Hops for Relieving Hot Flashes?

Are you finding yourself standing in front of a refrigerator, its doors wide open, hoping to ease hot flashes? Not to mention a good night’s sleep has been non-existent and your mood has taken a ride on a roller coaster? If that sounds familiar, read on, there might be another solution.

Menopause is not a disease, but a natural event and every women’s experience is unique. There are things, however, that will either trigger the symptoms or ease them. Western medicine has few options to help you alleviate discomforts associated with menopause, but if you are looking for an effective and natural option, look no further, Mother Nature has the answer.

The answer is – medicinal herbs! Herbs have been time-tested and shown effective in addressing the root cause of imbalances, including those associated with menopause. Herbs support the body’s natural self-balancing functions which often lead to less symptoms and discomfort.

Herbtheory’s Menopause product is based on an herbal formula with its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine complemented by Lifenol®, a clinically tested and branded hops extract.

I know what you are thinking, how does it work?

Lifenol® hops extract – according to recent scientific studies hops contain prenylflavanoid and 8-prenylnaringenin, which have been characterized as one of the most potent phytoestrogens isolated until now. Several clinical trials have demonstrated its effectiveness in reducing hot flashes and discomfort associated with menopause.

Ligustrum is one of the famous Chinese longevity tonics known for its immune boosting and hormone balancing properties. It is commonly used to treat menopausal problems and insomnia. Ligustrum improves functions of the liver and spleen, which are essential to proper hormonal balance.

Eclipta is known as a great tonic but mostly recognized as a very powerful liver tonic. Traditionally known to cool the body, it supports alleviation of discomfort associated with menopause.

Anemarrhena has been used traditionally in herbal formulas for treating night sweats and hot flashes.

As for the common factors that will ease or trigger symptoms associated with menopause –

– Minimize alcohol, spicy food, sugar and caffeine, they are known to trigger hot flashes;

– Exercise regularly, be it yoga, walking or lifting weights, and remember to relax!

– Avoid smoking;

– Last but not least, do your best to keep your sleeping habits regular – sounds boring, but these simple little things can make a big difference.

Worth trying, isn’t it?


By Zita Resnais-Dattilo


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