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 is why Otsuka
Pharmaceutical decided to offer new ways to enjoy whole soy nutrition. Otsuka will continue to offer the new products based on soy nutrition such as beverages and healthy snacks.

Potency of soy

Soy is gaining attention worldwide for the abundant nutrition it contains, including high-quality vegetable protein and soy isoflavones. Every bean is 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 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 gaining a lot of 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 1/12 of that for beef production.*3 Moreover, the production of soy uses 1/50 the water, and 1/20 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
*4
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 1 kg of beef. If more people could eat soy directly, with the world population expected to top nine billion by the year 2050, it would be possible to feed more people.

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Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture data