Genistein is an isoflavone derived from plant sources, such as the soybean. Therefore, genistein is also classified as a phytoestrogen. Genistein is one of the most metabolically active isoflavones. Genistein has weak estrogenic abilities; it can either imitate or block the effects of estrogen. Genistein helps with menopause symtpoms and maintains prostate glands. It has demonstrated strong antioxidant activities. Genistein may also have anticarcinogenic, anti-atherogenic and anti-osteoporotic activities.
Genistin is the glycoside form of genistein. In other words, genistein must be released from genistin before it can act. This process typically occurs in the stomach or intestines.
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