Genistein is an isoflavone found in soy products that interferes with estrogen’s ability to interact with and encourage the growth of certain tumor cells.

Cancer cells need a steady supply of fresh blood in order to survive and thrive. Genistein interferes with blood supply to tumors, and may keep growth in check.

Genistein - Found in:

Soy Beans,
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