Primary Benefits of Feminene® Female Support Formula*:
- Black Cohosh has been shown to reduce hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms
- Helps alleviate mild symptoms of menopause
- Helps counteract mild adverse effects of PMS
- Helps maintain optimal female health
- Helps stabilize mood
Feminene® Female Support Formula
What Makes Feminene® Female Support Formula Unique?*
Women balance careers, families, friends and commitments. In addition to the everyday juggling act, some women also experience the effects of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and/or menopause. Several scientific studies demonstrate how select herbs, vitamins and minerals help to promote optimal female health, especially during times of PMS or menopause, without the harmful side effects of unnatural alternatives.
Premenstrual syndrome or PMS occurs for up to two weeks prior to menstruation. PMS has been associated with a deficiency or excess of hormones, nutritional deficiencies and stress, as well as other nutritional and lifestyle factors. Symptoms of PMS include increased levels of anger and stress, bloating, breast tenderness and sensitivity, abdominal discomfort, sadness, short-term fatigue, head discomfort, hostility, trouble sleeping, joint discomfort, mood swings, nervousness and tension. Menopause is the ceasing of the monthly female menstrual cycle. Some common symptoms of menopause are emotional and physical changes, mood swings, sleeplessness, night sweats, and hot flashes. The average age of menopause in the United States is 52 years old; yet the age of onset varies and can occur anytime between 40 and 60. Prior to menopause, some women experience perimenopause, a time period that can include many of the symptoms of menopause before menstruation stops.
Feminene Female Support Formula is a natural supplement combined of 11 specially selected herbs, including black cohosh, don quai, soy extract, St. John’s Wort, evening primrose and additional vitamins to help support stamina. Feminene® helps to alleviate mild symptoms of menopause, helps counteract mild adverse effects of premenstrual syndrome and helps stabilize mood. Feminene helps women keep their bodies in balance, resulting in peace of mind. When you are juggling so many things in life, the last thing you want is to have hormones and mood swings to deal with as well.
Related terms: Feminene® Female Support Formula, Feminene, PMS, menopause, hot flashes, mood, hormones, black cohosh, soy isoflavones, menopausal symptoms, pre-menopause, dong quai, evening primrose, female health, women’s health, pre-menstrual syndrome.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause can result in some unwanted side effects, including fatigue , mood swings, physical and mental discomfort and hot flashes. Feminene Female Support Formula can help alleviate these and other symptoms of PMS and menopause thanks to a combination of 11 specially selected herbs including black cohosh, dong quai and red clover. Feminine is specifically designed to alleviate the mild symptoms of PMS and counteract adverse effects of menopause to help women keep their bodies in balance.
It works the best on me!!!
I had really bad hot flash problem, and nothing helps me. I am also suffer from emotional problem, bad mood. After taking this product for a week, I feel much much better. Oh, my god. I feel happier, and I could tell that something is working inside of me. Absolutely love this product! Amazing!
A woman's gift!
After recognizing the monthly pattern of PMS, I needed help in anyway possible. Every 2 weeks before my period, I endured a not so fun pattern of symptoms. From crying, to feeling in a fog, to irritability and insomnia, the list can go on. I decided to give Feminine a go, being that Isotonix have become an important part of my life with amazing results. Well, when I tell you I have a smile on my face now for the old miserable two weeks I used to face, I can not say how grateful I truly am. This is a fabulous product and I will be on the look out for anyone else in need, as women should not have to suffer any longer!
by MARY JANEZ
Taking this as directed in the morning before eating, waiting 15 minutes. IT WORKS! Thank you. Sarah
Breast cancer survivor
I am considering this product but I am a breast cancer survivor and am concerned about its estrogen content. Is it safe for survivors?
I have found when taking feminene that my hot flashes are significantly reduced. Before taking I was experiencing several hot flashes during the day and now I find I'm not having any and if I do they are not nearly as intense. I would highly recommend trying this product. It's a safer solution!
Key Ingredients found in Feminene® Female Support Formula:
Black Cohosh (Rood Extract, 2.5%) 160 mg
Black cohosh is a perennial, shrub-like plant, native to the eastern deciduous forests of North America. Traditionally, black cohosh was used to provide relief from menstrual cramps. It is used commonly as a remedy for hot flashes associated with menopause and PMS. The precise mechanism of action is unknown; although, the triterpene glycosides are considered the active constituents, along with the isoflavones, alkaloids and phenolic acids. Black cohosh may have a similar effect as estrogen, which is the female hormone that regulates the menstrual cycle. Low estrogen levels are linked with the symptoms associated with menopause, and Black Cohosh may help alleviate mild symptoms of menopause.*
Vitamin E (d-alpha-Tocopherol Succinate) 50 IU
The most valuable sources of dietary vitamin E include vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados and wheat germ. Safflower oil contains large amounts of vitamin E (about two thirds of the RDA in ¼ cup) and there are trace amounts in corn oil and soybean oil. Vitamin E is actually a family of related compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. Vitamin E is available in a natural or synthetic form. In most cases, the natural and synthetic forms are identical except the natural form of vitamin E is better absorbed and retained in the body. The natural form of alpha-tocopherol is known as "d-alpha tocopherol." The synthetic "dl-" form is the most common form found in dietary supplements. For those individuals watching their dietary fat consumption, which is relatively common in the world of dieting, vitamin E intake is likely to be low, due to a reduced intake of foods with high fat content.*
The main health benefit of supplemental vitamin E comes from its immune-boosting antioxidant activity. It also promotes normal healing and is known to promote cardiovascular health. Vitamin E is one of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants in the body. In turn, vitamin E protects cell membranes from free radical damage. Studies have shown that supplemental vitamin E is helpful in counteracting mild effects of PMS.*
Soy Extract (Soy Isoflavones, 3%) 200 mg
Soy isoflavones are found in soybeans in the form of phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are nonsteriodal compounds that possess estrogen-like biological activity and come from plants. Soy isoflavones have weak estrogenic and anti-estrogenic effects. They have been found to bind to estrogen receptors, alpha and beta; although, they appear to bind better to the beta estrogen receptors. Soy isoflavones include three main isoflavones, which are the aglycones genistein, daidzein and glycitein. Soy may be linked to alleviating mild menopausal symptoms and beneficial in promoting bone health.*
Dong Quai (Root Extract, 1%) 200 mg
Dong quai has been used in traditional Chinese and Native American medicine for thousands of years. The plant is related to both parsley and celery; its health properties come from the root. Dong quai is often referred to as the female ginseng because of its homeostatic effects during menstruation. Its most common use is to manage mild cramps and pain during menstruation, as well as to alleviate some of the mild symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes. The specific mechanism of action is unknown; although, the groups of coumarins, ferulic acid and ligustilide appear to be the active constituents of the dong quai root. The coumarins aid in promoting normal blood flow, while the ferulic acid and ligustilide promote normal muscle relaxation. Dong quai is not a replacement for estrogen (although, some studies have shown that it has a similar effect as isoflavones) nor does it have any hormone-like effects on the body.*
Evening Primrose Oil 200 mg
Evening primrose oil comes from the seeds of the evening primrose plant that is also known as the Oenthera biennis, native to North America. Its health properties were first discovered in England, and it was used primarily to promote women’s health. It is commonly used for alleviating mild symptoms of PMS and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. Evening primrose oil is a rich source (between 60 and 80 percent) of the long-chain fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid, known for its health benefits. Gamma-linolenic is converted by the body into prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). Deficiency of PGE1 has been linked with some of the symptoms associated with PMS. Studies have shown that evening primrose oil helps counteract mild adverse effects of PMS.*
Wild Yam 180 mg
Wild Yam is a member of the Dioscorea family, which also includes the potato. The family is named for Dioscorides, who was the first-century Greek physician whose botanical writings were the standard for more than one thousand years. The dried roots are the health-promoting part of the plant. Wild yam has been historically used for mild symptoms associated with menstruation and menopause, including cramping, hot flashes and occasional fatigue. It is native to North America, but the plant can be cultivated in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions all around the world. An extract of wild yam has been linked to promoting healthy cholesterol levels by promoting normal levels of triglycerides and supporting healthy levels of HDL cholesterol. Steroidal saponins are the active constituents of wild yam, commonly used as hormone precursors in the body’s normal manufacture of progesterone. Wild yam helps to regulate the female reproductive system, especially during menstruation and menopause.*
Chaste Berry Extract (Vitex agnus-castus) 150 mg
Chaste berry extract, or Vitex, is a shrub native to the Mediterranean and Central Asia, but can also be found around the United States. It is generally used in dietary supplements for promoting normal levels of female hormones and for mild symptoms of PMS and menopause. The flavonoids casticin, isovitexin and orientin are the main constituents of chaste berry extract. Because of its ability to support normal hormone balance, it is often used to promote a healthy menstrual cycle. PMS often occurs during the luteal phase of menstruation, thus maintaining hormone balance during this phase may help to counteract mild adverse effects of PMS.*
Horsetail 150 mg
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), also known as Peterwort, Dutch rushes, Shave-grass and Bottlebrush, is named from the bristly appearance of its jointed stems. The plant is found throughout the northern hemisphere, and only the stems exhibit beneficial, health-related properties. It has the ability to draw excess water from the body, which makes it useful for cleansing the urinary tract. Horsetail is a natural source of silicon, iron and sodium, and also contains high amounts of calcium, chromium, crude fiber, magnesium, potassium, selenium and vitamin A. Horsetail is an excellent source of silicic acid, which contributes to its health benefits. Horsetail is commonly used to promote urinary tract health, but has also been shown to be helpful with mild symptoms of PMS and menopause.*
Red Clover 140 mg
Red clover, like soy, contains high levels of isoflavones, which are well known for their subtle estrogen-like properties. Red clover has been shown in studies to help alleviate hot flashes associated with menopause. Red clover is a small perennial herb with red or white flowers. It is native to Europe, central Asia, and northern Africa, but is also naturalized in many other parts of the world. Only the flowers are used in health supplements. It can be found as a dried herb, in tablets or capsules, and in alcohol solutions.*
Passiflora 120 mg
Passiflora, also known as the passionflower, can be used as an effective remedy for occasional sleep difficulty and restlessness. Passiflora is a perennial vine, which reaches 30 feet in length. It grows naturally from the southeastern United States to Brazil and Argentina, and is cultivated as a garden plant in Europe. The blossoms are considered symbolic of Christ’s Passion, because the central corona represents the Crown of Thorns, which accounts for its name. The health value is found on the aboveground parts of the plants. Passiflora is available as an herb for tea and is also an ingredient in some sedative bath additives.*
Valerian Root 120 mg
Valerian Root (Valerian officinalis) produces bright pink to white flowers and grows 20 to 40 inches tall. It is native to Europe and temperate regions of Asia, and is cultivated in Europe, Japan and the United States. The Ancient Greek physician Galen referred to valerian as “Phu,” which is an expression of disgust at the plant's smell. It was given the name all-heal in medieval times due to its natural healing properties. It is usually prepared as a tea, taken in capsule or tablet form, or used to make a bath additive. Valerian Root is commonly used as a natural sleep aid, but is also used for mild symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome and menopause. Clinical trials have shown that extracts of the root have a sleep-inducing effect, which researchers believe stems from the herb’s tendency to boost levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid, a chemical messenger in the brain.*
Sage 100 mg
Sage (Salvia officinalis) has been used as a dietary supplement for years. Sage is native to the Mediterranean region but is now grown in all of Europe and North America. In the United States, sage is primarily used as a seasoning, but it has a long history of medicinal use abroad. The health value of sage resides in its crushed, dried leaves and the oil that is extracted from its flowers, leaves and stems. It has been used for a variety of purposes, including helping to control hot flashes. The herb acts specifically on the uterus to help alleviate mild adverse symptoms of PMS, including cramps. It is also good for relieving excessive perspiration from hot flashes.*
St. John’s Wort 70 mg
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a golden-yellow perennial flower, cut at the start of the flowering season and processed in bunches. It must be dried quickly to preserve its red secretions and oils. The plant has been used medicinally for over 2,000 years, starting when the ancient Greeks believed that its odor repelled evil spirits. Early Christians named it in honor of Saint John the Baptist because they believed it released its blood-red oil on August 29, the day the saint was beheaded. St. John’s Wort is native to Europe but can also be found in Canada and the United States. St. John’s Wort promotes normal levels of serotonin available to the nervous system, and also promotes normal levels of the chemical messengers, norepinephrine and dopamine.*
Thiamin HCl (Vitamin B1) 20 mg
Thiamin plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism and nerve function. Thiamin is required for a healthy nervous system and assists in the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It is used in the manufacture of hydrochloric acid and, therefore, plays a part in digestion, increases energy and helps promote mental clarity.*
Calcium d-Pantothenate (Vitamin B5) 11.8 mg
Vitamin B5 is the transfer agent for Choline to acetylcholine, which promotes proper neurotransmitter activity in the brain. Pantothenic acid is also known as the anti-stress vitamin because it helps detoxify brain tissue, helps relieve physical and emotional stress, and promotes the normal secretion of hormones.*
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 20 mg
Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for many aspects of health, growth and reproduction. It is part of the vitamin B complex. Niacin assists in the functioning of the digestive system, skin and nerves. It is also important for the conversion of food to energy. Niacin (also known as vitamin B-3) is found in dairy products, poultry, fish, lean meats, nuts and eggs, as well as legumes and enriched breads and cereals.*
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 20 mg
Vitamin B2 is found in liver, dairy products, dark green vegetables and some types of seafood. Vitamin B2 serves as a co-enzyme, working with other B vitamins. It promotes healthy blood, supports the nervous system and normal human growth. It supports healthy skin, nails, hair growth and helps maintain a healthy thyroid. Vitamin B2 plays a crucial role in turning food into energy as a part of the electron transport chain, driving cellular energy on the micro-level. Vitamin B2 aids in the breakdown of fats while functioning as a cofactor or helper in activating B6 and folic acid. Vitamin B2 is water-soluble and cannot be stored by the body except in insignificant amounts; thus, it must be replenished daily. Under some conditions, vitamin B2 can act as an antioxidant. The riboflavin coenzymes are also important for the transformation of vitamin B6 and folic acid into their active forms and for the conversion of tryptophan into niacin.*
Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6) 10 mg
Poultry, fish, whole grains and bananas are the main dietary sources of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is a co-factor required for protein and amino acid metabolism and helps maintain proper fluid balance. It also assists in the maintenance of healthy red and white blood cells. Vitamin B6 is required for hemoglobin synthesis. It is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters in brain and peripheral nerve cells. It has been recommended as a nutrient to enhance mental function, specifically mood, and it supports normal nerve conduction. Some athletic supplements include vitamin B6 because it promotes the normal conversion of glycogen to glucose for energy in muscle tissue. Vitamin B6, when taken with folic acid, has been shown to help maintain normal plasma levels of homocysteine, which promotes optimal cardiovascular health. Vitamin B6 should be administered as a part of a complex of other B-vitamins for best results.*
Folic Acid 400 mcg
Folic acid is mainly found in fruits and vegetables. Dark, leafy greens, oranges, orange juice, beans and peas are the best sources, as well as Brewer’s yeast, which supply additional B-vitamins. Folic acid plays a key role by boosting the benefits of vitamin B12 supplementation. These two B-vitamins join forces and work together in maintaining normal red blood cells. Folic acid assists in the normal utilization of amino acids and proteins as well as constructs the material for DNA and RNA synthesis. Scientific studies have found that when working in tandem with folic acid, vitamin B12 is capable of promoting a healthy cardiovascular and nervous system.*
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 200 mcg
Vitamin B12 is naturally found in meats, liver, beef, pork, eggs, whole milk, cheese, whole wheat bread and fish. Vitamin B12 can only be found in animal products, with small amounts derived from fermented soy products such as miso and tempeh, and peanuts. It is essential that vegetarians consume a vitamin B12 supplement to maintain optimal health. Vitamin B12, when ingested, is stored in the liver and other tissues for later use. The synthetic form of vitamin B12, cyanocobalamin, is not derived from either plants or animals and is intrinsic in the maintenance of normal functioning body cells, especially those of the nervous system (protecting the sheaths of nerve cells), bone marrow and intestinal tract. These tissues are the first to exhibit signs of vitamin B12 depletion. Vitamin B12 itself is responsible for maintaining optimum energy levels as it plays a vital role in the Krebs energy cycle. It is also a great anti-aging ingredient and helps increase concentration.*
Scientific Studies Which Support Feminene® Female Support Formula:
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- Araghiniknam, M., et al. Antioxidant activity of dioscorea and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in older humans. Life Sciences. 59(11): 147-157, 1996.
- Berger, D., et al. Efficacy of Vitex agnus castus L. extract Ze 440 in patients with pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 264(3): 150-153, 2000.
- Bronstrup, A., et al. Effects of folic acid and combinations of folic acid and vitamin B-12 on plasma homocysteine concentrations in healthy, young women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 68(5): 1104-1110, 1998.
- Carroll, D. Nonhormonal therapies for hot flashes in menopause. American Family Physician. 73(3): 457-465, 2006.
- Cassidy, A., et al. Biological effects of a diet of soy protein rich in isoflavones on the menstrual cycle of premenopausal women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 60(3): 333-340, 1994.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Feminene® Female Support Formula:
What is PMS?
PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, has been associated with a deficiency or excess of hormones, stress, nutritional deficiencies and other nutritional or lifestyle factors. Symptoms that are commonly associated with PMS include increased levels of stress and anger, bloating, breast sensitivity and tenderness, abdominal discomfort, unbalanced moods, head discomfort, short-term fatigue, hostility, sleeplessness, joint discomfort, nervousness and tension.
What is Menopause?
Menopause is the ceasing of the monthly female menstrual cycle. A woman is considered menopausal when she has been without a menstrual cycle for at least 12 months. Common symptoms of menopause are emotional and physical changes, mood swings, sleeplessness, hot flashes and night sweats. Some women experience perimenopause prior to menopause, which is a time period that can include many of the symptoms of menopause before menstruation stops. The most common symptoms that perimenopausal and menopausal women complain of are hot flashes, flushes and sweats; 33 percent of these women seek medical attention for the ailments.
What are estrogens?
Estrogens are a group of steroid compounds that are named for their importance in the oestrus cycle. They function as the primary female sex hormone. Estrogen is present in men and women, but is usually at significantly higher levels in women of reproductive age. Estrogen is mainly produced in the developing follicles in the ovaries, but some is also produced by secondary sources such as the liver, adrenal glands and breasts. The secondary sources are particularly important for post-menopausal women.
Estrogens function structurally to promote the formation of female secondary sex characteristics, stimulate endometrial growth, increase uterine growth, increasing vessel and skin maintenance and bone formation.
What causes menopause symptoms to occur?
Menopause symptoms are caused by the loss of estrogen. However, not all menopause symptoms can be treated by estrogen.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is a system of medical treatments for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. It is based on the assumption that it may prevent discomfort and health problems caused by diminished estrogen hormones. Hormone replacement therapy involves a series of drugs designed to artificially boost hormone levels, using estrogens, progesterone or progestins, and sometimes testosterone. It is seen as a short-term relief from menopausal symptoms or as a longer-term treatment to reduce osteoporosis.
When does PMS occur?
PMS occurs prior to menstruation for up to two weeks.
When does menopause occur?
In the United States, 52 years old is the average age for menopause. However, the age of onset varies and can occur anytime between 40 and 60 years of age.
What are some common non-hormonal supplements for menopause?
The most common non-hormonal or herbal supplements for menopause are black cohosh, evening primrose oil, red clover, a vitamin B complex and vitamin E.*
Are there any foods that aggravate PMS symptoms?
Yes. Some foods have been shown to aggravate the symptoms of PMS, such as saturated fats, hydrogenated fats, refined sugar, salt, caffeine and alcohol.
How common is PMS?
The percentage of women who experience PMS varies widely, but according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, up to 40 percent of menstruating women report some symptoms of PMS. For most women, the symptoms vary from mild to severe.
How do I take Feminene?
As a dietary supplement for women in menopause or experiencing PMS, take two tablets with eight fluid ounces of water 30 minutes before a meal.
Are there any contraindications or warnings for Feminene?
Yes. St. John's Wort may reduce the effectiveness of some prescription drugs, including but not limited to Paxil, Indinavir or Irinotecan. If you are receiving treatment for HIV, considering being involved as a donor or recipient of an organ transplant, are seeking to avoid pregnancy or are taking a prescription drug for heart disease, cancer or seizures, consult with your health care practitioner before using this product, and bring this product to your practitioner. Do not take this product as a substitute for supplements or as an alternative to any anti-depressant drug.