Black Cohosh and Menopause

Black Cohosh/St John’s Wort Could Ease Menopause Symptoms

A new study has found a combination of Black Cohosh and St John’s Wort could significantly ease the symptoms women experience as they transition through menopause.  Approximately 300 women participated in this study which lasted 9 months.  Participants received either herbal tablets or a placebo.  The most common physical symptom experienced by woman transitioning through…

Curcumin and Weight Gain

Could Curcumin Benefit Gut Diversity and Prevent Post-Menopausal Weight Gain?

According to a new study on rats, Curcumin may aid in reversing decreases in the diversity of gut bacteria after an ovariectomy (OVX) which may prevent weight gain often seen in post-menopausal women. The study lasted 12 weeks.  Rats were split into three groups: rats having undergone an ovariectomy and fed distilled water (OVX); a…

menopause

Study Supports Fenugreek Extract’s Menopausal Benefits

A new study supports the ability of a standardized fenugreek extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum) to reduce hot flashes in postmenopausal women and aid in improving their quality of life. 88 women participated in this randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled study.  Participants randomly were assigned to receive either a 1,000 mg dose of a fenugreek extract or a placebo…