Three Reasons You Should Change Your Protein Powder to Soy

Author: Nicole Adler   Date Posted: 31 August 2016 

Are you currently on a protein supplement you are not that happy with? Or are you looking for reasons to switch from your current protein supplement to soy protein powder? Check out the three most prominent reasons why you should change from your current supplement to our soy protein powder!

Avoid Digestive Distress

Even though the majority of athletes choose whey protein as their preferred protein supplement, in some cases, whey protein can cause some digestive distress ; this often includes symptoms such as bloating, flatulence and cramping. Even though not all whey protein powders will cause these symptoms, if you find you are having trouble digesting whey protein, it may be down to the fact that whey protein is a dairy-based product.

For some people, even the smallest amount of lactose can lead to certain health problems; this is especially the case for people who are lactose intolerant. With lactose intolerant athletes, a small amount of lactose in whey is going to remain in the digestive tract, triggering gut bacteria that cause cramping and other digestive problems associated with lactose intolerance.

If dairy is giving you digestive problems, it could be better to switch to a vegetable-based protein such as soy protein powder. Soy protein is derived from the soybean and subsequently does not contain any dairy. The lack of dairy could make the soy protein powder easier to digest for some athletes, although it can be a good idea to start of slowly to see how your body responds to an alternative such as soy protein powder.

For some people, soy protein still gives them digestive digress. Fortunately, there are other vegetable-based alternatives that could be used as a supplement instead. In addition to soy protein, Nutrients Direct also offers other options such as rice and pea protein supplements.

Choosing a More Natural Supplement

One of the dangers of using supplements is not knowing what you are buying. Some athletes look for whey protein online, and decide to buy from a non-trusted seller. Unfortunately, unusually cheap protein supplements can contain harmful substances such as heavy metals, which could actually harm your health instead of supporting it. 

An investigation has shown that some untrusted sellers sell protein supplements that contain arsenic, cadmium and lead. These substances could lead to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidneys and even damage the blood vessels. Therefore, always choose to buy your supplements from a trusted seller that provides you with all the nutritional information regarding their supplements. On the Nutrients Direct website, athletes can find a nutritional information page for each supplement. On this page, they will find everything they need to know about the content of their supplement, ensuring they are not buying an inferior product.

A more natural supplement instead of the unusually cheap supplements on the market are definitely a better option. Our soy protein supplement is made in the correct manner and does not contain substances such as heavy metals. Nutrients Direct does not use any artificial sweeteners either in their soy protein supplements and dairy-based supplements, since we use a natural sweetener called stevia. 

In conclusion, by switching to a soy protein supplement, you take a step away from the toxicity of many dairy-based protein supplements on the market today. Soy protein still works as effective other popular dairy-based options, so it will pack a serious positive punch during your workout.

Before you choose your soy protein supplement from our website, it can be a good idea to read all the information about the supplement on the product description page. By doing so, you can make an informed decision and incorporate your supplement in your diet plan beforehand.

A Blended Formula

Pure protein is not going to do much in the human body, because it needs other substances to work properly. If you would consume pure protein to gain muscle mass, you would be disappointed when you look at your results. A protein supplement that contains all the essentials for muscle growth will therefore be your best option.

Instead of just giving you protein, ND soy protein isolate gives you so much more. The supplement is 100% non GMO and contains high amounts of natural amino acids. The protein powder also contains a tremendous number of protective antioxidants, which will fight free radicals that are formed due to oxidative stress, a phenomenon that is often the result of an intensive workout.

ND Soy Protein Isolate is best consumed after training, because this blend is especially made to increase muscle recovery and reduce soreness after high intensity training. In some cases, the protein supplement can be used as a low carbohydrate snack as well.


Athletes who are unsure about the contents of the supplement they are currently taking, should look for another supplement where the content is clearly displayed on the label or on the manufacturer’s website. Continuing the use of an inferior supplement could damage your health.

In other cases, switching to soy protein supplements can be a personal choice. While the majority of athletes make the switch due to digestive distress caused by dairy, other athletes will use the soy protein supplement in combination with whey protein to get more out of their supplements. 

The combination of whey protein and soy protein is often used to get more results, but this is not effective for everyone. Athletes who use this particular combination do so to benefit from the quick absorption of whey protein, and the intermediate release properties of soy protein. The amino acids inside these two types of protein supplements also complement each other, so it could be beneficial during both resistance and weight training, providing the speed of your metabolism and your activity level match your protein intake.

At the end of the day, switching to another protein supplement is a choice you should make for yourself. If you are unsure, or want more information about some of the supplements available on Nutrients Direct, please have a look at our range and the dedicated information pages for each of the protein powders.

Data based on vanilla flavour ND Naturals WPC Rice Protein Isolate Pea Protein Isolate Soy Protein Isolate ND Natural WPI
Protein per serve (g) 23 23.6 24.1 25.4 26.2
Take For
Type of protein/s Whey Vegetable Vegetable Vegetable Whey
Carbs per serve (g) 4.2 4.8 2.5 1.8 2.2
Fat total per serve (g) 1.3 0.6 2.0 0.4 0.6
Sugars per serve (g) 3.4 0.6 0.6 1.0 1.6
Serving Size (g) Stevia Stevia Stevia Stevia Stevia
Serves per kilo Choc, Vanilla Choc, Vanilla, Natural Choc, Vanilla, Natural Choc, Vanilla, Natural Choc, Vanilla
Additional Premium Ingredients 30 30 30 30 30
Notes 33 33 33 33 33
Flavours All natural flavours and sweetener Vegetarian, all natural flavours and sweetener Vegetarian, all natural flavours and sweetener Vegetarian, all natural flavours and sweetener All natural flavours and sweetener

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