Soy Isoflavones and Phytoestrogen supplements began growing in popularity after the side effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) began to become known. Researchers studied the Asian diet, in particular, to discover why menopause affected Asian women less than in women other countries. This led to the discovery of soy isoflavones and phytoestrogen, as the Asian diet is high in soy food products.
From these studies, science has concluded that a diet high in soy can lead to a healthier reproductive system and to fewer problems during the menopausal years. Other benefits of soy may include inhibiting plaque growth on the arteries and as an anti-oxidant that can help protect from bad cholesterol. and building bone density and strength. Continue reading »