100mg natural soy extract in one vegan tablet.
What are Soy Isoflavones?
The soya bean has been a staple of south-east Asian diets since 1100BC but it wasn’t until the late 20th century that it began to tickle the taste buds of Europeans and Americans.
Around the middle of the last century, scientists became aware that soya, along with some other plant-based foods, including bean sprouts, chickpeas, flaxseed, sesame seeds and whole grains, contain compounds called isoflavones, which are natural phytoestrogens, literally oestrogens from plants, that are similar in structure to the human hormone oestrogen.
But it wasn’t until the 1990s that they began to consider the possibility that these compounds may be able to mimic the effects of oestrogen in the human body. And while it’s important to state that EU has not so far approved health claims for this, there’s a growing body of research into the subject, and many nutritional experts believe that soy isoflavones can help balance oestrogen levels in women during and after the menopause. It’s at this time that levels of the hormone oestrogen drop, giving rise to many of the unwanted symptoms.
Why is ours better?
Each vegan tablet contains 100mg natural soy extract, providing 40% isoflavones, which is the minimum amount experts recommend per day. It also contains fibre and polyunsaturated fatty acids, both important components of a healthy, balanced diet.
Who is this for?
Women who want to increase their intake of soy isoflavones without changing their eating habits. Soy Isoflavones are found naturally in soybeans and soy foods, such as tofu, edamame beans and miso, however it’s extremely difficult to get good levels of soy isoflavones from western diets.
Interested in more? Menopause is one of the biggest changes in a woman’s life and can affect almost every part of the body. Our multivitamin MenoSerene with added plant oestrogens contain an optimum blend of nutrients to help balance women’s hormonal activity.
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