Powdered dairy protein supplement is a well-known supplement product commonly used to increase or
to help our protein requirement. Yet, there are the other players that started to gain popularity in the
market, and interestingly it is completely plant-based.
Let me introduce you, pea protein isolate.
Past these years pea proteins don’t have a huge fan base and most people would say that it is an
incomplete protein. But now’s the time, give peas a chance.
Power-packed plant-based protein, that is the easiest and most simplified way to describe pea protein.
If you are a fitness enthusiast or just an average joe starting to exercise, pea protein helps provide both
a pre-workout boost and improved post-workout muscle recovery. 
It is proven by clinical studies, pea protein has a complete array of amino acids, including high levels of
branched-chain amino acid (BCAA). On top of that, the amino acid profile is quite similar to whey
protein. Thus, its well-balanced profile is enough to fulfill the essential amino acid requirements, by
World Health Organization. 
Allergen? Say no more. Peas, please.
Dairy, legumes and nut products are considered major allergenic. Experts estimate that around 68% of
the world population has lactose intolerance. People, who suffered from lactose intolerance, will
experience symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea and stomach cramps, a few hours after consuming
products that contain lactose.
Pea protein is hypoallergenic or not a major allergen.  Hence, it is suitable to be consumed by the
majority. It is also a safe alternative for people with allergies to milk, nut and soy.
Give peas a chance.
The same goes with other popular protein powder, pea protein digest easily. That means you are free
from any bloating effect.
The protein content is also high and significant enough to help you heal and recover from heavy
workouts and exercise. A study has shown that the group that consumes pea protein has the same
muscle development as the whey group. 
Another extra point for peas is it is naturally cholesterol and fat-free, which means it is one of the
cleanest and highest quality protein supplements available in the market.
Overall, even if you don’t have issues with dairy-based protein supplements, pea protein can be a great
alternative and complement your current plan.
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- Ge, J., Sun, C. X., Corke, H., Gul, K., Gan, R. Y., & Fang, Y. (2020). The health benefits, functional properties, modifications, and applications of pea (Pisum sativum L.) protein: Current status, challenges, and perspectives. Comprehensive reviews in food science and food safety, 19(4), 1835–1876. https://doi.org/10.1111/1541-4337.12573
- Babault, N., Païzis, C., Deley, G. et al. Pea proteins oral supplementation promotes muscle thickness gains during resistance training: a double-blind, randomized, Placebo-controlled clinical trial vs. Whey protein. J Int Soc Sports Nutr 12, 3 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-014-0064-5