Nutra News - November 2003
Cargill Product Gains GRAS Affirmed StatusAn independent panel of experts has affirmed the GRAS determination for the use of AdvantaSoyâ„¢Clearâ„¢ as a source of concentrated soy isoflavones. The AdvantaSoy Clear product contains approximately 40% isoflavones and has solubility, taste and color superior to other isoflavone products. Used in beverages, nutrition bars, yogurt, meal replacements and confections, isoflavones have been studied for perceived health benefits, including bone health and the relief of some menopausal symptoms. AdvantaSoy Clear in intended use would provide 30 to 50mg soy isoflavones per serving, and does not compromise flavor and taste.
AdvantaSoy Clear is a product of Cargill Health & Food Technologies, a leading developer, processor and marketer of healthy ingredients for food and dietary supplements.
Prostate Health Study Focuses on Lycopene and Soy IsoflavonesThe first randomized human clinical trials studying the effect of tomato lycopene complex and soy isoflavones on prostate health will be undertaken by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla. Healthy Origins, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of specialty supplements, will supply 15mg Lyc-O-MatoÂ®
Lycopene Softgels for the trials. The study will assess the effects of various dosages of both lycopene and soy isoflavones on prostate cancer cell growth.
Natural lycopene complex is found in tomatoes, and is one of the most potent antioxidants among carotenoids. It is also the most abundant carotenoid found in human serum; the human body cannot produce lycopene and phytonutrients, so they must be consumed in the foods ingested, or via supplementation. The most bioavailable form of lycopene complex comes in cooked tomato food products. Lyc-O-Mato is the only all-natural lycopene complex that delivers phytonutrients in the tomato's own oil, complete with natural vitamin E.