The Science

NZ Manuka Honey

Honey is a widely accepted natural food, which exerts multiple functions on the female reproductive system. Thus, it can be promoted as a functional food to menopausal women as an alternative therapy for female reproductive system disorders.”

Augmentation of the female reproductive system using honey.

While the research into using manuka honey for menopause specifically is limited, there is evidence to support its positive impacts on the female reproductive system and symptoms associated with menopause.

“Phyto-oestrogen (oestrogen-like) compounds found in honey are responsible for the restoration of the atrophied uterus and vagina [a symptom of menopause].

A recent in vitro study involving MCF-7 cell cultures found that, at low concentrations, manuka honey contributed oestrogenic effects by stimulating cell growth (oestrogen agonist).”

Protective roles of honey in reproductive health: a review.

A systematic review of the available evidence demonstrated that honey has antioxidant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and oestrogenic effects on menopausal women¹¹.

“Current evidence shows that short-term honey supplementation following surgical or physiological menopause exerts an oestrogenic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect on the female reproductive system.”

Augmentation of the female reproductive system using honey.

Here’s what this means in a practical sense.

What honey can do for the female reproductive system:

  • Helps to increase progesterone and oestrogen levels¹¹.

  • Improves the oxidative status in menopausal women. In other words, it helps to keep cells healthy and productive despite the hormonal changes.

  • Relieves the menopause symptoms in cancer patients taking anti-hormone medication¹².

  • Relieves vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) fungal infections by decreasing the discharge, inflammation, and itching for patients. These effects were comparable to clotrimazole, a standard VVC treatment¹³.

  • Reduces the rate of recurring infection.

  • Helps to prevent the atrophy (degeneration) of the reproductive organs that comes with perimenopause and menopause.

The potential for honey in menopause treatment is exciting. It’s natural, without side effects and used in numerous ways.

NZ Barley Grass 

Barley grass is high in phytoestrogens, which has been heavily researched as to the positive effect this can have on menopause and menopause symptoms, particularly for vasomotor symptoms (hot flushes).

A systematic review showed that phytoestrogens result in a significantly greater reduction in hot flush frequency compared to placebo, concluding that Phytoestrogens appear to reduce the frequency of hot flushes in menopausal women, without serious side-effects.

A seperate meta-analysis of clinical trials suggested that composite and specific phytoestrogen supplementations were associated with modest reductions in the frequency of hot flashes and vaginal dryness.

 

NZ Beetroot 

The Power of Beetroot Juice: a natural booster for your circulatory system.

Beetroot juice is a potent source of nitrates, which your body converts into nitric oxide. This vital compound plays a crucial role in maintaining and improving cardiovascular health by helping blood vessels relax and expand, thereby facilitating smoother blood flow throughout the circulatory system.

The benefits of nitric oxide

Nitric oxide’s ability to dilate blood vessels is especially beneficial during times of restricted blood flow and limited oxygen supply, such as during a heart attack. By expanding blood vessels, nitric oxide helps ensure that oxygen and nutrients are efficiently delivered to vital organs and tissues, enhancing overall circulatory function.

Sec. Nutrition and Metabolism
Volume 11 - 2024 
Dietary Fibre
Inulin from Chicory root is a dietary fibre and pre-biotic as well as a probiotic enhances, that has been shown to exert favourable effects on menopausal symptoms and signs, as demonstrated in a number of studies:
Probiotics

The following Probiotics have been chosen for their scientifically-proven benefits:

Lactobacillus acidophilus

If you have vaginal and urinary tract infections

Lactobacillus rhamnosus: 

If you have vaginal dryness, inflammation or bloating

Lactobacillus rhamnosus

If you have anxiety and stress

Bifidobacterium lactis

If you get night sweats and hot flushes

Lactobacillus reuteri

If you have low mood and sleep disturbances

Bifidobacterium bifidum

If you have irritable bowel or constipation