by Michael Ventresca, co-owner
For decades, countless women have successfully used the herb black cohosh to help alleviate hot flashes, mood swings and other symptoms associated with the years leading up to menopause. Recently, several studies have questioned the effectiveness of black cohosh. While experts caution this latest research needs to be confirmed, it would seem to explain the “hit or miss” nature I’ve noticed with black cohosh, where one woman finds it a great help yet another doesn’t.
Thankfully, women may have a better natural option that can relieve symptoms in as little as 7 days! It’s called pueraria mirifica (PM for short). According to research, PM contains a complex of phytoestrogens, including one called miroestrol, that effectively relieves menopausal symptoms. However, unlike phytoestrogens from red clover, soy and black cohosh, the phytoestrogen miroestrol is bio-similar to a human estrogen, making it many times more powerful. In fact, the phyotestrogens in PM have roughly 3,000 times the estrogenic activity of soy isoflavones.
Is it safe? The answer appears to be a resounding Yes! According to health expert Dr. Richard Passwater, author of more than 40 books and 500 articles on nutrition, PM is extremely effective yet much milder than actual estrogen and acts as a regulator – weakening estrogen when it’s too high, and increasing the potency when it’s too low.
If you are looking for a natural option to help alleviate menopausal symptoms, I recommend PM PhytoGen Complex from Solgar. It combines pueraria mirifica with select B-vitamins to relieve hot flashes, night sweats, mood instability, emotional stress and fatigue. Probably the most impressive thing about PM PhytoGen is the speed with which it appears to work. Where most hormonal support products can take 3-6 months, I’ve had numerous women tell me it has begun helping within the first seven to ten days!
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have any concerns about your own health, you should always consult with a healthcare professional.