Menocore Menopause Symptoms Relief Formula Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does Menocore recommend to HRT (hormone replacement therapy) users for Menopause Symptoms Relief?
For over a decade, Menocore has been cautioning women about the risks of synthetic HRT. We believe it should be a last resort, not a first choice. In general, we recommend that everyone first try a natural approach such as the Personal Program. Weaning off HRT should be gradual, however — NOT “cold turkey”. We include detailed instructions in your new member package. You may also be interested in our Library article, “What to expect when you’re getting off HRT”.
2. What are the symptoms of perimenopause?
The most common symptoms of perimenopause are hot flashes, insomnia, fatigue, irritability or mood swings, unusual weight gain, irregular periods, anxiety, feelings of depression, fuzzy thinking, bloating or gas, headaches, joint pain or stiffness, vaginal dryness, diminished sexual desire, and leaking of urine.
3. Why are Menocore’s Menopause Symptoms Relief products better than what I get at my local health food store?
There are several key differences. First, our products are made to pharmaceutical standards. Second, we use only the finest, most bio-available nutrient forms, including six patented nutrients, to ensure adequate nutrients actually reach your bloodstream. Third, every production batch is assayed in a laboratory to ensure its purity and potency. In fact, even our essential fatty acids, which are derived from cold water fish, are tested to ensure they contain no mercury. And of course, the Essential Nutrients are completely natural, with no artificial anything.
4. How concerned should I be about the NIH study of HRT risks?
Menocore has a long history of recommending a natural approach to hormonal balance. We believe that synthetic hormones commonly used in hormone replacement therapy should be a last resort, not a first choice. However, this is a matter of personal choice.
We suggest you read our Library article, “Perspective on the risks of HRT”. You might also visit the Women’ s Health Initiative website, www.whi.org.
5. Will Menocore help me even if I’ve had a hysterectomy?
Yes, Menocore will benefit your general health and your hormonal balance, even if you’ve had a hysterectomy, and whether or not you also had your ovaries removed. (Over half the women who keep their ovaries nevertheless suffer loss of ovarian function.) In fact, the Personal Program is especially relevant to women like you given the heightened risks from long-term use of synthetic HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Note that we generally recommend that women under 40 who have had a hysterectomy consider natural hormone replacement therapy to mimic the body’s natural progression into perimenopause.
6. If I am on Menocore, do I need to take other supplements, such as Calcium/Magnesium?
If you are taking other supplements on your practitioner’s advice, we urge you to discuss the Menocore ingredients with your practitioner and let him or her adjust your other supplements accordingly.
7. I’m on a prescription drug. Does Menocore interact with my prescription?
The simple answer is no. Menocore is an all-natural, preventative program with no known drug interactions. However, you should always disclose to your primary health care provider, who needs to be aware of any supplements you are taking.
8. I’ve had breast cancer. Does the Menocore affect my risk of a recurrence?
Be assured that Menocore will not increase your risk of a recurrence. In fact, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association recommended that every American adult take nutritional supplements to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. (JAMA, Vol. 287, No. 23, June 19, 2002.)
9. I have PMS, and I’m in my 20’s. Will Menocore help me?
PMS is a form of hormonal imbalance just like the symptoms of perimenopause. (In fact, women who have suffered from PMS are more likely to have a difficult perimenopause.) Menocore should be effective in helping to mitigate your symptoms.
10. I’m only 30. Can my symptoms really be perimenopause?
Your symptoms may well be the result of the hormonal imbalances of perimenopause. Many women experience their first such hormonal changes in their 30’s.
11. I’ve been diagnosed with depression. Is it possible my problems are hormonal?
You should discuss this with your practitioner. It’s common now for physicians to prescribe antidepressants for PMS or perimenopause. Discuss your progress using Menocore with your practitioner, and whether you can make adjustments in your medication. In no case is Menocore a substitute for antidepressants for depression. It is possible that your depression is hormonally based, and some women have reported good results on the Program. Your results may vary.