Women dealing with menopausal symptoms are challenged to safely cope with night sweats, hot flashes, moodiness, and depression.
There are plenty of studies in medical journals that show certain plant-based extracts can support healthy estrogen metabolism and reduce menopausal discomforts, during menopause and beyond.1-8
Life Extension’s Natural Estrogen is a carefully crafted formula of patented hops extract with standardized lignans and other goodies that have been shown to support menopause symptoms.
The compounds in Natural Estrogen include:
- Hops Extract: Clinically shown to reduce frequency of hot flashes by up to 50%1 and assist with various other menopausal discomforts.2
- Lignan Extract: Assists in blocking some of estrogen’s unwanted effects.3
- Licorice Extract: Clinically shown to reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes and night sweats.4
- Broccoli Extract: Found to maintain healthy cell division and modulate estrogens.5
- Dong Quai: Believed in Chinese medicine to assist with menstruation and menopausal support.6
- Chasteberry Extract (Vitex agnus-castus): Supports hormone and neurotransmitter balance, which is important for relief of menopausal symptoms.7,8
References 1. J Am Coll Nutr. 2013 Dec;32(6):428-35. 2. Phytomedicine. 2010 May;17(6):389-96. 3. Clin Cancer Res. 2007 Feb 1;13(3):1061-7. 4. Iran J Pharm Res. 2012 Spring;11(2):541-8. 5. Int J Oncol. 2008 Oct;33(4):657-63. 6. Phytother Res. 2006 Aug;20(8):665-9. 7. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Aug;15(8):853-62. 8. Maturitas. 2009 May 20;63(1):99-103.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Servings per Container: 30
|Amount per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calcium (as dicalcium phosphate)||136 mg||14%|
|Phosphorus (as dicalcium phosphate)||104 mg||10%|
|Novasoy® Soy isoflavone concentrate (Non-GMO) [standardized to 40% isoflavones (55 mg)]||137.56 mg||**|
|Broccoli Super Concentrate extract (plant and sprout) [providing glucosinolates]||300 mg||**|
|Lifenol™ Hops (Humulus lupulus) extract (flower) [standardized to 0.12% 8-prenylnaringenin (144 mcg)]||120 mg||**|
|HMRlignan™ Norway spruce (Picea abies) lignan extract (knot wood) [standardized to 90% Hydroxymatairesinol potassium acetate (50 mg)]||56 mg||**|
|Dong quai extract (root) [std. to 1% ligustilide (0.25 mg)]||25 mg||**|
|Licorice extract (root)||25 mg||**|
|Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus) extract (fruit) [std. to 5% flavonoids (1 mg)]||20 mg||**|
** Daily Value has not been established.
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, silica, vegetable stearate, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin)
Take two (2) tablets in the morning with or without food, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Natural Estrogen should be taken cyclically: three weeks on and one week off, beginning on the 5th day of the menstrual cycle for premenopausal women, and every day for postmenopausal women.
Those taking any estrogenic product should include as part of their diet cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and/or cauliflower.
Women should also use a natural progesterone cream when taking this product.
Do not take in case of pregnancy, lactation, or estrogen-dependent tumors.
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