What is Soy Protein Isolate?
If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian fitness fanatic, you may have struggled the right protein powder to suit you.
Take our Premium Soy Protein Isolate. Specifically engineered using only the finest soy beans originating from South East Asia, these little bundles of joy have been involved in a dehulling process to extract only the finest quality protein, with very low carbohydrates and fats. , our Soy Protein Isolate contains 27g of protein, 0.2g of fat and 1.5g of carbohydrates per serving, and with flavour choices such as Choc Mint Brownie, Choc Peanut Cookie and Millionaires Shortbread, you’ll be on licking your lips from the first sip.
What are the benefits of Soy Protein Isolate?
Soy Protein Isolate holds some incredible benefits for anyone that takes part in regular physical activity, that doesn't just mean those that hit the gym but also anyone that lives an active lifestyle. Among its muscle benefits (we will talk about these later), Soy Protein Isolate is completely vegan and vegetarian-friendly and contains all nine amino acids! What an all rounder!
We were going to tell you the full benefits of Soy Protein Isolate later but we cant resist, take a look below at the nutrients found within and what they could do for you:
- Protein - Contributes towards the growth in muscle mass and maintenance of normal bones.
- Vitamin E - Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
- Phosphorus - Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal function of cell membranes, maintenance of normal teeth.
- Potassium - Contributes to normal function of the nervous system, normal muscle function, and the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
- Zinc - Contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism, normal cognitive function, normal protein synthesis, as well as contributing to the maintenance of normal bones, hair, nails and skin.
- Iron - Contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, and helps contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
- Vitamin B12 - Contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system and normal psychological function.
Is Soy Protein Good for you?
Soy Protein is incredibly good for you and could help you achieve your fitness goals as quickly as possible. While including this vegan protein powder into your diet will see an increase of vitamin levels, as well as that all-important protein. As Soy Protein is naturally rich in these important nutritional elements, you know with confidence that you're only putting natural qualities into your body.
The process in which Soy Protein is created means the beans itself contains no cholesterol at all and is naturally low in saturated fats. Those are two things you don't want to find in your protein shake!
Can you Build Muscle with Soy Protein?
Soy Protein contains a very high concentrate of protein, and if you’re new to the sports nutrition world, this ingredient is vital for you to recover and grow muscle mass. With the addition of essential amino acids that help to synthesis the protein you consume, and of course those all important vitamins and minerals creates a potent muscle building blend, perfect for anyone looking to boost the biceps! Plus, they taste amazing, so you won't help but sip on protein perfection, and increase those macros.
When should I use Soy Protein Isolate?
You should use Soy Protein after working out to maximise your protein intake and help your muscles repair, and grow for those dreamy gains. That's recommended by most nutritionist worldwide, but it's also important to maintain these protein levels throughout the day, and that's why we say consuming Soy Protein Isolate 3-5 times a day is the perfect amount. Of course, this depends on your individual needs, as everyone is different, but keeping these levels high will see you push past any plateaus and smash your PB’s.
Who is Soy Protein Isolate Powder Suitable for?
Soy Protein Isolate is suitable for everyone. Even though it has primarily designed with vegans and vegetarians in mind, doesn't mean it can't be used by everyone else. If you’re looking for a high protein, low calorie, low carbohydrate and delicious tasting protein shake then this will be an excellent choice. Due to its low carbohydrate blend, also means its suitable for those on a calorie controlled diet, or wanting to lose body weight and overall improve their body composition.
When is it best to take Soy Protein Isolate?
Its best to take Soy Protein Isolate directly after taking part in physical activity. This allows for your muscles to absorb the goodness and administer it to your muscles in need. Our bodies are incredibly powerful machines, so keeping them well oiled with a protein hit after working out will see them perform at their very best. After all, you add petrol to a car after going on a long journey, you should do the same with your body. It won't give you any extra horsepower, but will sure help you with some gains.
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For Unflavoured variant
Soy Protein Isolate 90%
Serving Size: 30g (one large scoop)
We recommend you use between 2-3 servings per day, or as required to meet your individual needs. Add 250-350ml of water or milk into your TPW™ Master Blender. Add 1 scoop (30g), then shake and consume. The less water you use, the thicker your shake will be, so adjust to suit your own taste.
Typical daily usage:
- 1 serving upon waking
- 1 serving immediately after exercise
- 1 serving before bed
Non Dairy Protein Powders are now the go to shakes. High in plant based protein, vitamins and minerals why maintaining low carbohydrates and fats makes it the ideal choice for any vegan goal. here at THE PROTEIN WORKS we have a large selection of Vegan Protein Powder including Pea Protein and Brown Rice Protein.
Q. When should I take Soy Protein Isolate?
A. It depends upon your lifestyle and goals, we recommend the following optimal serving times: Immediately upon waking / 30 minutes pre workout / immediately after your workout / before you go to bed. Any other time during the day when you require additional protein intake.
Q.What does Soy Protein Isolate taste like?
A. Soy Protein Isolate has a neutral vegetable taste, and is considered the cleanest tasting vegetable protein available.
Q. How much protein should I take?
A. It is recommended that you consume between 3-5 servings per day, dependent upon your own personal needs. A serving would be classed as 30g (one scoop) of Soy Protein Isolate 90. It is recommended that you take 1g of protein per pound of body weight, so adjust your intake accordingly.
Q. Why do I need to take protein?
A. Consuming a protein shake can help promote muscle growth. It has been widely researched and shown to help muscle growth, recovery and repair after intense exercise or workout.
Q. Is all Soy Protein Isolate the same, regardless of which brand it is?
A. As with so many things in life, if you don't ask the right questions, you won't get the right answers! The quality of protein can vary significantly and therefore the protein content will do too. In addition, just because a product may be called Soy Protein Isolate it doesn't mean that it only contains soy protein isolate. We recommend you read the ingredients and nutritionals on the label to better understand exactly what you are buying. We can assure you that our Soy Protein 90 is purely soy protein isolate. At TPW™, we are committed to transparency and openness in all our products.
Q. How can I tell if the protein I use is a good quality protein?
A. Key signs to look for are the level of protein declared on the label. Look for soy protein isolate with a minimum 90% content.
Q. What does "dry basis" and "as-is" mean when talking about protein content?
A. When you see a protein powder that states on the label the protein is given as "dry basis " this means that the moisture present in the powder is included in the total protein value. Moisture in dry protein powders are typically around 4%. However, when a protein supplement is stated "as-is" this means the actual protein content of the powder with the water content excluded. In other words, the true protein you will be consuming. As protein prices have increased significantly over recent years due to the large demand in the sports nutrition sector, some brands may not give you all the facts in regards to the true level of protein in their products. At TPW™, we believe in transparency to give you the utmost confidence when choosing your whey protein supplements. On all our protein products you will see both the as-is and dry-basis values declared. Once again, it's all about knowing what to look for.
Q. Is Soy Protein Isolate suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
A. Yes, it is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians and those with a dairy intolerance.
Q. What is Soy Protein Isolate made from?
A. Soy Protein Isolate is derived from soya beans.
Q. Is Soy Protein Isolate absorbed as quickly as whey protein?
A. Soy Protein Isolate powder is considered a slow to moderate release protein, so is ideal to use alongside other protein sources.
Q. Can I take Soy Protein Isolate with other supplements?
A. The simple answer is yes. We recommend you always check serving instructions on each product if you plan on taking a combination of supplements. Soy Protein Isolate is most commonly taken with creatine, oats and BCAA powder.
Q. Can I take too much protein?
A. If you don't burn the excess calories that come with the additional protein, it may lead to increased body fat. No other side effects have been noted.
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking Soy Protein Isolate?
A. We haven't heard of any nasty side effects from taking our Soy Protein 90.
Q. Do any foods contain Soy Protein Isolate?
A. No, there are no foods that contain Soy Protein Isolate. There are many foods that contain high levels of protein, such as red meat, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs and cheese.
Q. What does Soy Protein Isolate actually do?
A. It plays a vital role in post workout nutrition. It gives your body a sustained moderate timed release of protein that is low in fat and carbohydrates at that vital time after you've exercised when your body is in a catabolic state.
Q. What effects should I expect from taking Soy Protein Isolate alongside my training regime?
A. Results vary depending on your diet, nutrition, training and individual body type. For an average individual, it can help increase lean muscle mass and support an increased metabolic rate. It can also aid reduced muscle breakdown post exercise and improved recovery times, as well as faster muscle repair post workout. In simple terms, you should be able to get back into the gym quicker for your next workout .
Q. Who should take / benefit from using Soy Protein Isolate?
A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes. Endurance athletes. Those on a controlled weight loss diet. Those new to weight training. People involved in team sports. Vegans and vegetarians looking to add a quality protein source to their diet. People with a lactose intolerance.