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What is the difference between Soy and Whey Protein?

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R. Barnes

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R. Barnes, Analyst, PhD, Clinton

Answered on Jun 13, 2019

Both soy protein and whey protein are essential proteins because they contain all the nine types of amino acids that are good for the body. One of the notable differences between soy protein and whey protein is that, soy protein has been so many times researched to have some additional nutritional benefits over whey protein. This means, the concentration of all the nine essential amino acids that can be gotten from soy protein is higher than that of whey protein.

Whey protein has been found out to be the right protein for those who are willing to lose more weight. Another difference is about their source. Whey protein is gotten during milk extraction from the cow. While soy protein is gotten from plant, specifically soybeans. During digestion, whey protein gets digested easily in the body, while digestion of soybeans takes a little time. Soy protein is less expensive compared to whey protein.

B. Mclean

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B. Mclean, Sales Manager, MBA, Ewa

Answered on Jun 10, 2019

Soy and whey proteins are presently the most popular forms of protein, in the realm of fitness health. They have a wide variety of advantages and disadvantages connected with them. First, whey protein is typically better not processed within the body. It contains specific amino acids which help to aid in the muscle recovery before an intense workout; however, there is a downside. Whey protein is very quickly depleted from the body. You must keep replacing it for the body to be able to keep hold of it.

Whey protein can also improve the way your body absorbs calcium, and it can also help to improve immune function. Soy protein comes from soybeans. It is more widely available to people, and it also contains Fido estrogens, which can help improve overall health; however, this protein may lead to a disturbance of the endocrine system. Some research has indicated that soy activates estrogen receptors, which generally help someone going through menopause, but not those who are younger and in need of healthy protein.

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