Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes and Menopause
Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes and MenopauseNatural Remedies For Hot Flashes and Menopause
Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes and Menopause
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Product Description
Lignans for Life Concentrated Flaxseed lignans
(SDG) Lignans from Flaxseed Hulls For Women
Cold Milled Processed, Non-GMO, Gluten Free. Vegetarian capsules. 90 count bottle. 30 servings.

Each capsule contains flaxseed hulls and standardized SDG lignans from flaxseed hulls to provide a consistent 25 mg of SDG lignans. The flax hull powder is ground up and combined with a very highly concentrated SDG lignan extract from flaxseed. Each capsule contains 650 mg of flaxseed hulls and 25 mg of 40% standardized SDG extract for a total of 25 mg of SDG Lignans. There 90 capsules per bottle. Each bottle provides a 30 day supply (based on a normal dosage of 3 capsules per day).

Lignans have hormone balancing properties. Lignans are phyto-estrogens (plant estrogens) that mimic normally occurring (endogenous) estrogen. Lignans balance estrogen levels to help support breast health. They bind to estrogen receptors, but with less biological effect. The high amount of fiber in flaxseed lignans also helps support colon health. Lignans have indicated a variety of other benefits, such as heart, cholesterol, and hair health.

Lignans provide Antioxidant protection and have a higher ORAC (antioxidant) value than any fruit or vegetable.**

What's the difference between this product and regular flaxseed? Regular flaxseed contains the embryo of the seed, which is where the oil comes from. Our product contains only the hull of the flaxseed, where all the benefits reside. Our flaxseed lignans contain a higher amount of lignan than regular flaxseed.

Treatment for Menopause and Perimenopause.

Lignans may be one of the best natural menopause treatments available. As a phytoestrogen, they can decrease uncomfortable menopause symptoms (1). Lignans are one of the best natural remedies for hot flashes and are also effective for women experiencing the symptoms of perimenopause. This is a result of the lignan's hormone balancing properties. They can aid in treating menstrual irregularity and they not only reduce the frequency of hot flashes, but their intensity as well. Before the onset of menopause, women may experience perimenopause symptoms. Perimenopause, sometimes referred to as premenopause, is a transition period that can happen several years before the onset of menopause. As time passes, a woman’s ovaries will gradually produce less and less estrogen. Lignans help to restore the balance as the body undergoes such changes.

Symptoms of Perimenopause and Menopause

Perimenopausal symptoms can include mood changes, menstrual irregularity, hot flashes, difficulty sleeping and a decrease in fertility. Menopause symptoms can begin as the decline in estrogen production becomes greater. Menopausal symptoms can include hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, decreased libido, dryness of the mouth, vaginal dryness and trouble sleeping. Also with menopause comes the complete cessation of menstruation. Lignans are among the best natural remedies for both perimenopause and menopause (2). Postmenopause occurs in the years following menopause.

Lignans and Natural Hormone Replacement

It is possible that energy and emotional levels may be stabilized, but lower estrogen levels put women at risk for heart disease or osteoporosis. In some cases, estrogen levels may actually increase with menopause or in post menopause. Lignans can help women in this stage of life due to their ability to balance hormones and raise natural estrogen levels by competing with progesterone. When too much estrogen is present, lignans (which mimic estrogen) bind to estrogen receptors. Excess endogenous levels of estrogen are then excreted from the body either though urine or the bowels. When not enough estrogen is present, the lignans also bind to estrogen receptors and exert their weak estrogenic effects, augmenting a woman’s low level of estrogen. Lignans (phytoestrogens) can be used as a natural hormone replacement treatment and are much safer than conventional hormone replacement treatments.

Studies have shown that lignans can be very effective as a natural menopause treatment because, as a phytoestrogen, plant lignans can safely alleviate menopause symptoms without the use of chemicals (5). Out of all menopause symptoms, one of the greatest changes that lignan users have reported is the reduction of hot flashes (both in intensity and frequency). What causes hot flashes is the reduction of estrogen, which may upset the functioning of the hypothalamus (the body’s temperature regulator). It has been reported that, thanks to their regulation of hormones, lignans can decrease hot flashes by over 50%. Lignans are a natural way to regulate hormone changes during menopause and in doing so, they can lighten other menopause symptoms such as night sweats, thus providing significant menopause relief. A recent clinical study that set out to determine whether or not lignans can be effective in treating menopause symptoms found that lignans can reduce hot flashes in as little as four weeks.

Natural Menopausal Relief

Just 3 capsules of our 25 mg flaxseed hulls each day provides 75 mg of flaxseed lignans, which supply the body with ample hormone balancing effects. A mere 3 capsules are sufficient to increase lignan levels in the body to levels equivalent to test subjects. Lignans mimic estrogen in a natural and pure way so naturally occurring estrogen is much safer for the body. Increasing fluid levels along with the lignans is also highly recommended to achieve maximum relief.

Studies and Research

A Mayo clinic study shows that, "lignans provide a more natural estrogen treatment for menopause and hot flashes than synthetic hormone therapy and therefore are a potentially healthier treatment for both." Sandhya Pruthi, MD. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Published February 1, 2008 (3)

An Italian study also found that lignans, as a phytoestrogen, can have a positive effect on bone loss and that a steady intake of fiber (which flaxseed lignans provide) may naturally decrease cholesterol in women who are postmenopausal, in addition to their many other benefits. (4)

In another Mayo Clinic study, women experiencing hot flashes took flaxseed (high in lignans) for six weeks. At the end of the study, they reported better moods, decreased sweating and a lessening of joint pain. They also reported that the amount of hot flashes they had been experiencing, as well as the severity, was cut in half.

Another recent study on the diets of Asian populations versus the diets of western populations reported that the Asian population, with a diet rich in phytoestrogens, had a considerably decreased rate of menopause symptoms, osteoporosis and hormone-dependent cancers compared to westerners.

Lignans Dosages

For menopause symptom relief, take about 1 mg of lignan each day for each pound of body weight. Start off with 3 capsules per day. After two weeks you may increase to up to 6 capsules per day. Always take plenty of water (a full glass) at the same time you take your lignans due to their high fiber content.

Want a higher dosage of lignan for menopause treatment? Click here for our Organic Flaxseed Lignan 30 mg capsules Click here for our HMR Lignan 40 mg capsules

Research

1. Adlercreutz H, Hamalainen E, Gorbach S, Goldin B: Dietary phyto-oestrogens and the menopause in Japan. Lancet 1992;339:1233.

2. Israel D, Youngkin EQ. Herbal therapies for perimenopausal and menopausal complaints. Pharmacotherapy.1997;17:970-984.

3. Sandhya Pruthi, MD. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Published February 1, 2008

4 Borrelli F, Ernst E. Alternative and Complementary therapies for menopause. 2010.

5. Weil Valerie P, Cirigliano Michael D, Battistini Michelle. Herbal Treatments for Symptoms of Menopause. Clinical Perspectives in Complementary Medicine. 2000.
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Flax Hull Lignans 25 mg
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DISCLAIMER: ** These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with your physician before taking any food supplements.