Fem Adapt 60 capsules - lignans, soy isoflavones, genistein, black cohosh and hops | AOR
AOR Fem Adapt was formulated with the most effective natural substances known to help relieve symptoms associated with menopause.
It is used in herbal medicine to help relieve premenstrual symptoms, including pain associated wtih menstruation, muscle and joint pain associated with rheumatic conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis nd/or fibrositis), pain associated with neuralgia (such as sciatica) and to help ease nervous tension/nervousness (sedative and/or calmative).
benefits of Fem Adapt
• helps reduce hot flashes and night sweats while also promoting mood balance
• reduces risk of post-menopausal diseases
• promotes mood balance during menopause
• provides 4 of the most effective and research-backed phytoestrogens
Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause is the end of a woman’s fertile years and can be accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms as well as an increased risk of various age-related conditions. The primary symptoms of menopause include hot flashes and night sweats. Secondary symptoms can include anxiety, mood swings, depression, loss of libido and vaginal dryness. Due to changes in hormone levels, certain diseases are more prevalent after menopause such as osteoporosis, cancer and heart disease
Many women turn to conventional hormone therapies (HRT) to manage physical difficulties experienced during menopause. Unfortunately some of the therapies and medications have undesirable side effects. Studies have shown that plant- based estrogen-like compounds (phytoestrogens) such as lignans, genistein and 8-prenylnaringenin (8PN) have direct effects on some of the hormonal pathways that are involved in menopausal symptoms
Natural Assistance Through Menopause
AOR’s Fem Adapt provides standardized, clinically tested, natural ingredients that have been demonstrated to safely and effectively alleviate some of the uncomfortable and undesirable symptoms associated with menopause. With phytoestrogens from flax, soy isoflavones and the powerful 8PN from hops as well as black cohosh, Fem Adapt helps reduce symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats and mood imbalances and helps reduce the risk of post-menopausal diseases.
Hot Flashes and Genistein
In Asia, only 10-20% of menopausal women experience hot flashes, while in North America 70-80% of women experience hot flashes. Researchers have hypothesized that this difference is due to dietary factors, including the consumption of isoflavones found in soy.
Genistein is one of the key isoflavones found in soy and has been researched in menopausal women due to its structural similarity to estrogen, making it a phytoestrogen. Many clinical trials have shown genistein supplementation to reduce the number and severity of hot flashes during menopause.
Genistein also appears to selectively bind to estrogen receptors, serving as a natural alternative to conventional hormonal therapy (HRT), which has been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, stroke, venous thromboembolism and coronary heart disease. Additionally, subjects supplemented with genistein in a 2 year clinical trial experienced an improvement in bone mineral density (BMD), as well as a significant decrease in bone fracture risk.
Black cohosh is a flowering plant native to North America originally used by the Native Americans. The effects of black cohosh on menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats are under scrutiny, as are its traditional uses for pain related to PMS and its content of estrogen-like compounds.
However, more recent research has revealed that black cohosh may have serotonin-like compounds that activate serotonin receptors. This is important because low mood and depression can be secondary symptoms to menopause and PMS.
In addition, newer clinical studies have shown that compounds in black cohosh may inhibit the formation of osteoclasts which are cells that break down bone. Bone loss is one of the top concerns among post-menopausal women. For these reasons, black cohosh is still considered to be advantageous for menopausal women
Flax Lignans, Menopause and Cancer
Lignans are naturally occurring compounds found in the cell walls of plants such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds such as flax (Linum usitatissimum). They are transformed in the colon to enterodiol and enterolactone which are then absorbed into the body via enterohepatic circulation. Studies show that enterolactone and enterodiol are helpful in conditions associated with estrogen deficiency.
Lignan supplementation has also been shown to increase the production of 2-hydroxyestrogen. Research shows having a higher ratio of 2-hydroxyestrogen to 16α-hydroxyestrogen is protective against estrogen dependent cancers. Enterolactone and enterodiol in clinical trials have been shown in both human and animal models to inhibit tumor growth.
Hops and Estrogen
Lifenol® is a patented hops extract which has been clinically studied in France in menopausal women. Hops have been used in the beer industry for hundreds of years but in 1988 one of the active components of hops – 8-prenylnaringenin (8PN) was identified as having estrogenic properties; it is considered the most potent phytoestrogen.
8PN has been shown to have a higher affinity for estrogenic receptors than coumesterol from clover or genistein or dadzein from soy due to a unique side chain. Two studies have shown that 8PN reduced hot flashes and may be a good adjunct to other post-menopausal treatments.
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- a dietary supplement is not a subsitute for a healthy diet ; do not exceed recommended dose
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Good and bad estrogensEstrogen has long been considered a risk factor for a variety of women’s cancers, especially breast cancer. In fact, the risk of breast cancer has been shown to increase with the number of premenopausal years, when estrogen levels are highest. Research has shown that natural estrogens can also be classified as “good” or “bad”. For example, 16a-hydroxylated (“bad”)estrogen metabolites have stronger estrogen activity and are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, while 2-hydroxylated (“good”)estrogen metabolites are weaker and are not associated with increased risk of estrogen positive cancers.
Why flax seed should be part of every woman's dietWhenever women enter menopause, they will get an imbalance between estrogens and progesterone, which at its best will make them feel 'uneasy' but at its worst can cause severe health problems.
Along with soy, lignans are among the often recommended natural substances for aging women. But what are exactly lignans?
Bone loss in menopause
Osteoporosis is a naturally occurring phenomenon when bones decrease in density, resulting in weakness and a higher likelihood to break.
Anyone can develop osteoporosis, not just women over 50 years but also men (generally over 70) or anyone who's been bedridden for a long time. The scary part is that bone loss happens without noticable symptoms until a bone breaks spontaneously after a fall that normally would only leave bruises.
Hormonal balance in the menopause
Even the healthiest woman can run into hormonal problems when she enters menopause: once perfectly balanced hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are now produced in decreased quantities and cause problems such as the almost innocent hot flashes. Extreme estrogen dominance however, can also lead to formation of cysts in breast and uterine tissue.
menopausal and post-menopausal women)
Take 2 capsules daily, or or as directed by your qualified health care professional.
Take a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products.
Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond a year.
contains per daily serving(2 capsules)
lignans from flax (Linum usitatissimum L. ) extract (80-120:1) 168 mg
soy isoflavone extract 60mg
- total isoflavones 14.2-18.2mg
- genistein/genistin AIE (Aglycone Isoflavone Equivalents) 8.4 - 10.2mg AIE
black cohosh extract (15-20:1) 80mg
Lifenol Hops extract (15-25:1) 120mg
active ingredient (herbs), filler (microcrystalline cellulose), anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide), filler (maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate), capsule (hypromellose)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C
keep out of reach of young children
Ensure you are up-to-date on mammograms and gynecological evaluations prior to use. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners, have a history of hormonal or gynecological disease including ovarian cancer, endometriosis or uterine fibroids, have a liver disorder or develop liver-related symptoms (e.g. abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine), are taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) including thyroid hormone replacement therapy or have depression or related diseases.
Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience breast pain, discomfort or tenderness or if you experience a recurrence of menstruation and/or uterine spotting.
Do not use if you currently have or previously had breast cancer or breast tumours, have a predisposition to breast cancer as indicated by an abnormal mammogram, biopsy or have a family member with breast cancer.
Consumption with alcohol, other medications or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended.
Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness.
Hypersensitivity such as an allergy has been known to occur in rare cases, in which case discontinue use. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
contains soy contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegans and vegetarians