soy free protein powder safer for women

Soy: Is it really the best option as a protein source? Not for women.

Hey Ladies! Did you know that beyond all the marketing and hype surrounding soy products that it is actually not good for you? A lot of soy milk and other soy product proponents seemed to be on the right track in the 1990s as they helped to get consumers away from the often unsafe cow’s milk available then—but times have changed, and organic milk and milk products aren’t on the chopping block anymore.

But here’s the thing: we now have healthy alternatives within the world of dairy, not the least of which is the dairy used to make the all whey protein used in all of the Only Protein products. Other examples include completely antibiotic-free milk and dairy products free of rbST (Recombinant bovine somatotropin)—a synthetic protein that forces cows to produce more milk. Only Protein never uses dairy that contains these chemicals, by the way.

But there’s so much more to the story. Soy is actually dangerous to women who are genetically predisposed to breast cancer, most specifically, estrogen receptor-type breast cancer. But why? Because soymilk contains estrogen-like phytoestrogens, called isoflavones, which can upset the natural hormonal balance in women… and in men as well!

Unfortunately in most instances, soy and soy-based products are not GMO-free, and often contain a multitude of chemicals, including monosodium glutamate (MSG). Soy is also infamous among those in the know for being difficult to digest, causing bloating, gas, fatigue, and can even worsen the symptoms of PMS in women.

Because of the risks associated with soy and soymilk, Only Protein will never use soy in our meal replacement and protein powder products. If you are a huge fan of soy and just can’t bring yourself to ingest any kind of dairy, including organic whey, we’d strongly encourage you to take a look at almond milk or hemp milk rather than going the generally simpler consumer route of just accepting soymilk as your only nondairy option.

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Many of today’s most widely used diet meal replacers and diet protein powders and shakes contain two sweeteners known to be dangerous and to cause health issues. These two artificial sweeteners are aspartame and sucralose.

Aspartame turns into formaldehyde during the digestion process, and contains a substance called formic acid, which is used as a pesticide. You have to ask yourself, if the people who spray this substance on plants have to wear masks and goggles, is it really something you want to be ingesting? Aspartame also contains Diketopiperazine, a chemical agent known to cause brain tumors and other cancers. Put bluntly, aspartame is a carcinogenic drug, not a natural sweetener—it contains neurotoxins that can cause a wide array of otherwise unexplainable diseases and ailments.

Sucralose is another substance being used as a sweetener that is evidenced to not be good for the human body. Some of the potential concerns with sucralose, which is commonly marketed as Splenda, are stomach and intestinal pain and agitation, migraines, respiratory difficulties, and weight gain. In rare cases, seizures, blurred vision and some forms of cancer have been reported.

But why do these sweeteners cause so many problems? Simple. Because they have been genetically engineered. Nature created sugar cane, and sugar cane broken down into sugar (naturally, as it has been done for thousands of years) has a specific molecular structure. That molecular structure is altered to create artificial sweeteners, and therefore, what these man-made alterations do was not intended by nature. Because sucralose and aspartame are so new, many people have been fooled into believing they are safe alternatives, and many people trying to lower their sugar intake are duped into the false promise of aspartame and sucralose.

Don’t buy the hype, and don’t by protein powders, protein meal replacers, or protein sticks that contain aspartame, sucralose, or any other genetically engineered or modified ingredients.

Stick with Only Protein, and you have the promise of pure, organic, gluten-free whey sourced from New Zealand every time. That’s our promise to you.