Soy protein peptide refers to the protein decomposition product of soybean protein after protease action, and then processed by modern technology.
Therefore, the soybean protein short peptide product is a kind of mixture, in addition to containing low molecular weight peptides, it also contains a small amount of free amino acids, sugars and inorganic salts.
The peptides in soybean protein peptides have a molecular weight of about 1000 Daltons and consist of 3-6 amino acids. The amino acid composition of soy protein peptides is the same as that of soy protein, and the essential amino acids are well balanced and rich in content.
From this, we can conclude that soy protein peptides are small molecules and easy to absorb proteins. The above is a brief introduction of short protein peptides, but why do elderly people say that eating soy protein short peptides is beneficial to their health?
Soy protein peptides have superior nutritional characteristics. For the elderly, it is precisely protein that is lacking. Soy protein peptides have a 26% higher protein synthesis rate than amino acids in the human body, and their absorption rate is 80% faster than amino acids; Not only that, soy protein short peptides are preferentially and completely absorbed by the small intestine in a complete form, enter human tissues, cells, and organs, and play a biologically active role; the molecular weight is small and the water solubility is high.
Studies have shown that soy protein can lower serum cholesterol, and soy peptides have a more obvious effect on lowering serum cholesterol. Soy peptides can hinder the reabsorption of cholesterol in the intestine and promote its excretion.
After ingesting soy protein peptides, soy protein peptides can promote the activation of sympathetic nerves, induce the activation of brown adipose tissue function, promote the activity of basic metabolism, and promote energy metabolism. In addition, the intake of soy protein short peptides can hinder the absorption of fat, which can effectively reduce body fat, while keeping the skeletal muscle mass unchanged.
These are urgently needed by the elderly, who have poor digestion and absorption functions. By taking short protein peptides, they can reduce body fat and lower cholesterol.
From the perspective of digestion and absorption, eating protein is easier to promote energy metabolism than eating fat and carbohydrates, and soy protein peptides are more effective in promoting energy metabolism than protein.
Soy protein peptide is not only for the elderly, but also a very nutritious food for surgical patients and patients with indigestion.
Due to the high absorption rate of soy protein peptides, some patients who have undergone surgical operations (or due to diseases), patients with protein absorption or indigestion, and patients who cannot decompose and absorb protein due to lack of enzyme systems, are all Very important source of protein nutrition.
Soy protein peptides with a molecular weight of 300-400 or below will not cause allergic reactions. Therefore, it can meet the needs of allergic people (especially infants) for amino acids. For some elderly people, short soybean protein peptides can quickly restore and enhance their physical strength, relieve their fatigue, and meet the needs of the elderly for protein.
For the elderly, since peptides are easily absorbed, supplementing protein with peptides is the most ideal way.
In addition, soy protein peptides also have health care functions such as lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and preventing cardiovascular diseases. It is a healthy, multi-effect functional food. Supplementing soy protein peptides can effectively reduce body fat while keeping the skeletal muscle mass unchanged, effectively improving the physical fitness of the elderly and enhancing their immune function.