Soy free support for a smooth menopausal transition, Made with seven time-tested bottanics for menopausal comfort, features a healthy balance of plant-source omega-6 and omega-3 EFAs.
Throughout the ages, women making the transition into menopause have turned to herbs and botanical oils to temper the discomforts that come with the change. "Feminine herbs" like black cohosh and dong quai have long been standbys for this purpose, as have oils extracted from evening primrose and borage seeds. Phytoestrogens—plant-source phenolic compounds and steroidal sapogenins that mimic the effects of estrogen in the body—have also emerged as valuable tools for supporting physical and emotional well-being throughout the menopausal transition. Oftentimes, women go through a lot of frustrating trial-and-error during this time, trying to find the right combination of options to balance their fluctuating body chemistry. But that doesn't have to be you. We've combined nature's most effective, time-tested herbs and botanical oils for menopausal support in one convenient supplement: Swanson Ultra Standardized Phytoestrogen Complex with EFAs.
Because much of the discomfort associated with menopause stems from fluctuations in hormones like estrogen, estradiol and progesterone, phytoestrogens like genistein can play a valuable role in menopausal support. But most phytoestrogen supplements contain genistein derived from soybeans, which can pose a problem for many people. Our Standardized Phytoestrogen Complex with EFAs softgels feature genistein derived from the fruit of the pagoda tree, Saphora japonica, making it suitable for soy-sensitive individuals. For additional hormonal support, the formula also includes an extract of wild yam root standardized to 10% diosgenin, a precursor to progesterone that also exhibits estrogenic activity in the body.
Much like phytoestrogens, essential fatty acids can play an important role in maintaining a healthy hormonal balance during menopause. Omega-6 fatty acids like gamma linolenic acid, found in evening primrose and borage oils, serve as precursors to prostaglandins that help regulate hormone levels and body temperature. Standardized Phytoestrogen Complex with EFAs features a blend of evening primrose, borage and flaxseed oils, providing healthy ratios of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids to give your body the tools to maintain a comfortable hormonal balance.
To make the formula complete, Standardized Phytoestrogen Complex with EFAs includes black cohosh and dong quai, two of the world's preeminent "feminine herbs" that have proven their value over centuries of use for supporting women's physical and mental well-being. Our softgels feature full-spectrum dong quai root and a guaranteed-potency black cohosh extract, standardized to 5% triterpene content.