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, the risk of side effects have resulted in many more women seeking alternative herbal ingredients.
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 three Important Plant Extracts
Meno Active is Revive Active’s Super Supplement that aims to support women during their Menopausal Journey.
The scientific blend of 30 hand-selected ingredients was carefully formulated by our expert team to include three botanical extracts, Ashwagandha, Sage and Green Tea.
Each extract was identified during a robust research process as playing a key role in the treatment of signs of menopause.
Sometimes these botanical ingredients can taste a little bitter in powdered format, so our research and development team determined they were best delivered in one tasteless and odourless capsule and swallowed with a glass of water.
While Revive Active has consistently promoted the benefits of a powdered formula, in this instance, our research and development team believed a capsule would be the right option to deliver a premium product to our customers.
Our ethos is to formulate and bring to market the most comprehensive supplements to support a variety of needs. If the botanical extracts had been included in the powdered sachet, the taste may have been affected.
That’s why Meno Active comes with one capsule and one powdered sachet containing the other 27 active ingredients, and in each daily dose.
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 menopausal symptoms 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.
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 30 active ingredients including three botanical extracts used in traditional medicine for centuries during menopause.
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