Meno Magic women’s hormonal help…
This is a traditional herbal formula. Designed to help relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, hormonal imbalance and the menopause. It contains a blend of herbs that are well known in woman’s health (including wild yam red clover, pfaffia and sage leaf). Along with nutrients that have a balancing effect on the body and promote a feeling of vitality and well-being (such as vitamin B6, zinc citrate, soya isoflavones and Siberian ginseng). A bestseller amongst our female customers, this gentle and utterly natural helper is particularly favoured, as it does not contain hormones such as found in Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) drugs.
Meno magiC supports women before, during and after difficult monthly cycles, as well as through all stages of the menopause.
● Hormonal imbalance
● Menopausal symptoms
● Difficult monthly cycles
● Premenstrual symptoms
● Menstrual cramps
● Mood swings
● Hot flushes
● Night Sweats
● Breast tenderness
● Fatigue and energy levels
● Vaginal dryness
● Thyroid About the ingredients:
Soya isoflavones and red clover –
Isoflavones are a group of naturally-occurring chemicals that mimic the overall shape of oestrogen in the body and, hence, are thought of as plant-based oestrogen alternatives (known as “phytoestrogens” by scientists – with “phyto” meaning “plant”). They perform a similar role to standard oestrogen and are believed to work by binding to oestrogen receptors in the body. Both soya and red clover, in particular, have high levels of isoflavones and have been used for centuries to treat menopause symptoms. Currently, there are four studies which show the incidence and severity of hot flushes are reduced by half with supplementary intake of isoflavones. Moreover, they were found to help relieve other symptoms of menopause, such as irritability and vaginal dryness.
Wild yam used as a natural alternative to oestrogen therapy for vaginal dryness in older women, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), menstrual cramps, weak bones (osteoporosis) low sex drive and energy levels. It contains the chemical diosgenin, which is converted by the body into various steroids, such as oestrogen and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) when the bulb is consumed. However, the root is also believed to reduce menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes when applied directly to the skin (in a cream or tincture).
Sage is well-known as a culinary herb. The sage leaf contains many chemical compounds, (such as diterpene bitters, volatile oil, flavonoids and rosmarinic acid). Sage is shown to have a tonic effect on the reproductive system; it to stabilise irregular menstruation and menstrual cramps. Moreover, its oestrogenic properties are useful in alleviating many symptoms of menopause, including fatigue, anxiety, hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings.
Pffafia (also known as Suma or Brazilian Ginseng). Pffafia has been used by indigenous women of the Amazon for thousands of years to treat symptoms related to hormonal imbalance, menopause and PMS. Now extensively studied by both American and Japanese scientists, Pffafia’s ‘oestrogenic’ actions are believed to be associated with the significant amount of plant sterols they contain (most notably, stigmasterol and sitosterol). It is also an adaptogen and restorative tonic.
Schizandra Chinensis – Known as Wu-Wei-Tzu in Chinese medicine, schizandra (or Schisandra) is an adaptogen – thought to be beneficial in enhancing the body’s resistance to stress and disease. Furthermore, research has shown schizandra to have phytoestrogenic effects, which are attributed to its estrogen binding ability.
Hops contain volatile oil, resin and various plant-based oestrogens. Hops also contain a highly potent phytoestrogen known as 8-prenylnaringenin (8-PN). In particular, studies show 8-PN combat menopausal complaints conclusively and shows some promise in protecting against heart disease and bone loss. Alfalfa – Alfalfa, prized for its high levels of chlorophyll (found in the sprouts). It naturally contains vitamins (B6, B12, K, D, E, U and P) as well as minerals, essential enzymes, isoflavones, sterols and other phytoestrogens. As such, alfalfa has been used to relieve menopause symptoms, including hot flushes and night sweats. Moreover, this action is enhanced by the legume’s sweet, astringent and cooling properties.
Ginseng is a rich source of phytoestrogens, as well as containing eleutherosides. A herbal tonic and adaptogen, Siberian ginseng is used to support the body to perform at optimum levels and counter the ill-effects of stress. Correspondingly, ginseng promotes better sleep and can increase the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which are known as the feel-good chemicals for the brain. Thus it’s thought to improve overall mood. Further, studies show ginseng counteracts other symptoms of menopause, such as fatigue, poor memory and concentration.
Atriplex halimus (also known as Sea Orach or Mediterranean Saltbush) is a nutritious plant, high in protein, vitamins (A, C and D) and minerals. It’s the herb’s Chromium content that is thought to be particularly useful for treating menopausal symptoms. Chromium is involved with blood sugar balances, and it turns out that many symptoms associated with menopause are symptoms of blood sugar imbalance.
Kelp is a powerhouse of nutrition, containing a high amount of vitamins (A, B-complex, C, D, E and K) and minerals, including iodine, zinc, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper and calcium (10x more calcium than milk!). Kelp is additionally high in amino acids, carbohydrates, enzymes, omega-3s, growth hormones and alginic acid. It has played an essential role in the Japanese diet for centuries. The high concentration of iodine in kelp supports thyroid function (hormone production/ regulation, thyroxine) for cell maintenance and growth. It also strengthens immunity, supports liver and digestive functions, and lowers cholesterol. Kelp has been reported to relieve menopausal symptoms, such as weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats, as well as inhibit mood swings and depression.
Author – Dani Bown