Soylution

What is Soylution?

Based on the concept of “Soylution” (Soy + solution), Otsuka Pharmaceutical provides solutions for human health and environmental challenges around the world through soy products.

Known for their longevity, the Japanese eat a diet rich in soy. This inspired Otsuka to develop delicious new ways to obtain whole soy nutrition. Otsuka will continue to create innovative products, such as beverages and healthy snacks with the Soylution theme.

Potency of soy

Soy is gaining attention worldwide for its abundant nutrition, including high-quality vegetable protein and soy isoflavones. The beans are packed with the potential to significantly improve human health around the world.

Providing a solution to
human health

With one of longest life expectancies in the world, the Japanese also have the world's highest per-capita soy consumption - 8.19 kilograms per year*1. In 1999, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognized the health claim that eating at least 25 grams of soy protein per day (6.25 grams per meal) may reduce the risk of heart disease. Since then, soy has been the focus of significant attention worldwide.

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Source: FAOSTAT Food Supply

Providing a solution to environmental issues

The amount of CO2 emissions generated by the production of soy is one-twelfth of that for beef production*3. Moreover, the production of soy uses one-fiftieth the water, and one-twentieth the energy needed for beef production*4.

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Calculated from the Embodied Energy and Emission Intensity Data for Japan Using Input-Output Tables published by the Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies
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According to Prof. David Pimentel of Cornell University (US)

No more than 6% of soybeans grown worldwide are eaten directly by people*2. It takes 10 kg of soybeans or other
grains to produce 1kg of beef. Although the world population is expected to top nine billion by the year 2050, no more than six percent of soybeans grown worldwide – a viable source of protein – are consumed directly by people*2.

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Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture data