As women approach menopause, the warnings signs set in – irregular periods, night sweats, hot flashes and psychological maladies such as irritability and low sex drive. Standard HRT treatments have commonly been shown to provide only short-term relief from menopausal symptoms, often increasing the incidence of heart attacks, strokes and even breast cancer. A refreshingly all-natural alternative called Menoquil, manufactured by Pharmaxa Labs, is a daily, single-dose treatment that claims to rival HRT. But what is Menoquil?
Menoquil is an exciting option for those going through menopause because it contains only naturally-derived herbal and botanical extracts, while still offering the same benefits as hormone-replacement therapies. Its key equivalent ingredients are phytoestrogen compounds and black cohosh extract, which have been respectively proven to boost energy levels and reduce hot flashes (in the same was as HRT’s transdermal estradiol), but Menoquil’s entire cocktail of botanical extracts work harmoniously as a menopausal remedy to support the body’s hormones, rather than a comparatively invasive HRT treatment.
Menoquil contains soy isoflavone proteins which are also claimed to relieve hot flashes, but their effectiveness in other areas has been tested with mixed results; some studies have shown that isoflavones have little to no effect on increasing cognitive function.
Among the rest of the extracts, Chaste Berry provides mild pain relief, in particular to targeted menopausal pain such as breast tenderness and edema; Red Clover Extract has been proven to possess properties similar to HRT’s low levels of estrogen and thus helps to relieve night sweats and also acts as an insomnia aid. This combination of all-natural, botanical extracts are a promising change, but there’s something to be said about the optimization of synthetic compounds and their effectiveness compared to botanical compounds which have been subjected to little research concerning their use in menopause.
Menoquil is comprised of Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Calcium, Phosphorate (as Calcium Phosphorate), Red Clover Flower Powder, Red Clover Powdered Extract, Green Tea Leaf Powdered Extract, Guggul Gum Resin Powdered Extract, Chaste Berry Powder, Dong Quai Powder, Soy Isoflavones 40%, Wild Yam Root Powder, Black Cohosh Root Powder, Cnidium Monnieri Fruit Powder, Bioperine.
Concerning the psychological effects of menopause, Wild Yam Root promotes production of sex hormone-binding globulin and serum estrogen, reducing vaginal dryness but also boosting a low sex drive. Green Leaf Tea Extract boosts the immune system and acts as a powerful antioxidant, but also works with Guggul Gum Resin to stimulate thyroid activity, helping to quell excess appetite cravings. The addition of calcium promotes positive bone health to prevent osteoporosis.
Based on the ingredients in the Menoquil formulation it can be said that the product may: reduce stress and irritability, relieve vaginal dryness, increase sex drive, relieve hot flashes and night sweats, curb excess food cravings, relieve insomnia, soothe breast tenderness, relieve edema and headaches and increase bone health. Overall, Menoquil is a viable option for those opting to use a natural botanical product over a synthetic medication.