Menopause Supplements (see below text)
Menopause is time in a woman's life when her periods (menstruation) eventually stop and the body goes through changes that no longer allow her to get pregnant. It is a natural event that normally occurs in women age 45 - 55.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
During menopause, a woman's ovaries stop making eggs and they produce less estrogen and progesterone. Changes in these hormones cause menopause symptoms. Periods occur less often and eventually stop. Sometimes this happens suddenly. But most of the time, periods slowly stop over time.
Menopause is complete when you have not had a period for 1 year. This is called postmenopause. Women who are postmenopausal can no longer get pregnant.
Surgical menopause is when medical treatments cause a drop in estrogen. This can happen if your ovaries are removed or if you receive chemotherapy or hormone therapy for breast cancer.
Symptoms vary from woman to woman. They may last 5 or more years. Some women may have worse symptoms than others. Symptoms of surgical menopause can be more severe and start more suddenly.
The first thing you may notice is that your periods start to change. They might occur more often or less often. Some women might get their period every 3 weeks. This might last for 1 - 3 years before the periods completely stop.
Common symptoms of menopause include:
Menstrual periods that occur less often and eventually stop
Heart pounding or racing
Hot flashes, usually worst during the first 1 - 2 years
Sleeping problems (insomnia)
Other symptoms of menopause may include:
Decreased interest in sex, possibly decreased response to sexual stimulation
Forgetfulness (in some women)
Mood swings including irritability, depression, and anxiety
Vaginal dryness and painful sexual intercourse
Joint aches and pains
Irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
a comprehensive vitamin-mineral supplement for women over 40
- provides the active forms of folic acid - L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate and folinic acid in a balanced 1:1 ratio
- contains more calcium and magnesium in the highly absorbable citrate-malate form
- provides the active, readily usable forms of vitamins B6 and B2
- use in conjunction with Meta-Balance for additional support during menopause*
- provides botanical support for a healthy hormone balance*
The keystone of every nutritional product line is a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement. At Thorne, we believe this is the starting point for every individual's supplementation needs and that these products should contain all the essential nutrients. We also believe that by using the purest, most bioavailable raw materials - those without unnecessary additives and preservatives - every individual's outcome will be optimized.
Women who are peri- or postmenopausal need vitamins and minerals for maintenance of healthy bones, as well as specific nutritional support for hormonal changes they are experiencing.* Meta-Fem is a complete dietary supplement for women of either peri- or postmenopausal age.* It contains more calcium than our other multi formulas because women need more absorbable calcium and other nutrients that support good bone health.* Meta-Fem features calcium citrate-malate (shown to be significantly better absorbed than calcium carbonate or oyster shell calcium*). Meta-Fem also contains 1,600 IU of pure vitamin D in a full daily dose to help maintain bone and immune health.* Meta-Fem contains no iron, as the need for iron usually lessens as a woman enters menopause.* If a woman in the perimenopausal period is experiencing abnormally heavy menses, it is recommended that she take Nutri-Fem or add a blood-building formula such as Ferrasorb.*
In addition, specific nutrients and botanicals have been added with the special needs of this population of women in mind. Wild yam provides phytoprogesterone-like effects, while dong quai has been used in traditional Chinese medicine, along with other herbs, for the control of vasomotor symptoms of menopause.* Hesperidin methyl chalcone is also included because of its potential to ease hot flashes.* While these additions to Meta-Fem may lessen the occurrence of uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause, it has been designed to be used in conjunction with Meta-Balance for additional menopause support.*
240 Vegetarian Capsules
Eight Capsules Contain:
Vitamin A (12,500 IU from Mixed Carotenes and 2,500 IU as Palmitate) 15,000 IU.
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 850 mg.
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) 1,600 IU.
Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl) 400 IU.
Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1) 100 mcg.
Thiamin (as Thiamin HCl) 40 mg.
Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium) 11 mg.
Niacin (130 mg as Niacinamide and 30 mg as Niacin) 160 mg.
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 16.9 mg.
Folate (500 mcg as Calcium Folinate and 500 mcg as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt) 1 mg.
Vitamin B12 (225 mcg as Adenosylcobalamin and 225 mcg as Methylcobalamin) 450 mcg.
Biotin 400 mcg.
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate) 413 mg.
Calcium (as Calcium Citrate-Malate) 600 mg.
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 225 mcg.
Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate-Malate) 300 mg.
Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) 15 mg.
Selenium (as Selenium Picolinate) 200 mcg.
Copper (as Copper Picolinate) 1.5 mg.
Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate) 6 mg.
Chromium (as Chromium Chelidamate Arginate)* 200 mcg.
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Picolinate) 100 mcg.
Potassium (as Potassium Citrate-Malate) 90 mg.
Choline Citrate 100 mg.
Dong Quai extract (root) (Angelica sinensis) 100 mg.
Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone 75 mg.
Wild Yam (root) (Dioscorea villosa) 50 mg.
Boron (as Boron Picolinate) 4 mg.
Vanadium (as Vanadium Picolinate) 100 mcg.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
*Thorne's trade name for Chromium (4 oxopyridine,2,6-dicarboxylate, arginate) is UltraChrome®. Its use in this product is protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,665,385.
Angelica PE 6:1
Suggested Use: Take 4-8 capsules daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
Servings Per Container: 30
HEALTHY MENOPAUSE TONIC
Supports Physical & Emotional Health During Menopause*
Ingredients: extracts of:
Chaste Tree berry (Vitex agnus-castus) 1 2 D
Motherwort leaf & flower (Leonurus cardiaca) 1 D
Black Cohosh rhizome & roots (Cimicifuga racemosa) 1 D
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 1 D
Pulsatilla flowering herb (Anemone pulsatilla) 2 F
Other Ingredients: grain alcohol & distilled water.
The herbs used to prepare this compound are Certified Organically Grown 1 without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, or they are Custom Wildcrafted™ 2 in their natural wild habitat. They are hand-harvested at their optimal potency, and are then promptly extracted while still fresh & succulent F or after being carefully shade-dried D.
Shake Well Before Using
Two to four times per day take 30 to 40 drops in a little water.
Caution: Seek expert medical advice before taking during pregnancy or nursing. Do not take drops more than six consecutive weeks without a two week break. Keep Out of the Reach of Children
Size: 1 oz