PMS-Menopause products are designed to promote physical comfort and emotional balance during the natural changes that occur in a woman’s body over time.** These products:
What is PMS-Menopause?
Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of symptoms believed to affect 85% of all women in their childbearing years.† Though the exact cause of PMS is not yet known, its appearance is signaled by symptoms that start during the second half of a menstrual cycle and go away one or two days after the next cycle starts. These symptoms may include bloating, cramps, breast tenderness, digestive issues, moodiness, brain fog, and changes in libido, tension headaches and other concerns. As a woman approaches her menopause years, these PMS symptoms may become worse.
Menopause typically begins in a women’s 40s, when ovaries’ production of estrogen and progesterone become more erratic. Once a woman has gone a full year without having her period, usually around age 51, it is determined that the time of menopause is complete, and the woman has now entered post-menopause. Until that time, woman in menopause may experience some symptoms including irregular periods, hot flashes, sleep concerns, occasional emotional imbalance low vitality and sex drive, skin issues and vaginal dryness.
Nutritional supplements and natural products, including herbal formulas, have long been used to help soothe the discomforts of both PMS and menopause.** Some of the most popular nutritional supplements for PMS-Menopause include:
Found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, 3-Diindolylmethane (DIM) supports the activity of enzymes that promote healthy estrogen metabolism.**
This traditional herb has long been used to support overall wellness and balance during menopause and PMS.**
An herb used for centuries in traditional Native American practices to support women’s health, black cohosh helps reduce hot flashes and occasional emotional imbalance.**
Also known as Angelica or “Female Ginseng,” the root of this plant from traditional Asian wellness practices is popularly used to support various aspects of women’s wellness, including PMS and menopause.**
Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)
Cold-pressed from the seeds of this flowering North American plant, EPO is rich in health-promoting fatty acids, including gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).** Evening Primrose Oil helps with symptoms related to PMS and menopause including hot flashes and night sweats.**
This family of compounds found in soy products are considered phytoestrogens, sharing a similar chemical structure with estrogen. Two of these naturally occurring compounds, daidzein and geinstein, help with hot flashes and provide holistic supplementation for a woman’s midlife years.**
These products may be presented in a range of delivery forms, including capsules, tablets, and softgels and creams. Some products may blend a diverse range of herbs, such as red raspberry, red clover, licorice root, ginger root, chasteberry and other traditional botanicals.
Directions for Use
Be sure to take products for PMS-Menopause under the supervision of your trusted health professional. Directions for using these products will vary, depending on ingredients, potencies and delivery forms. Follow the manufacturer’s specific directions for each unique product for optimal results.