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Life Extension Ultra Soy Extract, 150 Vegetarian Capsules

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Soy products and the phytoestrogens contained therein continue to reveal new and exciting capabilities in aiding the cardiovascular system. It is widely believed that they have a positive effect on cellular function, blood lipid profiles, and cholesterol

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Description

  • Maintains healthy blood lipid profiles and cholesterol levels
  • Inhibits bone resorption and stimulates bone formation
  • Promotes cell function and proliferation
  • Natto is added to enhance the absorption of isoflavones

The Many Ways Soy Can Benefit Your Body

High in protein, fiber, polyunsaturated fats, vitamins, minerals and biologically active compounds called phytochemicals, soy products are useful to numerous bodily systems, primarily the cardiovascular system. In addition to all of these beneficial properties, soy products also have an exceptionally low content of saturated fat.1

Soy protein and isoflavones (phytoestrogens) continue to gain positive attention for their role in supporting the improved function of the cardiovascular system. Clinical trials and animal studies have shown that ingestion of soy proteins assists in maintaining healthy blood lipid profiles in part by helping to keep triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol levels within normal range.2-4

The Power of Isoflavones and Phytoestrogens

Three of the major isoflavones found in soybeans are genistein, daidzein, and glycitein. Other important isoflavones include diadzin, glycitein, glycitin. Soy isoflavones can exert both estrogenic and anti-estrogenic effects, depending on the tissue in which they are acting.5,6 They are similar in structure to a mammalian estrogen,17-estradiol, and are thereby referred to as phytoestrogens. These isoflavones may also induce non-hormonal effects, such as signal transduction and antioxidant activity.7,8 They also have the ability to inhibit bone resorption and to help stimulate bone formation,9 without the same negative side effects of hormone replacement therapy.

Why the Genistein and Natto?

Lately there has been a rise in the amount of basic science, clinical, and nutritional studies on the potential health benefits of phytoestrogens.10 Derived primarily from soybeans, genistein is among the most plentiful of phytoestrogens, and is widely considered to be the most biologically active. For postmenopausal women in the U.S.A., the daily intake of genistein is only about one mg per day.11 Japanese women, the demographic with the longest average life span in the world, consume roughly 50 mg per day.12

The health benefits of genistein and other primary soy isoflavones have been demonstrated in a number of studies. Said studies continue to reveal the link between the consumption of soy and healthier cell function and proliferation.9,13-18 Further investigation into the benefits of soy have been helpful to explain the health and longevity of Asian populations who tend to consume a greater amount of it in their daily diets than other populations. Increased evidence that constituents of soy may provide significant cell-protective effects, has prompted the creation of a formula that provides soy extract standardized to isoflavones and fermented soybeans, known as Natto. Natto enhances the absorption of isoflavones in the body and contains other beneficial nutrients contributed by the fermentation process.19,20

Ultra Soy Extract contains non-GMO Soynatto™ fermented soy food and has been reformulated with soybean extract standardized to isoflavones.

 

Supplement Facts

Serving size: 5

Servings per container: 30

Amount per serving

Soy bean extract (seed)

[std. to 40% isoflavones (1250 mg) providing 15% genistein (468.75 mg), 14% daidzein (437.5 mg)]

3125 mg

Soynatto™ fermented soyfood (non-GMO)

250mg

Other Ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), rice flour, silica, vegetable stearate.

Dosage and Use: Take five (5) capsules a day with food or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

Caution: The genistein in soy can interfere with the ability of radiation to kill cancer cells, though there are contradictory studies on this issue. When undergoing treatment for cancer consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.

Warnings:

  • If pregnant, nursing, or undergoing treatment for a medical condition, consult your physician before taking this product
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not exceed recommended dose

References:

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2. J Nutr. 2009 Dec;139(12):2237-43.
3. J Nutr. 2009 Sep;139(9):1700-6
4. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2009 Dec;55(6):492-7.
5. C. C. Control. 2009 Sep;20(7):1117-27.
6. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2002 Jun;2(4):352-9.
7. Acta Pol Pharm. 2008 Mar-Apr;65(2):203-11.
8. Endocrinology. 2005 Mar;146(3):1312-20.
9. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2008 Feb;62(2):155-61
10. Am J Clin Nutr. 1998 Dec;68(6 Suppl):1333S-1346S.
11. J Nutr. 2001 Jun;131(6):1826-32.
12. Am J Clin Nutr. 1995 Sep;62(3):645.
13. Nutr Cancer. 2008;60(5):568-76.
14. Br J Cancer. 2008 Jul 8;99(1):196-200.
15. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2007 Mar;77(2):130-41.
16. Lancet. 1991 May 18;337(8751):1197-200.
17. Japan J Cancer Res. 1995 Feb;86(2):146-54.
18. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2003 Aug 6;95(15):1158-64.
19. Am J Clin Nutr. 1998 Dec;68(6 Suppl):1492S-1495S.
20. J Am Diet Assoc. 1995 May;95(5):545-51.

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

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