Soy Bean (Glycine max; Dan Dou) Standardized Extract Powder 50% Isoflavones, 100 kg (220 lbs): RF
•Non-GMO •Supports Hormonal Balance & Bone Health* •To Meet the Changing Needs of Women* Soy is a natural source of isoflavones that provide benefits such as hormonal balance support and bone health. The amount of soy isoflavones necessary to achieve these benefits can be difficult to incorporate into today’s diet. Soy Isoflavones support the changing nutritional needs of women throughout all stages of life. Soy Isoflavones have phyto-estrogenic activity and may be beneficial in lowering the risk of cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, easing menopausal symptoms, balancing cholesterol levels, and inhibiting tumor development. Soy nuts are highly nutritious and delicious. Soy beans are probably the single most versatile crop in the world. They are used to make tofu, soy sauce, miso, alimentary pastes, food oils, baby food, beer, candy, cereals, diet foods, grits, hypo allergenic milk, meat substitutes, noodles, yeast, candy, coffee creamers, pharmaceuticals and on and on. Japanese diets are traditionally high in soy. The studies of Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University, concentrated on the high consumption of isoflavones, the phytoestrogens found in soybeans, and their utility to menopausal women. According to the Seattle-based United Soybean Board, the Japanese eat 200 milligrams of isoflavones a day, as compared with just 5 mg. for the average American. Dr. Minkin describes study results as ‘brilliant,’ citing a decrease of both the frequency and severity of hot flashes in women who increased their soy consumption. More exciting, she says, is that soy may reduce the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis, both diseases with higher incidence among post-menopausal women, and higher among Americans than Japanese. Mark Messina, Ph.D., an adjunct associate professor of nutrition at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif., and the author of ‘The Simple Soybean and Your Health,’ says further research is needed before he’ll be convinced of a link between hot flashes and soy. Even in the definitive research, women had to increase soy intake, both from supplements and by adding soy foods to their diets, for several months before experiencing relief. But Messina concedes that the link between a diet high in soy and lower risk of heart disease seems clear, and he says there is no downside to soy.