Osteoporosis is also a global problem. Worldwide, one third of women aged 60-70 years and two thirds of women 80 years or older are estimated to have osteoporosis. In several European countries, women older than 45 years spend more time in the hospital for osteoporosis-related problems than for any other disease. In the next 50 years, the number of hip fractures for both men and women will more than double. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), osteoporosis is the second leading healthcare problem after cardiovascular disease. In France, Germany, Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Japan, fewer than half of women with osteoporosis are diagnosed.
As men and women age their testosterone levels diminish. Testosterone is known as the Hormone of Desire . In middle-aged men, low testosterone symptoms (Low T) or Andropause start to appear. Some of the most profound symptoms of low testosterone are - feeling extremely tired all day, unexpected weight gain especially increased belly fat, loss of muscle or muscles getting flabby, low sex drive or a complete lack of desire, softer erections or complete erectile dysfunction, inability to sleep or outright insomnia, memory and hair loss, bursts of anger, social withdrawal and depression.
For those who want to avoid estrogens in any form, phytoestrogens from plants are a consideration. A soy extract that provides at least 50 mg of soy phytoestrogens are often a key ingredient for effective natural estrogen replacement therapy. Based upon records of dietary soy consumption inJapan, where breast cancer incidence is very low, daily soy isoflavone intake has been estimated at 50 mg per day. The typical Western diet, on the other hand, only provides 1 to 5 mg a day of the soy isoflavones that may protect against several forms of cancer.