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Genistein (Supplement)

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Genistein is an isoflavone extracted from soybeans.  In the body, Genistein inhibits various enzymes that have many wide-ranging actions on the tissues.  The half-life of these supplements is about 8 hours.  Clinical trials, animal studies, cell-culture experiments, and epidemiological studies have provided evidence for the following physiological effects of genistein:

  • strengthening the bone (especially the spine) due to estrogen deficiency
  • inhibition of growth and spread of various cancers – including lung cancer

Tissue culture experiments suggest that Genistein’s cancer-fighting effects occur at dosages that are hard to attain from food alone.  Reliable dosing requires the use of concentrated supplements.

The ability of genistein to reduce post-menopausal bone-loss is attested to by many studies.  These substances prevent bone loss and promote bone formation, especially in the spine.  Among the dosage regimens found to be effective are: 1 mg/day genistein + 0.5 mg/day daidzein + 42 mg/day other isoflavones (biochanin A and formononetin, in this case).

Source:  The Delano Report


Written by Tracey

August 20, 2008 at 11:27 am

Posted in Supplements

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