Facts About Black Cohosh & Soy Isoflavones

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Menopause is a big life change for any woman who experiences its effects and symptoms. For those who are committed to making this new stage of their lives an active and healthful one, Estroven® has formulated a full line of menopause relief supplements with safe, naturally-sourced ingredients—so you can feel like yourself again.* But just as you check the labels to know what is in your food, you should know about the ingredients in drug-free menopause supplements. Black Cohosh and Soy Isoflavones might sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but fear not, we’re here to break down the real science behind these important ingredients and give you the facts.

Black Cohosh

If you’ve never heard of Black Cohosh, you may only have to go as far as your backyard to find it! From the Great Lakes to the Carolina woods, Black Cohosh is a flowering plant native to North America.

During menopause, many women’s estrogen levels are lower than before, which is the main cause of most menopause-related symptoms.1 Black Cohosh has been shown to interact with a woman’s neurotransmitters such as serotonin and norepinephrine, which may help reduce hot flashes, as well as inhibiting inflammation.2

Soy Isoflavones

As previously stated, many women experience dips, or even spikes3, in estrogen levels, which can cause hot flashes, decreased sex drive, vaginal dryness and mood swings. That’s where the second ingredient, Soy Isoflavones, enters into the mix.

Soy Isoflavones come from, you guessed it, soybeans! So how do they help? Soy Isoflavones have been shown to reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes in menopausal women.4 On top of that, regular usage of Soy Isoflavones may also be able to positively affect the bone and cardiovascular systems.5

While women experience menopause symptoms to varying degrees, naturally-sourced, drug-free remedies for menopause symptoms are available and may help to alleviate your discomfort.* Find your personalized menopause symptom relief with Estroven®.*

1 Menopause and Perimenopause—What Happens http://www.webmd.com/menopause/tc/menopause-and-perimenopause-what-happens
2 Black Cohosh http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/REM00035/Black-Cohosh-Dr-Weils-Herbal-Remedies.html
3 Changes in Hormone Levels http://www.menopause.org/for-women/sexual-health-menopause-online/changes-at-midlife/changes-in-hormone-levels
4 Extracted or synthesized soybean isoflavones reduce menopausal hot flash frequency and severity: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK116362
5 Hormonal Effects of Soy Isoflavones: Studies in Premenopausal and Postmenopausal Women1 http://jn.nutrition.org/content/130/3/660S.full