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Soy Supplements as Effective as Hormone Therapy in Easing Menopausal Symptoms

This was an interesting article about how soy supplement are just as effective as hormone therapy in easing menopausal symptoms. This is awesome news for those of us in the Reliv business.

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Dietary soy supplements may be as effective as hormone therapy at easing menopausal symptoms in post menopausalĀ  women, a new study suggests.

The study published in the Sep 10, 2010 issue of Maturitas show both soy isoflavone and hormone therapy equally significantly improved somatic symptoms like hot flashes and muscle pain inĀ  post menopausal women.

For the double-blind, randomized, controlled trial, Carmignani L.O. and colleagues from Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at State University of Compinas in Brazik assigned sixty postmenopausal women aged 40 to 60 years a dietary soy supplement containing 90 mg of isoflavone and hormone therapy based on 1 mg estradiol and 0.5 mg norethisterone acetate.

soybeans_ars_403973269.jpgAt 16 weeks of treatment, the researchers assessed menopausal symptoms including psychological, somatic and urogenital symptoms using the Menopause Rating Scale and they found all the treatments including placebo were equally effective except for urogenital symptoms for which the placebo did not seem to be effective.

Both the soy supplement and the hormone therapy improved somatic symptoms such as hot flashes and muscle pain by 49.8 percent and 45.6 percent respectively and improved urogenital symptoms (vaginal dryness) by 31.2 percent and 38.6 percent respectively.

The researchers concluded “Dietary soy supplementation may constitute an effective alternative therapy for somatic and urogenital symptoms of the menopause.”

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The reason I found this article so intriguing is because Reliv Distributors talk about how SoyEssentials is the woman’s nutrition. I have heard many stories from women saying that they have never experience or had minimal menopausal symptoms.

Wouldn’t you like to never experience menopausal symptoms? If you are going through menopause right now wouldn’t you like to take something that is nutritional and helps you? For more information visit me at

To Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Our products are designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs.

November 30, 2010 - Posted by | Alternative Health, Health, Health and Wellness, Soy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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