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Soy 

Soy is derived from the soybean. Soy is a source of protein. Its compound, isoflavone delivers a range of health benefits. 

The soybean is a nutrient-dense food. It's rich in protein, fibre, vitamins, and bioactive components, especially isoflavones. 

Isoflavones belong to a broader category called phytoestrogens. These are plant-based substances that closely resemble human estrogens in structure. The most abundant isoflavone in soybeans is genistein, followed by daidzein, glycitein, and other similar compounds.

Soy benefits

The many benefits of the soy protein compound, isoflavones, are:

  • They help reduce oxidation (which can damage cells), decrease inflammation, and positively influence gene activity. 
  • Soy isoflavones mimic estrogen, particularly by activating a type of estrogen receptor linked to beneficial effects like cancer prevention and better heart health. 
  • This contributes to protection against heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other age-related or diet-related conditions. 
  • Despite some negative attention in the late 1990s, further research has revealed even more health advantages of soy. 
  • Incorporating a variety of protein sources in your diet, especially soy, can help prevent many chronic diseases.

References

Soy Isoflavones
#01649 30 Vegetarian Capsules

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Ultra Soy Extract
#01097 60 Vegetarian Capsules