Over 1000 isoflavones have been identified in plants and a wide range of commonly eaten foods contain substantial quantities of these phytoestrogens. Isoflavones are found mainly in legumes for example red clover, lentils, split peas, chickpeas, broad beans and the soy bean. The Japanese have the highest total isoflavone intake estimated at 25 – 100 mg/day. In contrast, people in Western countries only consume a few milligrams each day. Of the isoflavones isolated to date, 4 possess clinically significant biological activity: Formononetin, Biochanin A, Genistein, Daidzein.
How it works and what it benefits:
Isoflavones have hormone-modulating, antioxidant and cholesterol modifying properties. These biological effects may be attributable to various mechanisms which involve interaction with cellular growth and replication.
In order for oestrogen to affect the body, it must enter the cells by binding to certain receptors. Phytoestrogens also have the ability to attach to oestrogen receptors. By binding to these receptors, phytoestrogens can block some of the human oestrogen circulating in the body from getting into cells. As soy isoflavones are phytoestrogenes with an estrogenic activity which is typically only 1/1000th or less than that of human oestrogen, this blocking would therefore lower the total estrogenic effect on the body. This effect may reduce side effects or toxicity of excessive oestrogen levels in the body.
This is a high potency product and usually one capsule per day is adequate
|Product Caps||No caps||Each cap contains|
|Isoflavones||90||Soya Isoflavones 250 mg|