"Cautions and Research Needs Identified at the Equol, Soy, and Menopause Research Leadership Conference," Stephen Barnes, Ph.D., of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Helen Kim, PhD, director of 2-D Proteomics Laboratory, both at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Making SE5-OH containing Natural S-equol
Saga Nutraceuticals Research Institute of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. developed SE5-OH containing Natural S-equol, which is created under current Good Manufacturing Practices using the equol-producing lactic acid bacterial strain Lactococcus 20-92 in a proprietary fermentation process patented by the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. This process converts daidzein to Natural S-equol, steadily increasing the concentration of Natural S-equol until reaching a maximum concentration at 72 to 96 hours and decreasing daidzein by 95 percent. Following fermentation, the SE5-OH ingredient undergoes a sterilization process using heat denaturation that deactivates the bacteria. The process is designed to produce a product rich in Natural S-equol that can be used as a nutraceutical ingredient. For more information on the research on Natural S-equol, please visit the website www.naturalequol.com.
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