Lifematrix Yellow Pea Protein Powder is a vegetable protein that’s easily digestible it’s gluten-free. The 80% protein concentrate is made from yellow peas (pisum sativum) and it’s an excellent protein option for vegans/vegetarians or anyone with a lactose intolerance and cannot handle dairy proteins like whey.
Lifematrix Yellow Pea Protein Powder has a mild, neutral taste and is extremely versatile it blends easily into smoothies, soups and stews.
100% natural, non-GMO. No additives, No sweeteners. Just pure 80% protein, Laboratory tests on pea protein have shown that there is up to 90% absorption rate.
Amino Acids (per 1g)
Alanine 34mg Arganine 60mg Aspartic Acid 91mg
Cystine 6mg Glutamic Acid 134mg Glycine 32mg
Histadine 21mg Isoleucine 35mg Leucine 63mg
Lysine 54mg Methionine 6mg Phenylalanine 38mg
Proline 32mg Serine 41mg Threonine 27mg
Tyrosine 26mg Valine 50mg
Vegetable protein (Pea)
Made from GMO- free peas in France. Protein obtained by mechanical means without use of chemicals.
Gluten free – Dairy free – Soy Free
More about Protein
Protein is made up of amino acids, there are twenty amino acids that build protein within the body and these are called proteinogens. Adults and children require eight essential amino acids from food as we cannot produce these proteins, while babies require nine essential amino acids with the inclusion of histidine.
Eight essential amino acids and their main functions;
Valine, a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) that works with the other two BCAAs, isoleucine and leucine, to promote normal growth, repair tissues, regulate blood sugar and provide energy
Isoleucine , increases endurance and aids in muscle repair as well as clotting, when injured.
Leucine, works with the amino acids isoleucine and valine to repair muscles, regulate blood sugar and increase energy levels. Further to aiding in the production of growth hormones and burning visceral fat
Phenylalanine, required for the normal functioning of the central nervous system, it balances mood and acts as an anti-depressant.
Methionine, required to produce antioxidant glutathione. Needed to produce amino acids, cysteine and taurine, that help the body eliminate toxins, build healthy tissue and promote cardiovascular health.
Threonine, promotes growth by maintaining the protein balance within the body.
Tryptophan, required for production of serotonin, vitamin B3 or niacin, and auxin
Lysine, involved in the production off antibodies for a strong, healthy immune system
Unlike proteins that are derived from animal products, plant proteins do not increase your chances of chronic illness, but care must be taken to combine foods so that the body receives all eight essential amino acids. It is not necessary to eat all essential amino acids in one sitting as the body retains a ‘pool’ of amino acids over a 24 hour period that it can pull from.
Pea protein has shown to decrease muscle breakdown after work outs further to aiding in weight loss by delaying emptying of the stomach. Pea protein is one of the few plant sources of Vitamin D, studies on the protein have shown that supports heart health by lowering blood pressure further to delaying or preventing chronic kidney disease (CKD). Pea protein can also prevent diabetes and aid diabetics as it regulates blood sugar levels.
A study published by the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition proved that Pea protein is as effective as whey protein in promoting muscle thickness, this is due to its high levels of Arginine, a BCAA that is crucial for building muscles.
Lifematrix is South Africa’s leading supplier of clean proteins, supplying a wide range of protein powders to suit any diet or lifestyle. Further to offering MCT products that aid in weight loss or training goals and transdermal magnesium supplements that ensure effective absorption of the mineral, through the skin. We also supply tooth friendly sugar alternatives and strive to develop items that promote good health and overall well-being. Lifematrix is a division of Absolute Organix, who have been the forerunners for natural and organic products within South Africa since 2004.
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