Most women can tell if they are approaching menopause because their menstrual periods start changing, usually becoming more irregular. This period of time is often called "the change of life", "menopause transition" or peri-menopause, and for most women, starts to occur in their late forties. Menopause itself — as defined by health care professionals — is only one day in a woman's life — the day after she has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. After this time, hormone levels may continue to drop and a woman is considered to be post-menopausal.
Recent scientific studies pointing out the risks of synthetic hormone replacement has millions of women rethinking whether they would rather just endure their menopausal symptoms. Many women are looking at natural remedies to help reduce menopause symptoms, without the risk. A plethora of confusing herbal formulas are available for menopause, with inadequate information about their safety and efficacy provided. The distinctions between the needs of peri-menopausal women and post-menopausal women are not always clear. Peri-menopause is the transition period when changing hormone levels cause the most bothersome symptoms, e.g. mood swings, irritability, hot flashes, night sweats, and sleeplessness. After periods cease for 12 months (menopause), the lack of oestrogen, vaginal dryness and bone density loss become the more predominant concerns.
Most menopausal formulae emphasize oestrogenic herbs needed at the post-menopausal stage for certain symptoms (e.g. vaginal dryness, bone density loss), but during "the change", more balance, energy and mental support is needed. NuFemma™ is a unique formula with herbs and other nutrients that help relieve mood swings and other symptoms that start during the transition to menopause. Many of the initial symptoms, e.g. mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, may be caused by hormones that fluctuate wildly, before they drop to low levels later in post-menopause. During the transition to menopause, hormone levels don't always decline uniformly. Production of oestrogen and progesterone is erratic and unpredictable at this time. Whereas oestrogenic support is needed in post-menopause, herbs that help balance, energize and repair are needed during peri-menopause. NuFemma™ contains more antioxidants and non-oestrogenic type herbs to help balance hormone swings and improve overall well-being.
How It Works
NuFemma™ was developed on the basis of published scientific literature on individual nutritional components that help reduce the symptoms of menopause.
The herb, Chasteberry (Vitex) has been reported to restore hormone balance, resulting in more even moods. Black Cohosh helps reduce many symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, night sweats, and sleeplessness. Omega 3 oils, such as Flax Seed, help with mood regulation and heart health. The antioxidants, Vitamin C, E, Green tea and Selenium, help reduce cell membrane damage that occurs with age. Ginseng and B-complex vitamins help with energy, stress and stamina. Ginkgo enhances microcirculation to the brain, thus improving short-term memory and mental function. In addition, the minerals Calcium and Magnesium, along with Vitamin D and Soy, will assist with protection of bone health, an important preventative process as you age. Red clover and soy extracts used in many other menopause preparations are specifically oestrogenic.*
NuFemma™ is formulated to allow the ingredients to work together, at enhanced levels of each individual ingredient. The combination of these ingredients results in a synergistic effect that exceeds the benefits possible with any single one of these ingredients. The amounts of each ingredient are at the lowest possible effective dose, and are combined for convenience of use. Only the highest possible quality of standardized ingredients are used, in the right balance for optimum effectiveness.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablets 3 times daily with food in seprate doses. It may take 1-3 months before noticeable relief is felt. Continue taking daily as long as symptoms persist. Do not take with synthetic hormone replacement therapy, or blood thinning drugs.
* This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.