Douglas Estro-Mend is a soy-free blend of herbs used in herbal medicine that helps ease nervous tension while relieving pain associated with menstruation and symptoms associated with menopause.
A complex interaction of hormones regulates menstruation. Imbalances of hormones, including estrogen, can result in menstrual pain and premenstrual symptoms, which often include changes in mood, energy, attention, appetite, sleep, physical comfort (breast tenderness, bloating) and quality of life. Phytoestrogens, including black cohosh, mimic the functions of estrogens without proliferative actions and help relieve menstrual pain and premenstrual symptoms.
Significantly less estrogen is produced in the period before menopause. Hormonal fluctuations during this time can result in common menopausal symptoms, including hot flushes and vaginal dryness. Phytoestrogens also support and minimize the changes and symptoms that are sometimes experienced during menopause. Studies have found that black cohosh helps relieve menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes, excessive sweating, insomnia, and vaginal atrophy. As menopause may result in sleep disruption, Estro-Mend also contains hops, which can relieve nervousness and aid sleep.
- Used in herbal medicine to help relieve premenstrual symptoms and pain associated with menstruation and helps to relieve symptoms associated with menopause
Kudzu (Pueraria Montana var. lobata) root extract (10:1) 125mg,
red clover (Trifolium pratense) leaf and flower extract (20:1) (2400mg dried equivalent) 120mg,
bacopa (bacopa monnieri) aerial parts extract (7:1) (700mg, dried equivalent) 100mg, gotu kola (centella asiatica) leaf extract (8:1)/ (760mg dried equivalent, 10% asiaticosides) 95mg,
hops (humulus lupulus) strobile extract (10:1) (900mg dried equivalent, 5% ¬avones) 90mg,
dong quai (angelica sinensis) root extract (4:1) (240mg, dried equivalent, 1% ligustilide) 60mg,
schisandra (schisandra chinensis) fruit std. extract/ (schisandra chinensis) (9% schisandrins) 50mg, sage (salvia officinalis) leaf 50mg
black cohosh (actaea racemosa) root extract (10:1) (10:1) (250mg dried equivalent, 8% triterpene glycosides) 25mg.
Hypromellose (capsule), cellulose magnesium stearate and silica.
Adults: Take 1 capsule 2 times daily with food, a few hours before or after taking other medications, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Use for a minimum of 4 weeks to see beneficial effects. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 6 months.
Do not use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have diarrhea, hemorrhagic diseases, hypermenorrhoea, a seizure disorder, or an allergy to members of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae family. Do not use if you currently have or previously had breast cancer or you have a predisposition to cancer as indicated by an abnormal mammogram or biopsy or a family member with breast cancer. Ensure you are up-to-date on appointed clinical tests such as mammography, endometrial ultrasounds or biopsies before using this product. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have a liver disorder, depression or related diseases, a family history of cancer or are taking blood thinners, birth control pills, or hormone replacement therapy. Consult a healthcare practitioner if you develop symptoms of liver trouble or if symptoms persist or worsen. Discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner if menstruation is delayed or absent, you experience increased menstrual bleeding time, or if you experience breast pain, discomfort, soreness, tenderness, or abnormal uterine bleeding including spotting or recurrence of menstruation in postmenopausal women. Consumption with alcohol, other medications or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Some people may experience drowsiness and digestive problems. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, ultraviolet light (UV) or UV therapy. Store in a cool, dry place. If the seal around cap is broken, do not use.