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|Servings: 90 caps.|
Now Foods Female Balance ™ is a dietary supplement that supports the female body. The preparation includes a set of carefully selected plant extracts, enriched with a big dose of folic acid and vitamin B6.
The supplement was designed specifically for the fair sex. It positively affects the hormonal balance and helps to cope with typical female health issues, both those associated with the menstrual cycle (irregular or profuse bleeding, PMS), and characteristic for menopause (hot flushes, weakness of libido, mood swings, night sweats) .
Vitamin B6, called pyridoxine, belongs to the group of water-soluble B vitamins. High, therapeutic doses of this vitamin are commonly used among women suffering from severe symptoms of PMS or PMDD. It is assumed that the bad mood and mood swings in the period preceding menstruation are caused, among others, by too low serotonin levels. Pyridoxine is involved in the production of both serotonin and dopamine, therefore increasing its supply may contribute to the alleviation of unpleasant symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorders.
Folic acid, called B9 vitamin, is another representative of B group vitamins. It plays a key role in the conversion of homocysteine, thus contributing to the reduction of the risk of cardiovascular disorders. In addition, it has a beneficial effect on hormonal balance. Researchers have demonstrated that there is a association between folic acid supplementation and the length of the menstrual cycle and the time and intensity of bleeding. It is well known that folic acid should be taken by pregnant women in order to minimize fetal malformations, but nowadays the supplementation of folic acid deficiency should be also considered by women complaining of irregular menstruation.
Borage seed oil is an excellent source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which belongs to the group of omega-6 fatty acids. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, also promotes the reduction of cholesterol level and prevents the loss of bone mass. It also has a very beneficial effect on the condition of the skin - helps to maintain the right level of hydration, increases flexibility, protects against the formation of wrinkles. In traditional folk medicine, borage seed oil is also used to relieve premenstrual syndrome and eliminate symptoms of menopause.
Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa) is a plant extremely rich in diosgenin and other phytoestrogens. Extracts from its underground parts have been used for centuries to relieve typical female ailments, both related to PMS and dysmenorrhea, as well as those characteristic of mature age and menopausal period. In addition, it has been proven that bioactive substances present in the plant promote cholesterol reduction, and thus can protect cardiovascular system.
Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis), or female ginseng, is a plant originating from traditional Chinese medicine. Its underground parts are extremely rich in phytoestrogens, which is why the extracts from the plant are great at the time of menopause, when the endogenous production of estrogen weakens, resulting in a number of adverse changes in the body. They can be helpful also for women of childbearing age - they have analgesic effect and ease cramps, bringing relief in the case of long, heavy and painful menstruation. It is worth mentioning that the herb is considered an aphrodisiac - it increases libido, but it mainly affects women and not men.
Chaste tree (Vitex agnus castus) is a plant native to Mediterranean region. Its fruits contain a set of unique, synergistically acting chemical compounds that have an extremely beneficial effect on the female endocrine system. Using complex mechanisms of action, they can limit excessive production of prolactin and normalize progesterone levels. Thanks to this, they are great for menstrual disorders and for weakening of fertility. They can be helpful in problems with the complexion, occurring as a result of hormonal imbalance. Extracts from the fruit of the chaste tree are also successfully used to relieve the symptoms of menopause and premenopause.
Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa) is a plant native to North America. The therapeutic raw material is in its underground parts - rhizomes and roots, containing bioactive compounds from the group of triterpene glycosides, isoflavones and alkaloids. They work similarly to SERMs (selective estrogen receptor modulators). In addition, they affect the serotonergic and dopaminergic systems. Thanks to this, they work well as a remedy for almost all symptoms of menopause, both physical (night sweats, hot flushes), as well as psychological (emotional instability, low mood, irritability). Black Cohosh is also recommended for women who are struggling with severe symptoms of PMS and malaise during menstruation (abdominal pain, back pain, heavy bleeding). Plant extracts are also successfully used as a support for PCOS and uterine fibroids.
In summary, Now Foods Female Balance™ is a supplement that promotes homeostasis in the female body and facilitates combating troublesome ailments associated with the menstrual cycle or menopause. The preparation contains only natural plant extracts and vitamins, thanks to which its safety profile is high and does not raise concerns about possible side effects.
The supplement is suitable for both women of childbearing age and those who have entered the period of menopause and are no longer menstruating. It must not be used only by pregnant women and nursing mothers. In addition, before starting the supplementation women who use oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should consult with a specialist.
The product contains a high, therapeutic dose of vitamin B6, therefore during the supplementation period, do not take it additionally from other sources, for example B complex preparations.
To increase the bioavailability of substances contained in the supplement, it should be taken with the meal.
Now Foods is a company with years of experience in the industry that offers a wide range of nutrients and dietary supplements. Brand is known for its high-quality products designed for hair and nails and supplements supporting the immune system. The offer includes the antioxidant supplements, antibacterial supplements, reducing appetite supplements, products supporting the reduction of body fat and improving digestion. All products are made from natural ingredients.
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|per 1 capsule||amount||%DV|
|Vitamin B6 (from Pyridoxine HCl)||17 mg||1000%|
|Folate||222 mcg DFE (133 mcg folic acid)||56%|
|Borage Oil Powder (Borago officinalis) (Seed) (15 mg of GLA)||100 mg||†|
|Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa) (Rhizome/Root)||75 mg||†|
|Organic Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) (Rhizome/Root)||100 mg||†|
|Chaste Berry Tree (Vitex) Extract (Vitex agnus castus) (Fruit) (min. 0.5% Agnusides)||50 mg||†|
|Black Cohosh Extract (Actaea racemosa) (Rhizome/Root)||5 mg||†|
Cellulose (capsule), Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine) is soluble in the liquid. It participates in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. By reducing the amount of fat in the blood do not enable deposition of the body. It helps the absorption of magnesium and vitamin B12 (cobalamin). It works on the muscle antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory pain in the joints. It acts anti. It provides efficient operation of the brain. It increases energy increasing vigor of a man. The demand for vitamin B6 increases during pregnancy and breast-feeding infants. The natural product is: yeast, eggs, wheat germ, meat (liver), wheat bran, nuts, peanuts peanuts, soybeans. There is a hypothesis that can be synthesized by intestinal bacteria.
Deficiency of vitamin B6 causes abnormal metabolism of proteins, decrease in lymphocytes in the blood, causes a feeling of lethargy and fatigue intensifies.
Dosage: 1.5-2.5 mg daily (increased demand during pregnancy and lactation).
What is pyridoxine hydrochloride?
Pyridoxine hydrochloride is a basic, the most commonly used form of vitamin B6 in supplements and fortified foods. It is a vitamin soluble in water. It converts to the active form of the vitamin - pyridoxal phosphate.
Vitamin B6 is a cofactor in many enzymatic reactions. It takes part in the production of many neurotransmitters, such as GABA, serotonin and catecholamines and it takes part in the metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids. It is an important factor for the process of the creation of red cells and hemoglobin and its deficit may be one of the factors causing anemia. This vitamin contributes to maintaining proper energy metabolism and is important for maintaining well-being and good psychological condition. Its presence supports the breakdown of pro-inflammatory homocysteine to cysteine and further metabolites, thanks to which it may decrease the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiological incidents.
Pyridoxine hydrochloride may be found in many vitamin B complexes and vitamin-mineral preparations available in the offer of muscle-zone.pl.
Vitamin B9 (folic acid, folacin, vitamin M) is part of a complex of B vitamins soluble in water. It takes part in the production of red blood cells, in cooperation with vitamin B12, preventing anaemia progression, its molecules are involved in catalysis of hematopoietic processes. Together with vitamins B6 and B12 it helps in the treatment of hyperhomocysteinemia. It eliminates disturbances in the gastrointestinal tract. It affects the proper functioning of the immune system. Necessary during pregnancy, because its deficiency causes neural tube defects in the fetus. The natural ingredient of yeast, eggs, liver, green vegetables and it is synthesized in the gastrointestinal tract by intestinal bacteria.
Dosage: The daily requirement is 0.1-0.2 mg.
Folic acid - also known as vitamin B9, is a synthetic form of naturally occurring folates. It needs to be transformed to folates in order to be biologically active also in the human organism. Therefore, its supplementation is recommended to people who do not have problems with methylation processes.
The majority of people associate folic acid with the period of pregnancy. It is definitely a justified association. Proper supply of vitamin B9 conditions correct development of the fetus and prevents disorders of neural tube defects in a baby.
Supplementation with folic acid also demonstrates positive influence on the functions of the nervous system of adults. Some sources say that it is conducive to maintaining beneficial emotional states. Moreover, folic acid takes part in the process of erythropoiesis, thanks to which it enables efficient production of red cells.
Supplementation with folic acid should be also considered by men who deal with low sperm quality. It was proven that complementing the level of vitamin B9 is conducive to increasing reproductive abilities of men.
Borage oil extracted from the seeds Boraginis Oleum, it is a source of fatty acid GLA (gamma-linolenic), and fatty acids from the Omega 6 (e.g.. Erucic, linoleic, stearic), anti-inflammatory properties. Positive effect on the circulatory system. It stabilizes blood cholesterol levels. Due to the improving condition of skin, hair and nails used in the cosmetic industry. Part of the preparations used in hyperlipidemia and nutrient concentrates available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) is a plant known for its properties that relieve menopausal symptoms. It eliminates also diseases that accompany menopause.
The main bioactive substance found in the plant is diosgenin, classified among so-called steroid saponins. The substance is structurally similar to cholesterol and is involved in the synthesis of corticcosteroids and sex hormones. Furthermore, it shows anti-inflammatory properties and exerts a cytotoxic effect on cancer cells.
Supplementation with wild yam root brings numerous benefits, especially to women – it optimises the menstrual cycle and reduces menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, excessive sweating and mood swings). It is a perfect natural and safe alternative for hormone preparations which does not interfere with the body’s hormonal balance (functions as an oestradiol mimic but does not increase its levels).
Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai) is a plant, the root of which has been used for thousands of yeas in Traditional Chinese Medicine, providing benefits mainly to women - it reduces discomfort accompanying menstruation and menopause. For this reason, this plant is sometimes called a “female ginseng”.
Coumarin is responsible for the majority of health properties of the plant, which influences i.a. widening blood vessels (increasing blood supply of uterus and other organs) and the functioning of the nervous system (it calms down, decreases depression symptoms and mood fluctuations). Additionally, we may find in the plant such substances as phytoestrogens, beta-sitosterol or ferulic acid.
Dong Quai optimizes hormonal balance, counteracts osteoporosis, helps to regulate menstrual cycles, alleviates the symptoms of menopause and PMS, improves libido. It was also proven that it has antioxidant properties and strengthens immunity. It may also work well in case of hypertension, constipations, psoriasis, allergy attacks and anemia.
Supplementation with Dong Quai is especially recommended to women, providing relief in case of female ailments.
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