BioCeuticals FemmeBalance 60 tablets
Dose: BioCeuticals FemmeBalance
Adults: Take 1 tablet twice daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Features: BioCeuticals FemmeBalance
- BioCeuticals FemmeBalance is a combination of herbal extracts including peony and cinnamon traditionally used in Chinese medicine (TCM) and western herbal medicine (WHM) respectively to assist in menstrual irregularities.
- BioCeuticals FemmeBalance has peony and standardised licorice which have been shown to help modulate testosterone levels when used in combination.
- In WHM, dandelion aids the body’s natural channels of elimination via its diuretic activities.
- BioCeuticals FemmeBalance has cinnamon which has been used traditionally in WHM to help relieve heavy menstruation.
- BioCeuticals FemmeBalance has vitamin B6 which provides relief from the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) such as breast tenderness, fluid retention and mood changes.
- BioCeuticals FemmeBalance includes myo-inositol stereoisomer of inositol.
Ingredients: BioCeuticals FemmeBalance
|Each BioCeuticals FemmeBalance tablet contains:|
|Herbal extracts standardised equiv. to dry:|
|Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root||2.5g|
|equiv. to glycyrrhizinic acid||28.5mg|
|Herbal extracts equiv. to dry:|
|Paeonia lactiflora (peony) root||2g|
|Cinnamomum cassia (cinnamon) stem bark||1g|
|Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) leaf||750mg|
|equiv. to pyridoxine (vitamin B6)||75mg|
|Pyridoxal-5-phosphate monohydrate (P5P) (active vitamin B6)||39.1mg|
|equiv. to pyridoxine||25mg|
Ingredient Summary: BioCeuticals FemmeBalance
Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice)
Glycyrrhizic acid, also known as glycyrrhizinic acid, is an active component of licorice. In vivo, it is completely hydrolysed into glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) which is responsible for the majority of the plant’s pharmaceutical actions. In laboratory studies, GA has been shown to inhibit the conversion of androstenedione into testosterone and stimulate the aromatisation of testosterone to oestradiol. These actions help to reduce endogenous testosterone levels.
Peonia lactiflora (peony)
Peony is traditionally used in Chinese medicine (TCM) for dysmennorhoea. In vitro evidence has shown that paeoniflorin affects ovarian follicles through its action on aromatase enzyme. Laboratory evidence has demonstrated that peony elicits an antispasmodic effect on the ileum and uterus.
Cinnamomum cassia (cinnamon)
Cinnamon is used to help relieve heavy menstruation in traditional WHM. It naturally contains essential oils that possess anti-inflammatory activity as demonstrated in vitro through the inhibition of cyclooxygenase activity and prostaglandin production. Cinnamon extracts have also been found to increase insulin sensitivity in vitro by activating key enzymes that stimulate insulin receptors.
Taraxacum officinale (dandelion)
Dandelion leaf has been used traditionally in WHM for its diuretic activity to support the body’s natural channels of elimination. It is inherently high in potassium, which is not leached from the body via its activities; unlike some other diuretics.
Vitamin B6 aids in the formation of several neurotransmitters such as serotonin, melatonin and dopamine.[8-10] It is a cofactor for the enzyme 5-hydroxytryptophan decarboxylase, which is integral for the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin. It may help to relieve breast tenderness, fluid retention, mood changes, irritability and fatigue associated with premenstrual syndrome.
Myo-inositol is one of the two main stereoisomers of inositol, present in the body. Myo-inositol is the precursor to inositol triphosphate; a messenger that regulates endocrine and reproductive hormones such as TSH, FSH and insulin.
Warnings: BioCeuticals FemmeBalance
- Stop taking this medication if you experience tingling, burning or numbness and see your healthcare practitioner as soon as possible.
- If you have any pre-existing conditions, are on any medications, always talk to your health professional before use.
- Some products should be ceased at least two weeks before any elective surgery, please confirm with your health professional.
- Always read the label, use only as directed and if symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.
- Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
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References: BioCeuticals FemmeBalance
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