Last week it was reported that researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago had found that black cohosh and red clover do not relieve menopause symptoms such as hot flashes.
Am I surprised by this news? Not really. But I do take issue with labeling all black cohosh as being ineffective in providing menopause relief. That’s because all black cohosh isn’t created equal.
Dr. Lark has mentioned in the past that while some women found relief from menopause symptoms with black cohosh, others did not. That’s why the form of black cohosh we use in Daily Balance’s Harmony Hormone Balance for Women isn’t your run-of-the-mill variety. It’s a patented, studied form of black cohosh called BNO1055. No other black cohosh product is similar to BNO1055. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, BNO1055 was shown to provide up to an 80 percent reduction in “heating episodes” (i.e. hot flashes and night sweats).
This is not the generic form of black cohosh that you can pick-up in any store, and certainly not the form used in the study.
To read Dr. Lark’s own response to the study click here.