Proteins are macronutrients that are essential for the human body. They are one of the building blocks of body tissue and can also serve as a fuel source. They are needed for building muscle mass. Protein is found throughout the body - in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part or tissue. It makes up the enzymes that power many chemical reactions and the haemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood. Protein is commonly found in animal products, though is also present in other sources, such as nuts, seeds and legumes.
Chemically, Protein is made up of amino acids, which are organic compounds made of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen or sulphur. We don’t store amino acids, so our bodies make them in two different ways: either from scratch, or by modifying others. The nine essential amino acids (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine) are ones that we must get from food.
The Pumpkin is a winter squash native to North America, and is one of the world’s oldest domesticated plants, having been cultivated as early as 7,500 to 5,000 BC in Mexico. They are most commonly grown for food and aesthetic purposes, featuring prominently in both the American holiday Thanksgiving, and the Pagan holiday of Halloween (as carved jack-o-lanterns). Unusually, China and India now account for half the world’s production of pumpkins. Pumpkins and their seeds have been used as folk remedies by Native Americans for centuries, as well as in Germany and south-eastern Europe.
This product is made from extracting protein from Pumpkin seeds. Our Pumpkin Protein Powder is a great alternative to common sources of protein such as meat and dairy, particularly for those who have food intolerances or a restricted diet.
This product is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
Please note - this product does not include a scoop. Serving size is 20g, or 4.8 teaspoons.
Safety Note: Keep out of sight and reach of children. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medication[s] please consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed stated dose. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any kind of illness.