Category Archives: Isoflavones

Flavonoids: What Are They, And Do You Need Them?

There is a growing wave of interest regarding the benefits of dietary antioxidants, and for good reason. Dietary antioxidants may play a pivotal role in disease prevention and the provision of optimal health. Antioxidants are chemicals that can inhibit free … Continue reading

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Equol: Isoflavone Derivative

Isoflavones (isoflavonoids) are a group of flavonoids that are found in high concentrations in legumes. Soy for example, is a good source of isoflavones, with other legumes containing much lower levels. Three dietary isoflavones that are of interest to nutritionists … Continue reading

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Factors Affecting Flavonoid Absorption and Metabolism

Flavonoids are a heterogeneous group of polyphenols that can be broadly split into flavones, flavanones, flavonols, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, flavan-3-ols (catechins) and isoflavones. Many flavonoids are commonly found in the diet and consumed by humans. Flavonoids, like many dietary polyphenols, are … Continue reading

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Are You An Equol Producer?

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Flavonoid Absorption, Distribution, Metabolisma and Excretion (ADME)

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The Oestrogenic Effects of Soy

Soy contains a group of phytochemicals called isoflavones. Genistin, daidzin and glycitin are the best characterised and most thoroughly researched of these isoflavones. These isoflavones are bonded to sugar molecules in plants, forming glycosides that are named genistein, daidzein and … Continue reading

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Soybean Isoflavone Bioavailability

Isoflavones are phytochemicals found in soybeans that may explain some of their health benefits. Isoflavones have been suggested to be responsible for the protective effect that soybean foods shown against oestrogen related cancers such as breast cancer. This may relate … Continue reading

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Do Isoflavones Have Beneficial Glycaemic Effects?

Isoflavones are a group of polyphenolic substances in plants. Legumes, particularly soybeans, are a very good source of isoflavones. Isoflavones are often grouped as flavonoids, but they are not true flavonoids structurally. The main isoflavones in the human diet are … Continue reading

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Alfalfa: Nutrient Dense Herb

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is perennial herb that belongs to the Fabaceae or legume family of plants. Alfalfa grows to around one metre in height and possesses leaves that look similar to trilobed clover leaves. Alfalfa produced purple flowers which mature … Continue reading

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More on Daidzein: Oestrogen Receptor Dependent Effects

Soybeans contain a number of polyphenolic substances that belong to the isoflavone group of phytochemicals. Interest in these phytochemicals has grown as evidence suggests that they may have beneficial health effects. In particular daidzein and genistein are two isoflavones found … Continue reading

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