The Importance of Hormones
Hormones are one of the body’s chemical messengers. Certain hormones tell various parts of your body to do certain things. Of particular importance to women are estrogen and progesterone.
Estrogen is the hormone that makes women, feminine. It promotes formation of female secondary sex characteristics, increases bone formation which is important because a lot of calcium is lost after menopause, it increases the amount of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs or good cholesterol) and decreases the amount of low-density lipoproteins (LDLs or bad cholesterol).
However, it is not good to just have phytoestrogens. For example, estrogens promote growth of certain cells such as the lining of the uterus. Progesterone opposes estrogen. It tells those cells to shrink and get ready for the next menstrual cycle.
Doctors used to just prescribe estrogens for menopause symptoms but that was found to increase the chances of cancer. Nowadays, estrogen is prescribed with progesterone to balance out the effects of estrogen and lower the chances of cancer.
Mendapause™ is a comprehensive menopause supplement that combines all the ingredients necessary for optimum hormone levels.
1. Soy Isoflavones
Isoflavones are plant compounds that are antioxidants. Many act as phytoestrogens in mammals. These isoflavones are derived from soybeans which are common is Eastern diets.
2. Licorice Extract
Most known for their sweet flavor, licorice plants are rich in organic compounds. Of interest to sufferers of menopause is its isoflavone content.
3. Red Clover Extract
Red clover is another plant rich in isoflavones.
Sage has been used in alternative medicine to reduce sweating. We’ve included to address night sweats.
5. False Unicorn
Helps in maintaining hormone balance, particularly with progesterone.
6. Vitex (chaste) Berry
Helps with luteal phase hormonal balance.
7. Wild Yam
Has diosgenin which is used to make progesterone in laboratories. Wild yam also has some phytoestrogenic ingredients.
8. Red Raspberry
Red raspberry, along with Vitex (chaste) berry, are two herbs known for helping with progesterone balance.
8. Black Cohosh
Black Cohosh does not effect hormone levels but has been found to help mental health.
Menopause and the Aging Process
When women reach menopause, their menstrual cycles slowly stop. Estrogen levels and progesterone levels drop. Low estrogen levels lead to symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. Low progesterone levels lead to diminished mental health, mood, and clarity.
Menopause also has another dangerous effect, because estrogen normally tells bones to build and hold onto calcium. But because estrogen levels decrease, calcium is rapidly lost after age 40 which can lead to decreased bone mass and eventually, osteoporosis.
Mendapause™ helps maintain healthy hormone balance.