HOW SOY ISOFLAVONES CAN ALLEVIATE MENOPAUSE
Menopause is part of the natural aging process for women. Decreasing levels of estrogen production by the ovaries as women age cause many unpleasant symptoms, most commonly hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain and vaginal dryness.
Research documents that soy can significantly improve your midlife comfort and health, whether you are in your perimenopause (30's to mid 40's), menopause (late 40's to mid 50's), or postmenopause (late 50's and beyond) years.
Soy isoflavones are phytochemicals (naturally occurring plant chemicals) in soy products.
Soy isoflavones, such as genistein and daidzein, exert mild estrogenic effects and are thus called phytoestrogens. Structurally similiar to estrogen, soy isoflavones have the capacity to bind to empty estrogen receptors and relieve hormonally based symptoms of menopause