Whether you need more energy to keep up with a busy schedule, your daily work out or to simply enjoy life, soy protein may support better energy levels by providing protein as an energy source. Soy antioxidants may also neutralize free radicals during exercise better than whey protein.
Soy protein has key nutritional qualities that support energy levels, stamina, and sports performance (better lean muscle mass, endurance and recovery time).1-6
- Soy protein is rich in "branched-chain amino acids" which the body can burn as "fuel" to produce energy.
- As a complete protein, soy helps to build and maintain lean muscle mass.
- Soy may help support a hormonal profile that promotes muscle formation.
- Soy may help sustain endurance levels during exercise.
- Soy may help improve recovery time.
- Soy helps support a healthy cardiovascular system (critical for exercising or an active lifestyle).
- Soy may support better antioxidant health for exercise than common whey protein.
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