Isoflavone & Estrogen Comparison
NaturaNectar™ uses natural plant compounds called isoflavones. Although they resemble hormone estrogen in their structure, they are not hormones at all.
One of the amazing properties of the isoflavones present in the Brazilian Red Bee Propolis is their aglycone form. There are scientific studies that show aglycone isoflavones being absorbed by the human body’s cell receptors in a more efficient and faster way than regular “commoditized” isoflavones, those found in the vast majority of menopausal supplements in the market today. As a matter of fact, one study points that aglycone isoflavones intake were 5 times higher than the regular isoflavones*. But what are aglycone isoflavones after all? While I am not a specialist, as we developed EaseFemin Menopausal Support, I studied the subject quite intensively and conferenced several times with our Ph.D experts. Aglycone isoflavones do not have a ring of glucose around their molecules. This small but important differential may hold the secret as of why some natural supplements for menopause work better than others.
Journal of Nutrition: Soy isoflavone aglycones are absorbed faster and in higher amounts than their glucosides in humans. Izumi T, Piskula MK, Osawa S, Obata A, Tobe K, Saito M, Kataoka S, Kubota Y, Kikuchi M.
Every capsule of EaseFemin™ Menopausal Support delivers equivalent milligrams of isoflavones found in the average daily diets of Asian women. These women tend to suffer substantially less from menopause symptoms than their western neighbors, especially our American women. At NaturaNectar we source our aglycone isoflavones directly from the hives (for Red Bee Propolis) and from high quality non- GMO fermented soy. No other supplement offers such combination.
It is highly gratifying for me and for especially for Alessandro to know that the research and development work to cultivate Red Bee Propolis in Brazil by our sister company Apiary ALMAR is bringing this “ruby of the hive” to life in products like EaseFemin™.
If you haven’t done yet, check our updated web site where our fans will be able to learn and see much more about the intriguing work with the Red Bee Propolis. I invite you to subscribe to this blog and be among the first ones to know about our developments.
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* Izumi T, Piskula MK, Osawa S, Obata A, Tobe K, Saito M, Kataoka S, Kubota Y, Kikuchi M. Soy Isoflavone Aglycones Are Absorbed Faster and in Higher Amounts than their Glucosides in Humans. The Journal of Nutrition (2000) 30(7):1695-9