Should soy protein be consumed daily? We have often been asked why it is important to make Revival® Soy part of one’s daily diet rather than eating a bar or shake only a couple of times per week. This is an excellent question.
Soy isoflavones generally peak in our bodies about 6 – 9 hours after consumption of soy foods like Revival Soy bars, shakes or chips and then begin to slowly decline. Based on this, most of the soy isoflavones leave our bodies within about 24 hours. This profile of absorption and elimination is the reason that nearly all of the research studies showing positive benefits of soy were based on daily soy consumption.
In fact, research studies have shown that daily consumption of Revival® Soy can help relieve mild discomforts commonly associated with menopause, including hot flashes and night sweats, support younger-looking hair, skin, and nail appearance, and may reduce risk of heart disease (details below):*
- Revival® for Hot Flashes and Other Menopausal Discomforts*: Menopause is a natural part of aging. Results from a published menopausal discomfort study reported that Revival® soy can reduce hot flashes and night sweats naturally compared to the baseline . Women experienced significant improvements in midlife quality of life with one serving of Revival® soy daily. The study was conducted at a major academic hospital and was funded in part by Physicians Laboratories. Over 20 clinical trials show that daily soy consumption can help you have a more enjoyable and healthy midlife by lessening hot flashes and other mild discomforts of menopause.
- Revival® for Younger-Looking Hair, Skin & Nail Appearance*: Wrinkles are a natural part of aging. A new Revival® soy study shows you can fight the visible signs of aging with regular daily use. Protein is essential for skin, hair and nail health, and many topical skin creams now contain soy isoflavones. For this study, postmenopausal women with mild to moderate photoaging consumed either one Revival® soy serving daily for 6 months or received no dietary intervention for 6 months . The results showed that 93% of women showed significant improvements in skin appearance, with a reduction in skin flaking and discoloration after 3 months of Revival® consumption. Daily use of Revival® soy for 6 months also significantly improved hair roughness, dullness and manageability, as well as nail roughness, ridging, flaking, splitting and overall appearance.
- Revival® for Heart Disease Risk Reduction*: After years of carefully reviewing human clinical studies on soy and cholesterol, the FDA concluded that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 25 grams of soy protein a day may reduce the risk of heart disease. Just one Revival Soy protein shake or protein bar gives you 20 grams of soy protein. Add in a Revival Soy protein chips snack with 7 grams of soy protein, and it is easy to reach 25 grams of soy protein daily.
Clearly, we believe the research data shows that the key to enjoying all of soy’s benefits is eating enough of it on a regular daily basis to make a real difference.
 Basaria S, Wisniewski A, Dupree K, Bruno T, Sony MY, Yao F, Ojumu A, John M, Dobs AS. Effect of high-dose isoflavones on cognition, quality of life, androgens, and lipoprotein in post-menopausal women. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation 2009; 32:150-155.
 Draelos ZD, Blair R, Tabor A. Oral soy supplementation and dermatology. Cosmetic Dermatology 2007; 20:202-204.