Natures Aid Red Clover Complex
Natures Aid Red Clover is standardised to provide 40mg of Isoflavones. Red clover contains 4 isoflavones: genistein, daidzein, biochanin A and formononetin.
Isoflavones are compounds of plant origin which belong to a group with mild oestrogen like characteristics known as phytoestrogens.
Women taking 40 milligrams of Red Clover isoflavones daily for 16 weeks found a 50% reduction in the number of hot flushes experienced and a 47% reduction in their severity.
In a study of 107 women who were approaching and going through the menopause, a 49% reduction in the loss of bone minerals was demonstrated.
An improvement in heart health, protection against narrowing of the arteries and a reduction in cholesterol levels have been demonstrated in menopausal women. This is thought to be due to the anti-oxidant and oestrogenic properties of Red Clover. The condition of arteries deteriorates in postmenopausal women. In trials, taking a Red Clover extract daily helped maintain healthy arteries.