The price of soy ingredients could ease in the next twelve months
for manufacturers and processors as the US government predicts
farmers, on the back of rising soybean prices, will plant more
soybeans for the 2004-05 marketing year.
Red clover isoflavones may help to protect women, recently advised
to stop using HRT, from the risk of osteoporosis, suggests new
research that shows a protective effect of the supplement on the
Leading isoflavone producer Novogen has launched a research centre
that will provide consumers and the media, increasingly drawing
attention to isoflavone supplements, with the latest information on
the plant-derived compounds.
ADM Natural Health and Nutrition has expanded its range of soya
isoflavone concentrates for use in food and food supplements.
Novasoy 700 has a minimum 70 per cent isoflavone content and
Novasoy 200 is a 20 per cent isoflavone concentrate.
Acatris, the Dutch health ingredients company, has called for
greater harmonisation of the methods used to test soy isoflavones
to help consumers avoid "the proverbial problem of comparing
apples to oranges rather than apples...
Phytoestrogens have modest positive effects on bone tissue and on
the development of osteoporosis in experimental animals. However,
more well-designed human studies are needed before making general
recommendations. So concludes the...
Dramatic growth currently experienced by the nutraceuticals market
is forecast to be the biggest driver in the development of the
flavonoids and isoflavones markets in Europe in the next six years.
New research from market analysts...