Black Cohosh Extract 250mg 60 vegetarian capsules
Studies suggest that long-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat menopause symptoms increases the incidence of breast cancer, coronary heart disease, and stroke in elderly women. Phyototherapies to treat menopause symptoms, such as black cohosh root extracts, are increasing in popularity.
Clinical trials support the usefulness of black cohosh for women with hot flashes associated with menopause. A review of eight clinical trials found black cohosh to be both safe and effective for symptomatic relief of menopausal hot flashes. Other symptoms which improved included night sweats, insomnia, nervousness, and irritability.
As a woman approaches menopause, the signals between the ovaries and pituitary gland diminish, slowing down estrogen production and increasing luteinizing hormone (LH) secretions. Hot flashes can result from these hormonal changes. Earlier animal studies and a human clinical trial suggested that black cohosh had some estrogen activity in the body and also decreased LH secretions. However, more recent animal studies and a clinical trial have found no estrogen activity for black cohosh extracts. Further clinical trials are needed to determine whether black cohosh has significant estrogenic actions in the body.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving:
Black Cohosh Root Extract 250mg
Vegetable Cellulose Capsule, Ascorbic Acid, Lactose, Silica
Suggested Usage: 1 capsule daily
Allergen and allergy information for Black Cohosh Extract ingredients:
Excludes: coatings, binders, gluten, milk/dairy, soy protein, egg protein, sugar
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