Other Pea Protein Benefits
The obvious benefits of pea protein are that it’s plant-based and better for the environment. However, there are other benefits. Even for non-vegans and for those who still think global warming is fake news.
Increase Blood Flow
On the amino acid chart above you might have noticed arginine. With 2.4 grams, peas have 4x more arginine than whey.
Some studies suggest that arginine helps to dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow4. In fact, pre-workout supplements contain similar amounts of arginine (2-3 grams).
Whey protein is a dairy product, which means it contains lactose. Up to 70% of adults lack the digestive enzymes necessary to break down lactose. Resulting in symptoms such as stomach pain and bloating.
Whereas, peas contain no lactose. So they are friendlier on your stomach. and may cause less bloating.
The cost of Naked Pea Protein comes out to $0.69 per ounce. While Naked Whey comes in at a hefty $1.12 per ounce. Of course, there are cheaper whey options available. But as the cost of whey goes down, so does quality and purity.