Soy isolate is used in the production of infant formula for ages “0 to 1”. Such compositions are enriched in production with an additional complex of vitamins and minerals for children.
When choosing a mixture, parents, after reading reviews about soy isolate, doubt about the content of GMOs in it – transgenic soybeans, in which an agricultural weed-resistant bacterium is added during cultivation. The impact of transgenic soy on the human body has not been fully studied. But it is important to know that the use of genetically modified soybeans for the production of infant formula is prohibited in Russia.
Genetically modified food sources (GMIP) are allowed in many countries, including Russia. However, manufacturers of such products are required to indicate their presence on the packaging. If the content of GMIP in the product is more than 5%, this is indicated without fail on the packaging of products in our country, in Japan, Australia, and in the EEC countries, labeling is already required at 0.9% content of GMIP in the product. The United States, Canada and Argentina allow the use of GMIP in all unlabeled products, which should be considered when selecting blends.
Manufacturers of soy isolate do not recommend the use of this product, bought in specialized sports nutrition stores, for children under 16 years of age. But, according to reviews, soy protein isolate can be given to children in an amount equal to the daily normal intake of milk by a child, no more.