Today's demanding lifestyles put more stress on women's bodies than they were designed to handle and women often neglect to take care of themselves properly. The delicate, natural hormonal rhythms and balancing mechanisms are easily offset by factors such as poor nutrition, stress, and lack of sleep or exercise.
Many women are also faced with an imbalance in the way their hormones are excreted and renewed. These disruptions can cause vitality to diminish and contribute to long-term health concerns. There are many conditions related to post menopause- hot flashes and night sweats which is the most common condition associated.
Black cohosh is famous for its ability to promote menopausal health. Black Cohosh helps support the unique physiology of a woman especially during menopause. It supports normal transition into menopause; reduces menopause-related depression, headaches and anxiety; boosts libido; relieves pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS); and relieves hot flashes, mood swings, cramps and night sweats.
At menopause the levels of estrogen and progesterone fall while LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) rise. The hot flashes and night sweats associated with the postmenopausal symptoms is related to changes in reproductive hormones, especially estrogen. The drop in estrogen levels somehow adversely affects the hypothalamus, which is the thermostat center of the brain. With the menopausal estrogen drop the hypothalamus misreads the body temperature as too high and activates a variety of responses to cool the body, including surface blood vessel dilation, which allows heat loss through the skin, and sweating, a highly effective mechanism of heat loss. The estrogen drop may also reduce the thermo neutral zone the range over which the body temperature can vary without triggering a cooling response.
So, our health supplement is valuable to promote the quality of life for postmenopausal women because black cohosh contains substances similar to female hormones.Indications:
- Supports perimenopause and menopause relief
- Provides reliable, relief from menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings
- Supports the female reproductive organs
- Relieves menstrual problems
- Treats menopause symptoms
- Assist in cases of low estrogen
- Headaches in the late luteal phase associated with low estrogen levels
- It relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels, relaxes the uterus and skeletal muscles as well as dilates the bronchioles
- Has phytoestrogen properties that mean it's able to act like estrogen within the body
- Keeps hormone levels maintained
- Helps women go through menopause in a more healthy, comfortable way
Black cohosh is a phytoestrogenic agent. This means that it contains plant estrogens, compounds that look similar to human estrogen and can interact with estrogen receptors in the human body. Phytoestrogens increase and/or balance the female hormone estrogen in the body.
The active constituents are thought to be (a) triterpene glycosides, principally actein (aglycon acetylacteol) and cimifugoside (aglycone - cimigenol), (b) isoflavones including formononetin, one of the active pharmacological compounds responsible for estrogenic activity of black cohosh, because it has an affinity to bind to estrogen receptors (c) aromatic acids including isoferulic acid, ferulic acid, and salicylic acid which has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties that are useful for conditions like arthritis.Mechanism of action:
- The constituents in black cohosh bind to estrogen receptors in the body and have been shown to help relieve symptoms in menopausal women like night flashes and hot sweats during menopause
- It can also be used at the end of a pregnancy to help ripen the cervix
- Black cohosh contained three synergistically acting compounds able to reduce serum luteinizing hormone (LH) levels and bind to estrogen receptors. The triterpenoid glycosides are responsible for the reduction in LH levels, and the isoflavone formononetin bound to the estrogen receptors
- It can also treat conditions of low estrogen activity by binding to vacant receptor sites and causing a bit of hormonal stimulation
It should not be used by patients with aspirin sensitivity.
Black cohosh should not be used in pregnancy and may cause premature birth in large doses. Avoid black cohosh during lactation.Side Effects:
Store in a cool, dry place.