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?
Promensil Menopause: 2 x 40mg tablets per day
Promensil Menopause Double Strength: 1 x 80mg tablet per day
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?
When is Promensil unsuitable?
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.
What is menopause?Menopause literally means the last monthly period of a woman’s life. However, it is confirmed when a woman has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months.For most women, menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 to 55 years and the average age is 51 years.Oestrogen levels play an important role in a woman’s life. They rise at puberty with the onset of childbearing years and then increase and decrease rhythmically with your menstrual cycle. They peak during pregnancy and then decline as you reach menopause and your menstrual cycle ceases.
What happens after menopause?Life after menopause is defined as the time after the menopause transition has been completed.Many women want to support their general health and wellbeing as hormone level changes begin to ease, including the natural decline of oestrogen associated with the ageing process. This is an important time for women to top up on additional nutrients and continue to support and care for their health and wellbeing.If symptoms persist talk to your health professional.
How do I know its menopause?‘Is it? Isn’t it? I have skipped a period, nights are restless, but I’m not old enough yet! Am I pregnant or has it really started?’ A whirlwind of thoughts with no one to turn to, to share them. Discussing this delicate matter with friends or relatives may feel awkward. Sometimes, we even feel awkward discussing this with our GPs or other health professionals. The days of grinning and bearing it are on the way out. There are no prizes for martyrdom.Talk to your health professional if symptoms persist.
What is peri-menopause?Natural midlife changes start when your periods become irregular. Peri-menopause refers to the time leading up to menopause when the cycle length and menstrual flow can vary significantly. The gradual decrease in the production of oestrogen in the ovaries during this time is simply the body’s natural evolution from the fertile, child-bearing years to a whole new stage of life.If you are in your 40s, or sometimes even earlier, you may have started to experience some of the normal and natural changes that signal peri-menopause. The time between periods can shorten or lengthen, the periods can become heavier or lighter. The fluctuations in the hormones can produce a host of symptoms, which can last up to several years. Peri-menopause can best be summed up as the time when your body gets ready for menopause. At menopause our oestrogen and progesterone levels become quite low. It is during peri-menopause that our body gets ready for these new, lower levels.Every woman is unique, as is her experience of menopause. If you are unsure about the changes you are feeling, the best thing is to speak to your health professional, who can help you clarify some of these changes and suggest the best way to ease symptoms you might be experiencing.
What is post menopause?The term post menopause literally means ‘after menopause’. Post menopause can be confirmed when a woman has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. At this stage, tangible symptoms may still be significant and continue for years following. Later post-menopause symptoms may reduce and when may start to look after bones, heart and cholesterol levels.Up until menopause, natural oestrogen provides a protective effect on your heart and bones. As oestrogen declines, it is important to provide suitable nutrients to help keep the bones strong and your cholesterol levels low.
What is the average age women start to experience symptoms?The average age of the onset of menopause symptoms is between 47 and 52 years old. However it can start at a much younger age or it may pass unnoticed until your late 50’s.
What are the symptoms?
Weight gain and slowed metabolism
Thinning hair and dry skin
Loss of breast fullness
What is the difference between peri-menopause and menopause?
Peri-menopause is when the “transition into menopause” begins due to a gradual decrease in oestrogen levels. At this stage, menstrual periods become irregular, and many women may experience menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats.
Menopause is your final menstrual period and is reached when a woman has gone without a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months.
Post menopause is after a woman has ceased her menstrual periods for more than 12 months. Many women after the diagnosis of menopause still experience menopausal symptoms for up to a decade after menopause. Common menopausal symptoms during post menopause include hot flushes, night sweats, mild anxiety and moodiness.
How long does menopause last?It varies from women to women, some lucky ladies hardly experience menopause at all, whereas it is not uncommon for women to experience symptoms from between 1-10 years, the average is 5 years.
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.
What causes a hot flush and night sweat?
What you can do!
Mild anxietyThis 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!
TirednessTiredness 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!
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