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Menopause Formula helps to maintain normal female hormonal levels after menopause. Herbal formula with Black Cohosh, Dong Quai, Soy Isoflavones and more!

Capsule Size: 6C
Retail $39.95
Our Price $9.97


Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days

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Benefits

  • Well-rounded women's health support.
  • Relaxes the uterine muscles and enhances metabolism.
  • Improves liver function.
  • May help reduce hot flashes.

Product Information

Many hormonal changes occur during menopause, primarily as a result of decreases in estrogen. There are many herbs and herbal combinations that have either been used historically for menopausal symptoms and/or have actually been shown in scientific studies to work as well as HRT for alleviating hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms such as low moods and vaginal dryness.

One of the most well-researched herbs is black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa). The applicable parts of black cohosh are the rhizome and root. The active ingredients in the root are the triterpine glycosides such as cimifugaside, 27-deoxyactein, and the actein.

In double-blind human clinical studies, black cohosh has shown promise as a safe alternative for reducing hot flashes and other unpleasant menopausal symptoms.The black cohosh in the Co-op's Menopause formula yields 7.5mg of triterpene glycosides (research recommends between 4-8mg daily).

The applicable part of dong quai is the root. Dong quai, in Chinese medicine, is used for many women’s health needs, including menopause, and is considered most effective in combination with other herbs, such as black cohosh. Contrary to popular opinion, dong quai does not contain estrogens or phytoestrogens or have any estrogenic activity.

Instead, dong quai relaxes the uterine muscles, enhances metabolism, improves liver function (which improves the excretion of hormones), aids in the use of Vitamin E, stabilizes heart rhythms, lowers blood pressure by dilating blood vessels, and has a mild sedative activity. Overall, dong quai is considered an "adaptogen," like ginseng, since it brings the entire organism into better balance.

Cells of the adrenal glands use Vitamin C at a higher rate than any other cells. Their need rises when the body is required to respond to stress of any sort. Chronic stress leads to adrenal exhaustion or lack of reserve if Vitamin C levels are less than optimal.

Some trials have shown that taking Vitamin C and the bioflavonoid hesperidin over the course of the day could help relieve hot flashes. Although placebo effects are strong in women with hot flashes, other treatments used in trials failed to act as effectively as the bioflavonoid/vitamin C combination. Hesperidin seems to work by improving venous tone, restoring normal capillary permeability, and improving lymphatic drainage

Soy isoflavones are among the most powerful of phytoestrogens, which have estrogenic and anti-estrogenic effects alike. The menopause experience, including osteoporosis, appear to be favorably affected by higher intakes of soy products and by soy isoflavones specifically. Again, hot flashes are significantly reduced in women who consume soy products and/or soy isoflavone supplements. These benefits have been demonstrated repeatedly in randomized, double-blind studies.

Soy isoflavones have also been shown to prevent bone resorption and to help increase bone density in some studies.

Various observational and epidemiological studies suggest that 50mg daily of soy isoflavones approximates the dose that has likely health benefits.

The Co-op's Menopause Formula uses the standard concentration of soy isoflavones (40%), which yields 60mg of soy isoflavones for every serving.

Vitamin E has shown promise in reducing menopause-related hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Vitamin E also supports heart health, an increasing concern for aging women.

The Co-op's Menopause Formula is supplemented well by our Vitamin E softgels.

The B vitamins are important to hormone balance, particularly the adrenal hormones. B Vitamins can also support healthy moods, which can fluctuate and be harder to maintain during menopause.

The Co-op's Menopause Formula is supplemented well by our Chewable B Trio and by complete B vitamin complexes.

Menopause is a complex transition. To seriously address comfort during menopause, we recommend studying What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause: The Breakthrough Book on Natural Progesterone, by Dr. John R. Lee, M.D., with Virginia Hopkins. Dr. Lee educates women on a more holistic approach to menopause. In addition to supplementation, he reviews the value of: increased fiber, care with dairy products, probiotics, sparing use of meat and greater reliance on fish in your diet, digestive enzymes, exercise, and so much more. Highly recommended! ^..^

Warnings

  • The ideal amount of Vitamin C is higher than what is in the Co-op's Menopause Formula. It would have made the number of capsules per serving too great and most members already have a stash of Vitamin C handy!
  • Soy isoflavones are contraindicated in those who are hypersensitive to any component of a soy isoflavone-containing product.
  • Four weeks is usually required to notice the effects of black cohosh.
  • Dong quai may potentiate the therapeuticand adverse effects of anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs. Concomitant use increases the anticoagulant effects of warfarin.
  • Black cohosh may interfere with some breast cancer drugs.
Factoids
  • 40 grams of typical soy protein powder yields 90mg of isoflavones.

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Best thing ever!! August 4, 2014
Reviewer: Karin M. from Lewiston, UT United States  
I could not remember the site to reorder this wonderful product. My mood swings are awful and even my sweet husband was afraid of me because of the mood swings. This product has made me human again and life is fantastic. Thank you!

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Works off & on for me... March 24, 2014
Reviewer: Linda from Sarasota, FL United States  
but everyone's different. I have to keep changing what I take to try to get the hot flashes to a minimum.

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Menopause Formula, 60 Veg Capsules June 28, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Murphy, NC United States  
Got the order in record time.  Great deals on everything I ordered.  I will definitely be a regular customer. Thanks Our Health Co-op!

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Positively optimistic May 2, 2013
Reviewer: Vanessa F. from SH, China  
Been using it for nearly 3 weeks, immediately felt positive & happier just after a few days. My hubby says he noticed positive and lighter mood. Feeling less anxious, and feeling like my "normal self" again.  Thank you for carrying this product! Will definitely order back.  Thanks for the hassle free delivery & high level of service.  We love your products, hope you continue providing quality & affordable products.

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good product December 24, 2012
Reviewer: ROXANNE J. from COLLINSVILLE, AL United States  
I have taken this product for over a year and is the only thing that has helped with menopause symptoms.

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