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Pea protein is the protein contained in peas.

Pea protein is used for high cholesterol, obesity, increasing muscle strength, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In foods, pea protein is used as a protein source.

Natural Medicines rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.

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.

When taken by mouth: Pea protein is LIKELY SAFE when used as a food. Pea protein is POSSIBLY SAFE when it is used as a medicine. There isn't enough reliable information to know what the side effects might be. 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 don't take amounts higher than those found in food.

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.

There are no known interactions with medications. Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

There are no known interactions with foods.

The appropriate dose of pea protein depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for pea protein. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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