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A woman's nutritional needs are unique and change as she
travels through life.
Monthly hormone fluctuations place unique demands on a
woman's body. A delicate interplay of hormones orchestrated between the
ovaries, adrenal glands, uterus, pituitary gland, and hypothalamus gland can
influence well-being, moods, energy, blood sugar levels, fertility and immunity.
Nature's Sunshine offers products that help women achieve
This combination is designed to provide the nutrition
necessary for proper balance of the female reproductive and glandular systems.
It is an herbal source of iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, silicon, sodium,
B vitamins niacin and riboflavin and vitamins A and C.
Caution: Pregnancy and nursing.
Black Cohosh, a principal herb in this formula, is widely
known for its ability to help support the mature woman's body as she encounters
normal glandular imbalances and physical changes. In fact, women have used
it for decades to help "keep cool" during menopause.
F.E. Formula is a potent timed-release version of this
trusted herb. F.E. Formula is standardized to a 2.5 percent concentration
of triterpene glycosides (the key active component) and includes dong quai, a
noted Chinese herb, to further support the glandular system.
Each tablet provides 80 mg of black cohosh (concentrated
extract). A slow-release matrix process ensures a full 10 hours of
Caution: Pregnancy and nursing.
Maca, a rainforest herb that is a member of the radish
family, grows in the Andes mountains of South America. Women have reported
for centuries that the herb helps ease symptoms of postmenstrual syndrome and
menopause. It is not known by what mechanism maca accomplishes this, but
it is thought that the herb regulates the thymus/pituitary axis and thus
balances hormonal changes in the body.
Women have relied on Evening Primrose oil to relieve the
discomforts of PMS for centuries. Evening Primrose Oil owes much of its
reputation to the presence of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid.
Evening Primrose oil promotes a prostaglandin that inhibits the action of
prolactin-which is found in high levels in women with PMS. High levels of
prolactin can cause progesterone levels to drop causing PMS symptoms.
Evening Primrose oil is also helpful for relieving cramping and heavy bleeding.
Wild Yam &
Wild Yam & Chaste Tree is an herbal formula designed to
balance the glandular system with a special focus on female hormone activity.
The combined benefits of Wild Yam & Chaste Tree may be
helpful for treating numerous female complaints associated with a woman's
reproductive system, whether from over-or under-active glandular function.
Wild Yam contains a compound called diosgenin, which is
similar to the hormone progesterone.
The diosgenin is wild yam (approx. 40%) mimics progesterone's
effect upon the body and has become increasingly popular in the treatment of PMS
and menopausal symptoms. Progesterone buffers the negative effect of
elevated estrogen levels.
Women entering menopause are at a high risk of developing
osteoporosis unless they consume bone-building nutrients like calcium/magnesium
and vitamin D.
The minerals calcium and magnesium are also beneficial for
heart health and the relief of PMS and menopausal symptoms.
Recent studies have revealed that the substances called "lignans"
within plants have specific anti-estrogenic activity, which can prevent and
treat certain hormonal conditions related to estrogen overload. most of
this research is being carried out in preventing and treating breast cancer and
symptoms of menopause.
Flax seed is by far nature's richest source of plant lignans.
Some 27 different lignans are found in the fibrous hull of flax seed, with the
most researched lignan being SDG (secoisolariciresinol diglycoside).
Nature's Sunshine's Flax Hull Lignans are derived through a
unique mechanical extraction process that leaves all 27 lignans in the final
product. Flax Hull Lignans are certified organic. While most
competitive products contain only 1.6% lignans, Nature's Sunshine's Flax Hull
Lignans contain a remarkable 8-9% lignans.
Furthermore, the SDG lignan is a potent antioxidant and has
also been shown to enhance immune system function.
Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has become
recognized as an essential nutrient in the prevention of many diseases and
chronic conditions associated with aging. Specifically, vitamin D is
beneficial in helping prevent the following: breat and many other cancers,
depression, osteoporosis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), diabetes, autoimmune
disorders, mood disorders, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), inflammation,
arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory ailments.
Medical professionals now recommend adults receive at least
100 IUs of vitamin D per day.
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