- Non-GMO Soy††
- Dietary Supplement
††Not genetically modified
Source Naturals Genistein Soy Complex is made from isoflavone-rich soybean powder that yields a consistent standardized isoflavone content. This unique chemical-free process requires approximately 400 pounds of soybeans to yield just one pound of finished product.
2 tablets twice daily with a meal
Stearic acid, sorbitol, colloidal silicon dioxide, modified cellulose gum, and magnesium stearate.
Suitable for vegetarians. Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, corn or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, or artificial colour, flavour or fragrance.
Note: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
|Serving Size: 2 Tablets|
|Servings Per Container: 60|
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Total Carbohydrate||1 g||<1%*|
|Isoflavone-Rich Soybean Concentrate (Soylife)||2 g||†|
|Total Isoflavones||62 mg||†|
|* Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
†Daily Value not established.
**Soy Isoflavone level calculated in accordance with the assay method in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 68, pages 1474-1479, December 1998.
Genistein is an isoflavone, which is a hormone-like substance found in soybeans. Numerous studies have shown that genistein is both a phytoestrogen and antioxidant, and it is most often used to treat conditions affected by an estrogen levels in the body.
After numerous clinical studies, researchers in Finland concluded that people in Japan have lower rates of breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer because of the genistein contained in their diets, which are high in soy. Genistein binds itself in place of estrogen on receptors in cancerous cells that need this hormone to grow. Some studies have also shown that it helps regulate blood sugar and prevent the development of insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes and a host of disorders associated with this condition, including diabetic retinopathy.
Genistein has also been shown to help prevent the growth of cancer by depriving cancer cells of a protein called tyrosine protein kinase, which they need to flourish, and disrupting the action of certain enzymes that allow cancerous tumors to develop their own blood supply.
As a phytoestrogen, genistein mimics the effects of estrogen in the body, and may be a useful treatment for conditions caused or worsened by declining estrogen levels during menopause, including osteoporosis and increased risk of heart disease. Soy isoflavones have demonstrated an ability to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol levels, and to help prevent plaque build-up in the arteries. It has also been suggested that soy isoflavones may be useful for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease by preventing a build-up of plaque in blood vessels in the brain.
Genstein may also be helpful for treating psoriasis, and skin cancer. It has been shown to reduce the production of keratin, a protein in the skin that has been linked to abnormal growth in skin cells.