Why Organic Pea Protein? July 29, 2017 21:00

pea protein facts

There's many good reasons that Organic Pea Protein Powder is becoming the go to protein source for those looking to build muscle, help keep you healthy as well as there being an increase in use by gym-goers and those looking to feel fuller to aid weight loss.

One of the main reason is that it's gluten-free, dairy-free and also great for your heart.

Protein powder is available to people in lots of different in forms, with also Hemp Protein Powder and Hemp Shelled Seeds being a great vegan plant based source of protein.

Pea protein powder has been gaining in popularity with experts expecting it to be the top plant based source in the next couple of years. Mainly due to it being the health conscious option and the fact that many are moving to more plant-based meals.

Another reason many are adding it to their shakes or meals is that it's very hypoallergenic and contains no dairy or gluten. Bloating can be an issue with Whey protein but not with Pea Protein so there's another plus side.

An additional reason to move to this source of protein is the great amino acid profile that Pea Protein has, with branched-chain amino acids galore! Branched-chain amino acids are the ones that decrease muscle breakdown after your gym or fitness workouts. 

So let's get down to details...

1. Can help you lose Weight

If you are looking to lose weight and become leaner more muscle based then adding more protein into your diet can be one of the easiest ways to do this. It can also make you feel fuller for longer, keeping those hunger pangs at bay.

Apparently, pea protein can decrease levels of a specific hormone that controls hunger, the hormone is called Ghrelin. Ghrelin is an interesting little hormone that is sometimes called the ‘hunger hormone’ because it gets the appetite going, increases food consumption and can promote the body to store fat. Now, Pea protein creates alot of peptides, these are said to slow the emptying of the stomach and also the release of ghrelin. 


2. Increase Muscle Growth

The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition released a study back in 2015 that actually proved Pea Protein actively increased muscle growth and thickness just as well as dairy-based proteins such a Whey. 

It's the large amounts of l-arginine found in Pea Protein that help build muscle, it's this that can be found in bigger volumes than in any other protein products. 

3. Helps your Healthy Heart

Pea protein's health benefits don't just start with weight and muscle it's also proven to support your most valuable muscle and that's your a heart. Canadian scientists back in 2009 2009 discovered that pea protein lowers high blood pressure. See the full report over at medicalnewstoday.com that details... 

"After 8 weeks the rats on the pea protein diet showed a 20 per cent drop in blood pressure compared to diseased rats that had only been fed on a normal diet."

Pea Protein facts:
• A 15g serving of Pea Protein provides...
• 6.75 x More Iron than 1 cup of Spinach
• 4 x More Protein than 15 Almonds
• 2 x More Protein than 1 Egg
• 2 x the Protein of 1 cup of Dairy Milk


Pea Protein Nutritional breakdown:
Energy: 1707/404kJ/kcal
Protein: 83.1g
Carbohydrate: 0.0g
of which sugars: 0.0g
Fat: 6.8g
Fibre: 5.3g
Salt: 2.9g
Vitamin E: 2.2mg
Potassium: 105.9mg
Phosphorus: 915.0mg
Magnesium: 69.2mg
Iron: 26.9mg

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