In this health video you will learn how to get menopause relief with soy.
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Raena Morgan: Dr. Verbruggen, how does SoyLife benefit women going through menopause? Dr. Marian Verbruggen: Well, SoyLife can actually prevent the occurrence of menopausal symptoms. And, the way it works is once women go through menopause they lose the capability, actually, of producing their own hormones and the phytoestrogens present in SoyLife they can take [the] place then of the hormones and so make up for the loss of hormones for your own hormone production. And, in that way they can continue [their] life more or less in a pre-menopausal state in that sense. Raena Morgan: Oh, very good. Dr. Marian Verbruggen: This prevents menopausal symptoms. So, in the end you will go into menopause but at another rate, more or less, without fluctuations. Raena Morgan: So, it slows it down and evens it out? Dr. Marian Verbruggen: Yes. Yes. It balances, more or less, the changes. Raena Morgan: Okay, how does SoyLife affect cardiovascular health? Dr. Marian Verbruggen: Well, soy isoflavones are also potent antioxidants, so that’s one aspect [of] the antioxidant effects. And, soy, particularly [the] SoyLife complex product we offer, there’s still a lot of protein present, and soy proteins are [a] very good study to relate to cardiovascular health. Raena Morgan: You have some studies for the cardiovascular health? Dr. Marian Verbruggen: Yes. We have that too and it continuously proved to lower the cholesterol levels. It increases the good, HDL cholesterol levels. Raena Morgan: Does it affect triglycerides at all? Dr. Marian Verbruggen: Minor. Raena Morgan: Minor, but it’s mainly the cholesterol? Dr. Marian Verbruggen: Yes, mainly cholesterol, yes. Raena Morgan: So, it does protect women? Dr. Marian Verbruggen: Yes. It does protect [them] and that includes also men, of course. Raena Morgan: Of course, but women are at greater risk for heart disease once they go through menopause. Dr. Marian Verbruggen: Yes, that’s correct. Furthermore, the isoflavones also promote…arterial compliance so it also has an effect on blood pressure. So, that’s a second mechanism by which the heart health can be procured. Raena Morgan: Thank you, Dr. Verbruggen. Dr. Marian Verbruggen: You’re welcome.