The Power of Pea Protein

The Power of Peas

When you think of protein, you probably don’t think of peas. But peas can actually pack a powerful protein punch. Peas are rich in lysine and arginine, building blocks of proteins. Lysine is an essential amino acid that is a key to muscle recovery by helping your body absorb calcium from your diet to build and repair muscle tissue. Arginine is a non-essential amino acid that promotes healing and blood flow.

What is Pea Protein?

Pea protein is made from drying yellow split peas, grinding them into a fine powder, and extracting the fiber and starch. This leaves a high-quality, plant-based protein powder with no added chemicals or artificial fillers. Its balanced amino acid profile makes it a great choice, whether you are looking for post-workout recovery or a daily protein supplement. Despite the common misconception that whey protein builds muscle better than plant-based proteins, a study has shown that pea protein actually promoted muscle growth as effectively as whey protein when both protein powders were paired with a resistance training plan.

Good For Your Body and the Planet

Peas are packed with nutrient-rich vitamins and minerals with minimal carbs, fats, and calories. They also contain immune-supporting antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties which reduce the risk of heart problems as inflammation is the cause of almost every major heart disease.

Pea protein is naturally vegan and free of any dairy, soy, nuts, or gluten making it an ideal protein for those with any allergies or dietary restrictions. It also is easier for many people to digest than dairy-based proteins like whey or casein. Pea protein is also more environmentally friendly, as peas require less water and energy resources to grow than animal-based proteins or other plant proteins. This allows for less greenhouse gas emissions during the production of the product. Growing peas also improves the fertility of the soil it is grown in by supplying nitrogen into the soil. This added nitrogen reduces the need for future chemical fertilization of the soil.

TB12™ Plant-based Protein

Peas shake up the protein game, which is why we developed TB12™ Plant-Based Protein. TB12™ Plant-Based Protein is a pure pea protein isolate powder without any preservatives, fillers, or artificial flavors, giving you all of what you need, and none of what you don’t. Always made with the highest-quality ingredients, our Plant-Based Protein is non-GMO, contains 24 grams of protein, 0 grams of sugar per serving, and comes in two great-tasting flavors: Chocolate and Vanilla. It conveniently mixes into anything from water to your morning smoothie — leaving a smooth texture and a clean, great taste.

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