Our Menopausal Support Formula is designed to provide relief from some common menopausal symptoms. Menopause can be a difficult time in a women’s lives. As we get older, our Qi and Yin reserves get taxed. This may lead to a myriad of symptoms. They may experience mood swings, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia and anxiety. This formula will help boost the Qi and Yin in our patients, helping common side effects of menopause.
500mg 180 capsules per bottle
Recommended Dosage- 3 capsules, 2 times a day.
*The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
I had a very uncomfortable menopause, with hot flashes and irritability on daily basis. This formula was integral in helping me through this intense period in my life. Thanks IAOM! – Joy M.
Ingredients: Organic Rehmannia (Shu Di Huang), Organic Chinese Yam (Shan Yao), Organic Plantain (Ze Xie), Organic Peony Root Back (Mu Dan Pi), Organic Schisandra Berry (Wu Wei Zi), Organic Wheat fruit (Huai Xiao Mai), Organic Ligustrum Fruit (Nu Zhen Zi), Organic Eclipta Herb (Han Lian Cao), Organic Gardenia Fruit (Zhi Zi), Organic Peony Root (Bai Shao), Organic Angelica (Dang Gui), Organic Mother of Pearl (Zhen Zhu Mu), Organic Poriae (Fu Ling).
Organic Rehmannia (Shu Di Huang)
The tuber of this herb is used medicinally. The plant is indigenous to China, Japan and Korea. Rehmannia tuber can be used fresh and dried. It’s taste is very rich, sweet and dense. In Chinese medicine, rehmannia is used to tonify yin and blood. In our Menopause Support Formula it helps reduce hot flashes and tissue dryness. It is strengthening the liver and kidney organ systems.
Organic Chinese Yam (Shan Yao)
Chinese Yam also known as Dioscorea is excellent for nourishing yin energy. Yin energy is often depleted when symptoms of menopause begin to show. It also helps stablize the kidney energy. Kidney most closely alligns with the endocrine system. So strengthening the kidney energy helps bring balance to the endocrine system. Chinese Yam also supports healthy digestion and appetite. It reduces bloating, loose stools and spontaneous sweating by nourishing our Qi.
Organic Plantain (Ze Xie)
Water Plantain is found in marshes throughout central Asia. The root is soaked in water, cut and sun dried. It is mainly used to treat urinary issues such as frequent unination, difficulty urinating and urinary tract infections. Water plaintain helps reduce edema and eliminate excess water weight.
Organic Peony Root Back (Mu Dan Pi)
It is the cortex of the peony tree root bark that is used and known as Mu Dan Pi. In Chinese medicine, it helps clear heat from the blood and reduces liver blood stasis. Excess heat in Chinese medicine is often part of conditions like hot flashes, anxiety, anger, irritability and insomnia. Think of a pot of water boiling on the stove. The lid begins to rattle. The steam can’t get out. The action of this herb is like removing the lid, so the pressure and steam can escape. It helps relieve headaches, and many other symptoms associated with menopause.
Organic Schisandra Berry (Wu Wei Zi)
Schisandra berry is known as the “five tastes fruit.” It is sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and spicy. These five taste connect with the five elemental energies in Chinese medicine (earth, wood, fire, water, metal.) Its reach extends to all five energies and organ systems for a broadly balancing effect. Schisandra is an adaptogen. Adaptogens are a category of helps that help the body to adapt to any kind of stress from nonspecific stimuli. Another simple way to think about adaptogens is that they help the body maintain homeostasis. Schisandra also supports a calm and allert mental state.
Organic Wheat fruit (Huai Xiao Mai)
Wheat (berries/fruit) in Chinese medicine strengthens the qi/energy of the whole body. It is helpful for night sweating, and temperature fluctuations. Wheat, in this formula, helps reduce anxiety, irritability and palpitations that sometimes occur with menopause.
Organic Ligustrum Fruit (Nu Zhen Zi)
Ligustrum aslo called Privot fruit is a black seed that is used in Chinese medicine to nourish kidney and liver yin. Conditions that are associated with kidney and liver yin deficiency are dizziness, tinnitus, blurry vision especially at night, low back and knee ache/weakness, frequenty night waking, anxiety, and night sweating. Ligustrum helps reduce these symptoms which are often associated with aging and menopause.
Organic Eclipta Herb (Han Lian Cao)
Eclipta is an annual moisture loving herb with white button like flowers. It is well known in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda (Indian traditional herbal medicine) as a hair tonic to address grey or thinning hair. There have been multiple studies showing its potancy rivals Minoxidil for hair regrowth. It is also used as a liver detoxifies and has anti-inflammatory effects.
Organic Gardenia Fruit (Zhi Zi)
Gardenia is native to China, Japan and Taiwan. Now Gardenia is a common ornamental shrub that grows across the warm regions of the southern U.S. Gardenia is also known as Cape Jasmine and well known for its fragrant white flowers. In Chinese medicine the fruit of the Gardenia is used for clearing heat from the body. The fruit is bitter and works to reduce excess heat in the body that lead to hot flashes and insomnia. Studies suggust it also reduces gastritis especially when associated with H. pylori, reduces blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.
Organic Peony Root (Bai Shao)
White peony root is one of the most used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopeia. It is a wonderful tonic herb. Peony root purifies the blood, reduces pain, relaxes muscles, relieves cramps and spasms anywhere in the body. In our Menopause Support Formula it helps to relax the musculoskeletal system which often responds to stress with tension. It can also help lower stress induced high blood pressure.
Organic Angelica (Dang Gui)
Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Angelica, has a special affinity for female gynecological disorders. It is known to help balance hormone levels and provides supplemental estrogen. Angelica relaxes smooth muscle tissue in the body and increases circulation. For this reason, it is helpful in the treatment of high blood pressure, angina and irregular heartbeat. In Chinese medicine terminology, it enriches and moves blood, it is very good at reducing pain anywhere in the body. Angelica is frequently used in Chinese cooking.
Organic Mother of Pearl (Zhen Zhu Mu)
Mother of pearl is also known as the iridescent coating composed of minerals secreted by oysters and other mollusks. The minerals are deposited inside their shells to protect them from foreign objects and parasites. In Chinese medicine it has long been used as beauty aid for the skin and face. It is also used to decrease anxiety, calm the mind and promote restful sleep. Mother of pearl is considered a heavy substance that “settles the spirit.” This makes sense, since mother of pearl is mostly made of calcium carbonate and other minerals. Calcium plays a direct role in melatonin production also known as “the sleep hormone.”
Organic Poriae (Fu Ling)
Poria is a type of fungus that most often grows on pine trees. It is gathered from the trees, cut into slices and shade dried. Poria is used in a wide range of Chinese formulas. It strengthens digestion and relaxes the mind. It is most well known for expelling dampness in Chinese medicine. Dampness is that heavy bogged down feeling, a blockage. A swamp is damp, nothing is moving. Dampness may result in bloating, depression, and feeling unmotivated. Poria is one of the most important herbs for “draining the swamp” and restoring a clear calm mind.
100% Natural: Free of artificial colors, flavors sweeteners, preservatives, fillers and binders.
*The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
Is this formula safe to take long-term?
Our Menopausal Support is designed to be taken for longer periods. Always consult your healthcare professional with questions regarding dosages.
Can I take this formula when I am pregnant? Breastfeeding?
This formula is designed to be taken by all patients. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your healthcare provider for details.
How do I know that the herbs in this formula are organic?
We strive to use 100% USDA organic ingredients whenever possible. Some ingredients in Chinese herbalism are minerals, as opposed to vegetable, and therefore can not be certified organic by USDA. For our international customers, we have attained 100% BCS Oko-Garantie. This is a standard organic certification for the European Union. Its standards meet or exceed USDA certification requirements and certify for mineral ingredients.
Are there fillers in your formulas?
IAOM uses NO FILLERS, NONE. The ingredients listed on our label are the only ingredients in our bottle. Think this is common practice in the herbal industry? Think again.
As the supplement industry is largely self regulated in the US, there is little to no regulation on how much actual herb is involved in an herbal supplement. Corn, wheat, rice, maltodextrin are all frequently used. Not only do these added ingredients adulterate the efficacy of the formula, but they are a source of hidden allergens in herbs.
How do we know that your herbs are non-toxic?
All of our herbs are grown in China. Whenever ingredients are imported from China, the US FDA requires they are proven for “safety”. The following methods of cleaning are acceptable, according to the FDA, for importation: radiation, sterilization, a chemical wash, sulfurization or ultraviolet rays. That’s right. If you are using Chinese herbs, they have previously gone through one of these processes in order to have cleared customs in the US. The herbs we use in our formulas were treated with UV rays, by far the safest way to ensure their efficacy.
Can I take this formula with other medications?
Our all-natural, Chinese herbal formulas are recommended without knowledge of your medications. Please consult your local healthcare provider before combining our products with your pharmaceutical medications.
- Helps reduce hot flashes and night sweats
- Supports healthy metabolism
- Calms mood swings, anxiety and insomnia
- Reduces skin and vaginal dryness
- Recommended Dosage- 3 capsules, 2 times a day.