Herbal alternatives to HRT

I may have to come off HRT ( long story) so looking at herbal alternatives - any recommendations ie Starpowena etc etc that have worked for you? Thanks 😊
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Hello 🙂 This M-brace The Change factsheet on supplements, and one on HRT alternatives might be handy: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KZ5JbWsovcloit31LsEZrsc6MZaZCqmA/view?usp=drivesdk https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fp3xrCvg0sgCk74SA2QcvijSae0NKKk4/view?usp=drivesdk 🙂🩷

We *really* don't recommend 'Meno-formulas' - the companies that sell them make claims they can't prove, use pseudoscience to confuse people, and not one of them I've asked over the last three years has been able to provide *any* solid data on safety and efficacy. 'Great reviews' aren't the same as data and evidence, so please do be careful out there! Because they're unregulated you don't know what you're paying for and taking... Any herbal stuff you do use should ideally bear the THR mark, which is mentioned in our factsheets 👆 🙂🩷

@Sharon Thanks. I am already taking magnesium and vitamin D plus Vitamin B6 so looks like I am doing the right thing once coming off HRT ( if I do )

Wild Yam cream by Napiers

I drank sage tea,it help me with the hot flushes

@Clare (can't see waves) - I'd also avoid stuff like wild yam creams: the absorption from these is next to nothing because the progesterone that they allege is contained in these creams isn't synthesised to be able to be absorbed into the bloodstream. This is one example of companies who make statements they can't back up with evidence: I've questioned several of them on their claims, and not one has data or proof of safety or efficacy... I think Dr Jen Gunter had a lot to say on this a little while back. I'll see if I can find that... 😐🩷

Ashwaghanda to help with feelings of stress or anxiety

Oh, so I should have said this too: Please don't ever start using something without first consulting a properly qualified healthcare professional with access to your medical history! Herbal products/supplements have contraindications and interactions just as prescribed medications do, and just because something is 'natural' it does not make it automatically safe! For instance, ashwaghanda should not be used by people with autoimmune conditions, thyroid disorders, and must be stopped at least two weeks before any surgery. It has interactions with medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, and sedatives, among others. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-953/ashwagandha 🩷

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