Your votes have spoken! As we kick off our fourth year of celebrating Customer Favourites, we're about to dive into the exciting world of your most-loved products from Nutrilite, XS, ARTISTRY and Amway Home Care.
For this month, we're taking a deep dive into the delightful Nutrilite Soy Protein Drink – the essential protein source that comes in tempting flavours like green tea, mixed berries, chocolate, and the classic original for those who like to mix and match their protein with other tasty treats. Who knew that staying healthy could be such a lip-smacking adventure?
In the vast landscape of Internet myths surrounding power foods, soy protein has its own story to tell. You may have stumbled upon the idea that "soy protein increases estrogens", and this can be quite a head-turner. Especially if you're a male that is worried about maintaining your rugged image, or if you're a dedicated gym-goer who frets that soy might inhibit muscle loss.
But relax, because we've delved deep into the science for you, and the truth is as clear as day. While soy does contain compounds known as phytoestrogens that share some similarities with estrogens, their effects on the body are entirely different.
So, despite the concerns that soy could mess with your hormones, numerous studies have shown the opposite to be true. Moderate soy consumption won't feminise men or disrupt women's hormones. So there’s no need to break a sweat, unless, of course, you're still in the gym – in that case, sweat it out and burn those calories!
In the meantime, we can confidently say that this myth has been thoroughly debunked by the scientific and nutritional community.
Sadly, one undeniable fact is that many Malaysians fall short of their daily recommended protein intake, and avoiding soy protein won't help. According to a 2021 study by the Malaysian Ministry of Health, the average Malaysian consumes only about 57g of protein per day, far below the World Health Organisation's recommended daily intake of 83g.
To figure out your unique protein needs, aim for 1g of protein per kilogram of your total body weight each day.
The solution to this national protein shortfall is simple – incorporate more soy protein into your diet. With Nutrilite Soy Protein Drink, you get a powerful blend of soy, wheat, and yellow peas, all sourced through our Nutrilite 9-Step Traceability Process, ensuring top-notch safety and quality.
What's more, among the many soy protein benefits, Nutrilite Soy Protein Drink boasts nine essential amino acids, enhancing your body's digestive system, support tissue growth and repair, and even play a role in producing hormones and brain neurotransmitters to keep you sharp.
And here's the icing on the cake – Nutrilite Soy Protein Drink is a guilt-free delight for everyone. It's suitable for vegetarians, lactose-free, low in fat and cholesterol, and contains no animal-derived ingredients.
Plus, it scores a perfect one on the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS), signifying the highest quality of easily digestible protein and amino acids. This means you and your loved ones can enjoy optimal health without a second thought.
But wait, there's more! Nutrilite Soy Protein Drink seamlessly complements your other favourite foods and beverages, making it a breeze to meet your daily protein intake without going overboard – it even helps stave off hunger after consumption!
That's why, despite the rumours, Nutrilite Soy Protein Drink continues to shine as one of the best-selling Nutrilite products, and it absolutely deserves the Customer Favourites spotlight. If you're curious about what makes the Nutrilite Soy Protein Drink a beloved choice among our ABOs and customers, just click the link below to embark on your journey to a healthier, fitter you today!
1. Messina, M. (2010). Soybean isoflavone exposure does not have feminizing effects on men: A critical examination of the clinical evidence. Fertility and Sterility, 93(7), 2095-2104. - This comprehensive review assesses the results of several studies, concluding that soy isoflavones do not exert feminizing effects on men.
2. Hamilton-Reeves, J. M., Vazquez, G., Duval, S. J., Phipps, W. R., & Kurzer, M. S. (2010). Clinical studies show no effects of soy protein or isoflavones on reproductive hormones in men: Results of a meta-analysis. Fertility and Sterility, 94(3), 997-1007. - This meta-analysis examines multiple clinical studies involving men, suggesting that soy protein or isoflavone intake does not significantly influence reproductive hormones.
3. Hooper, L., Ryder, J. J., Kurzer, M. S., Lampe, J. W., & Messina, M. J. (2009). Effects of soy protein and isoflavones on circulating hormone concentrations in pre- and post-menopausal women: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Human Reproduction Update, 15(4), 423-440. - This systematic review and meta-analysis focuses on women, concluding that soy protein or isoflavone consumption in moderate amounts does not adversely impact hormone levels.
4. Messina, M., & Redmond, G. (2006). Effects of soy protein and soybean isoflavones on thyroid function in healthy adults and hypothyroid patients: A review of the relevant literature. Thyroid, 16(3), 249-258. - This review examines the relationship between soy protein and isoflavones on thyroid function, dispelling concerns of hormonal disruption in healthy individuals and hypothyroid patients.