Let’s Talk About Soy Protein

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
I often get asked what type of protein is in our Shaklee LifeShake.  It’s actually a proprietary blend of rice and soy proteins.  When I mention that there is soy in it, I sometimes get a funny look from the person I’m talking to.  They’ve heard bad things about soy, or maybe their doctor told them to stay away from soy, or maybe their best friend said to only use whey protein.


I like people to know that all soy is NOT the same.  There is a HUGE difference in not only the raw soy protein ingredient Shaklee uses, but also in the PROCESSING.  Shaklee starts with non-GMO soy, organically grown.  Read more to find out about Shaklee’s unique processing to ensure that the soy protein you get from Shaklee is perfect for your health.  Thank you to Dr. Richard Brouse from the Sunnyside Health Center for this information.

“Shaklee has known how to separate soy with cold water extraction since the early 1950’s. Dr. Shaklee was one of the earliest researchers in soy in the USA. The effects of soy was first measured in birds which showed they changed foliage and matured very young as well as slowing down the thyroid fuShaklee-Protein-Powders2nction.
After this observation they realized there was an anti-tyrosine property in raw soy beans. So Dr. Shaklee had to separate the protein from the raw soy bean and leave behind the enzymes that contained the anti-tyrosine substance.
Another problem is when you cook soy, in order to de-nature compounds like the anti-thyroid substance, then you begin to rearrange the amino acid substance in soy which then becomes a toxic substance. Several years ago, Vegetarian Times ran an article telling their customers not to eat soy products because they are poison.
Shaklee has known this for a long time. There is a process called a “Mallard” reaction – whenever you cook a food you de-nature it and make it into something different. That’s why the Chinese would take tofu, which is a water extract of soy curd, and cook it and eat it right away, before there was any time for degradation. There is no word in the Chinese language for hot flashes because they don’t cook things and store them to eat them later, especially soy,
Dr. Shaklee knew that, too. By using a cold water extraction technique, you get the very best of the soy and all of the positive things like the phyto-estrogens which inhibit breast cancer and prostate cancer in men. There are over 1500 studies showing the positive benefits of soy and only 12 to 20 negative studies showing that when you alter and de-nature soy you end up with junk.  Dr. Shaklee knew the difference.

Some people today don’t read the fine print to realize there is a difference in soy. The Veggie burger group and several other companies’ textured vegetable protein products produce cancer, we know that.”

Bottom lineShaklee soy protein and it’s unique processing is truly beneficial to your health.  Try some today!

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