Menopausal Hot

Menopausal Hot

Whole soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing Natural S-equol reduced the frequency of moderate to severe hot flashes and joint and muscle pain in the first study of its kind among postmenopausal women.

S-equol is a compound formed when certain bacteria are present in the digestive tract from the natural metabolism, or conversion, of daidzein, an isoflavone found in whole soybeans.

Not everyone can produce S-equol after soy consumption, as the production depends on the types of bacteria present in the large intestine and may be influenced by the amount of soy consumed.

In the study of 102 US postmenopausal women eight weeks of daily SE5-OH supplement doses containing 10, 20 or 40 milligrams (mg) of Natural S-equol reduced the frequency of moderate to severe hot flashes as did 50 mg doses of a soy isoflavone supplement.

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