Soybean Oil

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How does Soybean Oil work?

Soybean oil works to lower cholesterol levels by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the gut. Specific processed parts of soybean oil called unsaponifiables may have a beneficial effect on joints.

Are there safety concerns?

Soybean oil is safe for most adults.

Soybean oil is also safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women, when used as part of the diet. But the safety of soybean oil during pregnancy and breast-feeding is not known when used in amounts greater than those commonly found in foods.

Do not use soybean oil if:
  • You have a peanut or soybean allergy.

Dosing considerations for Soybean Oil.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • In the form of an enriched margarine, such as Take Control, a serving size is one tablespoon, or 14 grams.
  • For osteoarthritis: 300 mg soybean oil daily along with avocado oil.
APPLIED TO THE SKIN:
  • For preventing mosquito bites: 2% soybean oil products have been used. Directions on one commercial product (Bite Blocker) suggest reapplying every 2 hours.

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