SANTA FE, N.M.Helios CORP will test its EstroG-100 ingredient in a side-by-side comparison with black cohosh to observe its effect on menopause symptoms.
Among results from three previous clinical studies, EstroG-100 demonstrated its ability to work six times faster than black cohosh with no estrogenic effect and no effect to weight, body mass index or liver enzymes.
“Many women are still taking black cohosh as a daily treatment for menopause symptoms; however, a variety of published studies show black cohosh is linked to liver toxicity, among other health risks," said Michael Jeffers, president of Helios CORP. “EstroG-100 is new to the U.S. market, so we’re still educating consumers that there’s actually an effective and safe botanical treatment for menopause symptoms. We feel the best way to demonstrate that there is a better and safer choice than black cohosh is to launch a side-by-side study with EstroG-100."
The 45 million women in menopause in 2013 combined with the projected 5,000 women slipping into menopause per day in the United States will take something for menopause daily for five to seven years, and for as long as 15 years. It is critical that women have a safe and effective treatment for menopause symptoms.
A report by the North American Menopause Society from October 2012 suggests that black cohosh should not be used frequently due to potential liver toxicity issues, and in 2013, the American Botanical Council published a paper in which black cohosh was shown to be one the most adulterated botanical extracts sold in the United States.
EstroG-100 achieved an “NDI" rating by the FDA, the highest classification in the dietary supplement industry. The ingredient has shown proven success treating hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleeplessness, fatigue, dizziness, nervousness and menopause-related blues.
Most botanical menopause remedies take six to eight weeks to work and may affect just one of the many symptoms associated with menopause. After three placebo-controlled, double-blind and randomized human clinical studies, EstroG-100 has been proven to work in as little as a week to improve multiple symptoms for menopausal women.