Protein is an essential component of an endurance athletes diet, regulating whole body repair, function and adaptation to exercise training and performance
- Stimulates muscle protein synthesis
- Improves recovery time
- Reduces muscle soreness
- Increases adaptive response to exercise
- High in Leucine
- Vegan friendly
Pea Protein Isolate is a protein sourced from pea seeds, rich in the essential amino acids, leucine, isoleucine and valine. These essential amino acids play a vital role in the regulation of muscle protein synthesis (building) and therefore creates a positive NET protein balance. Pea Protein Isolate shares similar digestion kinetics (rate of digestion) to whey based protein sources and therefore, can be found readily available in the blood soon after digestion allowing a more robust anabolic environment. Thus, leading to improved recovery of both muscle fibres, energy producing apparatus and enzymes. Due to this rich protein sourced from vegetable extract, it is perfectly suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Individuals should aim to consume 30g of Pea Protein Isolate providing 24g of protein following any exercise bout. During periods of high training load, competition or training with restricted carbohydrate, Pea Protein Isolate should be consumed in regular feeding intervals (every 4 hours) throughout the day. These regular feeding intervals will allow you to meet your dietary protein requirements of 1.4 – 2g per kg of body weight per day, optimising physiological adaptation and maintaining lean muscle mass.
The ingestion of daily dietary protein has become a well-researched field over the last decade with emphasis on the role of regular protein ingestion and training adaptation. An amalgamation of literature has documented that protein ingestion improves the adaptive response to resistance exercise, enhancing muscle strength, size and power. More recently, research is examining the effect of regular protein feeding on endurance performance, understanding how the adaptive response to training is effected by nutritional manipulation especially during periods of high training load, or training in a fasted state (with reduced carbohydrate availability).
Pea Protein Isolate has been shown to have similar branched chain amino acid profile to whey based protein sources, whilst also maintaining a similar rate of digestion. Research from Koopman et al., (2007) noted that protein synthesis of young males was 20% higher following ingestion of a leucine enriched protein-carbohydrate beverage compared to non-leucine enriched carbohydrate-protein beverage thus, highlighting the importance of branched chain amino acid availability on recovery. This high branched chain amino acid profile coupled with high rate of digestion allows for re-stimulation of muscle protein synthesis (building) in the hours after exercise stimulating a positive NET protein balance allowing for optimal recovery. During exercise, muscle protein synthesis and degradation (breakdown) signalling factors are initiated and due to this, it is important that there is sufficient protein available to allow for the recovery/adaptation process following exercise.
One of the most important components of weight loss is sufficient protein ingestion. Protein is one of the most satiating macro nutrients, leaving us feeling full and reducing the dreaded hunger.
Satiation helps with diet compliance, one of the most important factors for diet success. Protein also requires the greatest amount of energy to digest and process, equivalent to twice the amount required for fat or carbohydrates. This is referred to as the thermic effect of food and is a component of daily energy expenditure. So, an increase in protein intake can also help to slightly increase total daily energy expenditure.
Weight loss often leads to the degradation of lean muscle mass, which is rarely a desirable consequence, particularly for athletes. The combination of exercise and increased protein intake can prevent this loss of lean muscle mass when in a period of calorific deficit, ensuring performance is maintained. With this approach, weight loss may take a little longer, however, diet compliance will be improved and changes to body composition will be advantageous to performance.
Ingredients: 100% Pure Pea Protein
|per 100g serving|
|Vitamin E (mg)||2.0|
No Colours // No Flavours // No Artificial Sweeteners // No Preservatives // Suitable for Vegans
Allergy Information: No Allergens.
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