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Supplement Alternatives - Soy Allergy
Supplement Alternatives - Soy Allergy
beachbody supplements
12/12/12 9:01 PM
I keep reading how important it is to use supplements. I checked all of them out here on the site and it appears that they are all soy based, or at least contain it to some degree. I am highly allergic to soy. Is there any type of alternative? Am I really missing out on that much of a benefit by not using them?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks! emoticon
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RE: Supplement Alternatives - Soy Allergy
12/14/12 1:35 PM as a reply to smileyrileygirl.
bump. emoticon
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RE: Supplement Alternatives - Soy Allergy
12/14/12 1:55 PM as a reply to smileyrileygirl.
Thanks for bumping it up as a reminder. I don't think there is soy in most BB supplements. The whey protein powder is soy free. All varieties of Shakeology are soy free. The labels contains a disclaimer that certain ingredients are processed in facilities that also handle soy, nuts, etc. but only you know if that minor potential quantity of soy would be significant.

What other kind of supplements are you looking for?
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RE: Supplement Alternatives - Soy Allergy
12/14/12 3:32 PM as a reply to smileyrileygirl.
Thanks for your reply! I actually had to double check because the whey powder was one of the ones I was looking at, but I found that it contains lecithin which is almost always derived from soybeans. After reading the labels here: Whey Powder]

and here: Meal Replacement Shakes

both of them state that they contain soy. It also states that the whey is whey/soy based, so since the whey powder in several if not all the supplements, I wanted to verify whether the whey protein is soy based on all the other supplements not listed above. I didn't see lecithin or soy listed on the label, but I wasn't sure. I only saw the disclaimer you mentioned.

Those were the two I was looking at as I keep reading how beneficial they are, but it doesn't appear that I can use them.

Thank you for your help though!
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RE: Supplement Alternatives - Soy Allergy
12/14/12 4:14 PM as a reply to smileyrileygirl.
That's really interesting about the lecithin. I didn't know that. I'm going to pass your query along to someone more knowledgable than me about all the various ingredients of things and see what they come back with.
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RE: Supplement Alternatives - Soy Allergy
12/14/12 6:28 PM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
Thank you!
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12/17/12 10:27 AM as a reply to smileyrileygirl.
Okay, I got to the bottom of the lecithin question. With the EXCEPTION of the Greenberry Shakeology all Beachbody products that contain lecithin utilize a sunflower-based lecithin. Greenberry does contain lecithin that comes from soy, so you should definitely avoid it. And, of course, remember that the other flavors and products are manufactured in facilities that also manufacture soy products, so there's always a small chance of cross-contamination that way.

Thanks so much for asking this question. I learned some interesting things I didn't already know.

smileyrileygirl:
Thanks for your reply! I actually had to double check because the whey powder was one of the ones I was looking at, but I found that it contains lecithin which is almost always derived from soybeans. After reading the labels here: Whey Powder]

and here: Meal Replacement Shakes

both of them state that they contain soy. It also states that the whey is whey/soy based, so since the whey powder in several if not all the supplements, I wanted to verify whether the whey protein is soy based on all the other supplements not listed above. I didn't see lecithin or soy listed on the label, but I wasn't sure. I only saw the disclaimer you mentioned.

Those were the two I was looking at as I keep reading how beneficial they are, but it doesn't appear that I can use them.

Thank you for your help though!
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RE: Supplement Alternatives - Soy Allergy
12/18/12 3:13 PM as a reply to smileyrileygirl.
Thank you so much for checking on that for me! I appreciate it. emoticon
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RE: Supplement Alternatives - Soy Allergy
12/18/12 9:05 PM as a reply to smileyrileygirl.
My pleasure.
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