Douglas Laboratories Ultra Menoease
Now soy-free, Ultra Menoease™ is a supplement specially formulated with pure genistein, microencapsulated BioResponse DIM®, botanicals and nutrients for support of normal menopausal symptoms and healthy estrogen levels in women.
Each serving contains:
Vitamin D3 - 1,000 IU
Magnesium (as amino acid chelate) - 100 mg
Proprietary Blend - 300 mg
Red Clover flower extract (Trifolium pratense) (standardized to 8% biocannin), Black Cohosh root Extract (Cimicifuga racemosa) (standardized to 8% triterpene glycosides), Chrysin
BioResponse DIM® Diindolylmethane complex - 75 mg
(complex of starch, diindolylmethane,d-alpha tocopheryl succinate, phosphatidylcholine (from sunflower) and silica), (standardized to contain 25% diindolylmethane)
geniVida® Genistein - 30 mg
Other ingredients: Pectin, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (capsule), cellulose, vegetable stearate, silica.
geniVida® is a trademark of DSM
BioResponse DIM® is a trademark of BioResponse, L.L.C., Boulder, CO. U.S. Patent 6,086,915.
Adults take 2 capsules daily with a meal or as directed by a healthcare professional
Women in their late 40s or early 50s may experience a decrease in estrogen levels that can lead to undesirable symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, changes in sleep, or mood swings. Compounds such as genistein, DIM, plant botanicals, and vitamins/minerals may help support decreasing hormone levels.
Genistein belongs to a class of plant compounds called phytoestrogens that functionally mimic the role that estrogen plays in our bodies. geniVida® is a pure, nature-identical form of genistein that is not derived from soy. Science shows that genistein can help to minimize the incidence and duration of hot flashes and night sweats, and may help support the comfort of other menopausal symptoms. In a clinical placebo-controlled trial of 84 menopausal women consuming genistein 30 mg for 12 weeks, hot flashes were significantly improved. Increased bone turnover is common in menopause due to the decline of estrogen production. Genistein has also been shown to help keep bones strong and healthy.
Diindolylmethane (DIM) is one molecule known for the role it plays in supporting healthy estrogen metabolism. As a natural component derived from indole-3-carbinole and found in cruciferous vegetables, DIM has shown in studies to support the 2-hydroxylation instead of 16-hydroxylation of certain estrogen metabolites. This favors the production of 2-hydroxysterone over 16-hydroxyestrone, to support healthy estrogen levels. BioResponse DIM® is the only diindolymethane with absorption and activity demonstrated in independently performed clinical studies. BioResponse DIM® contains pure DIM, microencapsulated in particles complexed with a vitamin E derivative and phospholipids to aid absorption from the intestinal tract.
Red clover contains isoflavones, also called phytoestrogens, which are structurally similar to estrogens and are capable of binding to estradiol receptors. This differs from the phytoestrogen in soy in that the principal isoflavones in red clover are biochanin A and formononetin, while those in soy consist solely of genistein and daidzein. Red clover is thought to be beneficial for supporting bone health due to the isoflavone genistein inhibiting osteoclast activity.
The active constituents of black cohosh root extract appear to regulate estrogen levels, thereby normalizing hormonal balance and moderating the symptoms that accompany fluctuating hormone levels. Black cohosh extract works largely through the synergistic activity of two types of compounds: phytoestrogens and triterpenes. Triterpene glycosides found in black cohosh extract act synergistically with phytoestrogens to suppress excessive secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH). Sudden increases in LH secretion, which occur in response to declining estrogen levels, may be responsible for many symptoms associated with menopause. Chrysin, or 5,7-dihydroxyflavone, is a natural, biologically active flavonoid compound extracted from many plants. In vitro research indicates that chrysin supports healthy cell metabolism.
Vitamin D-3 is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a role in numerous health functions, including bone support, and aids in intestinal magnesium absorption. Magnesium is an important mineral involved in cellular reactions that may help with maintaining bone mineral density.
WARNING: This product can expose you to lead, which is known to the
State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For
more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food