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Support Better Memory With Soy

By Aaron Tabor, MD
CEO and Medical Research Director for Revival Soy

CBN.com - Unfortunately, aging is often accompanied with a natural decrease in memory. An aging senior once said, “Of all the things I miss the most, I miss my memory!” None of us should have to face the loss of our most precious moments.

Loss of estrogen after menopause may be partly responsible for this decrease in memory. Women in menopause humorously refer to memory lapses as “menopausal moments”.

Several human clinical trials now suggest that soy may support a healthier memory (1-5). The memory support provided by soy may be partly due to the ability of the soy isoflavones, key soy ingredients, to protect nerve cells from oxidative stress (6 and 7).

In a newly published clinical trial, postmenopausal women age 51 – 66 years old consumed 60 milligrams of isoflavones per day for six weeks. Soy consumption improved nonverbal short-term memory, mental flexibility, and planning ability. Other studies have shown that soy supports memory in premenopausal women, and men, too.

Another study involving both women and men concluded, "Significant cognitive improvements can arise from a relatively brief dietary intervention, and the improvements from a high soy diet are not restricted to women or to verbal tasks."

More and more studies suggest that soy may be a smart dietary choice for anyone concerned about a healthy memory. A leading hospital is currently studying Revival Soy's impact on memory in postmenopausal women, and in men.

So, to support a healthy memory, eat an antioxidant-rich diet including soy.


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Just 1 small Revival shake or protein bar gives you the amount of soy isoflavones found in 6 cups of a typical soymilk (160 milligrams). A recent panel of international soy experts recommended up to 160 milligrams of soy isoflavones per day for all of the health benefits of soy.

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References:

1. File SE, Jarrett N, Fluck E, Duffy R, Casey K, Wiseman H. Eating soy improves human memory. Psychopharmacology 2001; 157:430-436.

2. File SE, Hartley DE, Elsabagh S, Duffy R, Wiseman H. Cognitive improvement after 6 weeks of soy supplements in postmenopausal women is limited to frontal lobe function. Menopause 2005; 12:193-201.

3. Duffy R, Wiseman H, File SE. Improved cognitive function in postmenopausal women after 12 weeks consumption of a soya extract containing isoflavones. Pharm Biochem Behav 2003; 75:721-729.

4. Celec P, Ostatnikova D, Caganova M, Zuchova S, Hodosy J, Putz Z, Bernadic M, Kudela M. Endocrine and cognitive effects of short-time soybean consumption in women. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 2005; 59:62-66.

5. Kritz-Silverstein D, von Muhlen D, Barrett-Connor E, Bressel MAB. Isoflavones and cognitive function in older women: the Soy and Postmenopausal Health In Aging (SOPHIA) study. Menopause 2003; 10:196-202.

6. Zeng H, Chen Q, Zhao B. Genistein ameliorates b-amyloid peptide (25-35)-induced hippocampal neuronal apoptosis. Free Radical Biology & Medicine 2004; 36:180-188.

7. Sonee M, Sum T, Wang C, Mukherjee SK. The soy isoflavone, genistein, protects human cortical neuronal cells from oxidative stress. NeuroToxicology 2004; 25:885-891.


REVIVAL IS A DIETARY SUPPLEMENT: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Revival is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. We can not and do not give you medical advice.

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