#6: Black Cohosh
I have talked about black cohosh in this blog numerous times (here and here) because I believe so strongly in its ability to provide powerful menopause relief and balanced female hormones.
In more recent black cohosh news, according to a study in the March 2003 issue of the journal Maturitas, specific formulation of black cohosh, known among researchers as CR BNO 1055, has been found to significantly reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes in breast cancer survivorscompletely eliminating the hot flashes in nearly half of the women.
Black cohosh also builds bone strength as effectively as estrogen, and it decreases vaginal dryness. In conventional review studies, black cohosh is the one therapy that is universally named as the most effective for hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings–and overall balancing of estrogen levels.
I suggest taking taking 80160 mg of a standardized extract of black cohosh twice a day. This dose should contain 2 to 4 mg of the active components (triterpenes, calculated as 27-deoxyacteine). One good brand to try is Bionoricas Menopret.