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Soy vs Whey Protein

If you’ve been in a supplement store lately, you’ve probably seen many different types of protein powders. Some of the most common types of protein are whey protein and plant-based protein, including soy protein.

Here are some major differences between the two:


  • Derived from soybeans
  • Plant-based
  • Lactose free
  • Complete protein


  • Derived from cow's milk
  • Animal based
  • A complete protein

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Why choose soy or plant based protein?

Many people choose a plant based protein over whey because it’s lactose free, is easier on their stomachs, or because they are vegan.

Soy protein has been a commonly mass produced plant-based protein. It’s included in many packaged food products as well. Many cereals and granola bars that boast “high protein” on their packaging are usually using soy protein as its main source because it’s inexpensive to use.

However, some people wonder if soy protein is actually good for them. There have been some studies and many nutritional experts warning about mass produced soy products.

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Is soy protein healthy?

Since soy protein comes from soybeans, there’s a very high chance that it contains GMOs since as much as 93% of the United States soy crops are genetically modified. GMOs can impact gut health leading to possible health problems.

Soy protein powders are also often heavily processed, removing the little nutritional value it does have. GMO soy contains phytoestrogens, which mimic estrogen in the body. Although phytoestrogens from certain foods can be healthy, the phytoestrogens from soy are linked to increasing risk of certain types of cancers.

Although studies on soy are not totally conclusive, it might be best to steer clear of soy protein. If you want an alternative to whey protein, go with a plant-based protein free of soy.

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Soy Free Protein Powder

The best type of plant based protein powder is a soy free protein powder. IdealRaw Organic Protein contains no soy, is non GMO, is dairy free, vegan, and USDA organic certified.

IdealRaw gets it’s protein from seven different plant-based protein sources including coconut, brown rice, chia, sunflower, golden flax, pumpkin, and pea protein. It’s naturally sweetened and contains nothing artificial.

IdealRaw Organic Protein is a soy-free protein powder and a healthy alternative to whey protein. You can use it to build lean muscle, satisfy cravings, and get the protein your body needs for optimal health, worry free!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most plant protein powders taste bland or worse, like the dirt the plants came from. IdealRaw is anything but earthy and gritty. It’s smooth, mixes easily, and tastes delicious! We proudly back up the taste with our Flavor Pact. If you don’t like it, send it back for a full refund. 

Choosing a vegan protein not only means you’ll get the protein and amino acids your body needs, but you’ll also get certain vitamins and minerals unique to the plant sources in the protein. You’ll also get all the benefits that come from fiber and healthy fats.

IdealRaw has passed the highest form of organic inspection and is certified organic by the USDA & CCOF. This means every ingredient passes the strict production requirements of these organizations.

Many people think that meat and other processed animal/dairy products are the only sources of protein out there. But did you know that many plant proteins contain the same range of nutrients and benefits as animal proteins?

For a lot of different reasons, from ethical and personal choices to a doctor's or nutritionist’s advice, plant proteins are preferred for many individuals. Some benefits of switching to/starting plant-based protein could be:

Easier Digestion — many people are sensitive to whey protein (most common) and other similar products. 

Complete Protein — by combining several plant proteins, IdealRaw Protein contains all the essential amino acids for muscle-toning and building.

Reduced Environmental Impact — Raising animals and animal products use large amounts of resources, including 1,000’s of gallons of water and produces lots of CO2. Plant protein consumes far less water and produces only around 1/10th of the carbon emissions.

What makes IdealRaw unique from other brands is its emphasis on quality, taste, and ingredients. IdealRaw protein is sourced from 7 different organic plants to bring make sure you are getting all the essential amino acids and nutrition your body needs. IdealRaw also contains a superfood blend of 5 different fruits and veggies for an extra health boost.