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General Estroven FAQs

Answer: Estroven® is an OTC (over-the-counter/non-prescription)/NHP (Natural Health Product) brand established in 1997 to help reduce menopausal symptoms. Estroven® goes beyond hot flashes and night sweats to address the wide range of menopausal symptoms. Menopause and menopause symptoms vary per woman, therefore we offer a variety of formulas to address your most bothersome menopausal symptoms.

There are four Estroven® products on the market today.
o Estroven® Maximum Strength + Energy
o Estroven® Weight Management
o Estroven® Sleep Cool™
o Estroven® Stress, Mood & Memory
Answer: Menopause occurs because of the winding-down of the female cycle, as the hormonal system moves from its reproductive function to "maintenance" for the rest of your life. For most women, this happens in their early 50s.

There are three stages when dealing with menopause:

Perimenopause. When the ovaries gradually make less estrogen, a woman will start to enter the perimenopause stage. Perimenopause can last a few months or years until menopause, the point when the ovaries stop producing eggs.

Menopause. At this stage, the ovaries have stopped producing eggs and making most of their estrogen. It also has been a year since a woman had her last menstrual period.

Postmenopause. These are the years after menopause where menopausal symptoms ease for most women.

During menopause, women will experience many changes in their body, mind and emotions. Hot flashes & night sweats are most common symptoms for menopausal women. But, many other symptoms, such as irritability, weight management issues, lack of libido, vaginal dryness, occasional sleeplessness, mood and memory concerns , stress and fatigue , are also associated with menopause.
Answer: When estrogen levels are naturally reduced by the onset of menopause, it affects the part of brain that controls your body temperature. Your body is then 'tricked' into feeling overly hot, and compensates by telling your heart to pump faster, your blood vessels to dilate, and your sweat glands to get busy cooling. The effect is even more intense heat, delivered in a 'flash'

Night sweats are essentially hot flashes that occur while you are sleeping. When night sweats are particularly severe, you might wake to find your skin is feeling cold and clammy from sweat, and your pajamas or sheets are soaked through.
Answer: The two primary ingredients used in the Estroven® brand are Black Cohosh and Soy Isoflavones.
Black Cohosh,(a native perennial of North America), has a long tradition as a beneficial herbal remedy for the relief of moderate to severe menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, insomnia, nocturnal sweating, or irritability.

Isoflavones, a major phytonutrient of soy beans, peanuts, chick peas, fava beans, alfalfa, kudzu and all members of the legume family, has long been associated with reducing menopausal and post-menopausal symptoms. Soy Isoflavones used in the Estroven® products are efficacious to help reduce sever and frequent menopausal symptoms.
Answer: There are two primary ingredients, naturally sourced Black Cohosh and clinically proven Soy Isoflavones, in Estroven® natural health products to help reduce hot flashes and night sweats. Both have a relatively long history and demonstrated efficacy supporting their use to relieve hot flashes and night sweats.
Answer: Yes. Estroven® supplements contain soy. The Soy Isoflavones used in Estroven® have been clinically proven to reduce hot flashes and night sweats.
Answer: No. Estroven® products do not contain synthetic, animal or human-derived hormones.
Answer: Results vary based on each individual’s symptoms and needs, however we recommend daily use for a minimum of 60 days for best results.
Answer: The ingredients in Estroven® products are beneficial to women’s health. While there have been no long-term side-effects attributed to taking the ingredients in Estroven®, speak with your healthcare professional about the length of time to take any natural health product.
Answer: No, it should be taken as directed. Each product has been formulated with active medicinal ingredient amounts demonstrated to provide the expected benefits.
Answer: We recommend speaking with your healthcare professional to see if taking Estroven® with other natural health products or medications is appropriate for your individual situation.
Answer: It is essential that you speak with your healthcare professional if you have specific medical concerns or are undergoing cancer treatment before taking any natural health products.
Answer: All Estroven® products have been developed to include primary ingredients from nature to provide relief with demonstrated efficacy.
Answer: Please store Estroven® products at room temperature. Do not expose to excessive heat, humidity or direct sunlight.