The Importance of fermented Soy.
Obtaining isoflavones from fermented soy means that the important active ingredients are more easily absorbed by the body.
Isoflavones found in soya beans are plant chemicals known as genistin and daidzin. These are not biologically active – they do not act as phytoestrogens.
When we ingest soya products based products, acid in the stomach and bacterial enzymes in the intestines convert these molecules to genistein and daidzein (note change from –in to –ein). It is this form of isoflavones which are active.
If you don’t have a good digestive system or gut flora, this conversion does not take place adequately – this means that you may not get the benefits of what you are taking. It is thus better to take a supplement containing isoflavones which have already been converted such as with fermented soy extracts.
Historically, soya consumption in East Asia where menopausal symptoms are unusual has been in the form of fermented soya products such as soya sauce, miso and tempeh, rather than soya milk and soya vegetable protein that is consumed in the West.
Each tablet of Menopause Support contains 42mg of fermented soya bean extract, providing 25mg of isoflavones. Of those, 11.5mg are genistein, 11.5mg daidzein and 2mg glycitein.
1. What is the difference between Menoforce® Sage tablets and Menosan® Menopasue Support?
Menosan® Menopause Support is a herbal food supplement providing nutritional supplementation for all stages of the menopause. It contains a group of substances known as isoflavones obtained from fermented soy, known to have phyto-oestrogenic activity in the body.
Menoforce® Sage tablets is a licensed herbal medicine formulated specifically for the symptoms of menopausal hot flushes and sweats.
2. Can I take both of these products together?
Yes, you can. Menosan® Menopause Support can be taken as a general daily supplement and you can add Menoforce Sage tablets if hot flushes and menopausal sweats are especially troublesome.
3. How long will it be before I see a difference? How long can I take Menosan® Menopause Support for?
Most women find that it takes up to 2 months to feel the full benefits. You can continue using Menosan® Menopause Support for as long as you need to.
4. Can I use Menosan® Menopause Support with HRT?
Yes, there is no problem with this.
5. Why can’t I use Menosan® Menopause Support with hormonal contraceptives?
Soy isoflavones work as phyto-oestrogens and there is a theoretical risk that they may interfere with the way hormonal contraceptives work, making them less reliable.
6. What about other medicines form the pharmacy or prescribed by my doctor?
Apart from hormonal contraceptives, you may take Menosan® Menopause Support with other medicines from your pharmacy or doctor.