Pea protein
Pea protein

Background

Pea protein is the protein found in peas (Pisum sativum). It contains all of the essential amino acids that the body cannot produce on its own.

Pea protein is a source of protein that might improve the nutrient content of the diet. Pea protein might also help people feel full for longer after eating.

People use pea protein for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, increasing muscle strength, diabetes, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
When taken by mouth: Pea protein is commonly consumed in foods. Pea protein is possibly safe when used as medicine, short-term. It's usually well-tolerated, but some people might be allergic to pea protein.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if pea protein is safe to use as a medicine when pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.

Food allergies: Allergic reactions to pea protein have occurred in children who previously reacted to peanuts, tree nuts, chickpeas, lentils, or kidney beans. Avoid pea protein if you have food allergies.

Effectiveness

There is interest in using pea protein for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

Pea protein has most often been used by adults in doses of 25 grams by mouth twice daily for up to 12 weeks. Speak with a healthcare provider to find out what dose might be best for a specific condition.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Pea Protein interacts with any medicines. Before taking Pea Protein, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.
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