From waking up drenched in a clammy sweat to feeling totally overwhelmed by the simplest of tasks, menopause can have a variety of impacts that can take women by surprise.
Menopause is a completely natural process that happens to women typically between the ages of 45 and 55. It symbolises a time of significant change in a woman’s life where her body undergoes a series of physical and physiological changes.
Women often report irregular periods, night sweats, chills, poor sleep, mood fluctuations, headaches, and weight gain.
While pharmaceutical drugs have long been used to help alleviate the signs of menopause however some women choose to look at alternative herbal ingredients to entirely support their journey or compliment their HRT.
In this post, we take a look at some of the most popular plant extracts used to help support women through menopause, which are contained in our Meno Active super supplement.
Meno Active with four Important Plant Extracts
Meno Active is Revive Active’s Super Supplement that aims to support women during their Menopausal Journey.
The scientific blend of 31 hand-selected ingredients was carefully formulated by our expert team to include 4 plant extracts, Soya Isoflavone, Ashwagandha, Sage and Green Tea.
Each extract was identified during a robust research process as playing a key role in supporting women during their menopause.
Most plant extracts are not suitable for inclusion in a powdered sachet and that is why the Soya Isoflavones, Ashwagandha and Sage are delivered in one tasteless and odourless capsule and swallowed with a glass of water. Only one of the plant extracts, Green Tea was suitable for inclusion in the powdered sachet.
Ashwagandha is known as one of the most powerful plants in herbal medicine and is widely reputed for the benefits it offers to women during menopause.
In one randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the effects of Ashwagandha root extract on the key symptoms, quality of life, and hormonal parameters in perimenopausal women, researchers found Ashwagandha supplementation can be a safe and effective option to relieve mild to moderate key symptoms during perimenopause in women.
Ashwagandha is an evergreen shrub that originates in India, the Middle East and parts of Africa.
It is typically used in medicinal products, while the tubular root, dried and crushed into a powder, has been used in Ayurvedic treatments for centuries.
The powdered extract from the Ashwagandha root is normally what is included in supplements and sometimes referred to on supplement labels as Withania Somnifera.
Meno Active contains 450mg of Ashwagandha Root Extract in every capsule.
Sage, the Holy Herb
Sage is a perennial, evergreen shrub that is part of the mint family.
Ancient cultures used Sage to treat a range of ailments from snakebites to memory function; in ancient Rome, Sage was known as the holy herb and used in religious rituals.
Sage is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, while the leaves specifically are described as phytoestrogens. It is used widely in traditional medicine to help relieve the symptoms of menopause.
In the first clinical study to evaluate the effect of Sage on decreasing of the severity of menopause in postmenopausal women, study participants took a 100 mg capsule of sage extract daily for four weeks. Researchers found the severity of hot flushes, night sweats, panic, fatigue, and concentration had significantly decreased after the consumption of sage extract.
Meno Active contains 100mg of Sage Leaf Extract in every daily dose.
Soya Isoflavones are a family of naturally occurring chemicals found in soya beans. Soya beans contain multiple extracts but the key isoflavones and the one that has the most robust research behind it is Genistein. Isoflavones are phytoestrogens which are plant-based compounds that mimic estrogen in the body.
Genistein is one of the best-known and researched isoflavones. Once soya is consumed the bacteria in the intestines break it down and releases the active forms which include Genistein.
As genistein mimics estrogen in the body it is known to help with hot flashes/hot flushes, night sweats and other signs associated with menopause.
Isoflavones can be found in a wide variety of foods such as fruits (plums, apples, pears), vegetables (soyabeans, garlic, onion, beans, spinach) and tea.
Over the last number of years, evidence has emerged showing that the consumption of genistein not only can help with hot flashes and night sweats but may also contribute to the heart and bones. The progression of menopause is known to have a negative effect on both the heart and bones therefore the consumption of genistein be it in food or supplement form may help.
The use of Green Tea dates back to 5000 BC in China, where it was derived from the Camellia Sinensis plant species in the Yunnan province.
The plant’s leaves and buds are rich in polyphenols which are natural compounds found in many fruits, vegetables and herbs. They are widely reported to have a range of health benefits that include playing a role in supporting women through their menopausal journey.
Among them is Green Tea’s ability to reduce “bad cholesterol” in menopausal women. In 2017, a randomised controlled trial of 100 postmenopausal women with an abnormality in at least one lipid profile (total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL), triglyceride, and fasting blood sugar) demonstrated that Green Tea Extract is cost-effective method of decreasing lipid profile in postmenopausal women without major side effects.
Each Meno Active capsule contains 100mg of Green Tea Extract.
A super supplement for women during the menopause
Revive Active took a rigorous scientific approach to the research and development of Meno Active to create a super supplement specifically formulated to support women during menopause.
As a standalone product on the market, it is unique in its blend of 31 active ingredients including four plant extracts used in traditional medicine for centuries during menopause.
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