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Soy isoflavones are plant compounds with estrogen-like biological activities. They promote heart health, bone health and women’s hormonal wellness. Soy Isoflavone Supplements also work to:

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What are Soy Isoflavones?

Humans have been consuming protein-rich soy beans for more than 5,000 years. In a number of Asian countries, soy-based foods such as tofu, tempeh, miso, soy milk, natto and edamame have long served as dietary staples. Soy beans are a rich source of protein. Soy also supplies soy isoflavones: Naturally occurring plant chemicals known as phytoestrogens that mimic the effects of estrogen, a female hormone.**

Soy contains two specific isoflavones known as genistein and daidzein. Studies suggest that these particular soy isoflavones take the place of estrogen on human receptor cells, an activity that may help with issues related to excess estrogen. Similarly, when genistein and daidzein bind to receptor cells, they act to replace estrogen that the body naturally loses during menopause and aging. Soy isoflavones’ unique ability to reduce or amplify estrogen-like effects within the body may unlock a range of benefits related to women’s hormonal and reproductive health.**

Soy isoflavones are commonly used to help with menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, brain fog and mood swings. Some researchers point to the fact that women who live in cultures where soy is a large component of the diet tend to experience fewer menopausal problems. Soy isoflavones also help women maintain bone mineral density, promoting a strong skeletal system throughout menopause and post-menopause. These plant compounds appear to boost cognitive function as well, promoting a bright mood, mental clarity and focus during times of hormonal change.**

Research shows that soy isoflavones help to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Soy has been found to balance cholesterol that is already within normal range. In 1999, the FDA recognized soy's heart health-promoting properties, allowing some soy protein products (which also supply soy isoflavones) to carry a "heart-health" label that reads: "25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. A serving of (name of food) provides ____ grams of soy protein." Soy isoflavones may also help to balance blood glucose levels already within normal range.**

Soy Isoflavones Supplements

Soy isoflavones supplements are available in several forms, including non-GMO; these may include capsules, liquids and powders. Some soy isoflavones supplements may be derived from soy germ, which supplies additional health-promoting phytonutrients.**

Soy Isoflavones Directions for Use

Though no standardized dosage has been established, soy isoflavone supplements are often offered in the range of 250 mg to 750 mg per serving. Just as you would with any nutritional supplement, talk to your doctor before adding soy isoflavones to your daily wellness program.**