Phytoestrogens: FAQs
Black Cohosh Ginkgo Biloba Dong Quai Ginseng Red Clover Soy Vitex Macafem
Black Cohosh
Black cohosh grows in the woods of eastern North America
Ginkgo Biloba
Traditionally used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
Dong Quai
Dong Quai is often referred to as "the female ginseng"
The Chinese word "rénshén" means "man root" in English
Red Clover
Originates from Asia, parts of Northern Africa, and Central Europe
Traditionally used in the Orient as a source of protein and medicine
Vitex agnus-castus is also called chaste tree
Originates from the Andean mountains of Perú

Phytoestrogens: FAQs

Phytoestrogens are a mystery to many. What are they? Where do they come from? Can they really help relieve menopause symptoms?

Phytoestrogens and phytoestrogenic plants are an increasingly popular, natural way to treat menopause symptoms.

Read on for the answers to four frequently asked questions about phytoestrogen.

1. What are phytoestogens?

Phytoestrogens: FAQsPhytoestrogens are structures produced in the plant that have a similar molecular make-up to the human hormone estrogen. When they are ingested into the body, they mimic the role of the hormone, and can supplement low estrogen levels. Phytoestrogens exist in three different forms: isoflavones, flavanols and flavones.

2. How can phytoestrogens help relieve my menopause symptoms?

Menopause symptoms are caused by fluctuations in hormones. During menopause, the level of estrogen in the female body fluctuates, as the body prepares to cease the process of the menstrual cycle. These fluctuations, and the declining level of estrogen, manifest themselves in the form of menopausal symptoms.

Phytoestrogen can help relieve the symptoms that are caused by fluctuating levels of estrogen in the body. When phytoestrogen enters the body, it mimics estrogen, and supplements low and fluctuating levels of natural estrogen. By supplementing the level of estrogen in the body, the effects of menopausal symptoms are reduced.

3. What are sources of phytoestrogens?

Phytoestrogens are found in a number of foods, chiefly in soy products and legumes. Grains, beans, nuts, seeds, seed oils, berries, fruits, vegetables, and roots all contain phytoestrogens. The most common food sources of phytoestrogens are the following:

. Soy beans
. Tempeh
. Tofu
. Onions
. Lettuce
. Tomatoes
. Red wine
. Green tea
. Apples
. Citrus peels
. Flaxseed or flax flour
. Lentils
. Garlic
. Squash
. Asparagus

4. What are herbal sources of phytoestrogens?

Phytoestrogens are only present in food sources in very small quantities; too small to have an effect on estrogen levels. However, there are many plants and herbs that contain phytoestrogens in higher concentrations. Phytoestrogen can be found in the following herbs:

Phytoestrogens: FAQs. Black Cohosh
. Ginseng
. Dong Quai
. Ginkgo Biloba
. Soy

Phytoestrogens are an increasingly popular and effective way to treat menopause symptoms. They are convenient as they are available in many forms, are efficient as they treat menopausal symptoms at a hormonal level. Click here to learn more about the different types of phytoestrogens, and which might be the right one for you and your menopausal symptoms.

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Is an Andean plant regarded as one of the best treatments for menopause symptoms because of it boosts the endocrine system.
Dong Quai
Is an Asian plant that has been used for thousands of years to treat gynecological problems, blood disorders, and as a sedative.
Ginkgo Biloba
Is a popular and ancient Chinese herbal remedy used to improve circulation, mental performance, and menopause symptoms.
Is a root widely used by Chinese, Koreans and Native Americans as a preventative treatment and to increase vitality.
Is a healthy, low-fat source of protein and is used as treat menopause because of its high amount of phytoestrogens.
Red Clover
Is a variety of Clover with a high nutritional value and it's widely used as an immune-booster and menopause relief, but it has some side effects.
Black Cohosh
Is a phytoestrogenic herb from eastern North America and it is used as a supplement to treat several illnesses, including menopause symptoms.
Used since roman times to help women with hormonal imbalances, but pregnant women should avoid it.
Which herb should women try? Today women are looking for relief from their menopause symptoms with herbs. Phytoestrogenic herbs and non-estrogenic herbs are good in relieving menopause symptoms, but recent studies show that non-estrogenic herbs have no side effects because they help the body to produce its own hormones instead of introducing hormones like the phytoestrogenic ones. Learn more about non-estrogenic herbs for menopause.
Phytoestrogens: FAQs