It may be hard to tell sometimes, but there are other types of protein powder that exist besides whey. Of course, there’s a casein option and then there’s team of plant-based alternatives to sift through. So, what about pea protein? Pea protein can deliver nearly just as much protein to your body has whey, but the key — especially for anyone on a vegetarian or vegan diet — is that it’s dairy-free, which is also kind of a big deal for the lactose-intolerant.
The powerful soy-free veggie protein isn’t exactly a “complete” protein, meaning it doesn’t have all the nine “essential” amino acids in its profile. But it does have a significant amount more of the amino acid arginine than whey. Arginine is a major player when it comes to building muscle. Plus, pea protein is a slow-digesting supplement. Due to the soluble fiber that comes from peas, it’s able to help you feel fuller longer, which can help ignite weight loss.
Here are the products from the article:
- NOW Sports Pea Protein Powder
- Naked Pea
- Growing Naturals Pea Protein Powder
- Bulk Supplements Pure Pea Protein Powder
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