Originally posted on https://drinkmana.com/blogs/news/isolated-soy-protein-maltodextrin-and-sucralose-why-we-use-them.
There is a lot that goes into giving Mana powders their taste, consistency, and nutritional values. You may not know it, but before we arrived at the first official recipe of Mana Powder in 2014, we went through hundreds of trial recipes.
The reason for this was that we did not want to compromise on either taste or nutrition. For example, some forms of nutrients in the initial versions, while rather tasty, proved not very absorbable by the body, making the end product “less” completely nutritious. Likewise, some of the ingredients we were using, even if highly nutritious and absorbable, didn’t always taste so great together.
Today, we think Mana is more nutritious and delicious than it’s ever been thanks to 6 years of tweaks, tests, and verifiable improvements. That being said, everything in it happens for a reason. Yet 3 ingredients often come under fire: soy, maltodextrin, and sucralose.
In the text that follows, we would like to address why each of these is used in Mana, and how it interacts with your body.
Isolated Soy Protein
Mana Powder contains isolated soy protein for a number of reasons. First, the taste profile is very neutral and highly suitable to the..