Change Of Life Hot Flash Formula
HRT Alternative for women suffering from hot flashes and menopausal symptoms.
In choosing a natural supplement for menopause, it is important for a comprehensive formula that contains natural active compounds from Dong Quai, Black Cohosh and Siberian Ginseng as they work in different ways to help reduce menopause symptoms.
A reader of the Telegraph, who has stopped taking HRT, asks Dr. Sarah Brewer how to adjust to the problem of hot flashes. Dr. Brewer replies that Black Cohosh is at least as effective as HRT at relieving menopausal symptoms.
The average American woman reaches menopause in her early 50s. This powersurge is quite a transition. The right herbs and vitamins can make the transition much easier. Thirty percent of US women have used hormone replacement therapy for at least five years.
An American cancer study reveals in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that women who used estrogen replacement therapy for at least 10 years are twice as likely to die of ovarian cancer than women who never used it.
The U.S. government's biennial report on carcinogens has for the first time officially identified estrogen-containing drugs as cancer-causing agents. Health authorities in the U.S. now require drugs containing estrogen to carry warning labels about heart attack, stroke, blood clots and breast cancer. Read the Dangers of HRT.
The most common form of hormone replacement therapy, long believed to preserve mental capacity in women after menopause, instead doubles their risk of dementia, according to a large federal study that raises new questions for the 1.2 million American women currently taking such pills.
Most multivitamin and menopause formulas on the market do not contain the right ingredients or the right amounts for perimenopausal and menopausal women.
C.O.L. stands for CHANGE OF LIFE. It is very effective in calming hot flashes and the irritability associated with the problem. We field tested C.O.L. with positive results. C.O.L. is effective for good hormone balance in all women, hot flashes or not, as the following description of each herb in the formula will verify.
Dong Quai: Effectively can nourish the uterus and female glands. It helps with internal bleeding as well as blood clots, PMS, menopause, cramps, blood purification, breast abcesses, and nervousness. It regulates metabolism and if taken regularly it will prevent prolapsed uterus.
Siberian Ginseng: Is effective for everyone, especially for women, as it is not overpowering as the other ginsengs can be. It is adaptogenic and helps with circulation and is a tonic to the entire body. Siberian Ginseng helps with menopause, anemia, age spots, child birth, bleeding, depression, endurance, stress, increases concentration, menstruation, radiation protection and as a mild sexual stimulant.
Black Cohosh Reduces Hot Flashes By Targeting Brain's Thermostat
Black cohosh, a medicinal herb increasingly used by women as an alternative to estrogen replacement therapy, may reduce hot flashes by targeting serotonin receptors � some of the same receptors used by the brain to help regulate body temperature � according to a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
"This study shows that black cohosh does not appear to be estrogenic whatsoever and, as a result, is less likely to pose some of the dangers associated with traditional estrogen replacement therapy," says study leader Judy L. Bolton, Ph.D., a professor at the university's College of Pharmacy. "We now have new clues to how it might work in the body."
In accompanying lab studies, the researchers also demonstrated that the black cohosh extract is capable of binding to human serotonin receptors, including those that help regulate body temperature. Previous studies have shown that these receptors may play a role in regulating hot flashes.
Native Americans have used Black Cohosh for centuries. One of their names for it is "squaw root" because they found it to be so useful in treating women's health problems.
C.O.L. provides a needed energy lift and helps to balance the hormones that can cause so much grief when they are out of balance. Try some Change of Life today.
FH-46-0 C.O.L. 620mg 100 capsules $14.95
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Another excellent herb for menopause is MACA.
Estrogen and Progestin ( Prempro(R) or Premarin (R) + Provera (R))
Pros: Reduces hot flashes and vaginal dryness. May slow bone loss in some women.
Cons: Causes breakthrough bleeding, mood swings, fluid retention. Significantly increases risk of breast and uterine cancer.
Selective Estrogen Reuptake Modulators ( SERMs, notably Evista (R))
Pros: Unlike older HRT drugs, SERMs do not seem to boost risk of breast cancer.
Cons: Increases hot flashes, boosts risk for serious blood clots in the legs, lungs or eyes, especially for sedentary women. Can cause severe leg cramps.
Estrogen Used Vaginally (Vagifem (R), Estring (R), Estrace (R))
Pros: Reduces vaginal dryness.
Cons: Has no effect on hot flashes. Headache, abdominal pain and vaginal pain / irritation have been reported.
Estrogen Patches ( Estracomb (R), Vivelle (R))
Pros: Convenient drug delivery through skin patch. Reduces hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
Cons: Can cause skin irritation at the patch site. May cause nausea and vomiting. Other side effects are similar to those from HRT pills: breakthrough bleeding, fluid retention and mood swings.
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