Thorne Research - Meta-Balance Menopause Formula - 60 Capsules
Each woman's experience with menopause is different. While many women have only a few problems, others find this phase of life extremely difficult and troubling. Menopausal symptoms are often experienced years before the menstrual cycle ends, during what is known as the perimenopausal period. This may last for as long as 10 years, starting most commonly when a woman is in her early-to-mid 40s.
Because of both the short-term side effects and the long-term health issues associated with conventional hormone replacement therapy, many women desire a more natural approach to allaying some of the unpleasant aspects of menopause. Lifestyle changes can help alleviate some of these uncomfortable conditions. For example, increasing aerobic exercise can reduce hot flashes and improve sleep, while reducing consumption of spicy foods and alcohol may also help reduce hot flashes. In addition, a number of herbs and dietary supplements have been found to be of great benefit during menopause.
- For women who need nutritional support during menopause
- A natural approach to menopause
- Helps manage the normal ebbing of hormones
- Enhances mood
- Excellent adjunct to Meta-Fem, Thorne's multi for women over 40
- Derived from natural colors and flavors
- Free of dairy, gluten and soy
Designed to be taken in addition to the multiple vitamin-mineral Meta-Fem, Meta-Balance is a botanical formula designed to help manage the normal ebbing of hormones associated with menopause, which can result in hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, night sweats, and poor memory. Wild yam, black cohosh, Vitex, and dong quai support the natural decrease in female hormone production. Black cohosh and dong quai have potential estrogenic properties. Vitex appears to have a stimulating effect on the ovaries. Progesterone production decreases throughout menopause; wild yam provides natural progesterone-like substances. Hesperidin methyl chalcone (HMC) is known for its antioxidant properties as well as its ability to strengthen capillaries. It is also known to stabilize vasomotor activity associated with menopausal hot flashes.
Dr. Michael Lebowitz D.C. Recommends:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz finds its primary use is for hot flashes and other post-menopausal symptoms. Dr. Michael Lebowitz finds it incredibly difficult to correct fungal problems in patients on prescription estrogen, but some patients due to symptoms need to take something safe to control hot flashes. Meta-Balance can fill that purpose. It contains Black Cohosh - a very effective phytoestrogen; HMC, which improves vasomotor stability - a problem often seen in menopause; Vitex agnus-castus - which normalized pituitary secretion; Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai extract) - to support female hormone balance: Dioscorea villosa - for phytoprogesterones; and Hypericum perforatum - for its mood-elevating effects.
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