Does ALL ONE contain soy?
The Vitamin Professor Responds:
Thank you for your interest in ALL ONE®.
The only Soy ingredient in our ALL ONE formulas is Soy Lecithin.
Soy Lecithin is rich in naturally occurring Choline. Choline is essential to every living cell in the body and is one of the main components of cell membranes. Not only is dietary choline important for the synthesis of the phospholipids in cell membranes, it is also necessary for methyl metabolism, cholinergic neurotransmission, transmembrane signaling, and lipid-cholesterol transport and metabolism2. Without choline, the cell membranes would harden, prohibiting important nutrients from entering and leaving the cell. Scientists believe lecithin and choline may aid in memory and cognitive function, cardiovascular health, liver function, reproduction and fetal development and physical and athletic performance.
If your concern is Soy allergies you need not be concerned with regards Soy Lecithin.
The allergens in soybeans reside in the protein fraction of the bean. The allergenic potential of specific soyfoods and/or ingredients is largely based on processing techniques and the amount of protein or protein residue remaining in the final product. Soy lecithin used in ALL ONE is derived from refined soybean oil that has been processed using an extraction technique, which eliminates most, if not all, allergenic proteins.
In 1998 there was a study done on the antigenicity (allergic effect) of the residual proteins in soy lecithin and the soybean oil (from which which soy lecithin is derived), in which they tested soybean-sensitive individuals for allergic reactions to soybean oil and soy lecithin. Researchers concluded that any traces of proteins left in soy lecithin had no effect in terms of Soy allergy.
Thanks for you question I hope this addresses question regarding Soy and ALL ONE.’