Forgive Me In Advance, My Friends Who Are Shake Promoters
UPDATE: This article has been completely revised. Please read to note updates. I am no longer promoting Green Organics, but I DO continue to purchase some of the products because I cannot find them anywhere else.
Warning: this article is not going to make me any new friends at companies that promote weight loss shakes, and I want to apologize to any of the people for whom I care who currently promote such products containing soy protein isolate. I am very, very sorry if I offend you. I do not mean to do so.
I only want to tell the truth and to educate others against what is a dangerous ingredient and also to help others avoid what has happened to me. With that written…let me get to the subject at hand…
For those with dairy or soy allergies or intolerance, hemp can be a great alternative!
I Became A Green Organics Customer Quickly. It Was What I Needed In A Shake!
Last Friday, customers across the country received the first batch of Smooth Vitality shakes from Green Organics International – a new network marketing company on the scene. It’s been one week. I was one of those customers.
Green Organics’ mission is to be a company with integrity, a safe home business haven in the frequently treacherous waters of network marketing. I joined the company as a customer and distributor within a week of looking at it, and I am now just a customer. Anyway…what I was waiting for was the shake.
This article is a review of the Smooth Vitality Shake by Green Organics International and an explanation of what could become a highly controversial ingredient if people don’t understand what hemp seed protein is and how good it is for the body.
This article is also an explanation of why I don’t like the primary ingredient of many of the weight loss shakes being promoted right now. That ingredient is soy protein isolate, and you can find it in MANY of the companies that have weight loss shakes.
Ingredients in Green Organics International’s Raw, Organic Shake
Enter The Shake Dragon – Weight Loss Shakes With Soy Protein Isolate
Anyone who knows anything about network marketing knows that there are companies whose entire platform is based on weight loss using shakes. Time and again, the these types of companies claim that the way they process their soy is healthy and safe for people, but I would like to take a moment and address their claims because they are actually untrue.
I am very, VERY uncomfortable doing this simply because I am introverted and unsure of what the response will be…but I am clear that writing this information is right, even if it makes my stomach hurt. I just pray that the manner of sharing is good. I have wanted to do this for a while. It needs to be done because people don’t know how harmful soy protein isolate is or what the long term effects are.
What you need to know clearly is that soy protein isolate is a waste product. It is the last line in the chain of soybean production. It is no longer a food, and it has been broken down in ways that make it unnatural and dangerous to consume. After the oils and the fiber have been removed from the bean by alkalizing it, the leftover mixture is further separated by being washed in acid inside of an aluminum container.
Aluminum – which is also unhealthy for people – is ALWAYS leached into the mixture and remains in the final product. The mixture is alkalized again, and that final alkalizing makes it curdle. The curd is sprayed at a high temperature to create a powered “protein product.” This is final protein product is soy protein isolate, and it is further processed with chemicals to make it suitable for use in food, milk, burgers, shakes, etc.
In truth, soy protein isolate helps people lose weight so easily because the body wants to get rid of it by any means possible. If you are going to the bathroom all the time taking this product, you’re really boo boo-ing your way to weight loss and not doing anything that is truthfully healthy.
Soy Protein Isolate Will Not Improve Fertility!
Of course there are people who have no problems when they first start taking the product. There are always exceptions to the rule, but those exceptions don’t mean that the way soy protein isolate is processed is good and that people who consume it are doing good things for their bodies. A woman on Facebook shared with me that, after taking a product with soy protein isolate in it, someone she knew finally conceived the baby she and her husband had been trying for for a while.
My response was that life and death are not in a shake.
I have a friend who got pregnant just after she started smoking crack cocaine years ago. I would be using false logic to say that the crack was the only new thing she had taken into her body and therefore the crack was the reason why she became pregnant. You simply cannot draw a straight line between the addition of one product and pregnancy and make the assumption that that product is the reason that fertility increased and conception happened.
That is faulty logic.
Instead, a better conclusion to draw would be that it was time for her and her husband to conceive, and the reasons why are, as yet, unclear. Ultimately, no products we take are responsible for procreation. God is the ultimate Giver of life. We may make the body more fit to procreate, but we can’t take one product and magically reverse infertility.
For everyone who has a story of getting pregnant taking a shake containing soy protein isolate, there are two stories of those who did not. I just want everyone to think clearly instead of making emotional decisions about their food intake. We should make decisions based on good information only!
The sun is coming up on what soy protein isolate actually is…
Soy Protein Isolate Is Created In A Questionable Way
Thankfully, the high and low temperatures used in processing, and the alkali-acid-alkali process remove the trypsin inhibitors from the mixture, but the process does not 100% get rid of all the trypsin inhibitors. (Keep reading to learn more about what trypsin inhibitors are.)
No one should eat anything that might potentially contain trypsin inhibitors. Taking a chance like that makes no sense to me. I lost my fertility because of the “healthy” soy contained in a soy isolate product, and I think it’s important for people to understand what they are consuming.
Here is arguably the best article on soy protein isolate that I have come across, and it is the definitive reason why no one should consume products with this ingredient in it.
To be clear, I have no issue with any one company out there promoting weight loss products and income creation. My ONLY issue is with using soy protein isolate, which is a chemically-created ingredient that has detrimental, long-term effects on the human body.
Here is an extensive article on the Mercola site regarding the history of soy and a clear explanation of how soy is used in today’s food. The bottom line in the article is that so much has to be done to soy to isolate it and make it healthy to eat for human beings that it is actually made more toxic in the process. Soy protein isolate also inhibits the absorption of so many vitamins and minerals that are vital to continued health…especially in children and expectant mothers.
There is so much evidence of increased cancer, increased infertility, and numerous other issues, including flare-ups of eczema and rosacea that I really do not understand why people continue to market and consume such products and overlook the science. For me, the bottom line is this: WHY would anyone in their right mind consume a product that could potentially cause cancer and has not been recognized by the FDA as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe)?
The People Who Recommended That I Eat A Product With Soy Protein Isolate Didn’t Know Any Better
Because of the science – which I learned AFTER eating a so-called healthy soy, high fiber cookie that was made with soy protein isolate, I lost my fertility and I am fighting now to ensure that my liver and kidneys get back to a completely healthy state. I trusted people who really did not know any better.
I did not get educated until it was too late. If someone can avoid what I experienced, I will do my part to help educate people. This brings me to Green Organics and all of their products – especially their healthy shake. I love all the ingredients in the Green Organics Smooth Vitality shake, but the only ingredient that gave me pause was the hemp seed protein.
The first time I read that ingredient, I asked someone if that was marijuana and I was met with silence. I have heard nightmares about how people eating poppy seed bread tested positive on drug tests, and I could not afford for that to happen to anyone I care about. Thankfully, our hemp seed is NOT marijuana, and is one of the most nutrient-dense super foods available to human beings.
It is cold processed and does not contain the THC that makes people high from smoking marijuana. You can read detail about Hemp Seed protein, here (Hippie Butter dot com) and here (The Nourishing Gourmet dot com). If you need to know some of healing properties of hemp, you can look right here (Innvista dot com). You will be shocked at all the good things that hemp seed does in our bodies.
The bottom line is that hemp is healthy for human beings. It is often called the most nutritionally complete source of food that can be found on the planet, though I believe that that title may actually go to Moringa, another plant with dense nutritional value. Still, if hemp is competing to be the best food source, hands-down, that is incomparable to all of the conflicting, negative information surrounding soy protein isolate and soy in general.
Another article from the NIH shares why soy protein isolate is bad and what it can do to increase prostate cancer over time. You can find it here:
It Comes Down To Common Sense And Doing What Is Right
I would rather go for healthy than questionable.
I would rather go for long-term nutrition than short-term weight loss and long-term toxicity.
I would rather make money helping people get healthy than creating massive problems down the line.
Wouldn’t you rather do the same? I know this may feel harsh if you are in a company with a weight loss shake or smoothie that contains soy protein isolate, but I lost my fertility, and I am very clear on why and how. It’s been backed my medical evidence. I would love to keep anyone else from going through what I did.
If you have a daughter or son and you are feeding them these types of shakes, STOP, please. You may affect his or her future fertility or create other health issues in time. Ultimately, this article comes down to the fact that soy protein isolate (SPI) is bad for human health. There is no reason why anyone should consume it. Even though SPI can be fortified with vitamins and other beneficial aspects, doesn’t it make more sense to eat something that is naturally designed to provide optimal health?
In the end, this is why I chose to buy my shake from Green Organics International.
Look, let me make something clear. This shake is not for everyone. The products are more expensive, but that is because they are organic and wild-crafted and 100% NON GMO. I considered joining another company, but the use of SPI made me apprehensive.
It was not until THIS week that I took time to really understand my own apprehension. Now that I do understand soy protein isolate and hemp seed, I would recommend you do your own research and then make a high quality decision that will carry you for life. It is dangerous to keep consuming soy protein isolate over nutritious foods.
This Video Is Going To Shock You At The End…And It’s About Soy Protein Isolate
The End…Thank The Lord!
I’m done with this article, thank God. It was difficult to write, and again, if you are my friend and you are in a company that manufactures a shake that contains soy protein isolate, please forgive me if I have offended you. That is not my intention at all. This article is in no way underhanded or sneaky. It is out in the open, and it is public.
If you feel strongly about what I have written and you call yourself a friend of mine, just reach out to me and talk instead of drawing wrong conclusions about my motives. My motives are good, though my execution may not always be perfect.
I want to thank Kenyatta Duckworth for having the courage to write a comment down below and for being such a woman of integrity to speak to me openly about what she felt of my original article. I appreciate her for speaking with me instead of assuming she knew my heart at all. She is a real friend.
I also want to thank someone else (who doesn’t want her name shared) the most because she wrote to me to help me see that the first way I wrote this article could have detrimental effects on one company, and that was not my intention at all. She wrote me without being inappropriately emotional and gave me what I needed to come and do a major overhaul of this piece of content.
Thank you, (beautiful, nameless lady). Thank you, Kenyatta.
I pray that I have given you what you need to do good research on soy protein isolate and make a decision for the long-term good of your own health and the health of your friends and loved ones.
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