Frequently Asked Questions

Promensil Menopause Products

  • What is red clover?

    Red clover (trifolium pratense) is a legume or pulse commonly seen growing in the fields and hedgerows across the UK. Other examples of legumes include chickpeas, lentils and soybeans. Red clover is accepted as a human food throughout the world.
  • What is Promensil for?

    Promensil Menopause products help support general health and well-being, and relieve of menopausal symptoms after menopause has occurred. Many women who have ceased menstruating will still suffer from menopausal symptoms for a period of time such as hot flushes, night sweats, mild anxiety and moodiness.

  • How does Promensil work?

    Promensil Menopause products are dietary supplement based on red clover isoflavones specifically developed to help support good health in women. It contains a balanced source of the four isoflavones that are important to female health. Promensil Menopause may help to maintain good general health post menopause.
  • What does Promensil contain?

    Each tablet contains a standardised 40mg or 80mg of four isoflavones: genistein, daidzein, formononetin and biochanin A sourced from red clover (Trifolium pratense).
  • How should I take Promensil?

    The recommended daily dose of Promensil is 80 mg/day with food. The number of tablets depends on your preferred Promensil product.

    Promensil Menopause: 2 x 40mg tablets per day

    Promensil Menopause Double Strength: 1 x 80mg tablet per day

    Promensil Menopause Double Strength offers the daily 80mg dose in the convenience of one small tablet.

  • How long should I take Promensil for?

    For temporary relief to help reduce symptoms of: Hot flushes, night sweats and help relieve overall menopausal symptoms in post-menopausal women. If symptoms persist please consult your health professional.
  • What is the difference between Promensil and other red clover products and between red clover isoflavones and soy isoflavones?

    Not all red clover products are the same. The standardisation process used in the manufacture of Promensil ensures that each tablet in every pack supplies 40mg or 80mg of isoflavones.

    Red clover and soy are both legumes and belong to the same family of plants. The main difference is that red clover contains four active isoflavones whereas soy only has two. The extra two found in red clover are commonly found in other legumes such as chickpeas and lentils.

  • When is Promensil unsuitable?

    Promensil is not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation.

    Always read the label and follow the directions of use

    If you need further information please call the PharmaCare Australia on 02 9997 0355 or talk to your health professional.

  • Why take Promensil Double Strength?

    Promensil Double Strength is formulated with twice the amount of red clover isoflavones per tablet offering the daily 80mg dose in the convenience of one small tablet.

Menopause FAQ's

  • What is a hot flush and a night sweat?

    Hot flushes and night sweats are the most commonly experienced symptoms for women during menopause. The frequency, severity and duration varies from women to women, you could get several a day or be drenched many times day and night.

    Hot flushes bring on a sudden sensation of hotness, that commonly begins in your scalp, face, neck or chest area. They often cause sweating and leave you with a flushed, red face and can last anywhere from a few seconds to 10 minutes. Some women only feel slightly warm whilst others find themselves completely drenched in sweat.

    Night sweats are hot flushes that happen at night. They once again vary from women to women, you may wake up feeling warm and perspiring a little, quickly becoming cool and clammy. Or you can wake up drenched in sweat. You may even have to change your bed clothes and your sheets. Being woken repeatedly with night sweats can result in day time tiredness. Cuddling your partner can trigger a hot flush, being drenched in sweat can often make you feel unattractive, physical contact becomes more difficult and this in turn can create relationship problems with one or the other partner feeling rejected. It is not uncommon for women to spend more time sleeping on top of the bed or only under a sheet even in the winter.

  • What causes a hot flush and night sweat?

    Your internal thermostat becomes erratic due to changes in your hormones. Hot flushes occur when the blood vessels near the skin’s surface dilate, causing increased skin temperature and flushing.

    What you can do!

    Hot Flush

    When a hot flush comes on, stop what you are doing if you can, take a few deep breaths and try to relax.

    Wear light layers of clothing, this allows you to shed layers when you need to and easily pull them back minutes later
    Natural fibres like cotton are best.
    Use a fan during the day
    Exercise regularly
    Eat a diet rich in phyto-oestrogens
    Drink plenty of water
    Cut down on alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, hot drinks, hot bathes, saunas, hot showers, and spicy foods as these can all trigger hot flushes

    Night Sweat

    Keep your bedroom cool at night
    Keep a fan close by and a glass of water by your bed.
    Use cotton sheets and pillow cases.
    Keep a towel handy, you can even use a towel on your pillow.
    Make sure your partner understands what you are going through as he may need the room and bed to be much warmer than you need it to be.
    Work together so you can both be comfortable

  • Mild anxiety

    This transitional time of your life can be like a rollercoaster. You can be more sensitive, quick to react, or less motivated and more tired than usual. It is important to realise that these feelings will pass, although it can take some time.
    What you can do!

    Recognise the symptoms for what they are, your wellbeing is being affected by hormonal imbalances.
    Don’t bottle things up, talk to your partner, children, friends so they are more understanding and supportive. Stay connected, remember your girl friends if a similar age may also be experiencing the same thing
    If your symptoms are impacting on your work, it is wise to let your boss know and immediate work colleagues. This will help you relax more at work.
    Think positively.
    Eat a diet rich in phyto-oestrogens
    Exercise regularly
    Try yoga and or relaxation techniques

  • Tiredness

    Tiredness during menopause, changes in both oestrogen and progesterone levels lead to a lack of energy that many women experience in menopause. Lower oestrogen levels can interrupt sleep patterns, which leads to daytime tiredness.

    – You can feel like you are dragging yourself around all day

    – Wanting an afternoon nap

    – Increased irritability

    – Feeling worn out

    – An overwhelming feeling of exhaustion

    What you can do!

    Try to build some form of exercise into your day
    Believe it or not, doing more does help
    Eat a diet rich in phyto-oestrogens
    Take a good multi vitamin

  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day

    Moisturise frequently preferably with a phyto-oestrogen rich cream

    Regularly exfoliate your skin so that moisture can penetrate more easily

    Eat a diet rich in phyto-oestrogens

    Take a fish oil supplement high in DHA and EPA