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Non-GMO Vegetable Protein 100% Pure, 24g Protein

Mixes Easily, Smooth Texture, Superior Taste With Branched Chain Amino Acids

Peas are well known for being a highly bioavailable protein. Additionally, they have no major allergens. Collectively, this makes peaprotein an ideal source of post-workout nutrition for athletes who may have difficulty supplementing with other types of protein.NOW® Sports Pea Protein is a Non-GMO vegetable protein isolate that has 24 grams of easily-digested protein. Each 1 scoop (33 g) serving typically has over 4,200 mg of branched chain amino acids, and over 2,000 mg of L-Arginine. NOW® Sports Pea Protein is pure and natural, unflavored, and mixes easily into your favorite beverages.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

Add 1 level scoop (33 g) daily to 8 oz. of cold water, juice, or your favorite beverage, and blend.

Serving Size 1 level scoop(s)
Servings Per Container 27
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories from Fat 20.00
Saturated Fat 0.00 g 0%
Trans Fat 0.00 g
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1.00 g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.00 g 0%
Protein 24.00 g 48%
Calories 120.00
Total Fat 2.00 g 3%
Sodium 330.00 mg 14%
Sugars 0.00 g
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Calcium 0.00 2%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Iron 0.00 35%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: 100% Pure, Non-GMO Pea Protein Isolate [from yellow peas (Pisum sativum)]

Warning: Use this product as a food supplementonly. Do not use for weight reduction.

Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfishor tree nut ingredients. Producedin a GMP facility that processesother ingredients containing theseallergens.

Distributed by NOW FOODS 395 S. Glen Ellyn Rd. Bloomingdale, IL 60108, USA

Health Notes

Pea Protein

Pea Protein
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

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Pea protein may help reduce blood pressure.(more)
Cardiovascular Disease
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Pea protein might help prevent cardiovascular disease by lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels.(more)
Athletic Performance
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Pea protein may help build muscle and help athletes recover after exercise. (more)
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Pea protein can be part of a high-protein diet. High-protein diets have been shown to help prevent and treat obesity.[REF][REF](more)
Dose: Refer to label instructionsPea protein is high in arginine, an amino acid that keeps blood vessels healthy and can reduce high blood pressure.1 In addition, there is evidence that enzymes produced in the purification of pea protein could help lower blood pressure.2, 3, 4A combination protein isolate supplement made from pea, soy, egg, and milk was found to lower high blood pressure more than the placebo in people with high blood pressure taking 20 grams three times per day for four weeks.5 In a three-week preliminary trial, hydrolyzed pea protein alone reduced blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.6

1. Dong J, Qin L, Zhang Z, et al. Effect of oral L-arginine supplementation on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Am Heart J 2011;162:959-65. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2011.09.012. Epub 2011 Nov 8. [review]

2. Aluko R. Determination of nutritional and bioactive properties of peptides in enzymatic pea, chickpea, and mung bean protein hydrolysates. J AOAC Int 2008;91:947-56.

3. Li H, Aluko R. Identification and inhibitory properties of multifunctional peptides from pea protein hydrolysate. J Agric Food Chem 2010;58:11471-6. doi: 10.1021/jf102538g. Epub 2010 Oct 7.

4. Boschin G, Scigliuolo G, Resta D, Arnoldi A. ACE-inhibitory activity of enzymatic protein hydrolysates from lupin and other legumes. Food Chem 2014;145:34-40. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.07.076. Epub 2013 Jul 24.

5. Teunissen-Beekman K, Dopheide J, Geleijnse J, et al. Protein supplementation lowers blood pressure in overweight adults: effect of dietary proteins on blood pressure (PROPRES), a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr 2012;95:966-71. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.111.029116. Epub 2012 Feb 22.

6. Li H, PrairieN, Udenigwe C, et al. Blood pressure lowering effect of a pea protein hydrolysate in hypertensive rats and humans. J Agric Food Chem 2011;59:9854-60. doi: 10.1021/jf201911p. Epub 2011 Sep 2.

Cardiovascular Disease
Dose: Refer to label instructionsA pea protein supplement lowered cholesterol and triglyceride levels more than casein protein in rats.1 Whether pea protein has the same effect in humans is not yet known.

1. Rigamonti E, Parolini C, Marchesi M, et al. Hypolipidemic effect of dietary pea proteins: Impact on genes regulating hepatic lipid metabolism. Mol Nutr Food Res 2010;54 Suppl 1:S24-30. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.200900251.

Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructionsPea protein is a good source of branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine),1 which are needed for muscle building and repair.2 Researchers have found that the amino acids in hydrolyzed protein supplements are highly available for muscle repair after muscle fiber damaging exercise and other causes of muscle injury.3 Some, but not all, studies show that protein supplements may help athletes by reducing soreness and speeding recovery after exercise, and increasing muscle mass gains.4 Whether pea protein has advantages over other protein supplements for athletes has not yet been determined.

1. Rubio L, Perez A, Ruiz R, et al. Characterization of pea (Pisum sativum) seed protein fractions. J Sci Food Agric 2014;94:280-7. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.6250. Epub 2013 Jul 8.

2. Phillips S, Van Loon, L. Dietary protein for athletes: from requirements to optimum adaptation. J Sports Sci 2011;29 Suppl 1:S29-38. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2011.619204. [review]

3. Thomson R, Buckley J. Protein hydrolysates and tissue repair. Nutr Res Rev 2011;24:191-7. doi: 10.1017/S0954422411000084. Epub 2011 Nov 21. [review]

4. McLellan T. Protein supplementation for military personnel: a review of the mechanisms and performance outcomes. J Nutr 2013;143:1820S-1833S. doi: 10.3945/jn.113.176313. Epub 2013 Sep 11. [review]

Dose: Refer to label instructionsPea protein is rich in branched-chain amino acids that have specifically been found to aid in weight loss and improve body composition.1 Pea protein may also affect weight loss by reducing appetite. Compared to whey protein and milk protein, 15 grams of pea protein was found to be better at inducing satiety (a sense of fullness) in overweight people.2 In a study looking at protein supplements and food consumption in healthy weight men, 20 grams of pea protein was as effective as casein protein and better than whey and egg protein at increasing fullness and reducing calorie intake when taken 30 minutes before a meal. None of the protein supplements reduced appetite or calorie intake when taken immediately before a meal.3

1. Bianchi G, Marzocchi R, Agostini F, Marchesini G. Update on nutritional supplementation with branched-chain amino acids. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 2005;8:83-7. [review]

2. Diepvens K, Haberer D, Westerterp-Plantenga M. Different proteins and biopeptides differently affect satiety and anorexigenic/orexigenic hormones in healthy humans. Int J Obes 2008;32:510-8. doi: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803758. Epub 2007 Nov 27.

3. Abou-Samra R, Keersmaekers L, Brienza D, et al. Effect of different protein sources on satiation and short-term satiety when consumed as a starter. Nutr J 2011;10:139. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-10-139.

Pea protein is extracted from green and yellow peas (Pisum sativum, best known as split peas) and is used in some protein supplements and protein-enriched foods. Vegetarians and vegans may prefer supplements with pea protein to supplements with protein derived from dairy (such as casein and whey proteins), eggs, or meat. Pea protein is lactose-free and is safe for people with allergies or sensitivities to dairy and eggs. Peas are in the legume family, and people with allergies to other legumes like peanuts and soybeans should be cautious when introducing pea protein into their diet because of the possibility of a pea allergy.1Peas are an important protein source for people in parts of Asia; however, like all legumes, peas are low in the essential amino acid, methionine.2, 3Rice, another staple of Asian diets, is high in methionine, and rice protein is sometimes added to pea protein supplements to complete the amino acid profile.4, 5

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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  • Easy To Mix
  • Easy To Swallow
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Shortens Recovery Time
  • Tastes Good


    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dietary Replacement
    • During Illness
    • For Workouts

    Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports Pea Protein:

    I absolutely love this protein powder. Not only does it taste amazing, it dissolves incredibly. The benefits are amazing and whether you are lactose intolerant or simply allergic to various ingredients, this protein powder works as an incredible alternative. I have notices changes in my body from using this amazing NOW addition, as I have noticed a change in my hair, my skin, and my nails. It is a wonderful product and I recommend it to virtually everyone.

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