Black Cohosh â€“ A History of Women's Health Support
Black cohosh has a history of use for womenâ€™s health issues dating back to Native Americans. Today it finds widespread usage for gynecological issues from menstruation to menopause. It is most commonly used for menopausal symptoms due to its estrogenic effect on the body.
Menopausal symptoms vary from woman to woman but the most common are hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, irritability, anxiety, depression, headaches, loss of libido, weight gain, and breast tenderness. Numerous studies over the past 40 years have helped establish the efficacy of black cohosh as a treatment for menopausal symptoms.
A well-known 1982 study of over 600 women found 80% experienced some relief from such symptoms as hot flashes, perspiration, irritability, heart palpitations and depression after taking 80 mg of black cohosh daily over six to eight weeks.
Black cohosh has also demonstrated usefulness supporting normal menstruation and relieving PMS. According to U.S. News and World Report, 75% of women suffer each month from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). More commonly referred to as premenstrual disorder or PMS, three to nine percent of women report their symptoms are severe enough to inhibit daily activities.
Includes Dong Quai and Chasteberry for Additional Support
Vitabaseâ€™s Black Cohosh Extract Plus includes two additional ingredients known for their effective support of womenâ€™s health: Dong quai and chasteberry. These elements work synergistically with Black cohosh for maximum effectiveness. Dong quai is commonly recommended by herbalists to support a normal menstrual cycle.
As an antispasmodic, it is considered helpful for menstrual cramps and nervousness. Chasteberry is also known as Vitex. Recent studies appear to indicate chasteberry may be useful in helping restore a normal estrogen to progesterone balance easing PMS and its symptoms.
Make Sure Your Black Cohosh is Standardized Extract
Our Standardized Black Cohosh Extract is made under strict European quality standards which are comparable to over-the-counter drug standards in the U.S. It provides optimal levels of naturally occurring Triterpene Glycosides. Chasteberry and Dong quai work synergistically to enhance the proven benefits of Standardized Black Cohosh Root Extract.
Label Information and Ingredients:
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) capsule, four (4) times daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule(s)
Ingredients Per Serving % DV
Black Cohosh Root Extract (Cimicifuga racemosa) (Standardized to 2.5% (1mg) Triterpene glycosides) 40 mg *
Chasteberry Fruit Powder (Vitex agnus-castus) 100 mg *
Dong Quai Root Powder (Angelica sinensis) 100 mg *
* Daily Value Not Established
Notes: Our Standardized Black Cohosh Extract is made under strict European quality standards which are comparable to Over-The-Counter drug standards in the U.S. It provides optimal levels of naturally occurring Triterpene Glycosides. Chasteberry and Dong Quai work synergistically to enhance the proven benefits of Standardized Black Cohosh Root Extract.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), (May contain one or more of the following; rice powder, magnesium stearate and silica).
Contains No Added: sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children.
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