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Phyto Soya‭ is a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) based on clinical studies which show that the standardised isoflavones extract in Phyto Soya is recognized for its beneficial effects on the symptoms of menopause

Phyto Soya Menopause Capsules

Natural Menopause Solution to help maintain balance and well-being during the menopause

Phyto Soya‭ Alternative phrases are phyto soya capsules,
phytosoya capsules,
soya capsules,
phyto soya menopause,
phytosoya menopause,
phyto soya,
soya extract for menopause,
soya menopause treatment,
natural menopause treatment,
menopause treatment and
‬ is a standardised soya extract of soy isoflavones, backed by safety trials, offering reassuring 24hour support for women to maintain balance and well-being during menopause.

Phyto Soya‭ is a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) based on clinical studies which show that the standardised isoflavones extract in Phyto Soya is recognized for its beneficial effects on the symptoms of menopause.

Concerns about the proliferation of estrogen-promoted random cell growth has been attributed to the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treatment (The Women’s Health Initiative). The main difference between conventional HRT and soy isoflavones is their effect on different estrogen receptors in the body.

Both hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and soy isoflavones have an estrogenic stimulating effect on the beta receptors controlling the brain, bones, blood vessels and lipoproteins. However, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) also has an estrogenic stimulating effect on the alpha receptors controlling the breasts and uterus, whereas soy isoflavones main components of Daidzein and Genistein have an anti-estrogenic effect.

This means that soy isoflavones are "Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators" (SERM), and have the ability to target the symptoms of menopause without causing rogue cell growth in the vital areas of the breasts and uterus.

The pan-European study conducted by Palacios et al. aimed to assess the effect of long term use (3 years) of an oral soy isoflavone (Phyto Soya) on the endometrium and the breasts. This would assess whether or not the natural extract carried risks of accelerated cell growth in the breasts and uterus.

The results showed long term harmlessness of 70mg of Phyto Soya on the breast and endometrium. The results of these studies are only applicable to the standardised specific extract in Phyto Soya, rich in Daidzein.

Directions for Use:

For less than 8 flushes per day:
        Use Phyto Soya‭ ‬Regular‭ (‬17.5mg twice a day‭ - morning and evening)

For severe cases (more than 8 flushes per day):
        Use Phyto Soya‭ ‬Double Potency‭ (‬35mg twice a day‭ - morning and evening)

Isoflavones leave the body after‭ ‬8‭ ‬-‭ ‬10‭ ‬hours so it is important to take the capsule twice a day,‭ ‬morning and evening,‭ ‬to maintain the balance over‭ ‬24‭ ‬hours.

Also in the range is Phyto Soya Moisturising and Lubricating Vaginal Gel.

The Impact of Menopause

A decrease in libido which is accompanied by drier vaginal mucous membranes. This causes vaginal dryness which can interfere with sexual relations and make women more susceptible to bladder infections.
A tenderness of the breasts in not uncommon as is the appearance of lumps and cysts. To combat anxiety and the fear of cancer, regular mammograms and ultrasound are recommended.
Anxiety is a feeling of restlessness, uneasiness and fear of something intangible, that you cannot quite put your finger on, often accompanied by sleeplessness and fatigue.
Mood swings are often triggered by anxiety, where feelings of happiness are followed by a sudden change to sadness or depression. Mood swings are often the result of hormonal imbalance or an unhealthy lifestyle.
Hot flushes, also called ‘hot flashes’ are feelings of being extremely hot and perspiring for a minute or 2 at a time. Hot flushes can be brought on by stressful situations, but some women suffer from them throughout the day during menopause and often into the night, resulting in night sweats.
Night sweats lead to restless nights and sleep disruptions for many menopausal women resulting in fatigue and irritability the following day.
The renewal of bone tissue is a process dependent on hormones. When bone tissue begins to weaken and lose its strength, it bonds less with calcium. The loss of bone density can precipitate osteoporosis, a serious condition that increases the risk of bone fractures. It affects one in three women after 50 and one in ten men.
A risk of developing cardiovascular disease. These risks increase with cholesterol levels, blood pressure, blood sugar and homocysteine levels, weight, tobacco use, sedentary lifestyle, stress and an excess of refined sugar and fat. Whilst the best preventative strategy is a healthy lifestyle that combines a balanced diet with exercise and relaxation, studies carried out on animals and humans demonstrate that isoflavones also help decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Dr Michèle Serrand (a French medical doctor and writer) notes from studies that Japanese women living in their home country rarely suffer from hot flushes and the incidence of osteoporosis among them is much reduced - in fact, research showed that Japanese women have a fracture risk 40% lower than American women. Moreover, they have far less cardiovascular disease and breast cancer. Researchers have shown that this advantage is linked to their diet, particularly the presence of soya at every meal.

Stages of Menopause

Symptoms of the onset of menopause are due in part to the decrease in the hormone levels of estrogen and are manifested in hot flushes and night sweats. The frequency and severity varies from one woman to the next. Stress, fatigue and nervousness aggravate this phenomenon, as does the consumption of alcohol, coffee, spices and tobacco. The drop in estrogen levels makes room for the male hormones secreted by the adrenals. This explains the possible loss of hair on the head and the appearance of hair, especially on the top lip. Also, skin loses its elasticity and thins to form more lines and wrinkles.

Pre-menopause is the time before the definitive end of menstruation. During this stage, menstruation becomes erratic. This time period varies from 6 months to 10 years and begins on average at the age of 48.

Peri-menopause is the period of time that includes pre-menopause and the year following the end of menstruation.

Menopause is the definitive end of menstrual periods and is determined by the cessation of periods for at least one year.

Many women opt for HRT for its aesthetic and specific health benefits (though it’s also not without its risks), while others prefer to use natural remedies to get them through the change of life. By combining a natural soya-based supplement with exercise and an appropriate diet, the risk of experiencing heart and bone problems is also reduced.

Phytoestrogens used by Arkopharma

Plants naturally produce substances that mimic estrogens when ingested. Called phytoestrogens or plant estrogens, these molecules hold a special place in the therapeutic arsenal of menopause. In the 1950’s, two of the substances that belong to the isoflavone family, genistein and daidzein, were isolated by scientists. A great many plants, including clover and soya, synthesise these substances. Phyto Soya by Arkopharma contains extracts of soya hypocotyls which have the highest concentration of daidzein.

Soy isoflavones are transformed into genistein and daidzein by intestinal bacteria. These have shown to produce an estrogenic effect (i.e. having a similar effect of estrogen) on brain, bone, lung, vessel and bladder tissues while exhibiting an anti-estrogenic effect (i.e. inhibits estrogenic activity) on ovaries, breasts and the uterus.

SOYA is also a rich source of protein and omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids and it comes in many forms. Soya beans can be prepared and used as one would lentils and peas or they can be converted into soya milk, tofu, miso, tempeh, soya sauce and tamari.

ARKOPHARMA are experts in menopause and their research on Phyto Soya has established with certainty:
   1.   The efficacy and tolerance of the product for treatment of disorders related to menopause.
   2.   The validity of the dosage.
   3.   The daidzein-genistein balance of the formula.

This highlights the importance of selecting products that have undergone serious clinical studies and which have been published in medical journals. To view the studies, visit

Statistical Results of PHYTO SOYA by ARKOPHARMA

61% reduction in hot flushes in 4 weeks. Published in Menopause 2002, a clinical study done at a dose of 70mg isoflavones (Phyto Soya High Strength) per day on 75 menopausal women for 4 months. (Drapier, Faure, Chantre, Mares)
80.2% reduction in hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety and depression in 4 weeks. Published in Phytomedicine 2002, a clinical study done at a dose of 35mg isoflavones (Phyto Soya Regular) per day on 190 menopausal women for 4 months. (Albert, Altabre, et al)
Improvement in quality of life with significant relief from symptoms. Published in Menopause 2007 and Climacteric 2008, clinical studies done at a dose of 70mg isoflavones (Phyto Soya High Strength) on 305 menopausal women for 12 months. (Palacios, et al)
Endometrial and breast safety. Published in Climacteric 2010, a clinical study done at a dose of 70mg isoflavones (Phyto Soya High Strength) on 197 women and 395 post-menopausal women over 3 years. (Palacios, Pornel, Vazquez, et al)

New Research supports Soy Isoflavones efficacy in bone density:
The prevalence of age-related bone loss is higher in women than in men, and in 25% to 30% of ageing women, this loss results in major orthopedic problems.
The ovarian hormone deficiency associated with menopause, results in increased rate of bone turnover and imbalance between resorption (disintegration) and formation, and thereby accelerates bone loss.
In march 2012, a new meta-analysis published in Asia (2), shows clearly that soy isoflavones significantly increased bone mineral density and decreased the bone resorption market.
This represents a complementary and fundamental support to promote soy isoflavones to menopausal women.
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UK campaign for natural menopause treatments on the NHS:
A nationwide survey conducted in the UK as part of a campaign for proven natural menopause treatments to be available on the NHS revealed that 80% of menopausal women in the UK are not being offered alternatives to HRT.
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Natural Menopause Treatment for hot flushes - hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety and mood swings

PHYTO SOYA ‬-‭ ‬Quality Effectiveness‭ & ‬Safety
       Scientifically Tested‭
       3‭ ‬Year clinical study on safety‭
       clinical study on effectiveness
       trusted by thousands of women worldwide
       suitable for vegetarians and vegans
       suitable for diabetics
       no added dairy
       no added gluten
       no added yeast
       no soya protein

The results of these studies are only applicable to PHYTO SOYA specific extract rich in Daidzein and cannot be extrapolated to any other product.

Trade marks:
     "Phyto Soya" and "Phytosoya" are Registered Trademarks belonging to Arkopharma
     1) Effect of a standardised soy extract on hot flushes - Drapier-Faure/Chantre/Mares, Menopause, 2002
     2) Long-term endometrial and breast safety of a specific, standardised soy extract - Palacios S, Pornel B, Vazquez F, Aubert L,
         Chantre P, Mares P, Climacteric 2010

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