Q. What is Menopause?
A. Menopause means cessation of the menstrual cycle. Medically, if a woman stops having a period for 12 consecutive months, she is said to be in menopause. Typically this happens when a woman turns 50. All women go through menopause, mostly when they turn around 50-54 and some women go through earlier if they have surgery such as a hysterectomy or go through breast cancer. 8 out of 10 women show one or more of the symptoms. 5 of the 10 women show symptoms that are so severe that it interferes with their daily life.
Q. What are the symptoms?
A. As estrogen production decreases dramatically, as much as 95%, there is a number of physiological and psychological changes. Physiological changes include night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, dryness of skin, fatigue (or lack of energy), hair loss, weakening of bone and cardiovascularproblemss. Psychological changes include mood swings, irritability, insomnia, and depression.
Q. What herbal treatments are available?
A. The herbal natural remedy includes the use of phytoestrogens, or plant extracts. The most popular choice was an extract from Black Cohosh, which was originally invented in Germany. However, several clinical studies in recent years showed that it is not any more effective than the placebo group. Additionally,in published studies, it was found that black cohosh was linked to liver toxicity.
Another popular phytoestrogen is Isoflavone containing Genistein. This ingredient is ER-beta positive which causes safety concerns.
Q. What is EstroG-100?
A. With the market void of new effective and safe alternative, a Korean biotech company invented and introduced a mixture of 3 100% all natural herbal extracts in early 2000. The blend of three all natural herbal extracts, which have been used in Korea and China for at least 400 years as safe herbals, was put to the most rigorous tests.
Q. Is it safe?
A. The 4 week and 13 week toxicity tests were performed and EstroG-100 was found to be non-toxic. And then, it was tested for liver-toxicity, where EstroG-100 was found to support the liver*, as per the World Health Organization. Then it was tested for carcinogenicity, with negative results. EstroG-100 is also not estrogenic.
Q. Was there a human clinical study?
A. Yes. There were two formal and two open label studies, totaling 4. The first published 12 month long, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical study was conducted at Korea’s top hospital for OB/GYN, Samsung Jeil hospital. The results were outstanding. The active group showed 5 times greater relief of symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, night sweats and energy boost.
Recognized by doctors, it has naturally became the number one choice supplement for women with menopause in Korea, and now EstroG-100 has become available in the USA. The published US study was performed and completed at a hospital in Orange County, CA where 10 of 12 symptoms significantly improved.
Q. What are the other benefits of EstroG-100?
A. One of the main symptoms of menopause is dry skin and dry eyes. With EstroG-100, women’s skin will gain its youthful look. Dryness in the eyes will also improve. Also, in the clinical study, there was no weight gain in the women who took EstroG-100. Another key finding was its support for bones.
Q. Did it win any awards?
A. EstroG-100received the Gold medal award at Geneva’s International Invention Conference in 2008 and Chang-Young-Sil award, the top scientific award in Korea, in 2009, the product has been touted as the best and safest phytoestrogen in the world. Also, it won the South Korea’s presidential award last year as the top nutritional product exported to other countries. It is currently number one product in Asia in the women’s health category. The esteemed Nutritional Business Journal awarded EstroG-100 as the best new botanical ingredient in the USA, and the EstroG-100 received the top, new botanical ingredient in 2013.
Q. What are the core ingredients?
A. EstroG-100® is a combination of 3 herbs and plant extracts from Phlomis Umbrosa, Cynanchum Wilfordii and Angelica Gigas Nakai. All the ingredients have been used over 400 years in Korea and China as traditional herbals. You do not have to worry about all the symptoms of menopause anymore, and you do not have to sacrifice your active lifestyle. The all natural 100% plant extracts of EstroG-100 will give you the comfort and relief you rightfully deserve. EstroG-100 is all natural and water extracted.
Most of all, it is safe. It was filed for NDI status with the FDA and received a NPN number from Health Canada. Also, the ingredients are registrered with World Health Organization to be liver supportive.
Q. Any other information I should be aware on the safety aspects?
A. In rare cases, some women might not experience the benefits of EstroG-100 in 14 days. Every women’s bio chemistry is different so keep on taking the ingredient because statistically, 95% of the women in two open label studies improved in the 3rd week.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not inteded to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.