The Problems with Whey and Soy Protein

Perfect Supplements receives many inquiries as to why we do not sell whey and soy protein powders. Well, we have a few reasons. Here at Perfect Supplements, we believe in rigorous research and providing our customers with the safest and most effective products. Here is what we have discovered about the safety of whey and soy protein supplements.

The Negative Effects of Whey Protein

  • Whey protein is a dairy by-product, creating the possibility for people who are allergic to lactose or who are lactose intolerant, to have a negative or allergic reaction.
  • Over consumption of whey protein may cause minerals, including calcium, to be leeched from the bones with the possibility of the development of osteoporosis and gout.
  • Over consumption of whey protein may cause kidney failure and liver failure.
  • Whey protein is denatured. Whey protein is first pasteurized to a temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit and then heated a second time during the cheese making process.

The Negative Effects of Soy Protein

  • Soy products may interfere with the way the human thyroid works. Soy contains isoflavones. When the human body consumes a large amount of isoflavones, certain thyroid hormones can potentially stop working.
  • Soy can be a highly reactive allergen for some people. If you are allergic to tree nuts, eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, or wheat you may have an allergic reaction to soy.
  • People who consistently take in large amounts of soy products, especially tofu, may be up to four times more likely to develop problems with cognitive thinking later in life.
  • The FDA estimates that 91% of soy used to make soy protein is genetically modified.
  • Soy mimics estrogen in the human body causing a host of dangerous side effects. For women, soy can cause side effects such as hormonal disruption, infertility, and miscarriages. Side effects for men include breast enlargement, decreased libido, moods swings, frequent depression, erectile dysfunction, and lowered sperm count. Diets rich with soy may also prevent muscle growth and development.
  • High levels of phytic acid in soy reduce assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. Phytic acid in soy is not neutralized by ordinary preparation methods such as soaking, sprouting and long, slow cooking. High phytate diets have caused growth problems in children.
  • Trypsin inhibitors in soy interfere with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders. In test animals, soy containing trypsin inhibitors caused stunted growth.
  • Soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women.
  • Soy phytoestrogens are potent antithyroid agents that cause hypothyroidism and may cause thyroid cancer. In infants, consumption of soy formula has been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.
  • Vitamin B12 analogs in soy are not absorbed and actually increase the body’s requirement for B12.
  • Soy foods increase the body’s requirement for vitamin D.
  • Fragile proteins are denatured during high temperature processing to make soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein. Processing of soy protein also results in the formation of toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines.
  • Free glutamic acid or MSG, a potent neurotoxin, is formed during soy food processing and additional amounts are added to many soy foods.
  • Soy foods contain high levels of aluminum which is toxic to the nervous system and the kidneys.

A Better Choice for Everyone

Perfect Plant Protein is a USDA Certified Organic blend of Mushroom, Hemp, and Brown Rice Protein. This ideal vegetarian blend is perfect for athletes looking to build lean muscle and increase overall health. Perfect Plant Protein is created with natural ingredients and is generally side effect free. Look for Perfect Plant Protein in the Perfect Supplements’ store at the end of this month.

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