How MenoFriend® works

MenoFriend® is our award-winning, best-selling formula of clinically tested botanicals, phytoestrogens and minerals to relieve symptoms of menopause. 89% of women who take MenoFriend® enjoy relief from symptoms of menopause*. Formulated by hormone health and nutrition experts, MenoFriend® is the #1 natural remedy for relieving menopause symptoms. It is also a natural alternative to HRT but can also be taken alongside HRT to provide relief from symptoms where HRT doesn't. *Research of 773 women who take MenoFriend®.

89%

of women who take MenoFriend® enjoy relief from symptoms

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How to take it?

  • Take two capsules each day.
  • MenoFriend® should be taken for a minimum of 60 days to give time for the body and hormones to adapt so you enjoy relief from multiple symptoms, and it can be taken daily over the long term.
  • Take your two capsules together or separately. MenoFriend® is most commonly taken in the evenings for best results, however you can adapt the time of day you take your capsules to what works best for you.
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What to expect?

3-4 Weeks

Start to enjoy relief from common symptoms like hot flushes and night sweats, bloating and constipation. Experience fewer mood swings and periods of anxiousness and benefit from improved sleep.

3 Months

For those who experience severe hot flushes and night sweats, they are reduced by 80%.

1-2 Weeks

You are likely to begin to feel relief from symptoms including brain fog and fatigue and better support for your bone density.

3-4 Weeks

Start to enjoy relief from common symptoms like hot flushes and night sweats, bloating and constipation. Experience fewer mood swings and periods of anxiousness and benefit from improved sleep.

2 Months

Improvement in symptoms of vaginal atrophy, including pain and dryness due to better regulation of hormones.

3 Months

For those who experience severe hot flushes and night sweats, they are reduced by 80%.

How it works?

MenoFriend® is an award-winning, natural supplement for menopause, developed by hormone health experts and nutritionists. A unique plant-based formula of clinically tested botanicals, minerals and phytoestrogens, MenoFriend® relieves more than 20 symptoms of menopause throughout all stages of your journey, from perimenopause to menopause and post-menopause.

Less than 20% of menopausal women take HRT (hormone replacement therapy), so you’re not alone in choosing a natural route to overcoming symptoms so you can thrive. 89% of women who take MenoFriend® enjoy relief from symptoms, and MenoFriend® can be taken alongside HRT to relieve symptoms where HRT doesn’t.

Naturally regulates hormonal balance

MenoFriend® contains a targeted blend of 19 ingredients, including 6 botanicals, non-soy phytoestrogens and Vitamin B6 to naturally regulate hormones and relieve menopause symptoms. Menopausal symptoms present themselves as the levels of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone decline at different speeds during menopause. The short-term imbalances that are created between the hormones as they decline exacerbate symptoms until the hormones find a new equilibrium and when your symptoms should subside. Therefore it’s important to regulate hormones as they naturally decline, alleviating symptoms so you can thrive during this natural phase. 

Red Clover Extract is a source of phytoestrogens, which are natural plant compounds with oestrogen-like properties. Isoflavones are a specific type of phytoestrogen that has been extensively researched for providing relief from menopausal discomfort. The frequency of hot flushes is significantly reduced with the intake of isoflavones, without the side effects that can be experienced with conventional treatments such as HRT.

The root and bulb of Wild Yam have been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Wild Yam Root contains ‘diosgenin’, a naturally active plant compound with phytoestrogenic and phytosteroid properties. The compounds are used to help women transition through a calm and comfortable menopause. Research shows that when Wild Yam is taken in combination with other botanicals, including Dong Quai, the blend of botanicals supports a reduction in the number and severity of menopausal symptoms, including hot flushes, mood changes, poor sleep and insomnia.7-9

Sage Extract, which has been used for generations of menopausal women, owes its natural attributes to its abundance in polyphenols and particularly to ‘rosmarinic acid’, a very important active component of sage leaf. Research shows that Sage Extract can alleviate both the number of hot flushes and night sweats, among other symptoms. Studies also show Sage reduces the intensity of hot flushes by 50% within 4 weeks.

Hops contain one of the most potent phytoestrogens known, called ‘8-prenylnaringenin’ (8-PN). Some research indicates Hops is 8x more potent than other phytoestrogens, and it has been shown to be particularly beneficial in relieving symptoms during peri-menopause.12-13

Dong Quai, which is also known as the ‘female ginseng’, is one of the most famous herbal remedies in China. It provides a source of phytoestrogens which relieve vasomotor symptoms (hot flushes and night sweats), particularly when combined with other plants.7,14

Mung Bean, regularly consumed in Asian countries and particularly by women as a remedy for menopause, is a type of legume with a long history of use in traditional medicine. Mung Bean contains an abundance of isoflavones, polyphenols and polysaccharides amongst many other active compounds. Rich in the protein ‘isolate 8 S globulin’, Mung Bean has been shown to play a role in regulating Insulin levels and glucose metabolism which can otherwise be negatively influenced by hormonal changes.

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Combat brain fog: cognitive performance and mental clarity

Brain fog is the most common symptom of menopause, affecting 80% of perimenopausal and menopausal women, and it is the most common symptom that MenoFriend® relieves. 

Hormonal changes affect our cognitive function and the ability to think clearly, make decisions and generally function well mentally. As a result, while supporting the changing hormonal levels, it is also important to assist cognitive function so you can thrive through your menopause journey.

Research shows that Sage supports cognitive function during the menopause, helping to maintain memory, reasoning, mental clarity and brain performance.

MenoFriend® also contains optimal dosages of B vitamins in their most bio-available forms, including Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. Vitamin B6 is vital for maintaining hormonal balance, while both Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 are vital for our cognitive function and energy through the menopause and beyond. MenoFriend® also contains highly absorbable Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B5 which contribute to psychological function.

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Physical health and emotional wellbeing

Mental resilience and mood support

Gut health and physical wellbeing

  • Other areas of your wellbeing that need support during the menopause include your gut health, including IBS-related symptoms, bloating, vaginal symptoms and declining libido.
  • The Dandelion Root has traditionally been used for liver support and is useful in women’s hormonal imbalances. Rich in Inulin, Polysaccharides, Potassium and Sesquiterpene Lactones, Dandelion Root provides a natural source of Prebiotics and Fibre. Research shows it exerts antioxidant properties, which contribute to gastrointestinal wellbeing.30-33
  • Dandelion has been shown to stimulate the growth of 14 strains of bifidobacteria in vitro and helps reduce the overgrowth of pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria.
  • The health of our gut microbiome is essential to our body’s production of hormones - learn more in ‘How menopause affects the gut microbiome’. The Dandelion Root and leaves are commonly used as ‘tonics’ for the gallbladder, and it is taken to support the body’s ability to eliminate the effects of pollution and toxins. As a result, Dandelion Root can play a role in relieving symptoms of bloating, abdominal cramps and constipation through menopause.34-36

Intimate wellbeing

  • Vaginal discomfort: Vaginal dryness (vaginal atrophy, VA) and dyspareunia (pain during sex) are common symptoms that can be experienced during menopause, and MenoFriend® is uniquely formulated to provide relief from VA. Learn more in ‘What is vaginal atrophy’. 
  • Vitamin D3 has been shown to keep symptoms of vaginal discomfort at bay. One study has shown oral Vitamin D supplementation for 12 weeks improved vaginal health outcomes in postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal atrophy symptoms.38-40
  • The vagina’s delicate inner lining is a mucous membrane and Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) within Menofriend® contributes to the healthy lining of the mucus membranes. 

Libido

  • Hot flushes and low libido are among the 10 most common symptoms of menopause, with more than 60% of women experiencing these symptoms.
  • With its natural plant oestrogens, research has shown Dong Quai to help support libido in men and women. 

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Combats tiredness and fatigue

Alleviating interrupted sleep by balancing hormonal levels and easing anxiety can also help reduce fatigue, all the while supporting optimal energy levels so you can thrive through your daily activities.

B vitamins including Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic acid (B5) all contribute to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue. Kelp is a rich source of Iodine, a key nutrient for the production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function, as well as supporting energy levels. Selenium also contributes to normal thyroid function and protects against oxidative stress, and also provides support to the maintenance of healthy hair and nails.

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Supports muscle, bone and joint health

Musculoskeletal pain and arthralgia’s are more common in women; their frequency increases with age and is aggravated by the menopause. After the menopause, oestrogen concentrations decrease dramatically, triggering a greater risk of osteoporosis. MenoFriend® includes levels of key ingredients to support your muscles and bones, however, taking a high-quality Bone & Muscle Support supplement alongside MenoFriend® is also recommended when going through menopause. 

Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, as well as muscle function and neurotransmission.

Vitamin D contributes to the absorption of Calcium. Supplementing with Calcium and Vitamin D could prevent osteoporosis fractures in post-menopausal women.

Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D3 contribute to the maintenance of bones.

Magnesium provides normal muscle function support and evidence shows it may improve bone density and reduce bone loss in postmenopausal women while also improving cells’ sensitivity to hormones, which can help ease menopause symptoms.

In a clinical study, combining Red Clover Isoflavones with Probiotics attenuated the oestrogen-deficient bone mineral density loss and improved bone turnover, even in postmenopausal women with osteopenia.

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Cardiovascular support

As women go through the menopause, the changes in hormones and body composition may put them at risk of conditions and medical conditions prone to cardiovascular risks, including obesity and diabetes mellitus.51,52

Vitamins B6, B12 and Folate, in particular, play an important role in preventing the buildup of the harmful compound referred to as homocysteine, a cardiovascular risk factor.

Menofriend® includes the Vitamins B6 and B12 in their methylated and biologically active forms for efficient absorption and utilisation by the body.

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How diet can help?

Your diet really can help support you through menopause, helping balance your hormones and relieve symptoms. 40% of women in our survey who made changes to their diet said doing so helped relieve symptoms. Our hormone health expert Dr Katie Hodgkinson shares four great tips; 'Nutrition for menopause'.

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