We are often asked essentially how Shaklee Soy Protein differs from other brands. Here is our response.
1. In the last 15 years there has been an almost complete conversion in this country in soy production to genetically modified soy. Virtually all soy products now manufactured in the United States, including soy protein supplements, infant formula, tofu, soy milk, TVP, meat substitute foods made from soy, etc., are made from genetically modified soy.
The soy is not genetically modified for nutritional reasons but for production reasons. The affect that this genetic modification has on the nutritional value of the soy or the long-term effects of consuming genetically modified soy are largely unknown.
Shaklee does not and will not use genetically modified soy. Shaklee, in fact, participates in a very expensive certification process to insure at every stage of farming, harvest, and production that absolutely NO genetically modified soy gets accidentally intermixed with the soybeans used by Shaklee.
2. Virtually all companies that use or produce soy products use soy that has been washed in alcohol. This breaks down the isoflavones and certain other nutrients in the soy. Alcohol is used because it is a cheap way to try to fight against mold contamination. Shaklee uses soy washed in water only. This insures maximum preservation of nutrients. They guard against contamination by thorough washing with water and rigorous testing of every batch at every stage in the production process. This is far more expensive but insures maximum nutritional value.