MINNEAPOLIS - Cargill Health & Food Technologies (H&FT) is introducing AdvantaSoy™ Compress™-- a soy isoflavone ingredient that was developed specifically for the dietary supplement industry. Cargill H&FT can customize AdvantaSoy™ Compress™ and can generate concentrations up to 50 percent.
“AdvantaSoy™ Compress™ is designed to better serve the dietary supplement industry,” said Lee Knudson, product manager for Cargill Health & Food Technologies. “Our product is produced using the same proprietary technology that made AdvantaSoy™ Clear™ a success. AdvantaSoy™ Compress™ is a premium soy isoflavone source available in variable concentrations,” he said.
The demand for natural women's health products has increased dramatically in recent years. Preliminary data in the published scientific literature suggests that isoflavones may benefit health by relieving some menopausal symptoms and maintaining bone health. Additional research is underway on a number of areas, specifically bone health.
“There is burgeoning research underway investigating the effect of various isoflavones on maintaining bone mass,” said Dr. D. Lee Alekel, associate professor of nutrition at Iowa State University. “With the findings from each new study we move a step closer to understanding the potential of isoflavones in health and disease prevention,” Dr. Alekel said.
Cargill Health & Food Technologies, based in Minneapolis, is a leading developer, processor and marketer of science-based, healthy ingredients for food and dietary supplements worldwide. HFT is part of Cargill's Food System Design initiative in which Cargill businesses work with customers to produce ingredient solutions for affordable, nutritious, convenient and appetizing consumer products. HFT is a business unit of Cargill, Incorporated, an international marketer, processor and distributor of agricultural, food, financial and industrial products and services with 97,000 employees in 59 countries. The company provides distinctive customer solutions in supply chain management, food applications, and health and nutrition.