I’ve heard that soy isoflavones are phytoestrogens ...what does this mean?

The SoyLife® Soy Germ Extract used in Qualia Skin contains soy isoflavones. Soy isoflavones are a type of bioflavonoid, which is often described as being a phytoestrogen. Phyto means plant, so phytoestrogens are plant-based compounds that mimic some estrogen functions in the body. Many foods, especially legumes, nuts, seeds, and fruits contain phytoestrogens. While phytoestrogens are often described as having estrogen-like activity, scientific evidence suggests they have more of a normalizing or balancing role on estrogen function.* As is the case with most compounds found in the diet, it’s useful to think in terms of amount rather than good or bad. The amount of soy isoflavones in Qualia Skin would be found in a diet where fermented soy products are consumed consistently, like the Japanese diet, which has a reputation of being one of the world’s healthiest cuisines.

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