Powerful natural remedies can help ease some of the most common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. When it comes to hormonal changes later in life, don’t suffer or “tough it out” without support.
Sage (Salvia officinalis), a shrub native of the Mediterranean basin, is one of the oldest medicinal herbs. The botanical name Salvia is from the Latin “to save or to heal” as in the word “salvation.” For women who suffer from pre-menopausal or menopausal hot flashes and night sweats, this beautiful purple flower could not have been more appropriately named!
How does sage work?
A tiny gland in the brain called the hypothalamus acts a bit like your body’s thermostat. During perimenopause and menopause, stress from hormonal and other changes affecting the body can cause the hypothalamus to become unbalanced. When this occurs, the body can no longer regulate its temperature properly and can cause your inner thermostat to fluctuate between hot and cold very quickly. This is all part and parcel of the way hormones can interfere with something like the hypothalamus. Sage helps bring it back into balance.
Menoforce is made from 100% fresh organic sage. It is clinically proven to reduce frequency and severity of hot flashes and night sweats during perimenopause and menopause.
Many people ask us, “How do I take it?” Because it’s highly effective you need only one a day. If you’re just getting hot flashes during the day, take it with breakfast. If you’re getting evening/night sweats or flashes, take it at dinnertime. If your symptoms occur around the clock (day and night), we recommend taking it with your evening meal. Based on feedback we’ve received, Menoforce can reduce night sweats thus ensuring you sleep better. And when you sleep better, your body is much more able to cope with symptoms the following day.
Support with Soy
MenoSupport Complex is a combination product consisting of magnesium, hibiscus, and soy.
Soy is praised for its ability to calm hot flashes and fend off the ravages of osteoporosis. However, soy is not without controversy surrounding it.
There are many factors to consider when interpreting the findings of soy research such as; the source, form, and processing.
An interesting trend to observe is that North America currently has the highest incidence of breast cancer, while East Asia experiences extremely low rates. It is estimated that adults in Asian countries consume approximately 30-50mg per day of isoflavones compared to a paltry 3mg/day in North America. Could the glaring difference in soy intake explain the symptom experience of women in East Asia versus North America?
How can soy effectively ease menopause symptoms?
Soy is rich in plant estrogens called isoflavones. These isoflavones mimic the effects of estrogen which gently bind to the body’s natural estrogen receptors to compensate for the lack of estrogen.
The isoflavones in soy have historically helped women to mitigate the impacts of declining estrogen including hot flashes, bone degeneration, menstrual migraines, mood swings, and other difficult menopausal symptoms.
The soy used in MenoSupport Complex is unique for various reasons. A.Vogel has carefully chosen to source and use pure, superior quality starting material. Only whole, GMO-free soybeans are used. The product contains no isolates and makes use of the complete isoflavone profile from the soybean which have been revered for their numerous health benefits. In line with our A.Vogel philosophy, we have chosen to extract the active components, which are the soy isoflavones, using an alcohol/ethanol extraction method. This makes it stand above most water extracted soy products found in other supplements.
During the alcohol/ethanol extraction process used to isolate the isoflavones from the beans, lectins are neutralized. This is important as many people react to the activated form of lectins which are found in most isolated, water extracted soy products on the market. Digestive intolerance and irritation are thus avoided and there have been no reports of adverse reactions to the product.
Also, during the ethanol extraction, the glycone molecule splits in the same way that it would while undergoing a process of fermentation. This results in smaller, more digestible particles which are easy to assimilate.
Hibiscus is known to have strong antioxidant properties which helps to alleviate oxidative stress on the body that occurs during major hormonal changes.
The final ingredient magnesium, can help reduce the development of osteoporosis, another side effect of declining estrogen levels. It can also help to encourage sleep, relax muscles, and moderate rapidly shifting emotions such as anxiety and irritability. Finally, as an adrenal support, magnesium has been shown to calm the stress response and stabilize mood.