Full Spectrum™ Soy 1000
Soy’s Secret for Women’s Health Our endocrine system evolved in an environment without synthetic chemicals. Unfortunately, today we’re surrounded by artificial hormone-mimicking compounds that disrupt the subtle biological processes that determine growth and reproduction. Receptors on our cells meant to receive natural hormones can also accept other molecules, placing our systems under duress. Fortunately, certain plants contain estrogen like compounds that are also accepted by hormone receptors – but with beneficial effects. Soybean contains the isoflavone genistein, which can help regulate and maintain normal menstrual cycles and menopausal transitions. Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum Soy 1000 is a concentrated form of the essence of the soybean.
The Secret of Soy
Today, tofu and other soy products are gaining popularity in the West, in good part due to the reported benefits to populations that consume a considerable amount of soy products. Some researchers have postulated that the high intake of soy foods by Asians may be a key factor in their low incidence of certain health problems that are common in the West. For example, epidemiological studies show that women in Asia have a higher occurrence of normal trouble-free menopause. The high concentrations of phytonutrients in soy include phytosterols and isoflavones – an important class of bioflavonoids whose properties have been well researched. Of the seven isoflavones in soybeans, the most active are reportedly genistein and daidzein. Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum Soy 1000 contains 2 mg of genistein, 13.4 mg of daidzein, and 40 mg of total isoflavones per two 1000 mg tablets.
Genistein and Estrogen
The subject of scientific studies since 1966, genistein research has been published in many respected journals. In vitro, genistein has been shown to bind to the same receptor sites as estrogen. This may help to maintain normal menstrual cycles and menopausal transitions by two seemingly paradoxical actions. By competing for human estrogen receptors, genistein may reduce the effects of estrogen in the body. Conversely, when there is too little estrogen (the situation during menopause), phytoestrogens – genistein and daidzein – may substitute for the lack of human estrogen, mitigating the effects of its absence.
Genistein and Cell Growth
One of genistein most promising functions is its potential to inhibit capillary proliferation. According to studies done in vitro, genistein protects tissues by neutralizing vascular endothelial growth factor (vegF). Soybeans are the only significant dietary source of genistein; however, most Americans fail to consume soy foods in significant amounts. In Asia, the daily intake can be up to 20 times that of a Western diet.
Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum Soy 1000 is made from the germ of isoflavone-rich soybeans, using a chemical-free process that yields a consistent standardized isoflavone content. It requires approximately 400 pounds of soybeans to yield just one pound of finished product. With Full Spectrum Soy 1000, Planetary Herbals brings the remarkable properties of a time-honored food plant into your wellness program today.