Genistein, also called4',5,7-Trihydroxyisoflavone, is a polyphenolic compound found in soybeans and red clover and other plants. It is a type of flavonoids (also called isoflavones). Genistein is often found together with isoflavones called daidzein, both of which are called soy isoflavones. The benefits of these compounds on human health have been extensively studied and have significant effects in the prevention of cancer and other diseases.
There are two major source of natural Genistein, one is dyer's broom or Genista tinctoria, another is fruit of Sophora japonica.
Plant source: fruit of Sophora japonica or Genista tinctoria
Specification: 10%- 98%
Product appearance: brown to light yellow powder
Detection method: HPLC
How it works
These two compound molecules can bind to animal and human estrogen receptors, and for this reason, they are also called phytoestrogens. The receptor stimulates cell activity after being bound by a specific compound. Genistein binds to estrogen receptors and stimulates their activity. But they are not as effective as human estrogen and only partially block the effects of estrogen. This property can explain why genistein can prevent cancers such as prostate cancer and breast cancer.
Except working like a phytoestrogen, it also has many biological properties.
1.This isoflavone also has the effect of resisting bone loss and preventing the decrease of female estrogen. Estrogen therapy is often used to relieve symptoms in menopausal women.
2.Genistein is a powerful antioxidant. It protects deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and prevents oxidative damage and mutation. They also help prevent the development of heart disease caused by cholesterol oxidation.
3.Side Effect. Genistein as a nutritional supplement can also bring certain negative effects, such as causing gastrointestinal discomfort. Some studies also believe that it may weaken the immune system.