ingredient information
Soy Protein Hydrolyzed
Soy Protein Hydrolyzed Hydrolyzed soy protein is a highly processed soy byproduct that is used as a flavor enhancer. The hydrolysis method is done by boiling the soy in acid and neutralizing it with caustic soda. The residue after the process is finished is soy protein and excitotoxic amino acids such as glutamate. See Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). Because of the amount of glutamate in the hydrolyzed soy protein, manufacturers use it exactly as MSG but are not required to put “MSG� under their labeling. Hydrolyzed soy protein is also used in cosmetics and personal care products such as hair conditioner, hair dyes, lotion, skin care products, and mascara. In addition, it can also be a component in paper and paper board. People with soy allergies must be careful with the labeling because it is the proteins in the soy that they are intolerant of. Their bodies do not recognize the soy protein as safe and will result in the production of histamine. Histamine is the main hormone released as an inflammatory response. The allergic reaction will trigger inflammation of soft tissue such as lungs and sinuses. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has considered soy protein as an indirect food additive and is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). COSMETICSINFO.ORG - Your Source for Safety Information about Cosmetics and Personal Care Products. Web. 17 May 2011 . Marks, Diane. "Hydrolyzed Soy Protein And Allergies | LIVESTRONG.COM." LIVESTRONG.COM - Lose Weight & Get Fit with Diet, Nutrition & Fitness Tools. 27 Dec. 2010. Web. 17 May 2011. . Soy Info Online! Web. 17 May 2011. .