How do I answer a Candidate's question about soy?


Here’s a little bit more about questions on soy. Familiarize yourself so that you can ask questions and provide more information. If they have further concerns, direct them to Nutrition Support.

Download and share our  Soy Food & Health Document.

Some talking points:

  • Thank you for sharing your concerns. There is a lot of confusion about the health effects of soy foods, but I have some information that I can provide that you may find helpful, and then you can decide what is best for you and your health.

  • OPTAVIA’s products and programs are based on 37 years of experience to help you lose weight and achieve Optimal Health. Our Scientific Advisory Board is a cross-disciplinary panel of expert physicians and scientists that advise on evidence-based research and the most up-to-date science, including that which pertains to soy, in order to help guide our portfolio of products and programs.

  • In the last 20 years, there has been an impressive amount of research conducted on the health effects of soy. Research shows that soy is a great source of high-quality, low-fat plant protein that may help lower the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain forms of cancer. The   Soy Food & Health Overview PDF reviews this clinical research along with other health-related topics. I think you will find this addresses some of the concerns you may have.

  • That said, we certainly respect the various viewpoints taken regarding ingredients and offer a variety of options to help meet individual dietary needs and preferences. Whether it is for an allergy, intolerance, or simply for personal preference, we offer a portfolio of soy-free Fuelings that contain a high-quality whey protein. Like all of our Fuelings, they are nutritionally interchangeable and scientifically-designed to help you achieve a healthy weight when on the OPTAVIA program. You can choose from any of our soy-free options listed on the   Product Claims document PDF.*

  • Our Nutrition Support Team is also a great resource. They can be reached at

*Soy protein-free options have a “0” in the soy protein column; the products that show “0” grams of soy protein but are not checked off as soy protein-free, contain soy lecithin.

Useful Resources for this Topic

PDF Resource

 Embracing and Overcoming Objections

 Embracing and Overcoming Objections (Spanish)