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Red Clover


Red Clover - Research: (Source: ABC)

Red clover may be of benefit for the relief of menopausal symptoms.5  One study indicates that a group of red clover’s chemical constituents, isoflavones, may reduce menopausal hot flashes,6  while another suggests that the isoflavones in red clover may decrease bone loss and have a protective effect on the lumbar spine in postmenopausal women.7  Red clover isoflavones have been shown to have a positive effect on blood pressure in certain populations.8  
 
References:
5  Huntley AL, Ernst E. A systematic review of herbal medicinal products for the treatment of menopausal symptoms. Menopause. 2003 Sep-Oct;10(5):465-476.
 
6  Van de Weijer P, Barentsen R. Isoflavones from red clover (Promensil) significantly reduce menopausal hot flush symptoms compared with placebo. Maturitas. 2002:42;187-193.
 
7  Atkinson C, et al. The effects of phytoestrogen isoflavones on bone density in women: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2004:79;326-333.
 
8  Howes J, et al. Effects of dietary supplementation with isoflavones from red clover on ambulatory blood pressure and endothelial function in postmenopausal type 2 diabetes. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 2003:5;325-332.
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