Estroven Menopause Formula Maximum Strength - 60 Capsules
Estroven Maximum Strength is a safe and effective dietary supplement made with a strong, triple-action formula that provides maximum relief from multiple menopause symptoms. With twice as much black cohosh than other leading brands, plus clinically proven soy isoflavones, it helps to relieve hot flashes and night sweats. Plus, it helps to manage irritability so you can feel like yourself again.
Estroven Maximum Strength contains a triple-action formula for maximum relief. Specifically it features:
Twice as much black cohosh vs. other leading brands, plus clinically proven soy isoflavones to help reduce hot flashes and night sweats
Magnolia Bark to help manage irritability
Estroven Balancing Herbal Blend with green tea
High potency of many essential vitamins for women’s health
Vitamin D for strong bones
Frequently Asked Questions about Estroven Maximum Strength
Does Estroven Maximum Strength contain caffeine?
Yes, there is a small amount of green tea in Estroven Maximum Strength which is a natural stimulant.
Will Estroven Maximum Strength affect blood pressure?
The ingredients in Estroven Maximum Strength are not known to have an effect on blood pressure. However, it is always advisable to speak with your healthcare professional before taking any dietary supplement.
When is the best time to take Estroven Maximum Strength?
The best time to take Estroven Maximum Strength is in the morning with your breakfast. Food helps with the absorption of the vitamins and may help prevent stomach upset.
How long can I take Estroven Maximum Strength?
The ingredients in Estroven™ Maximum Strength are beneficial to women’s health. While there have been no long-term side-effects attributed to taking the ingredients in Estroven Maximum Strength, speak with your healthcare professional about the length of time to take any dietary supplement.
Does Estroven Maximum Strength contain estrogen?
No, Estroven Maximum Strength does not contain synthetic estrogen. Soy Isoflavones interact with some of the same receptors as estrogen to help address your hormonal imbalance, but will not increase hormone levels.
Can I take more than the recommended serving of Estroven Maximum Strength?
No, Estroven Maximum Strength should be taken as directed.
Is it safe for me to take Estroven Maximum Strength with other Estroven products?
Estroven products are developed to be used individually to address hot flashes and night sweats as well as other menopausal symptoms. However, since there have been no side effects attributed to taking Estroven Maximum Strength with other Estroven products, we recommend speaking with your healthcare professional to see if taking two Estroven products are appropriate for your individual situation.
Will Estroven Maximum Strength cause weight gain?
No, Estroven Maximum Strength has not been found to cause weight gain. However during menopause, it is common for women to gain weight. Therefore, if you are concerned about excessive weight gain during menopause, please contact your healthcare professional as there can be many causes.
Can I take Estroven Maximum Strength if I have had breast or ovarian cancer?
It is essential that you speak with your healthcare professional if you have specific medical concerns or are undergoing cancer treatment before taking any dietary supplement. However, there have been no major side effects attributed to taking the ingredients in Estroven Maximum Strength.
What is the difference between the 1 per day and the 2 per day Estroven Maximum Strength?
Both products contain the same amount of soy isoflavones and black cohosh for hot flashes per serving and should provide the same benefits. The two-a-day Estroven Maximum Strength is the original product formula and is only sold in certain health food retailers. The convenient one-a-day formulation provides the same serving in just one tablet per day.
Will Estroven Maximum Strength help with hair loss or vaginal dryness?
There is currently no clinical research indicating that Estroven Maximum Strength will help prevent hair loss or vaginal dryness.
How long until I see results when taking Estroven Maximum Strength?
Results vary based on each individual’s symptoms and needs. Some women notice improvement in seven to ten days but may take up to thirty days for optimal results.
Does Estroven Maximum Strength contain soy?
Yes, Estroven Maximum Strength contains soy. The soy isoflavones have been clinically proven to reduce hot flashes and night sweats.
I recently read an article stating soy supplements are not effective in relieving menopausal symptoms. Is that true?
Isoflavones, a group of naturally occurring compounds found in soybeans, are among the most extensively-studied alternatives to estrogen therapy. But all isoflavones are not the same. Only soy isoflavones have more than 25 studies evaluating the effects of soy isoflavones on hot flashes since the first research was conducted in 1995. A statistical analysis of 17 studies, found that isoflavones reduced the frequency and severity of hot flashes by more than 50 percent. These results agree with a previously published statistical analysis that included 19 studies. Estroven Maximum Strength is specifically formulated with a highly concentrated soy extract having the same ratio of beneficial isoflavones found in soybeans and unfermented soy foods.
What does menopause mean?
Menopause means something different to each woman, but there are certain key elements that we all share.
Your reproductive life cycle
Think of your life in phases: you start with infancy, move onto childhood, and then reach puberty. At this point, your hormones start raging, your body feels like it doesn't belong to you, and your moods may abruptly swing from silly to dejected. So years later, if you're experiencing menopausal symptoms, it may certainly seem like you've been there before! However, the years surrounding menopause can be a time to define your own experiences and make positive choices about healthcare, relationships, and your own potential.
The myths about menopause
The biggest stumbling block for most women is getting past the old myths about what perimenopause (the years before the event) and menopause mean.
Reaching the first signs or symptoms of menopause does not mean that your life as you know it has ended! Some women have easy transitions. Others have a rough time for several years, experiencing bothersome symptoms that come and go. If you feel like your life is in turmoil, you're not alone. In fact, there's a lot you can do to minimize the effects of the symptoms you may be experiencing.
In the prime of life
In your 40s, 50s, or 60s, you’ve lived long enough to have the experiences and knowledge to mentor others. But you're also free to let others know exactly who you are as a person, rather than being defined by society's roles for you.
Studies of women who dreaded menopause in their 20s and 30s show that their attitude towards it improved the older they got. And after their final menstrual period, most women regarded menopause as primarily positive. You may fear the unknown, but once you've experienced the event, you're an expert!
One of the best starting places for reaching your prime is to take proactive steps towards improving your health right now, so you can start on the road to successful aging. There are many paths along this journey through menopause, but you get to choose which one path you take! As with everything in life, it's always best to begin with the basics and add as you need to. For example, you can make the choice to start with Estroven —an herbal menopause remedy for menopause symptom relief — and then see where that leads. And the decisions you make now about your health and wellness may change as time goes on.
What is menopause? (And what is perimenopause?)
Menopause occurs because of the winding-down of the female cycle, as the hormonal system moves from its reproductive function to "maintenance" for the rest of your life. The perimenopause (the months and sometimes years before menopause occurs) and the postmenopause afterward bring on many changes in your body, mind, and emotions. In this section, you'll learn about:
- The female hormonal system
- Before menopause
- Natural or induced menopause
- Hormone shift at menopause
- After menopause
The female hormonal system
Even before you reached puberty, your body began to produce hormones, or chemical messengers that travel through the bloodstream. The pituitary gland in the brain produces FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) during the first half of your cycle, and LH (luteinizing hormone) during the second half.
Each month, FSH stimulates the follicles in the ovaries, which contain eggs, to begin secreting estrogen into your bloodstream. For the next two weeks, the follicles grow, and one becomes mature enough to ovulate (release an egg). Once the follicle is mature, the pituitary gland cuts back on its production of FSH and produces a surge of LH, which causes the follicle to break open so that the egg can be released.
During the next two weeks, the empty follicle produces more estrogen, as well as progesterone, the other hormone essential to reproduction. Progesterone builds up the lining of the uterus into thicker and thicker layers, as a possible home for an implanted egg that might develop into a fetus.
If the egg is fertilized, it implants and begins to divide and grow. But most months, the unfertilized egg simply continues its journey through the bloodstream, the levels of estrogen and progesterone drop, and the lining of the uterus sloughs off in a menstrual period.
When you reach your early-to-mid forties, this cycle begins to slow down, and the hormonal system isn't as regular as it used to be. Perimenopause ("peri" means "time before") is a time when you can begin to learn all you can about your changing body and mind.
You may begin to experience the following symptoms of menopause:
- Your periods may become irregular, or you may find that it's harder to get pregnant.
- You may have your first hot flashes, as your hormonal system pumps harder in an attempt to keep stimulating the dwindling supply of eggs in your ovaries.
- You may have emotional symptoms, like moodiness or depression.
- You may experience a drop in energy and an increase in tiredness.
Natural or induced menopause
Menopause occurs when there are very few eggs left to be fertilized, and the output of estrogen and progesterone is so small that the eggs are not stimulated to ovulate. For most women, this happens in their early 50s.
For other women, some external event brings on menopause:
- Bilateral oophorectomy (removal of both ovaries) puts the body into menopause immediately, because there are no ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone. A partial oophorectomy has a less severe impact on the body because only one ovary is removed.
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) speeds up menopause by approximately 2-3 years.
- Chemotherapy for cancer or pelvic radiation may damage the ovaries so they can no longer produce hormones. However, some younger women who are treated for cancer may begin to menstruate and ovulate again.
Hormone shift at menopause
During ovulation, the pituitary gland pumps out a high amount of FSH to prepare the release of an egg from the ovaries. This high level of FSH signals the body to increase its production of estrogen to complete ovulation. Once ovulation has occurred, the production of FSH decreases until the start of the next reproductive cycle (see Fig. 1). For menopausal women, however, the body does not produce enough estrogen to complete ovulation, so FSH levels remain high (see Fig. 2).
When you have not had a period for 12 consecutive months, you have gone through menopause. After menopause, you no longer need to be concerned about birth control or having monthly periods. This is a milestone for every woman, and with all its inconvenience, it definitely has a plus side. It means you have passed through "the change", and are now ready to meet the challenges of the next half of your life - hopefully with more self-awareness and self-confidence than you had when you were younger!
It's common for women to spend decades taking care of everything and everyone but themselves - a husband, a boss, children, pets, a home - but this is a time for you to make a conscious choice to discover what it is you really want out of life. This is your moment to re-establish your principles, your priorities, and your passions.
There's a lot you can do to take charge of the way you feel during menopause when you have the right information. So keep an open mind, and start with the simplest and most natural tactics to deal with the symptoms you're experiencing.
A lot of women don't take great care of themselves during the years when they're busy chasing kids around the house or working hard at a job. So menopause can be a good time to start:
- Eating a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, plenty of fiber, and just a little bit of fat. As we get older, the digestive system is not as efficient, so eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet can keep your body weight stable, and also help you reduce some menopausal symptoms.
- Getting out and moving at least three times a week for an hour. If you can, do some exercise — even walking — every single day. Exercise helps keep excess weight off, keeps the body working efficiently, and is one of the best ways to keep "the blues" at bay. Learn more about how menopause may affect your weight.
- Take stress out of your life! Just say no to more obligations than you can handle, and don't cope with problems by using alcohol, caffeine, or cigarettes, which are all bad for your physical and mental health.
Menopause supplements provide benefits
As the natural estrogen in your body declines, it can be helpful to take supplements that provide some of the same benefits as estrogen. Estroven is a dietary supplement made with isoflavones (from soy products or other herbs) and/or black cohosh and herbs that help reduce the symptoms associated with menopause, helps support your mood, and make you feel like yourself again.
What about medication?
Since menopause is not a disease but a phase of life, you need to be clear about your own attitude toward menopause in order to decide how you want to handle it. Estroven can be your first choice to handling your menopausal symptoms, since using an herbal remedy for menopause is a logical way to start. But if you're still having problems, there are other options, such as replacement hormones (hormone replacement therapy), antidepressants, and bone-strengthening medications. Psychotherapy, counseling, support groups, etc. can be effective ways to manage menopause. Talk with your healthcare provider to discuss the best action plan for you.
Everyone knows that eating right is a key factor in maintaining lifelong health, and this is particularly true at menopause. At this time of life, more than ever, you need a balanced diet that focuses on:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains and legumes
- Lean meats, fish, and poultry
- Less fat and more low-fat products
Here’s a tip for reducing your menopausal symptoms: cut back on spicy foods and reduce consumption of alcohol and caffeine, all of which can bring on hot flashes!
Did you know that hot flashes and night sweats are less common in physically active women? Physical exercise has also been shown to enhance mood and promote daytime energy and restful nights. In fact, being fit not only decreases the long-term risks of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and obesity, it also plays a role in how symptoms of hormonal change affect you.
In addition to a healthy diet, a successful fitness program should include aerobic activities for your heart, bones, and general fitness; resistance training for your muscle and bone strength; and stretching for your flexibility and to decrease your risk of injury.
Start with a plan
If you haven't exercised in a long time (or ever), you should see your healthcare provider first to get a clean bill of health, and maybe even some personalized suggestions on the best way to get started.
Put exercise on your calendar – once a day, every day.
Write yourself a contract, making exercise a daily priority, and post it on your refrigerator. Signing your name may help you to live up to your word.
Get someone to exercise with you. A friend or spouse along for the ride means you can talk while you walk. If you miss a few days because of travel or illness, get right back on track again.
If you have not been exercising and feel out of shape, start slowly. Begin by taking 5- to 15-minute walks at a comfortable pace three times a week, and gradually increase your distance and pace, keeping in mind the goals mentioned above.
Types of dedicated exercise and how they help
Aerobic exercise raises your pulse and gets you breathing harder. Brisk walking, swimming, aerobic dancing, bicycling, and treadmill or outdoor running are all effective means of aerobic exercise. Choose the most enjoyable activity that fits your schedule.
Strength training involves free weights or exercise machines to strengthen individual muscles. Do a series of exercises that focus on your arms, shoulders, and torso two to three times a week. If you haven't done this kind of exercise before, seek instruction from your healthcare provider, a physical therapist, or a trainer.
Flexibility exercises should also be done two or three times each week. They can best be done after aerobic exercise. Flexibility exercises are most effective if the stretch is done slowly and held for 20 to 30 seconds. Your healthcare provider, a physical therapist, or a trainer can suggest appropriate exercises.
With our hormones demanding so much of our attention, it may be hard to focus on other aspects of our physical health. But there are other important areas that we need to monitor.
In addition to seeing your healthcare provider regularly for pelvic exams and pap smears, having your cholesterol and blood pressure checked, and performing monthly self-breast exams, be sure to have the following tests done:
- Total body skin examination
- Fasting plasma glucose
- Glaucoma test
- Bone density testing
- Thyroid hormone test
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Estroven’s history of delivering safe and effective products has a clear result. Over the years, Estroven has become the #1 natural menopause supplement in the United States.** Nearly a million women choose Estroven for relief of their perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms, more than any other brand.
Since 2001, Estroven has been the most recommended supplement in the menopause category as determined by Pharmacy Times magazine. The 2011 OTC Pharmacists Recommendations award the highest marks to Estroven, including the OTC Master's logo. Over 398,000 U.S. pharmacists a month recommend Estroven. Estroven believes their commitment to quality is what keeps them at the forefront of the natural menopause supplement category.
Estroven™ has been on the market since late 1997, and all of its ingredients have been carefully chosen based on the best scientific information available. There are no known significant side effects associated with the recommended serving sizes of Estroven™.
Safety of Estroven's Formula
Over the years, with tens of millions of Estroven products sold, there have been very few consumer complaints, and none showing a causal connection between Estroven and any significant negative health event. This confidence in the Estroven™ suite of products, combined with the supporting science on the ingredients confirm our ability and commitment to provide safe products.
Every batch of Estroven produced undergoes extensive purity and potency testing. These tests are performed by qualified laboratories, which follow standards set by various scientific agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), NSF, AOAC, and other standard-setting authorities. Estroven™ formulas are also tested for shelf-life stability to be sure that the products will be as effective when you buy them as they were when they left the plant.
Safety of Estroven's Ingredients
The two primary ingredients in our products — isoflavones and black cohosh — have long and safe histories of use. A well-known and well-reputed vendor, Archer Daniels Midland Company, supplies the soy isoflavones used in our formula.
There has been much safety research done on black cohosh. It is important to note that the kind of black cohosh used in Estroven™ products is cimicifuga racemosa, the actual North American herb, rather than the Asian variety, which may not have the same degree of purity or effectiveness.
Other ingredients used in Estroven™ include vitamins and minerals, all of which fall below the Safe Upper Limits as defined by the federal government, as well as various other herbs, which have a similar safety profile to isoflavones and black cohosh.
Using Estroven with Synthetic Hormones
Please consult your healthcare professional before taking Estroven products with HRT.
Using Estroven with Other Prescription Medicines
Although there are no known significant side effects associated with the recommended use of Estroven™ with prescription medications, your medical history plays an important role in the effect that supplements have on your body. Please contact your healthcare professional before using Estroven™ with other prescription medicines.
Potential Allergens in the Estroven Formula
Estroven™ does not contain preservatives, yeast, wheat, gluten, or lactose. Estroven™ does contain soy, and a small percentage (about 3%) of the population is allergic to soy. Please consult your healthcare professional before taking Estroven™ if you have any known allergies.
As with any dietary supplement, please consult your healthcare professional before taking Estroven™.
Estroven’s Commitment to Quality
Estroven are proud of their products and how well they work. Every Estroven production run undergoes a great deal of testing for purity and potency. These tests are performed by qualified laboratories, which follow standards set by various scientific agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), NSF, AOAC, and other internationally recognized standard-setting authorities.
Estroven has developed a strict set of standards for the vendors who supply their ingredients and products. All suppliers must follow current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). They audit all facilities and operations to be sure they meet current good manufacturing standards. They constantly exchange information with their vendors, so that they can keep improving on their process.
All batches of Estroven products pass through a thorough validated analysis before they are distributed to stores. Qualified analytical testing laboratories test for potency so that their products can be correctly labeled. Proprietary blends of herbs cannot be tested by traditional methods; therefore product specification standards are used. They have standard operating procedures for:
- Product acceptance
- Reviewing and releasing product for distribution
- Cleanliness of quality assurance areas, storage, and distribution
- Reserve areas for retaining samples and records (including finished goods and raw materials)
It is essential that the quality of Estroven products does not lessen over time, and that they are as effective from the day they leave the plant to the day you purchase them. For this reason, Estroven makes sure that they meet expiration date requirements, so whether you use the product the day it is made or at the end of its shelf life, it delivers what they promise. Annual stability testing is a standard process for Estroven.
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