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:
APPLIED TO THE SKIN
- 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.
- For preventing mosquito bites: 2% soybean oil products have been used. Directions on one commercial product (Bite Blocker) suggest reapplying every 2 hours.