Rachit Dua

Soy Protein Overrated?

March, 2017
The Master Responds

Let's first get into some basics to understand protein.

Due to its repair and recovery function, protein plays a significant role in our body and therefore this essential nutrient becomes even more imperative when it comes to packing on muscle mass. However, not every protein source will provide the coveted results. On the basis of the amino acid profile, proteins are categorized into two kinds: the first class proteins (these contain all essential amino acids) and the second class proteins (these do not contain all essential amino acids).

When it comes to soy protein, it is perhaps one of the most overhyped proteins; especially by most direct-sales companies.

SO HERE IS WHY SOY PROTEIN SHOULD NEVER BE YOUR FIRST CHOICE.

Soy came into the limelight due to its Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS), which is one of the protein quality testing methods, although a somewhat less comprehensive one.



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