Indena Offers Patented Soyselect(R) Soy Isoflavones To Vitamin Manufacturers

Supported by two human clinical trials and featuring two
standardized active constituents responsible for its efficacy

February 28, 2005 – Seattle, WA – Indena, U.S.A. announced today that its soy isoflavone product SoySelect® is now available to vitamin manufacturers. SoySelect® soy isoflavones is manufactured under U.S. patent 6,280,777 and features two standardized active constituents – isoflavones and saponins. SoySelect® is also one of the few soy isoflavone ingredients to be supported by two human clinical trials in postmenopausal women.

“Indena is very pleased to offer U.S. vitamin manufactures SoySelect® soy isoflavones. SoySelect® provides a patented and clinically supported option for vitamin manufacturers looking to add soy to its line of products or to replace existing soy ingredients not having clinical support,” says Greg Ris, vice president of sales for Indena, U.S.A, Inc.

SoySelect® - Two standardized components responsible for its efficacy
SoySelect® utilizes stringent Indena standardization procedures to insure that SoySelect® is standardized in isoflavones and saponins. Isoflavones are responsible for interacting with estrogen receptors that may help support symptoms in postmenopausal women. Saponins are thought to improve the ability of isoflavones in interacting with estrogen and may play a role in the cardio-vascular system. For these reasons, Indena has standardized SoySelect® to include isoflavones (15%) and saponins (20%).

SoySelect® was developed to help support women for menopause and post-menopause symptoms and has been studied by Indena with pharmacokinetic, toxicological and clinical testing to insure its safety and efficacy. The results obtained from a published clinical study showed that SoySelect® was effective in reducing the frequency and severity of flushes and provided some relief of hot flashes.1 An additional study demonstrated that SoySelect® had a favorable effect on cognitive function in postmenopausal women.2

SoySelect® has been utilized in the successful Healthy Woman® Soy Menopause Supplement marketed by McNeil. SoySelect® soy isoflavones is available by calling Indena, U.S.A. at (206) 340-6140.

About Indena

Indena, headquartered in Milan, Italy, is a leading supplier of botanical extracts and has more than 80 years of experience in manufacturing pharmaceutical grade botanicals. Indena sets the standards of excellence for active principles for the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement markets. For more information about Indena, contact Indena, U.S.A., Inc, at (206) 340-6140 or visit


1 Menopause. The Journal of The North American Menopause Society. (2000); Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 236-242.
2 Menopause. The Journal of The North American Menopause Society. (2003); Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 196-202.

Indena, SoySelect are registered trademarks of Indena S.p.A.
Healthy Woman is a registered trademark of McNeil.

Greg Ris
Vice President of Sales, Indena, U.S.A., Inc.
[email protected]

Steve Hanson
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