Estrogen and estrogen-progestin combinations are the traditional medical management options for patients who seek treatment for menopause symptoms. These treatment modalities are the most effective options for managing the symptoms that occur during and after menopause.
Since the results of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) were made public in 2002, concerns about the safety of hormone therapy have surfaced and continued.1
Estrogen-progestin therapy is no longer recommended for long-term disease prevention. It is now only recommended for short-term control of menopausal symptoms. Most experts recommend not using it for more than 4 years, so many women search for alternative ways to manage menopause-associated discomforts.
Phyto-estrogens are currently the only natural remedy that is supported by Grade B evidence (Good Scientific Evidence). Phyto-estrogens, or plant estrogens, can help manage vasomotor symptoms. The three main types of phytoestrogens are isoflavones, lignans and coumestans.
Isoflavones are the most potent and the most common phytoestrogens in supplements. Some food sources for this type of plant estrogen include soybeans, chickpeas, garbanzo beans and lentils.
Clinical Bottom Line
In 2012, phyto-estrogens are the only Grade B-recommended natural supplement for the management of menopausal symptoms.
Patients with breast cancer, a history of breast cancer or a family history of breast cancer should use phyto-estrogens with caution. Foods containing phyto-estrogens are probably safe, but clinicians should advise women with breast cancer against excessive consumption of these foods as well as the use of concentrated phyto-estrogen supplements.
(Grady D, et al. Cardiovascular disease outcomes during 6.8 years of hormone therapy: Heart and Estrogen/progestin Replacement Study follow-up (HERS II). JAMA. 2002;288(1):49-57. )
Manna Menopause Support contains Phyto-estrogens derived from (Soy, Wild Yam and Maca Root). The product also contains Lignans, Calcium and Vitamin D, which make it a complete supplement which can help to overcome menopausal symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, etc.