Vitanica Black Cohosh Cimicifuga Extract Plus - 120 capsules
Vitanica Black Cohosh Cimicifuga Extract Plus is a popular Native American and traditionally used women's herb. The triterpene glycosides in Black Cohosh Cimicifuga Extract has been well researched in Germany for a broad range of menopausal symptoms. For the best of both worlds, Vitanica combines the studied standardized extract and traditionally used dried root powder.
What is Black Cohosh?
Black cohosh is a tall perennial plant in the buttercup family that grows in eastern and central areas of the United States. Black cohosh was used by Native Americans as a traditional folk remedy for womens' health conditions, such as menstrual cramps and hot flashes, arthritis, muscle pain, sore throat, cough and indigestion. The juice of the plant was used as an insect repellent and was made into a salve and applied to snake bites.
Today, black cohosh is used primarily as a nutritional supplement for hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, vaginal dryness and other symptoms that can occur during menopause, as well as for menstrual cramps and bloating. The parts of the plant used medicinally are the fresh or dried roots and rhizomes (underground stems), which are available in health food stores, some drug stores and online in tea, capsule, tablet or liquid extract forms. The active compound is believed to be 26-deoxyactein.
Why Do People Use Black Cohosh?
Menopausal Symptoms - Black cohosh is one of the more popular herbal remedies for menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, migraines, mood disturbances, heart palpitations and vaginal dryness. Initial research on black cohosh suggests that it may improve some menopausal symptoms for up to six months. In fact, in 2001, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stated that black cohosh may be helpful in the short-term (less than 6 months) for menopausal hot flashes.
A recent, year-long study on black cohosh, however, didn't find that it had any significant benefit in women with hot flashes or night sweats. Researchers from the National Institute on Aging and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine gave 351 peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women either black cohosh, black cohosh combined with other herbs, the black cohosh/herb blend plus a soy-enhanced diet, hormone replacement therapy or a placebo. Although this is the longest study to date, there were some serious limitations, such as the small number of women in each treatment group. The study authors acknowledge that changes may not have been detected.
Vitanica's commitment is to serve women by providing education, research, and the finest quality in effective natural supplements. Vitanica prides themselves on their personalized service, attention to detail and responsiveness to the consumer's needs in the area of women's health. Vitanica seeks excellence in their formulations by including optimal dosages, superior choice nutrient sources and clinically scrutinized products for maximal therapeutic benefit. Vitanica strives to use the best ingredients in Vitanica products. Vitanica's product line is run in small batches to ensure the freshest products possible. Vitanica's entire product line is vegetarian suitable with the use of plant based capsules.
Vitanica is committed to using the highest quality, premium grade organic or wildcrafted herbs available. Vitanica's herbs and extracts are selected on the basis of purity, bioactivity, and maximal therapeutic benefit. In Vitanica's single herb products they use the powdered herb of the product and the standardized extract of the plant, specifying the bioactive marker ingredient.
All Vitanica products are formulated based on scientific research and/or clinical research and experience as conducted by Dr. Tori Hudson in her women's health practice. Dr. Hudson is a well respected authority on natural healthcare for women. Vitanica welcomes your feedback and support in providing the best products available to address the health care needs of women.
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