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Some athletes say that soy protein provides a source of low-fat, cholesterol-free protein.
Protein is necessary for rebuilding tissue, which is especially important for bodybuilders. All types of protein provide the body with amino acids.
From an athletic point of view, soy is just another type of protein. Choosing soy protein over other types of protein adds variety to the protein choices available. However, because soy lowers cholesterol, it is an excellent choice for those also trying to lower their cholesterol levels.
Soy is a common ingredient in many meal replacements that are designed to provide a large amount of nutrients in a minimal amount of calories.
Adding protein to carbohydrate intake immediately after exercise may be helpful for improving recovery of glycogen (carbohydrate) stores after exercise, according to some,1, 2, 3 though not all,4, 5, 6, 7, 8 controlled studies. Preliminary studies have suggested that protein supplements may have biological effects that could improve muscle growth resulting from strength training, especially if liquid supplements (typically containing at least 10 grams of protein in addition to varying amounts of carbohydrate) are taken immediately after exercise.9, 10, 11 However, controlled studies have found no advantage of protein supplementation (up to about 100 grams per day or about 14 grams immediately following exercise) for improving strength or body composition as long as the diet already supplies typical amounts of protein and calories.12, 13, 14 In one preliminary study, elderly men participating in a 12-week strength training program took a liquid supplement containing 10 grams of protein (part of which was soy protein), 7 grams of carbohydrate and 3 grams of fat either immediately following exercise or two hours later.15 Men taking the supplement immediately following exercise experienced significantly greater gains in muscle growth and lean body mass than those supplementing two hours later, but strength gains were no different between the two groups. A controlled study of female gymnasts found that adding 0.45 grams of soy protein to a diet that was adequate in protein during an 8-week training program did not improve lean body mass compared to a placebo.16 No research has compared different sources of protein to see whether one source, such as soy protein, has a better or more consistent effect on exercise recovery or the results of strength training.
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| Nutrition Facts |
Serving Size: 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container: 18
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Total Fat||0 g||0.000%*|
|Total Carbohydrate||17 g||6.000%*|
*Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value (DV) not established.
Ingredients: Soy protein isolate, fructose, corn, maltodextrin, canola oil, natural flavor and less than 2%t of the following: Vitamins and Minerals: Tricalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, potassium chloride, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), ferrous fumarate, Vitamin E acetate, niacinamide, zinc oxide, copper gluconate, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin, thiamine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, selenomethionine, potassium iodide, and cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12).
Contains: Soy. Manufactured in a facility that processes milk and egg products.