The soy I took (Spring Valley brand from Wal-Mart) was effective in reducing the intensity and number hot flashes I got during the day. However, I have been suffering with extreme irrablity and from the research I've been doing soy does not seem to help with this. So, I'm switching to Maca (I heard this is supposed to help with all perimenopausal/menopausal symptoms).
I had a Total Hysterectomy 2 years ago and have been completly miserable. A friend recomended soy vitamins, starting taking them yesterday and for the first time I am not miserable. I actually felt my body core cool down. Was the best nights sleep I've had in 2 years. First day on them and today has been a good day so far. Wished I had known this sooner.
Wow, what a difference! Soy Isoflavones were recommended to me by GYN Dr. to help with my peri-menopausal night sweats and hot flashes. Being a person who avoids getting on the 'prescription drug pill wagon' I decided, out of pure desperation, to give it a try. After about five days, the hot flashes and night sweats were gone and have not returned after 6 months of use! Also, I only take one tablet at night, not the recommended four described on the bottle