggs. Peas are in the legume family, and people with allergies to other legumes like peanuts and soybeans should be cautious when introducing pea protein into their diet because of the possibility of a pea allergy.1 Peas are an important protein source for people in parts of Asia; however, like all legumes, peas are low in the essential amino acid, methionine.2, 3 Rice, another staple of Asian diets, is high in methionine, and rice protein is sometimes added to pea protein supplements to complete the amino acid profile.4, 5

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