Natural Estrogen with Pomegranate Extract
by Life Extension
WHAT IS IT?
Natural Estrogen with Pomegranate Extract is a synergistic blend of phytonutrients that have estrogenic activity. Each 2 caplets contain:
| SoySelect soybean (Glycine max) 70:1 Extract [standardized to 13% isoflavones (52 mg), 18% Group-B Saponins (72 mg)]|| 400 mg|
| Broccoli (Brassica oleracea l.) Super Concentrate Extract (plant) [standardized to 4% glucosinolates (12 mg)]||300 mg|
| PomElla Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Extract (fruit) [standardized to 30% Punicalagins (60 mg)]||200 mg|
| Black cohosh extract (Cimicifuga racemosa) (root and rhizome) [standardized to 2.5% triterpene glycosides (1 mg)]||40 mg|
| HMRlignan Norway spruce (Picea abies) lignan extract (knot wood) [standardized to 90% Hydroxymatairesinol potassium acetate complex (27 mg)]|| 30 mg|
| Dong quai extract (Angelica sinensis) (root) [std. to 1% ligustilide (.25 mg)]|| 25 mg|
| Licorice extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra) (root)|| 25 mg|
| Vitex extract (Vitex agnus-castus ) (fruit) [std. to 5% vitexicarpin (1 mg)]|| 20 mg|
Other ingredients: dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, pharmaceutical glaze.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
According to the manufacturer:
Reprinted with permission of Life Extension.
"Natural Estrogen with Pomegranate Extract is one answer to the concerns of maintaining healthy hormone function. A review of the published literature reveals some interesting findings about how plant-derived estrogens can provide safe and effective support for such menopausal complaints as hot flashes.38-55
Derived from organically grown fruit, the pomegranate extract in this formula has the same ratio of polyphenols as youd find in the whole fruit and all the benefits youd get from the juice without the sugar, calories, and additives. Punicalagins, the main polyphenol responsible for pomegranates health properties, have been shown to be a powerful antioxidant.56 In fact, the health effects from the juice and the seeds work synergistically, providing an array of health benefits.
Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, etc.) are a rich source of glucosinolates and their hydrolysis products, including indoles and isothiocyanates. Scientists have identified specific extracts from cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc.) that modulate hormones in a way that helps maintain healthy cell division. For instance, animal studies have shown that the cruciferous vegetable extract indole-3-carbinol (I3C) modulates estrogen hormones by favorably changing the ratio of protective 2-hydroxyestrone versus the damaging 16-hydroxyestrone.57 2-Hydroxyestrone has demonstrated anti-estrogenic and anti-proliferative activity. I3C also induces phase I and II detoxifying enzymes that can help neutralize estrogen metabolites and xenobiotic estrogen-like environmental chemicals.58 Human studies support the beneficial role of I3C and di-indolyl-methane (DIM), a compound converted by the body from I3C, in positively altering estrogen metabolism.59 I3C and DIM have been shown to affect the proliferation of cells containing DNA damage and induce DNA repair proteins.
The glucosinolates are major constituents of cruciferous vegetables that have been shown to promote normal apoptosis and induce the expression of the beneficial p53 gene via an estrogen-independent action.60
HMRlignan contains lignans, plant polyphenols which may possess antioxidant, fluid balancing, and immunomodulatory activities.61 A naturally occurring plant lignan, 7-hydroxymatairesinol (HMR), HMRlignans major component, is a precursor to the mammalian lignan enterolactone, a human lignan found throughout the body that acts to protect the body from excess estrogen and its unwanted effects. Enterolactone may also limit excess cell growth in specific tissues and metastasis, and has also been linked to beneficial effects in aging women.62-67 Thus, the addition of the phytonutrient HMRlignan may prove beneficial to human health.
Also included in the formula is a soy extract, SoySelect, that significantly enhances the bioavailability of isoflavones because of its double standardized isoflavones and Group-B Saponins. Soy flavones are phytoestrogens that weakly mimic the action of estrogen. Soy phytoestrogens are very complex. They bind to estrogen receptors and either enhance or diminish the effects of the hormone.
This formulation of Natural Estrogen with Pomegranate Extract contains broccoli extract and HMRlignan in addition to phytoestrogens and other plant extracts, all of which have proven to provide optimal female hormonal support."
Consult your doctor before beginning or replacing hormone therapy. Do not use if lactating or pregnant or if you have estrogen dependent tumors. Women should also use a progesterone cream when taking this product. Cruciferous vegetables e.g. broccoli, should be part of the diet of any woman taking estrogens.
Consult with your physician before using this product if you are taking anti-seizure, anti-depressant or psychiatric medications, or certain types of blood pressure (e.g., calcium channel blockers) medications.
Take two caplets in the morning with or without food, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
NATURAL ESTROGEN should be taken cyclically: three weeks on and one week off, beginning on the 5th day of the menstrual cycle for premenopausal women, and every day for postmenopausal women
NHC sells bottles of 60 Natural Estrogen with Pomegranate Extract for $28.50
. Suggested retail is $38.00. The manufacturer prohibits further discount of this product.