One of my favourite ways to relax is to curl up on the weekend with a magazine and last weekend it led me to argue a statement about menopause and herbal remedies.
My reading matter of choice was the an issue of the Australian Women’s Weekly.
Within the pages I discovered an article entitled “Let’s talk about…Menopause” written by Pam Corkery. Ms Corkery is a New Zealand journalist, broadcaster and former politician.
I loved her description of menopause as “a wholesale rewiring of my system”. Also her observation that for most women there is no preparation for menopause.
Periods, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Menopause
As women, we are prepared at school for periods, pregnancy and childbirth. There are ante-natal classes, midwife’s appointments and visits to the delivery suite. But for menopause? Nothing.
Under the “politics of menopause,” Pam rightly bemoans the shortage of well-informed practitioners as being a critical problem for menopausal women.
“Despite us being 16 years into the 21st century, menopause is still treated as a joke or something we don’t talk about in polite conversation”. When I read the words I had to nod my head in agreement.
As a result, women have to find a way to cope with a wide range of menopause symptoms by themselves. Signs that can severely impact their quality of life for a number of years.
And then I came across this statement:
“There are no studies supporting the efficacy of herbal remedies”.
Menopause And Herbal Remedies
This statement is incorrect.
The EstroG-100™ in MenoMe’s 40+ and 55+ has been through studies and clinical trials.
Here are the facts:
- Both products contain EstroG-100™ which has been the subject of three published research studies on menopause.
- Because of these studies, EstroG-100™ has been approved for use as safe by Health Canada, US FDA and Korea FDA. It has patent registration in the US, Korea and Japan and is patent pending in 16 other countries.
It is true that every woman’s menopause is different. The number of signs we experience and the severity and duration of these can vary widely.
So it stands to reason that the results women get from taking herbal remedies, and indeed any pharmaceutical treatment, can also vary.
But this shouldn’t be confused with the suggestion that herbal remedies aren’t effective.
To view the clinical trials click here.