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Vitex Soya Pure

Soya Slim
Soy Protein Isolate

100% Pure - Non-GMO

500 g

One serving provides 100% of the daily amount of soy protein shown to help reduce cholesterol, a risk factor for heart disease


 

 

Health Canada's Food Directorate Conclusion

The evidence consistently supports a direction of effect towards a reduction in total and LDL cholesterol levels when soy protein is consumed. A meta-analysis showed a statistically significant reduction in total and LDL cholesterol levels with soy protein consumption and no detrimental effect on HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Health Canada’s Food Directorate has concluded that scientific evidence exists to support a claim about soy protein and blood cholesterol lowering. The claim is relevant and generally applicable to the Canadian population on the basis that 39% of Canadians aged 6 to 79 years had unhealthy levels of total cholesterol (>5.2 mmol/L for adults) during the time period of 2009-2011.

The following statement may be made in the labelling and advertising of food products meeting the qualifying criteria.

Primary statement

One 40 g serving of Vitex’s Soya Pure provides 100% of the daily amount of soy protein shown to help reduce cholesterol (which is) a risk factor for heart disease.

The “daily amount” referred to in the primary statement is 25 g of soy protein. This amount is based on the evidence available concerning the amount of soy protein shown to help reduce cholesterol.

 

Nutritional Profile/100g

Calories
390 kcal   Minerals  
from protein
360 kcal   Calcium 40 mg
from total fat 9 kcal   Copper 1.6 mg
from saturated fat 0.2 kcal   Iron 12 mg
from trans fat 0.0 kcal
  Phosphorus 900 mg
from unsaturated fat 22 kcal
  Sodium 1,200 mg
from carbohydrate 2.7 kcal   Zinc 3 mg
Moisture
5.7 g   Potassium 1,200 mg
Ash 6.2 g      
Total Fat (Acid Hydrolysis) 3.3 g   Vitamins  
Free Fat (Ether Extract) ≤0.5 g   Vitamin A - less than 0.66 IU
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g   Vitamin C - less than 0.4 mg
Monounsaturated Fat 0.7 g   Thiamine (B1) 0.1 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 g   Riboflavin (B2) 0.1 mg
      Biotin 0.03 mg
Protein     Niacin 0.3 mg
As is 90 g   Pantothenic Acid 0.2 mg
Moisture Free Basis 94 g   Folacin 200 mcg
Total Isoflavones 180 mg      

Amino Acids
grams AA/100g   Amino Acids
grams AA/100g
Alanine
4.3 g   *Lysine 6.3 g
Arginine 7.6 g   *Methionine 1.3 g
Aspartic Acid 11.6 g   *Phenylalanine 5.2 g
Cysteine 1.3 g
  Proline 5.1 g
Glutaminc Acid 19.1 g   Serine 5.2 g
Glycine 4.2 g   *Threonine 3.8 g
*Histidine
2.6 g   *Tryptophan 1.3 g
*Isoleucine 4.9 g   Tyrosine 3.8 g
*Leucine 8.2 g   *Valine 5.0 g
Total Sulfur Amino Acids     2.6 g
Total Aromatic Amino Acids     9.0 g
Total BCAA       18.1 g
* Essential Amino Acids        

 

Directions:

Mix 2 level scoops (40 g) (with optional ice cubes) in a blender with 250 ml organic unsweetened soya milk. Provides (36 + 8 grams) 44 g of high quality Soy Protein per serving with only 240 calories. May be taken 1-4 times daily.

For weight gain, add fresh fruit (banana, blueberries, mango, strawberries) for a healthy addition to the regular diet as part of a fitness training program.

Description:

Soy proteins are quickly gaining favour in the competitive sports supplement market. The need to promote muscle growth and support lean muscle mass makes protein supplementation an essential part of a sports nutritional programme. More athletes are discovering that soy protein easily meets those needs and provides a nutritional bonus that whey and other animal proteins don't provide. Isolated soy protein is high in branched chain amino acids (BCAA's) and arginine (which stimulates the release of anabolic hormones), increasing the athlete's ability to build muscle mass and maintain lean body tissue. Soy protein is also high in glutamine (over twice as much as whey protein), an amino acid which is the body's primary carrier of nitrogen to skeletal muscle and other tissues, and is the key to stimulating muscle synthesis and buffering lactic acid build up. Glutamine also increases growth hormone activity and strengthens immune capacity.

Soya Pure is the highest grade soy protein isolate manufactured from certified Non-GMO soy beans. It is manufactured by an exclusive heat-free process that uses water washing rather than alcohol washing; a process that carefully preserves the bioactive components of the soy protein such as isoflavones, vitamins and minerals.

Soya Pure soy protein isolate provides an average isoflavone content of 2 mg total isoflavones per gram of protein, or 80 mg per 40 grams of protein. Its amino acid profile exceeds FAO/WHO/UNU minimum recommendations for all essential amino acids for pre-school and school aged children as well as adults.

Soya Pure isolated soy protein has the highest possible "Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score" (P.D.C.A.A.S.) equal to 1, equivalent to milk and eggs and better than beef. The PDCAAS is mandated by the FDA as the measure of protein digestibility. 

Soya Pure is highly digestible, having a digestibility ratio of more than 97%; higher than all other proteins.  It can maintain positive nitrogen balance when fed as the sole source of protein at minimum intake levels.

Soya Pure is lactose and cholesterol free and contains several components including isoflavones (especially genistein), phytic acid, and protease inhibitors, which help lower cholesterol levels and to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Animal proteins cause significant hypercholesterolemia in test subjects, while test subjects fed diets of soy proteins had lower cholesterol levels. Genistein, the major soy isoflavone, stimulates bone formation. Only 40 grams of isolated soy protein per day increases bone mineral content and density. Soya Pure contains 26 mg of genistein per 40 grams of protein.  

Adequate protein is essential to support fitness training and hard physical labour. Protein requirements are based on total energy needs, body mass, type of activity, level of training, age, sex and climate, temperature and altitude. Isolated soy protein has been proven to enhance athletic performance, especially when endurance and/or strength are critical factors. Exercise results in an increased oxidation rate for the branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine). The anabolic effect of training is influenced by adequate levels of testosterone, growth hormone and insulin in the blood. Arginine, lysine and ornithine may stimulate the release of testosterone, growth hormone or insulin and promote muscle development. Soya Pure isolated soy protein is high in all these amino acids, surpassing casein, whey and egg protein.

Soy protein is effective in maintaining positive nitrogen balance and normal biochemical parameters, especially important as part of a low calorie diet for weight loss.

Protein however, is not the only macronutrient necessary for maintaining good health and for improving athletic performance. Carbohydrates, essential fatty acids and dietary fibre also play essential roles. Most research indicates that dietary protein should make up between 15% and 30% of total calories, while carbohydrates should be between 50% and 70% and essential fats should make up between 15% and 20% of total calories (saturated fat and trans fats should be as close to 0 as possible). Dietary fibre should be at least 12 grams per 1000 calories per day.

Protein levels of 30% of total calories are optimal only for advanced strength athletes involved in a rigorous training programme. For example, a 100 kg advanced body builder who consumes 5000 calories a day can use a maximum of 375 grams of protein a day. Any excess of this amount will be burned as calories, excreted or stored as fat. 

A moderately active athlete who consumes 3500 calories a day would need approximately 25% of total calories from protein or 220 grams of protein daily. On the other hand, the average individual who consumes 2400 calories a day would require about 15% of total calories from protein, or 90 grams of protein daily.

On October 20th 1999, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved for use a health claim for soy protein on food labels which states, "25 grams of soy protein included in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease."

Soy Isoflavones - Estrogenic And Anti-Estrogenic Activities

Soya Pure contains contains 72 mg of isoflavones per 40 gram serving (2 level scoops) and unsweetened Soy Milk contains 20 mg per 250 ml serving for a total of 92 mg per serving.

Soy isoflavones are known to have weak estrogenic or hormone-like activity. Estrogens are signaling molecules that exert their effects by binding to estrogen receptors within cells. The estrogen-receptor complex interacts with DNA to change the expression of estrogen-responsive genes. Estrogen receptors are present in numerous tissues other than those associated with reproduction, including bone, liver, heart, and brain. Soy isoflavones and other phytoestrogens can bind to estrogen receptors, mimicking the effects of estrogen in some tissues and antagonizing (blocking) the effects of estrogen in others. Scientists are interested in the tissue-selective activities of phytoestrogens because anti-estrogenic effects in reproductive tissue could help reduce the risk of hormone-associated cancers (breast, uterine, and prostate), while estrogenic effects in other tissues could help maintain bone density and improve blood lipid profiles (cholesterol levels). The extent to which soy isoflavones exert estrogenic and anti-estrogenic effects in humans is currently the focus of considerable scientific research.

Compared to Whey Protein

a) decrease plasma cholesterol;
b) reduce the risk of Coronary Heart Disease;
c) reduce the risk of certain cancers;
d) reduce the risk of osteoporosis;
e) decrease the load placed on the kidney

For more information related to this product please view article: Soy Protein for Fitness and Health at www.VitexNutrition.com/articles. For a variety of delicious recipies visit www.VitexNutrition.com/recipes.

 

NOTE: For maximum benefit, take the SOURCE Optimum, SONA based vitamin/mineral/enzyme formula and VEGAN Omega 3-6-9 to provide the body with optimum levels of other essential nutrients necessary to help maintain long term good health.


Packaging: Packed in a light & oxygen resistant recyclable clear PETE (Bisphenol A free) bottle. 
Each container contains a package of silica gel desiccant further degree of protection.
Gluten Free: Contains no animal substance, artificial preservatives, colours, flavours, added starch, sugar, salt, lactose, salt, dairy, yeast or wheat.


List of articles for more information.

Soy protein may improve symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease
Soy may improve survival rates in some breast cancer patients
Soy Protein Helps Men With Diabetes Mellitus
The Effects of Soy Isoflavones on Metabolic Status of Patients With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Whey vs. Soy -- You've Been Tricked
Soy Isoflavones - Disease Prevention
Soy Vs. Whey: The Latest Research!
A Vegan Doctor Addresses Soy Myths and Misinformation
Health Effects of Soy Protein and Isoflavones in Humans
Soy Protein | Your Key to Better Health by Dr. Suzanne J Paxton
Soy protein and strength training myths
Research first: Soy-rich diet may help women's lung cancer survival
Soy and the Prevention & Treatment of Chronic Disease by Mark Messina, Ph.D.
Soy beats milk protein for cholesterol improvements: RCT
Soy protein shows brain boosting benefits: Human data
Role of Soy in Reducing Risk of Cancer
Meta-analysis supports soy isoflavones’ weight benefits for menopausal women

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