High-Isoflavone Soy Beverage Found to Help with Menopause Symptoms, Quality of Life

 

As women face menopause, they are inundated with medicines and supplements to help ease their symptoms. Researchers wanted to see if a drink with high isoflavone content would be a more natural way to help manage menopausal symptoms. Study participants, 147 peri- and postmenopausal women, were randomly assigned to either 16oz per day of the control soy drink or ViveSoy, a concentrated drink that has 15g of soy protein and 50mg of isoflavones, for 12 weeks. Regular consumption of the ViveSoy drink significantly reduced peri- and postmenopausal symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, pain, and more serious women?s health issues by 20%. Overall health-related quality of life measures for these women also improved by 18%. Researchers concluded that regularly drinking ViveSoy, which is quite popular in Spain, has a positive effect on several symptoms of menopause.