Positive lifestyle, combined with botanicals, nutrients and herbs may present viable options in the nutritional management of unpleasant symptoms associated with PMS, Perimenopause and Menopause
• Clinical Menopause & PMS™ combines Black Cohosh, Soy Isoflavones, Red Clover Evening Primrose Oil, Chasteberry and Gingko biloba. Herbal literature describes a variable evidence-base to support their use for variable nutritional benefits in this context.
Premenstrual Syndrome, PMS and menopause are major health initiatives for the promotion of well-being in mature females. Menopause is known for its association with unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, skin changes, sleeplessness (see CLINICAL SLEEP™) and psychological issues. (see CLINICAL MOOD MODULATOR™ There is an onslaught of age-related disease, which tends to occur in post-menopausal years. These diseases include breast cancer, cardiovascular disease (see CLINICAL SYNDROME X NUTRITIONAL FACTORS™), osteoporosis (see CLINICAL OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT™) and age-related declines in brain function (see CLINICAL COGNITION™).
There is no doubt that major hormonal changes occur around the menopause, but the idea that menopause (perimenopause or post-menopause) is merely a deficiency of the female hormone estrogen is both a misleading and naïve concept. Hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) has been commonly used to manage symptoms associated with menopause, although recent medical research suggests that conventional HRT can be potentially dangerous. While so called “bioidentical hormones”are alleged to be safer than conventional HRT, clear evidence to support this position is not a subject of general agreement in medicine.
Numerous studies have been conducted regarding the benefits of natural agents in the nutritional management of menopause or PMS. Clinical Menopause & PMS™ contains those natural substances that have been variably associated with benefits in menopausal women in the medical literature; Clinical Menopause & PMS™ has a unique proprietary formulation of natural substances. The following table shows the natural substances contained within Clinical Menopause & PMS™.
Black Cohosh: An evidence-based ingredient for menopausal transition
Soy isoflavones: Weak estrogenic actions with antioxidant and other beneficial actions
L-theanine: An extract of Green Tea that may assist in aiding relaxation
Evening Primrose Oil: Provides nutritional support for reproductive organ function and breast health
Dong quai: A traditional female-specific herb
Chasteberry: Historically known to be used for women’s health
Ginkgo biloba: Provides support for central nervous system function and blood flow
PRODUCT SUMMARY: CLINICAL MENOPAUSE & PMS™
Clinical Menopause & PMS™ is designed to provide nutritional support for the perimenopause and menopause and it may have value as nutritional support for PMS. Clinical Menopause & PMS™ contains a more versatile formula than many other popular menopause supplements (such as Estroven ® and Remifemin®). Overall, Clinical Menopause & PMS™, along with positive lifestyle change, presents a useful nutritional first-line option for mature females because of its effects on body structures and functions that are relevant to women experiencing uncomplicated transitions in the menopause, as well as functional issues related to menstrual cycles. Menopause is not a disease; it is a normal life transition.