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SUGGESTED USE: Take one capsule with a meal twice daily.
Serving Size 1 capsule Product Code: 355-46 (60 capsules)
... Amount per Serving % Daily Value Black Cohosh
Root Extract Standardized to 2.5%
triterpene glycosides 100 mg ** Soybean Isoflavones
(seed) Standardized to 6% total saponins
50mg ** Wild Yam Extract (root)
Standardized to 6% total saponins 33.3 mg ** Sage
Extract (leaf) 25 mg ** Chastetree Berry Extract
(fruit) 12.5 mg ** Vervain extract (leaf) 12.5mg
** Astragalus membranaceus(root) 12.5mg **
Motherwort Extract (leaf) 12.5mg ** **Daily Value not
established OTHER INGREDIENTS: Gelatin, Cellulose,Silica
and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source). Store in a cool,
dry place with cap tight. Keep out of reach of
children. Product Ingredients Astragalus
Vervain Chastetree Berry Sage
Black Cohosh Motherwort Soy Isoflavones
Wild Yam References Astragalus This oriental
herb is a classic energy tonic, often taken in preference to
Ginseng root. It improves physical endurance and helps the body
to adapt to external influences such as heat and cold.61 More
notably, the herb helps to enhance the body’s immune system and
is valuable for resisting infections.62-66 As a regulator of
fluids, it has thus been traditionally used for menopausal
sweating (particularly at night) and hot flashes.67-70 It
supports normal heart rate and reduces oxidative damage to the
heart.71 Vervain Vervain is an important herb used
extensively throughout Europe and Asia. It is commonly used for
menopausal complaints and its nerve-calming effects have been
shown helpful for mental stress, fatigue, neuralgia, and
depression.51-57 Vervain also enhances digestion, improving the
uptake and absorption of foods, and stimulates the liver, which
aids in the clearance of excess hormone levels.54,58-60
Chastetree Berry Chaste tree berry is an important herb
used by naturopathic professionals for regulating female
hormones. Research indicates that these berries may stimulate
progesterone production by the body.48 Traditionally, the herb
has been used to treat the many symptoms of premenstrual
syndrome, as well as irregular or absent periods since it
assists in normalizing hormonal imbalances.49 Temporary water
retention, breast swelling and tenderness, and irritability may
all be improved by the use of this herb.50
Sage Sage has a long history of many uses as shown by its
name “Salvia” taken from the Latin word salvare meaning 'to
cure'. It has been traditionally associated with longevity and
improved memory.39,40 Because it contains estrogen-like
substances and has anti-hidrotic properties (stops sweating), it
has been traditionally used during menopause to help the body
deal with hormonal changes as well as hot flashes and excessive
perspiration.40-44 It is also considered a tonic herb in both
Western and Chinese herbal medicine enhancing digestion and
calming the nerves.44-46 Further, it shows anti-inflammatory and
pain-killing effects.44,47 Sage’s combination effects make it an
ideal herb for assisting the body in adapting more comfortably
to the overall changes involved in menopause. Black
Cohosh Research has confirmed the validity of the
traditional Native American knowledge of this herb. A number of
well-controlled studies have determined black cohosh to be as
effective as estrogen therapy in alleviating menopause symptoms,
such as hot flashes, profuse sweating, sleep disturbances and
depressive moods.4,6-13 The herb reduces levels of pituitary
luteinizing hormone, alleviating menstrual and menopausal
discomfort.14 Some research suggests that black cohosh may also
have a weak estrogen-like effect in the body by binding to
estrogen receptors. Black cohosh contains naturally occurring
compounds, called triterpene glycosides. These "phyto-estrogens"
mimic estrogenic activity by binding to estrogen receptors. They
possess a normalizing effect in that they behave as estrogen in
cases of deficiency (menopause) or prevent the binding of
estrogen to receptors in cases of excess estrogen (PMS),
allowing for its excretion.13,15,16 Black cohosh also possesses
a euphoric effect and many people indicate a feeling of
well-being from taking this herb.15
Motherwort Motherwort is considered to be an excellent
heart tonic, used specifically for the reduction of heart
palpitations, which often occur with menopause.72-74 It has
shown sedative effects and an ability to reduce blood pressure
in preclinical studies.72-78 Motherwort has also been
traditionally used to alleviate painful, spasmodic or delayed
menstrual periods.79 The addition of motherwort to this formula
makes it more comprehensive, nurturing the whole
woman. Soy Isoflavones Current research has focused
on a special class of phyto-estrogens found in soybeans, called
isoflavones. Two isoflavones, genistein and daidzien, have been
the focus of much research. The intake of soy isoflavones
suppresses mid-cycle surges of luteinizing hormone and follicle
stimulating hormone.17 Normalization of these hormones is likely
responsible for decreases in the frequency and severity of
menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, profuse sweating, heart
palpitations, headache, sleep disturbances, tiredness,
irritability/nervousness, loss of libido and vaginal dryness,
which have been shown to improve with intake of soy
isoflavones.18,19 In Australian and Italian studies soy
isoflavones were shown to reduce severe hot flashes and night
sweats markedly in post menopausal women within a 6 to 12 week
period.18,19 Clinical studies have also shown soy to support the
heart by reducing disease risk factors such as atherosclerosis
or scarring of the veins, and excessive cholesterol levels.20-24
Further, numerous studies also suggest that soy intake may
reduce cancer risk.25-33 Wild Yam Optimal
health is dependant on the digestion and absorption of nutrients
from our food. The bacterial flora dwelling in the intestinal
tract, has been shown to be especially important for the
digestion and absorption of phyto-estrogens.34 Wild yam has
traditionally been used as an important digestive tonic in Asia
and in North and South America. Wild yam has also been shown to
support healthy adrenal function.35-36 After menopause, the
adrenal gland takes over most of the production of
precursor-estrogen and becomes the main hormone source for
women. Wild yam is also a valuable anti-inflammatory agent,
relieving spasmodic pain in the digestive tract, female
reproductive tract and muscles.37 Traditionally it has been used
for ovarian and uterine pain.37 Wild yam has also shown
cardio-protective effects including increasing beneficial HDL,
reducing triglycerides and reducing oxidation of blood fats.38

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