I have been having problems with my hormones. Ihave not had a period for 3 months. so i decided to start a product called “promensil”. Has anyone ever tried this herbal product? Its basic ingredient is red clover. I have been on it for 2 months and do not know if i am benefiting from it or not.
I don’t really see any changes. these herbal products for menopause i don’t think they are legitimate. has anyone taken any for menopause and do they see any results?
Why do doctors push HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) so much? Years ago women never had these pills and made out ok. My grandmother was fine. These pills are only making the pharmaceutical companies rich. They have bad side effects that most women do not want to experience. If you choose not to take HRT i guess you are taking your own risk. Unless you go herbal. What if you do nothing but take vitamins and calciums? Why not?
Red clover is a source of 4 phytoestrogens which are used to help control estrgen dominance problems by locking up estrogen receptors making unoppsed estrogen and other estrogen sources, such as xenoestrogens, inactive. Soy is also popular for this reason, but it is not as strong. Soy only contains 2 phytoestrogens.
Anyway if you are not getting any relief it could be you have some other problem you are overlooking. Read my post above I did on fibroids to see some of the factors which play a role in hormone balance.
I think I forgot to mention in my other post about the role of the adrenal glands in hormone balance. It is not well known, but the adrenal glands produce small amounts of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone to help balance the hormonal system. The adrenal glands benefit from adaptogenic herbs, pantothenic herbs, vitamin C, and bioflavonoids.
Going to aan endocrinologist is a personal choice depending if you want to go cconventional or all natural. A doctor is likely going to put you on estrogen which can really put on the weight. I have know so many women who have told me about the sudden weight gain they developed after starting on estrogens. As I pointed out before, one use of estrogen is to increase weight in cattle.
If you want to go natural I would suggest going on vitex (chaste tree berry) instead. Vitex stimulates the pituitary to form progesterone which is an estrogen regulator. Progesterone also has additional benefits, such as the stimulation of bone growth; estrogen only prevents bone loss, and it helps stimulate the burning of body fat.
The mineral boron, 3gm daily is also helpful for stimulating your own hormone production, and suma helps to regulate female hormones.
Progesterone creams are also available, though the progesterone is likely to be synthetic. Jason cosmetics makes a nice progesterone cream which is more natural than any other progesterone cream I have seen.