Description:Equol (4',7-isoflavandiol) is an isoflavandiol,metabolized from daidzein, a type of isoflavone, by bacterial flora in the intestines.While endogenous estrogenic hormones such as estradiol are steroids, equol is a nonsteroidal estrogen. However, only about 30-50% of people have intestinal bacteria that make equol.Equol may have beneficial effects on the incidence of prostate cancer,bone health skin health and physiological changes during menopause, including reducing severity and frequency of ho flashes and stiffness in the neck and shoulder. Other benefits may be realized in treating male pattern baldness, acne, and other problems because it functions as a DHT blocker.Equol can exist in two enantiomeric forms, (S)-equol and (R)-equol. S-equol preferentially activates estrogen receptor type β.
Equol is a selective estrogen receptor modulators which is produced by soybean isoflavone's metabolism which is transformed by exclusively intestinal bacteria. This product has widely biological activities,and has beneficial effect on many diseases,such as reduce the rate of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis.besides,this product can cure breast cancer,prostate cancer,prevent osteoporosis,improve the syndrome after menopause,protect nerve and prevent aging.Research confirmed that equol can clear many kinds of free radical ,reduce the chain of DNA's breakage significantly.It can be used in promoting the health of people who can not produce Equol in their body,and preventing disease,which has bright future.