NOW® Non-GMO Soy Protein Isolate is a good vegetable source of high quality complete protein that is very low in fat and carbohydrates and contains an excellent amino acid profile. Soy products, including Soy Protein, are high in phytoestrogens, which may positively support natural estrogen levels in women. Soy Protein also provides beneficial proteins such as Genistein and Daidzein, which have been shown to support good health through various biochemical processes.* Make sure you're getting the basic building blocks on good health with high quality Non-GMO Soy Protein Isolate from NOW.
Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 25 grams of soy protein a day may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of NOW® Non-GMO Soy Protein Isolate Powder provides 20 grams of soy protein.
NOW® Non-GMO Soy Protein Isolate is a good vegetable source of high quality complete protein that is very low in fat and carbohydrates.
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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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SUGGESTED USE: As a dietary supplement, mix a 1/4 cup of soy protein powder daily into at least 8 oz. of water, milk or juice. Add fruit and ice, if desired, and blend.
WARNINGS: Use this product as a food supplement only. Not intended as a meal replacement.