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Quest Vitamins LTD,
8 Venture Way,
Aston Science Park,
Birmingham,
B7 4AP.

Tel: 0121 359 0056
Fax: 0121 359 0313
Email: info@questvitamins.co.uk
Registered in England No. 2530437

Menopause

DESCRIPTION

Menopause marks a transitional phase in a woman?s life when Menstruation ceases. This change of life is the result of declining ovarian function due to the Aging of the ovaries.

Occasionally, menopause is accompanied by deficient or excessive functioning of the glandular and autonomic nervous systems, giving rise to Nervousness, flushes, excitability or Depression, dizziness, Headaches, sweating, and other symptoms. Such disturbances are usually severe when cessation of ovarian function is relatively rapid.

When Menstruation ceases gradually, menopausal symptoms are mild or nonexistent. If symptoms are severe, they may be eased by hormone therapy. This process is usually a gradual one, for natural menopause usually occurs between ages forty and fifty for most women.

HERBS

Black Cohosh (3)
Kelp
Liquorice Root (4)
Saw Palmetto (5)

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

Evening Primrose Oil
Fish Oil
B Complex
Vitamin B6
Vitamin C (1)
Vitamin E (2)

REFERENCES

1. Clemetson C, et al. Capillary strength and the menstrual cycle. Ann NY Acad Sci 1962; 93:277-300.
2. Rubenstein B. Vitamin E diminishes the vasomotor symptoms of menopause. Fed Proc 1948; 7:106.
3. Lieberman S. A review of the effectiveness of Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh) for the symptoms of menopause. J Womens Health 1998;7:525-29.
4. Crawford AM. The Herbal Menopause Book. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1996.
5. Flynn R. Your Guide to Standardized Herbal Products. Presscott, AZ: One World Press, 1995: 67-69.

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