Pea Protein

Pea Protein powder is a highly nutritious and functional protein made by extracting protein from yellow peas. Protein is an essential macronutrient necessary for tissue building and repair and contributes to the growth of muscle mass and maintenance of normal bones. Pea protein is a very high-quality protein that contains all the essential amino acids that cannot be synthesized by humans and is particularly high in leucine and lysine, essential amino acids involved in many fundamental metabolic processes in the body.

Health Claims:

  • Necessary for tissue building and repair
  • Contributes to the growth of muscle mass
  • Contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

Natural Sources: Pea protein is extracted from yellow pea (Pisum sativum) mainly grown in North America and Europe.

Formulated with integrity

The ingredients chosen for use in Pro You products are backed by the latest scientific research, or steeped in traditional use. We believe that the best health choice is an informed one, so for your reading, we’ve collated a selection of the most relevant unaffiliated studies that support the selections made by our lead scientist and naturopath when formulating our products

Published Research

This research is for informational use only. The results reported may not occur in all individuals. This information should not be read to recommend or endorse any specific products.

Lu ZX, He JF, Zhang YC, Bing DJ. Composition, physicochemical properties of pea protein and its application in functional foods. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2020;60(15):2593-2605. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2019.1651248. Epub 2019 Aug 20. PMID: 31429319.

Ahnen RT, Jonnalagadda SS, Slavin JL. Role of plant protein in nutrition, wellness, and health. Nutr Rev. 2019 Nov 1;77(11):735-747. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuz028. PMID: 31322670.

Dahl WJ, Foster LM, Tyler RT. Review of the health benefits of peas (Pisum sativum L.). Br J Nutr. 2012 Aug;108 Suppl 1:S3-10. doi: 10.1017/S0007114512000852. PMID: 22916813.

Further Reading

Pea Protein Powder: Nutrition, Benefits and Side Effects

Written by Erica Julson, MS, RDN, CLT

November 30, 2018

A Nutritionist’s Guide to Plant-Based Protein: How to Make It, Eat It, and Love It

Medically reviewed by Lisa Hodgson, RDN, CDN, CDCES — Written by Sarah Garone

November 26, 2020

Pea Protein

By Matthew Ruscigno, MPH, RD Today's Dietitian Vol. 18, No. 12, P. 32

December 1, 2016