Botanical name: Glicine Soja Habitat: everywhere
Plant parts used: seeds Active Ingredients and nutrients: lecithin (complex product containing phosphatides, which in turn contain phosphorus in combination with the factors of vitamins B, choline, inositol and arachidonic acid), isoflavones (estrogen-like action substances that increase hormones production by corpus luteum, favoring progestin and estrogenic activity)
Therapeutic properties: Soybean seeds contain 37% dry weight protein, as well as vitamins (A, B1, B2, D, E) and minerals. It also contains LECITIN, a complex of phospholipids, used to treat the cardiovascular system and to rebalance the cholesterol levels in blood: it allows both to rebalance the HDL / LDL ratio and the solubilization and transport of cholesterol in blood. Of great interest are ISOFLAVONES, molecules that mimic the action of estrogen (female hormones). Attention to these molecules arose from comparative studies on the diet of East Asian populations and Western feeding. Research has linked to the intake of soja a reduced risk of cancer (breast and prostate), cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis. Isoflavones also benefit to counteract menopausal disorders such as flushing: it has been shown that 70-80% of European women suffer from hot flushes compared to 14-18% of Asian women; moreover. Always in menopause Soja proves useful also to counter the onset of osteoporosis, caused precisely by lack of estrogen.