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Nom scientifique : Non applicable

Synonyms : none

Part(s) used

Non applicable

Principal constituents

Isoflavones are active natural chemical compounds that are called phytochemical, because they come from plants, in this case soya. Their molecules function in a similar way to endogenous estrogens

Recognized therapeutic effects

  • Attenuates certain symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, excessive perspiration, night sweats, etc.)
  • Reduces blood cholesterol levels
  • Prevents certain cancers (breast, etc.) and slows growth of others

Traditional use

  • None

Contraindications

  • Pregnancy
  • When daily intake of iodine is insufficient, soy isoflavones may inhibit the synthesis of thyroid hormones
  • Sensitivity to soy protein

Please note: Recommended quantity, source and length of use are currently a matter of debate

Drug interactions

  • None documented

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