Is soybean sprout toxic, should we eat it regularly? What are the benefits and harms of soy sprout?

You must be very confused about soybean sprout. Should we use it regularly? Below I will show you a few studies for future reference.

1. What is soybean sprout?

In response to the question of the harmful effects of soybean sprout, we must firstly understand what soybean sprout is? Soybean sprout extract is the main ingredient used to manufacture capsules in beauty functional food products on the market. Deciding the effect of these product lines is the essence of soybean sprout. It is a refined powder, extracted to obtain the main active ingredient isoflavon from soybean sprout (sprout of soybean seeds). Which means the main ingredient of soybean sprout is the active ingredient isoflavon.


2. Use of soybean sprout extract

– Soybean sprout extract helps to replenish female hormones for women

Soybean sprout extract is very good and can be considered as an effective solution to treat menopausal symptoms, because soy is a source of high nutritional value, high in protein, Isoflavones, unsaturated fat, vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates and fiber.

– Soybean sprout extract helps prevent high blood fat

In particular, people at high risk of blood fat, taking Isoflavon supplements is essential. Moreover, for the people with hypertension, absorbing Isoflavon will lower blood pressure, lower blood fat. In addition, Isoflavon also works especially well with women, especially menopausal women at pre-menopausal – age where estrogen levels begin to drop. Because Isoflavones in soybean sprout help maintain metabolism, for example, enhance calcium absorption metabolism when absorbing Isoflavon.

At this point, many readers must be nodding and feel that soybean sprouts are worth trying. However, many women have been taking care of their health with soybean sprout extract without knowing about the harmful effects of it.

3. Expose the truth

There have been many warnings about the harmful effects of soybean sprouts on our health. From the research of many leading medical experts published in the world’s largest medical journal The Lancet and the Cochrance library. A series of other warnings were also posted on the US Food and Drug Administration – FDA, showing that the harmful effects of soybean sprout are scary.

To be more specific, the article “Isoflavones in soybean in the diet increases metastasis to the lungs on a sample of breast cancer with microscopic bone metastasis” published in April 2015, indicated the research and examination on the effect of genistein, daein, (-) – equol or a mixture of soybean isoflavones on breast cancer patients with microscopic metastases in bone, by using experimental 4T1 cell cancer samples with luciferase on mice.

A small amount (1000) of 4T1 cells was injected into the tibia of the mouse to cause microscopic tumors in bone. Soybean isoflavones was added in AIN-93G diet at a dose of 750 mg / kg and are supplemented during 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after cell injection.

The results showed that isoflavones – soybean sprout extract made metastatic microelement grow in bone from day 8. Moreover, diet with soybean isoflavones stimulates the formation of lung metastases and increased expression of Ki-67 protein in these metastatic tumors. Soybean isoflavones stimulate breast cancer with metastasis in mice.

The doctor also explained about why science studied and experimented on animals such as mice. It’s because humans and mice have more than 90% identical genomes. This makes mice an appropriate intermediate animal, helping researchers to understand how human genes respond to similar environmental factors. In addition to genetic factors, the biological system in the mice body, such as body parts, also works very much like humans.

Another study published in the FDA entitled “Increasing Azoxymethane sensitivity in female mice after applying soybean Isoflavone diet” in 2004, also said that mice with isoflavone supplementation lost more weight. And recovery was slower than controlled diet mice. Moreover, the mice supplemented with isoflavones died very soon, while all the mice with controlled diet were still alive. The article also points out the need for further investigation on women, especially older women whose were the main subjects of promoting the use of soybean sprout funtional products.

4. Warning for people’s health

In fact, there are no studies on the harmful effects of soybean sprouts in Vietnam, but from the researches of the world’s leading experts, it is undeniable.

A study conducted by the Department of Community Medicine of Loma Linda University, United States studied over 11,000 women aged 30-50, suggesting that soybean phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and potentially cause infertility. For women who consume a lot of isoflavine soybean sprout (> 40mg / day), their ability to have one child is reduced by 3% compared to women who use it less (<10mg / day). From there, scientists concluded, there were many findings suggested that including a lot of soybean isoflvone in your diet has a significant effect on fertility.

Many published studies show that the germination stage of soybean is the period that contains the most isoflavones, and recommend that these products should not be used at their germ stage. A research result published on the FDA in 2004 finally proved this after experimenting on sheep. Sheep being fed with germinated plants containing high levels of Isoflavones had suffered from reproductive disorders.

Previously, many medical articles have shown that Genistin the extract of soybean is also possible to stimulate estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells.

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