What makes Hormone Helper so good for you?

Hormone Helper is one of McNab’s best-loved products. It contains a mix of herbs, garnered from all over the world, that are rich in phyto-oestrogens and well known for their role in alleviating menopause and menstrual symptoms.

Hormone Helper assists with menopause, hot flashes, water retention, osteoporosis, PMS, low iron, period pains and mood swings.

The move away from Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Since HRT, using synthetic hormones, is no longer routinely recommended to treat menopause symptoms because of a small increased risk of breast and uterine cancer, stroke and heart disease, many women have turned to herbal treatments.

Menopause explained

Oestrogen is the hormone that is responsible for a woman’s fertility and her secondary sex characteristics (such as plump breasts, rounded hips, a moist lubricated vagina, a soft voice and a lustrous head of hair). It also decreases the rate of age-associated bone loss and keeps cholesterol levels down.

However, oestrogen production declines with age, tapering off rather dramatically around 50 years of age and precipitating the menopause. This natural condition is characterised by one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Hot flashes
  • Thinning of the vaginal lining leading to dryness and painful sexual intercourse
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Forgetfulness
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Copious sweating
  • Headaches
  • Hair loss
  • Muscular pains

In addition, bone loss accelerates, and cholesterol levels rise increasing the risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.

Herbs Amount
Dong quai 60 mg
Dandelion 60 mg
Black cohosh 50 mg
Ginkgo biloba 30 mg
Motherwort 30 mg
Chasteberry 20 mg
St John’s Wort 20 mg

Nature’s plant oestrogen mimics

Several plant foods (especially soya foods, alfalfa sprouts and linseed) and herbs (Dong quai and black cohosh) contain oestrogen-like compounds called phyto-oestrogens. These are structurally similar to natural oestrogens and are capable of stimulating some oestrogenic activity in the body, although to a lesser degree. They therefore help in all conditions associated with a deficiency of oestrogen.

And there’s even better news. Phyto-oestrogens, because they compete with the body’s own oestrogen for oestrogen receptors, but have a lower oestrogenic activity; they can also help conditions in which excess oestrogen production is a problem, such as in some menstrual problems and breast cancer. Phyto-oestrogens therefore help to balance the female oestrogen cycle.

What is Hormone Helper recommended for?

Hormone Helper is recommended for anyone experiencing symptoms associated with the menopause and for helping to balance the menstrual cycle. It further helps conditions such as PMS, dysmenorrhoea, amennorhoea and menorrhagia.

This supplement should not be taken during pregnancy or breast-feeding.

How often should I take Hormone Helper?

One tablet of Hormone Helper should be taken on a daily basis for best results. We also recommend regularly including soya-based products in your diet and adding 2-3 tablespoons of freshly ground linseed to your breakfast cereal or smoothie. These plant foods will help to boost your intake of phyto-oestrogens.

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