Other Ingredients: Gelatin, magnesium stearate, stearic acid and microcrystalline cellulose.ALLERGEN WARNING: Contains soy (Soy Isoflavones)
CAUTION: Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. If you are taking a birth control pill, are considering becoming pregnant or have questions about the advisability of taking this product, consult your physician prior to use.
WARNING: This product is manufactured and packaged in a facility which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and crustacean shellfish.
Additional Caution Statements:
Because of the increased risk of bleeding associated with red clover, individuals taking blood-thinning medications (such as warfarin or aspirin) or blood-thinning herbs and supplements (such as ginkgo, ginger, garlic, and vitamin E) should avoid red clover.
Dosage: Take two vegicaps once a day with a meal. For best results, this product should be used for 4-5 weeks. Do not exceed two capsules per day.
Ray & Terry's Women's Hormone Health contains 120 capsules per bottle.
Ray & Terry recommend taking Women's Hormone Support with meals.
The main ingredients of Ray & Terry's Women’s Hormone Support include:
Also known as squaw root, black cohosh has been shown to be safe and effective as an alternative HRT method.1 The root is commonly found in the forests of North America, and has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for a host of complaints. It helps counteract hot flashes, assists in calming occasional anxiety and moderating mood, and promotes healthy sleeping patterns. Studies have shown that black cohosh does not exhibit estrogenic activity, and will not increase breast cancer cells as do some traditional forms of HRT.
Red Clover & Soy Isoflavones
Isoflavones from soy and red clover have been used as alternatives to traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) because their molecules are similar to those of human estrogen. These phytoestrogens (plant-like estrogens) act as selective hormone receptor modulators (SERMs) which can mimic or oppose the action of the natural hormone. Research indicates that these plant substances may be safer than traditional HRT, and are unlikely to increase the risk of breast cancer.2
In a new controlled double-blind study, red clover reduced depression and anxiety symptoms in postmenopausal women by 50% or more over placebo.6 This simple natural extract has helped numerous women over the age of 40 feel better as their hormonal balances shift.
A decreased level of estrogen is the root of many of the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, which can be ameliorated by consuming soy products or supplementing with isoflavones. These isoflavones help stimulate bone formation, reduce hot flash symptoms and support cardiovascular health.3
When the body tries to throw off excess heat through vasodilation, or opening of blood vessels, hot flashes may occur. Hot flashes are a very common symptom of both perimenopause and menopause.
Dong Quai has been used in natural remedies for centuries and its active compounds work to stimulate blood flow and muscle relaxation. These properties may enable it to ease occasional night sweats and hot flashes.4
Commonly referred to as chasteberry, vitex berry extract appears to have an indirect effect on certain hormones, particularly progesterone and prolactin. The berry may help ease occasional anxiety and support a balanced mood and has been used since the 1950s for hormone-related complaints including temporary breast tenderness and headaches associated with PMS. 2
A blend of additional herbs and natural compounds, including wild Mexican yam, false unicorn, sage extract, and licorice team up to help ease various menopause-related discomforts and maintain a healthy balance.
- Lieberman S. 1998. "A review of the effectiveness of Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh) for the symptoms of menopause." Womens Health. 1998 Jun;7(5):525-9.
- Powles T. 2004. "Isoflavones and women's health." Breast Cancer Res. 6(3):140-2.
- Beck V, Rohr U, Jungbauer A.. 2005. "Phytoestrogens derived from red clover: an alternative to estrogen replacement therapy?" J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. Apr;94(5):499-518.
- Hardy ML. Herbs of special interest to women. J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash). 2000 Mar-Apr;40(2):234-42.
- Roemheld-Hamm, M.D., Ph.D., Beatrix. 2005. "Chasteberry." American Family Physician. 72(5)821:826.
- Lipovac M. et al, March 2010. “Improvement of postmenopausal depressive and anxiety symptoms after treatment with isoflavones derived from red clover extracts.” Maturitas.
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