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Life Extension® Natural Female Support
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Life Extension® Natural Female Support30 Vegetarian Capsules
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LifeExtension® For Longer Life®
Natural Female Support
Symptomatic Support for Menopausal and Post-Menopausal Women
For optimal benefit, in addition to standardized extracts of hops and plant lignans, Life Extension strongly recommends post menopausal cruciferous vegetable extracts (e.g. sulforaphane, carnosic acid), omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and calcium-D-glucarate to support healthy estrogen metabolism and cellular integrity.
This product should not be used in place of or as a substitute for recommendations by your healthcare professional
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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DIRECTIONS: Take one (1) capsule daily in the morning with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Serving Size 1 Vegetarian Capsules Servings Per Container 30 Amount Per Serving % DV Lifenol Hops (Humulus Iupulus) extract (cone) [standardized to 0.12% 8-prenylnaringenin (144 mcg)] 120.00 mg ** HMRlignan Norway spruce(Picea abies) lignan extract(knot wood)[standardized to 90% Hydroxymatairesinol potassium acetate complex 56.00 mg ** ** Daily Value (DV) not established
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Contains rice. Manufactured for: Quality Supplements and Vitamins, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
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Supplement Amount WhyAsian Ginseng 200 mg per day of standardized extract [2 stars] One trial found that Asian ginseng helped alleviate psychological symptoms of menopause, such as depression and anxiety.Black Cohosh 20 mg of a highly concentrated herbal extract taken twice per day [2 stars] Studies have shown black cohosh to be a safe and effective treatment for women with hot flashes associated with menopause.Black Cohosh and St. John's Wort
Two tablets twice a day for 8 weeks, then one tablet twice a day for 8 weeks, each tablet supplying 1 mg of triterpene glycosides from black cohosh and 0.25 mg of hypericin from St. John's wort [2 stars] Menopausal and depression symptoms improved in post-menopausal women after they took a combination of black cohosh and St. John's wort.Maca 2.5 to 3 grams per day for 6 to 12 weeks [2 stars] Traditionally used for balancing female hormones, maca appears to be beneficial in treating menopausal symptoms.Magnesium 250 to 500 mg per day? [2 stars] In a preliminary trial, supplementing with magnesium significantly decreased the frequency of hot flashes in women experiencing menopausal symptoms after breast cancer treatment.Progesterone Apply enough topical cream to provide 20 mg of the supplement to the skin daily [2 stars] Progesterone, either natural or synthetic, has been linked to improved hot flashes, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and sexual functioning, and quality of life.Pycnogenol 200 mg per day [2 stars] In a double-blind trial, perimenopausal women who took Pycnogenol experienced reduced menopause symptoms.Red Clover 80 mg of isoflavones daily [2 stars] Red clover is an herb with weak estrogen-like actions similar to soy. In one study, isoflavones from red clover reduced the frequency of hot flashes in postmenopausal women.Sage and Alfalfa 4 to 6 grams daily of dried herb or equivalent [2 stars] Supplementing with sage leaf and alfalfa extract completely eliminated hot flushes and night sweats in 20 of 30 women in one study.Vitamin E Refer to label instructions [2 stars] Vitamin E may help reduce menopause symptoms. Many doctors suggest that women going through menopause try vitamin E for at least three months to see if symptoms improve.Alfalfa Refer to label instructions [1 star] Alfalfa, an herb with weak estrogen-like actions similar to the effects of soy, has traditionally been used for women with menopausal symptoms.Blue Vervain Refer to label instructions [1 star] Blue vervain is a traditional herb for menopause.Burdock Refer to label instructions [1 star] Burdock is an herb with weak estrogen-like actions similar to soy. In one trial, a formula containing tinctures of licorice, burdock, dong quai, wild yam, and motherwort reduced menopause symptoms.DHEA Refer to label instructions [1 star] DHEA improves the response of brain chemicals (endorphins), which are involved in sensations of pleasure and pain. Supplementing with it may improve mood symptoms.Dong Quai Refer to label instructions [1 star] Dong quai is an herb with weak estrogen-like actions similar to soy. In one trial, a formula containing licorice, burdock, dong quai, wild yam, and motherwort reduced menopause symptoms.Flavonoids Refer to label instructions [1 star] A preliminary trial reported that a combination of vitamin C and the flavonoid hesperidin helped relieve hot flashes in menopausal women.Flaxseed 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds twice per day [1 star] Supplementing with flaxseeds may improve the frequency and severity of hot flashes in postmenopausal women.Licorice Refer to label instructions [1 star] Licorice is an herb with weak estrogen-like actions similar to soy. In one trial, a formula containing licorice, burdock, dong quai, wild yam, and motherwort reduced menopause symptoms.Motherwort Refer to label instructions [1 star] Motherwort is an herb with weak estrogen-like actions similar to soy. In one trial, a formula containing licorice, burdock, dong quai, wild yam, and motherwort reduced menopause symptoms.Sage Refer to label instructions [1 star] Sage may reduce excessive perspiration due to menopausal hot flashes during the day or at night. It is believed this is because sage directly decreases sweat production.St. John's Wort Refer to label instructions [1 star] Supplementing with St. John's wort may improve psychological symptoms, including sexual well-being, in menopausal women.Vitamin C Refer to label instructions [1 star] A combination of vitamin C and the flavonoid hesperidin were reported to relieve hot flashes in menopausal women.Wild Yam Refer to label instructions [1 star] Wild yam is an herb with weak estrogen-like actions similar to soy. In one trial, a formula containing licorice, burdock, dong quai, wild yam, and motherwort reduced menopause symptoms.
About This Condition
Menopause is the cessation of the monthly female menstrual cycle. Women who have not had a menstrual period for a year are considered postmenopausal.
Most commonly, menopause takes place when a woman is in her late forties or early fifties. Women who have gone through menopause are no longer fertile. Menopause is not a disease and cannot be prevented. Many hormonal changes occur during menopause. Postmenopausal women are at higher risk of heart disease and osteoporosis, presumably because of a decrease in the production of estrogen or other hormones.
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