Planetary Herbals Soy Genistein Isoflavone Powder
Soy’s Secret for Women’s Health
For most of human history, we existed in a world that was very different from the one today. 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 bodily hormones can also accept molecules other than the ones they were intended to receive, placing our endocrine system under considerable duress.
Fortunately, certain plants contain estrogen-like compounds that are also accepted by hormone receptors in the human body – but with beneficial effects. Soybean is one of the plants containing the isoflavone genistein which can help regulate and maintain normal menstrual cycles and menopausal transitions. In addition, it provides a wide variety of the many health benefits associated with soy. Planetary Herbals Soy Genistein Isoflavone Powder is a concentrated form of the essence of the soybean.
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 (3, 7). This may help to maintain normal menstrual cycles and menopausal transitions by two competing and seemingly paradoxical actions. By competing for human estrogen receptors, genistein may reduce the effects of estrogen in the body (3, 7). 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 (3, 7).
Genistein and Cell Growth
One of genistein’s most promising functions is its potential to inhibit capillary proliferation. (5, 10, 13) According to studies done in vitro, genistein protects tissues by neutralizing vascular endothelial growth factor (vegF) (8).
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.
Pure Maximum Potency
Planetary Herbals Soy Genistein Isoflavone 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 Soy Genistein Isoflavone 1000, Planetary Herbals brings the remarkable properties of a time-honored food plant into your wellness program today.