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Lorna Vanderhaeghe MenoSmart Plus with 300mg Sage 120 vcaps
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10/2/2014 10:29 AM
On the bottle it says 75 mg of sage. Why does the ad say it has 300 mg?
thank you, Lorna!
10/12/2010 4:17 PM
I have been using Menosmart Plus for a few months now and have had such great success with this formula that I am recomending it to everyone I know. My hot flashes have stopped, my mood has leveled out and I am sleeping so much better. Thank you, Lorna, for such a wonderful product.
love this product
10/8/2010 4:12 PM
I have recently started using Menosmart Plus and I can’t say enough about it. It has made life bearable again for me and for my husband. I have suggested this to anyone I know who is approaching or in menopause and, at my age, most of my friends are! This is an amazing product.
Lorna has answered:
Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS
9/24/2010 6:34 PM
Here is the answer
The formula containing black cohosh, don quai, gamma oryzanol, and hesperidin are the same for Menosmart plus as Menosense but Menosmart Plus also has additional sage to stop sweating. Both active ingredients are the same. It must have been a coincidence with something like increased stress or heat from the summer or some other reason why hot flashes continued. The formulas are the same and the suppliers that I purchase from are the same as the old suppliers. If anything 99% of women tell me the new formula works much better. Also Womensense is not my product so that health food store gave incorrect information.
Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS
herbs that can halt hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings, lower
cholesterol, improve vaginal dryness and much more.
- hot flashes
- sleep disturbances
- irritability, nervousness and loss of concentration
- night sweats
- vaginal atrophy or dryness
- leg cramps
- menstrual abnormalities
Two capsules at breakfast and two
capsules at bedtime.
Each Capsule Contains:
Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) Extract 4:1 ......... 100
Dong Quai is an effective treatment for the symptoms
of menopause, especially hot flashes, as well as
painful menstruation, lack of menstruation (spotting
but no full blood flow), and will relieve too frequent
menstruation (more than one menstrual cycle per
month). In menstruating women it is also recommended
for treating infertility.
Chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus) Extract 10:1 ..... 80
Vitex, is effective in the balancing of hormones and
has been traditionally used for the treatment of
menstrual abnormalities, PMS, and menopausal
complaints. It is especially important for women who
are estrogen dominant with conditions including
endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, fibrocystic
breasts and to improve the progesterone to
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) Extract 1:1 .. 80 mg
(2mg of triterpene glycosides measured as 27-deoxyacteine)
Black cohosh is the most researched herb for the
treatment of the symptoms of menopause and replacement for standard
therapy (estrogen and progestins). Effective in the
treatment of the following perimenopausal and
menopausal symptoms: hot flashes, profuse perspiration,
headaches, heart palpitations, depression,
PMS, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), sleep
disturbances, vaginal atrophy (thinning of the vagina
causing painful intercourse), vaginal dryness, nervousness,
irritability and loss of concentration.
Sage Leaf (Salvia Officinalis) 75 mg
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the
European Union recently approved 300 mg of sage as a treatment for
excessive perspiration associated with menopause and in the United
Kingdom, medical herbalists treat menopausal women suffering hot flashes
and night sweats with sage.
Gamma-oryzanol (ferulic acid)
.............................. 75 mg
Gamma-oryzanol isolated from rice bran oil is used
for the treatment of hot flashes and to enhance
pituitary function and promote endorphin release
by the hypothalamus thereby improving mood. Not
only is it a very effective substance for alleviating
menopausal symptoms but it also lowers triglycerides
and total cholesterol.
............................................................. 75 mg
Hesperidin, a potent flavonoid, improves the vascular
system and our capillaries thereby improving cardiovascular
health and reduction of bruising. It has also
been shown to reduce hot flashes and night time
HOW TO GET OFF HRT
WOMEN ON ORAL HRT
WOMEN ON TRANSDERMAL HRT
|Weeks 1 & 2
1 day HRT, 1 day MENOSMART PLUS
|Weeks 3 & 4
||Alternate 1 day HRT, 2 day MENOSMART
|Weeks 5 & 6
||Alternate 1 day HRT, 5 day MENOSMART
|Weeks 7 & 8
||Alternate 1 day HRT, 7 day MENOSMART
|Weeks 1 & 2
patch and wear for 5 days then apply a new patch and wear for
5 days. Take MENOSMART PLUS every other day.
|Weeks 3 & 4
||Apply patch and wear for 7
days then apply a new patch and wear for
7 days. Take MENOSMART PLUS every other day.
||Do not apply patch for 7 days. Take MENOSMART
||Apply patch and wear for 7 days. Take MENOSMART
||Do not apply patch for 7 days. Take MENOSMART
||Apply patch and wear for 7 days. Take
MENOSMART PLUS Daily
Flashes and Night Sweats Naturally!
by Lorna Vanderhaeghe
- Walk briskly 30 minutes per day to reduce hot flashes
- Eat 2 servings of brocolli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower cabbage
or kale everyday
- Take your MULTISMART containing vitamin E, known to reduce hot
- Eliminate constipation
- Have a massage once a month
Drug manufacturers of Premarin and Prempro have been told to put a
strong warning on the label about the increased risk of cancer and heart
disease. In July 2002 the Women's Health Initiative study, a
clinical trial designed to determine if Hormone Replacement Therapy
(HRT), a combination of synthetic estrogen and progestins, was
beneficial to healthy women, was halted due to serious safety concerns.
This study involving 16,608 healthy, postmenopausal women concluded that
the combination of estrogen and progestins caused a 41 percent increase
in the risk of stroke, a 29 percent increase in the risk of heart
attack, a doubled risk of blood clots, a 22 percent increase in
cardiovascular disease and a 26 percent increase in the risk of invasive
breast cancer. Now, caring physicians and hundreds of thousands of
Canadian women are looking for alternatives to HRT.
What Do European Doctors Know that North American
European doctors have been recommending herbal solutions to menopausal
symptoms for decades and the research is very clear they are safer and
just as effective in 80 percent of users. MENOSMART PLUS
contains herbs that can halt hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings,
lower cholesterol, improve vaginal dryness and much more.
Black cohosh (1mg of triterpene glycosides measured as
is the most researched herb for the treatment of menopause symptoms and
replacement for standard hormone replacement therapy (estrogen and
progestins). Effective in the treatment of the following perimenopausal
and menopausal symptoms: hot flashes, profuse perspiration, headaches,
heart palpitations, depression, PMS, dysmenorrhea (painful
menstruation), sleep disturbances, vaginal atrophy (thinning of the
vagina causing painful intercourse), vaginal dryness, nervousness,
irritability and loss of concentration. It was also researched in women
with estrogen dominant breast cancer and found to be safe. Black cohosh
Chasteberry, commonly called Vitex, is effective at
balancing hormones and has been traditionally used for the treatment of
menstrual abnormalities, PMS, and menopausal complaints. It is
especially important for women who are estrogen dominant with conditions
including endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, fibrocystic
breasts and to improve the progesterone to estrogen ratio.
Dong Quai is an effective treatment for the symptoms of
menopause, especially to reduce hot flashes, as well as painful
menstruation, lack of menstruation (spotting but no full blood flow),
and will relieve too frequent menstruation (more than one menstrual
cycle per month). In menstruating women it is also recommended for
Gamma-oryzanol, isolated from rice bran oil, is used
for the reduction of hot flashes and to improve mood. Not only is it a
very effective substance for alleviating menopausal symptoms, but it
also lowers triglycerides and total cholesterol thereby protecting our
Hesperidin, a potent flavonoid, has been shown to aid
the vascular system and capillaries thereby improving cardiovascular
health, reducing night sweats, hot flashes and those annoying night time
leg cramps. It has also been shown to reduce bruising.
Weaning off HRT slowly over an 8 week period while taking MENOSMART PLUS
will ensure your symptoms don't return and aid an easy transition.
Read No More HRT: Menopause Treat the Cause by Dr. Karen
Jensen, ND and Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe, M.S. for the complete information
on how to get off HRT.
Black Cohosh Proven Safe
I receive dozens of questions per day about Black cohosh's safety and
effectiveness for menopausal symptoms. Some new articles have been
published that I feel you should read if you are taking or will be
taking Black cohosh. Also on the home page of my website is a list of
research papers that prove even further the safety of Black cohosh. Several studies have been performed in women with
estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer taking Tamoxifen (an
estrogen-blocking drug) who were given double the dose of Black cohosh
for one year with excellent results and safety.
Black Cohosh, a menopausal remedy, does NOT have estrogenic activity and
does NOT promote breast cancer cell growth.
Int J Oncol. 2003 Nov;23(5):1407-12.
Black cohosh, a menopausal remedy, does not have estrogenic
activity and does not promote breast cancer cell growth.
Lupu R, Mehmi I, Atlas E, Tsai MS, Pisha E, Oketch-Rabah HA,
Nuntanakorn P, Kennelly EJ, Kronenberg F.
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Research Institute,
Northwestern Medical School, Department of Medicine, Evanston, IL 60201,
Black cohosh is an increasingly popular alternative to estrogen
replacement therapy for the relief of menopausal symptoms, primarily hot
flushes. However, an important consideration for long-term therapy is
potential toxicity and carcinogenicity. Therefore, we undertook a study
to assess the estrogenic activity of black cohosh to examine its safety
for those with, or at high risk of developing, breast cancer. Several
assays were utilized as listed: RNAse protection assays, which ascertain
the regulation of the expression of E2-responsive genes;
estrogen-responsive-element (ERE)-luciferase, which determines
modulation of the ER function by transactivation of the ERE; the
Ishikawa cell system, which has an E2-regulated endogenous alkaline
phosphatase; and colony formation of ER-expressing breast cancer cells,
which indicates possible progression of early stage breast cancer into a
more aggressive state. Black cohosh extracts did not demonstrate
estrogenic activity in any of these assay systems. This is an
encouraging step in the assessment of the safety of black cohosh for
treatment of menopausal hot flushes.
Lately there have been outstanding reviews of Black cohosh's safety and
effectiveness. Pharmacists and medical doctors continue to provide
out-dated information regarding this herb. I continue to get questions
regarding liver toxicity with Black cohosh. This review of the safety
and toxicity data makes the correct statement. "A few cases of
hepatotoxicity have been reported, but a direct association with the
ingestion of cimicifuga has not been demonstrated. The most recent data
suggest that cimicifuga is not estrogenic." This is the latest evidence
on this very safe herb.
Black cohosh: review
of the clinical data for safety and efficacy in menopausal symptoms.
Treat Endocrinol. 2005;4(3):177-84.
Department of Pharmacy Practice, UIC/NIH Center for Botanical
Dietary Supplements Research, Program for Collaborative Research in the
Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois,
Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA.
Since the publication of the results of the Women's Health Initiative
that described the risks of hormone replacement therapy, many women are
actively seeking alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms. Black
cohosh (Actaea racemosa, syn. Cimicifuga racemosa) is one such
alternative that has been used in the US for over 100 years. To date
only two cimicifuga extracts have been tested clinically, and the
current recommended dosage is 40-80 mg/day. Review of the published
clinical data suggests that cimicifuga may be useful for the treatment
of menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, profuse sweating, insomnia,
and anxiety. However, the methodology used in most of the trials is
poor and further clinical assessment of cimicifuga is needed. In terms
of safety, transient adverse events such as nausea, vomiting, headaches,
dizziness, mastalgia, and weight gain have been observed in clinical
trials. A few cases of hepatotoxicity have been reported, but a
direct association with the ingestion of cimicifuga has not been
demonstrated. The most recent data suggest that cimicifuga is not
Maturitas is one of the most respected medical journals and this summer
they published an excellent article about what doctors should be
prescribing for menopausal symptoms.
alternatives to plant estrogens for menopause.
Maturitas. 2006 Jul 31
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, National
Center of Excellence in Women's Health, University of Illinois, 820 S.
Wood Street (MC 808) Chicago, IL 60612, United States.
Every year, millions of women begin the
peri-menopause and may experience a number of symptoms related to this
transition. Many women are reluctant to use exogenous hormone therapy
for treatment of menopausal symptoms and are turning to botanical and
dietary supplements (BDS) for relief. This paper reviews the literature
on alternatives to plant estrogens for relief of menopausal symptoms.
The MEDLINE database was searched for clinical
trials of non-estrogenic plant extracts for menopausal symptoms. To be
included, studies had to include peri- or postmenopausal women as
subjects. All clinical trials (randomized-controlled trials, open
trials, and comparison group studies) were included for this review.
RESULTS: Black cohosh appears to be one of the most effective
botanicals for relief of vasomotor symptoms, while St. John's wort can
improve mood disorders related to the menopausal transition. Many other
botanicals have limited evidence to demonstrate safety and efficacy for
relief of symptoms related to menopause.
A growing body of evidence suggests that
some botanicals and dietary supplements could result in improved
clinical outcomes. Health care providers should discuss these issues
with their patients so they can assist them in managing these
alternative therapies through an evidence-based approach.
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