Femguard+Balance Endocrine System Support for Balancing Female Hormones | Designs for Health 120 caps
Femguard+Balance by Designs for Health supports classic herbal hormonal balancing in the form of Vitex, polygonum and black cohosh, along with DIM and chrysin for protection and optimization of beneficial estrogen aromatase activity. Calcium-d-glucarate promotes the proper elimination of excess estrogens. Rosemary, resveratrol, grape seed extract, and EGCg from green tea are included for maximum antioxidant protection. Vitamins B6, B12, and a natural folate blend promotes proper cell differentiation, including those of the cervix. Magnesium and calcium are also included.
Femguard+Balance Designs for Health:
- Aids the endocrine system in balancing female hormones
- May reduce PMS and perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms
- Promotes favorable and safe conversion of estrogen
- Provides antioxidant and potentially cancer preventative effects
- Promotes healthy detoxification and elimination of excess hormones
Chaste Berry (Vitex-agnus castus): The most commonly used herb worldwide to provide a balancing effect on female hormones. Designs for Health, Inc. uses the highest quality standardized Chaste berry material, which helps the body to reach an improved balance of feminine hormone levels by promoting the release of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in subjects with low levels of production, while prompting a reduction of FSH output in subjects with elevated production. This balancing feature is characteristic of “amphoteric” herbs, which are those herbs which raise or lower levels of a biomarker according to necessity of the individual. The overall effect on most women is an increase in progesterogenic effects, prompting more regular cycles and a more optimal hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis function. Recently isolated novel flavonoids from Chaste berry exhibit antineoplastic activity and hypoprolactinemic effects.
Black Cohosh (Actea racemosa, formerly Cimicifuga racemosa): Another commonly used herbal compound in female health, it classically is used to reduce menopausal symptoms by its gentle phytoestrogen action, as well as its ability to mildly reduce the production of luteinizing hormone. Luteinizing hormone levels (LH), but not Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), are significantly reduced by black cohosh extracts. Black cohosh has been shown to reduce hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and thinning, sleep disturbances, and emotional symptoms in various studies.4-7 Black cohosh extracts have been shown to potentiate the effects of tamoxifen.
However, it has not generally been shown to possess stimulatory effects on estrogen receptor positive breast cancer cells. Black cohosh has undergone extensive study, particularly in Germany, and has been shown to reduce menopausal and premenopausal symptoms. The antispasmodic feature of this herb can also relieve the cramping associated with menstruation.
Resveratrol (Polygonum cuspidatum): While this herb is most known for its strong antioxidant, cardiovascular protective, and potentially anticarcinogenic properties, it is also included in this formula due to its phytoestrogenic action. Resveratrol provides general antioxidant protection, as well as a safe hormonal balancing effect, particularly in perimenopausal and menopausal women.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Rosemary (Rosemarinus off.), Grape Seed (Vitis vinifera), and Green Tea (Camellia sinensis): This combination of botanical ingredients provides a comprehensive antioxidant protective effect. Many of these compounds have been demonstrated to have potential anti carcinogenic effects against female cancers. Designs for Health, Inc. uses only the highest quality standardized herbs, including an unparalleled 50% EGCg green tea extract (Catethin). A few of these herbs have even been shown to stimulate metabolism.
DIM (Diindolylmethane) and Chrysin: Included due to their ability to optimize safe aromatase conversion of estrogen to a more favorable balance of estrogen fractions. Improper aromatase conversion of estrogen has been associated with certain forms of breast and other female cancers. Dietary indoles, present in Brassica plants such as cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, have been shown to provide potential protection against hormone-dependent cancers. Diindolylmethane (DIM) studies are showing it to be the most protective of all the indole metabolites. DIM has been reported to provide benefits in women with symptoms of perimenopause including PMS, painful or excessive periods, endometriosis, and even cervical dysplasia. Women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may also benefit from DIM supplementation with improved estrogen metabolism and less breast pain.
Calcium and Magnesium: Supplementation with these minerals has been demonstrated to reduce premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms and may result in more efficient enzymatic activity, less cramping and a more healthy bone density. As in all Designs for Health, Inc. products, all minerals provided are in the form of Albion true chelated minerals for increased bioavailability.
Vitamins B6, B12, and folate: Promote proper cell differentiation, including those of the cervix, which may reduce the incidence of cervical dysplasia. Cervical cancer is a major health concern. Regular gynecological check-ups and PAP smears, combined with FemGuard + Balance, can represent a rational approach to prevention. These B vitamins also lower homocysteine, a marker for heart disease.