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Menopause has long been one of the most dreaded time periods in a woman’s life. Hormonal imbalances, hot flashes, night sweats and more add to the miserable feeling plaguing some women. Help, however, may be as close as you local health food store.

Until recently, most physicians recommended only hormone replacement therapy for their menopausal and post-menopausal patients; those days are over, however, as many have come to realize that supplements can also help with various symptoms associated with this problem.

For example, according to recent studies, Soy Isoflavones may help alleviate hot flashes and night sweats that many women experience during menopause. Even postmenopausal women who consume high amounts of dietary soy protein generally experience fewer and less intense hot flashes and night sweats.

The herb Black Cohosh has been recommended for depressive moods associated with PMS and menopausal symptoms.

Researchers in Australia have also found a link between Red Clover extract and heart health after menopause. Scientists found that the supplement improved arterial compliance - a measure of elasticity of the large arteries. Declining arterial compliance during and after menopause is known to increase a woman's chance of developing heart disease later in life.

According to German researchers, another supplement - a dried extract of the fruit of the chaste tree - could help women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome find relief from symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, anger, headache, and breast fullness. Vitex Berry has been mentioned in many sources throughout history and is still being recommended today.

Other plant extracts used currently – as well as by herbalists for years – include Dong quai, a Chinese herb high in phytoestrogens. According to scientific investigation, dong quai produces a balancing effect on estrogen activity and a tonic effect on the uterus. Red raspberry and squaw vine have also been shown to be helpful in fighting the symptoms of menopause and post-menopause.

Organic Maca contains large amounts of dense vitamins and a broad spectrum of minerals. The herb was originally studied because of its ability to ward off malnutrition in the poorer regions of Peru. Properly grown Maca is especially high in minerals and has proven to be successful in promoting superb health. In the USA minerals become depleted from over production and chemically farmed lands.

Without minerals your bodies hormonal production is virtually brought to a stand still. With hormone production at a stand still, and the bodies need for these for normal functioning, a women shows signs of menopause.

Recommended Herbs:

Organic Maca

Soy Isoflavones

Black Cohosh

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