Swiss Natural HRT Extra-Strength
provides safe and effective relief for more sever menopausal
symptoms. In addition to all the benefits of the regular strength, Swiss
Natural HRT Extra-strength also includes increased amounts of Black Cohosh
to help manage hot flashes and night sweats.
The Right Ingredients to Balance out
Hormonal High and Lows
Adding SOY Isoflavones to the Mix
An important addition to Swiss Herbal's new formulation is Novasoy
Soy. Soy isofavones are well known for their ability to balance estrogen
levels via their phytoestrogenic potential. Basically, this means that they
mimic hormone-like substances in your body. Soy isoflavone supplementation
has been clinically studied for its ability to significantly reduce the
occurrence of hot flashes in menopausal women.
Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.): This herb has traditionally been
used to relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.
Novasoy Soy (Glycine max): The isoflavones naturally present in Soy
help alleviate hot flashes.
Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex agnus castus): This herb contains chemical
compounds that help maintain a balance between estrogen and progesterone.
Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa): Wild Yam, derived from
Mexican Wild Yam root, contains steroidal precursors that help regulate the
Burdock (Arctium lappa L.): This herb has traditionally been used to
detoxify your liver, an organ that contributes to estrogen production.
Burdock therefore aids in liver function and promotes the metabolism of
phytoestrogens, which can help alleviate symptoms.
MENOPAUSE - A Time of Transition
Once treated by mainstream medicine as a disease, menopause
is a normal transition in a woman’s life from an age of fertility to one of
wisdom. Like anything important in a woman’s life, this transition can
sometimes be a challenge. With the recent revelation that standard hormone
replacement therapy for the relief of hot flashes caused a significant
increase in the risk of cancer, a course of action for support during this
transition can be confusing.But there are effective and safe alternatives to
HRT with drugs.
menopause is complete when one year has passed since the cessation of
menstruation. The perimenopausal period can last for several years. During
this time women experience gradual cycle changes like more or less bleeding
and variations in cycle length. Anemia can occur due to heavy menstrual
bleeding. Another way to experience menopause is through the removal of
the ovaries. Hormonal shifts during perimenopause or after ovary removal
cause hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, low libido, urinary
incontinence, dizziness, heart palpitations, headaches and mood swings.
Factors that aggravate symptoms are poor diet, stress, alcohol, caffeine,
tobacco and spices.
Around menopause hormone release occurs sporadically
and produces symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness,
low libido, urinary incontinence, dizziness, heart palpitations, headaches,
irregular cycles, irregular bleeding and mood swings. Estrogen receptors
are located on non-reproductive cells too. Therefore, menopause affects the
aging of a women’s whole body. Skin cells need estrogen to stay smooth and
moist. The thyroid gland uses estrogen to maintain body temperature.
Proper bone formation requires estrogen. The arteries and heart require
estrogen for maintaining their functioning.
Progesterone and testosterone levels also decline in menopause.
Progesterone has a calming affect on the brain and nervous system and
menopausal women may suffer with anxiety, depression or other emotional
concerns. Testosterone regulates the libido and contributes to a decrease
in sex drive often reported by menopausal women.
The typical perimenopausal symptoms are treated conventionally by synthetic
hormone replacement of estrogen, progesterone and/or testosterone. It
decreases perimenopausal symptoms and was also believed to protect against
heart disease, bone loss and some cancers. Recently these benefits have
been called into question. New research suggests that there may also be
health risks associated with hormone replacement regardless of whether the
source is synthetic or natural. Talk to a health professional about the
benefits and drawbacks of hormone replacement.
The relief of these symptoms and natural support for the increased risk of
other health concerns aggravated by menopause should include some or all of
the following: balancing of hormones (sex hormones as well as adrenal and
thyroid hormones), reducing symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings,
supporting bone health, and supporting heart health. Natural support of the
menopausal woman involves supporting the whole body because at menopause
women lose the protective effect of estrogen on the body. The skeletal and
cardiovascular systems are especially susceptible to degeneration due to low